This is a surprisingly solid little compilation considering its ignominious origins as a toss-off freebie included with an issue of Mojo. The ‘heavy’ designation is mildly dubious for some of these tracks, especially going by the definition implied on the cover. That aside, you got some stone cold classics here mixed in with some ‘diamonds in the rough’ rarities. You even get a token inclusion of a young currently active band (JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound), those are usually omitted from any soul collection not specifically focusing on modern music. It all adds up to a very listenable sum.
01. Betty Davis – If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up 4:56
02. Funkadelic – Super Stupid 3:44
03. JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Baltimore Is The New Brooklyn 4:02
04. Marion Black – Come On And Gettit 2:14
05. Freddy Scott* And Four Steps, The – Same Ole Beat 2:37
06. Soul President, The – Got To Have It 2:28
07. Curtis Mayfield – Freddie’s Dead 5:18
08. Sidney Pinchback – Soul Strokes 2:38
09. Black Merda – Take A Little Time 3:55
10. Chuck Garbo & Soul Finders, The – Can I Be Your Main Squeeze 2:26
11. Bobby Franklin’s Insanity – Bring It On Down To Me (Part 1) 2:28
12. Eugene Blacknell – Gettin’ Down 2:34
13. Aaron Neville – Hercules 4:10
14. Moses Dillard & Tex-Town Display – I’ve Got To Find A Way (To Hide My Hurt) (Part 1) 3:18
15. Darondo – How I Got Over 3:39
Click below for the full scan of the CD case insert that provides some more details on the origins of each track.
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