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'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' is the first box set to document the huge influence of Black music in Britain in the 1960s. With 115 tracks, the deluxe 'long form' box set includes sleevenotes including an essay from Fitzroy Facey (Soul Survivors) A four-CD compilation that pays tribute to a lost era. While many of the decade's most successful UK bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al) were originally inspired and influenced by Black American soul and R&B, it could be argued that Black artists recording in Britain at the time weren't given the exposure they deserved. The first two discs of 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' document the explosion of homegrown Soul and Rhythm and Blues which reflected the growing success of labels such as Motown and Stax/ Atlantic, which spearheaded the plethora of Black music emanating from the States. Artists such as Carl Douglas and Jimmy James were popular live draws, who later enjoyed chart success in the 1970s. Jackie Edwards, Owen Gray and Jimmy Cliff came to the UK from Jamaica after signing with Chris Blackwell's Island Records while Geno Washington was an American GI who stayed here and continues to perform to this day. Clyde McPhatter was the legendary original singer in The Drifters and The Chants would eventually evolve into The Real Thing. However, Soul and R&B aren't the only genres catered for here. While disc 3 is devoted to the homespun Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae from artists who'd often been born in the Caribbean (chief among them Laurel Aitken, the 'Godfather of Ska'), Disc 4 reflects a wider range of styles including choice selections from many stars of their day (Cleo Laine, a highly respected jazz singer; Shirley Bassey, a successful worldwide phenomenon; Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a charismatic maverick; Winifred Atwell, a popular boogie woogie pianist; Geoff Love, a renowned orchestra leader). The UK also played host to many visiting American blues and folk men and women (such as Champion Jack Dupree, Otis Spann and Mabel Hillery). 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' boasts numerous tracks new to CD and includes many 45s which now command three figure sums on the collector's market. With comprehensive sleevenotes and artist biographies, a plethora of rare images and photos and newly remastered sound, this is a fitting homage to a golden era in Black British music
'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' is the first box set to document the huge influence of Black music in Britain in the 1960s. With 115 tracks, the deluxe 'long form' box set includes sleevenotes including an essay from Fitzroy Facey (Soul Survivors) A four-CD compilation that pays tribute to a lost era. While many of the decade's most successful UK bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al) were originally inspired and influenced by Black American soul and R&B, it could be argued that Black artists recording in Britain at the time weren't given the exposure they deserved. The first two discs of 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' document the explosion of homegrown Soul and Rhythm and Blues which reflected the growing success of labels such as Motown and Stax/ Atlantic, which spearheaded the plethora of Black music emanating from the States. Artists such as Carl Douglas and Jimmy James were popular live draws, who later enjoyed chart success in the 1970s. Jackie Edwards, Owen Gray and Jimmy Cliff came to the UK from Jamaica after signing with Chris Blackwell's Island Records while Geno Washington was an American GI who stayed here and continues to perform to this day. Clyde McPhatter was the legendary original singer in The Drifters and The Chants would eventually evolve into The Real Thing. However, Soul and R&B aren't the only genres catered for here. While disc 3 is devoted to the homespun Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae from artists who'd often been born in the Caribbean (chief among them Laurel Aitken, the 'Godfather of Ska'), Disc 4 reflects a wider range of styles including choice selections from many stars of their day (Cleo Laine, a highly respected jazz singer; Shirley Bassey, a successful worldwide phenomenon; Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a charismatic maverick; Winifred Atwell, a popular boogie woogie pianist; Geoff Love, a renowned orchestra leader). The UK also played host to many visiting American blues and folk men and women (such as Champion Jack Dupree, Otis Spann and Mabel Hillery). 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' boasts numerous tracks new to CD and includes many 45s which now command three figure sums on the collector's market. With comprehensive sleevenotes and artist biographies, a plethora of rare images and photos and newly remastered sound, this is a fitting homage to a golden era in Black British music
5013929430938

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Format: CD
Label: Strawberry
Rel. Date: 09/16/2022
UPC: 5013929430938

Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin: Music Of Black Britain In The 60s / Various
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $63.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. The Soul Brothers -Gotta Get a Good Thing Goin'
2. The Flirtations -Nothing But a Heartache
3. Carl Douglas -Serving a Sentence of Life
4. Jimmy Thomas- Springtime
5. Jimmy James and the Vagabonds- This Heart of Mine
6. Jackie Edwards- Come on Home
7. Chris Rayburn- One Way Ticket
8. Herbie Goins and the Night-Timers Coming Home to You
9. Jimmy Cliff- Waterfall
10. The Ferris -Wheel I Can't Break the Habit
11. Geno Washington ; the Ram Jam Band-Michael
12. Cleo Laine- Don't You Pass Me By
13. Danny Williams- Whose Little Girl Are You
14. Madeline Bell- Picture Me Gone
15. Watson T Browne and the Explosive-Some Lovin'
16. Ebony Keyes- If You Knew
17. Sugar Simone- Take It Easy
18. Kim D the Real Thing-Brothers Grimm Looky, Looky
19. Lucas and the Mike Cotton Sound Ain't-Love Good, Ain't Love Proud
20. The Fantastics- Ask the Lonely
21. Oliver Norman- Drowning in My Own Despair
22. Owen Gray -Gonna Work Out Fine
23. John L Watson and the Hummelflugs-Lookin' for Love
24. Kenny Lynch- Movin' Away
25. Root and Jenny Jackson- Let's Go Somewhere
26. Kenny Bernard -What Love Brings
27. Ram John Holder- Yes I Do
28. Hoagy Benson- Turn Me on
29. The Chants- a Man Without a Face
30. Marsha Hunt- Walk on Gilded Splinters
31. The Foundations- New Direction
32. Caleb -Baby You're Phrasing Is Bad
33. John Fitch and Associates -Stoned Out of It
34. Simon K and the Meantimers- Bring Back Your Love (To Me)
35. The Sugarlumps -Can't We Be Friends 8 Flamma Sherman -Move Me
36. Jack Hammer -What Greater Love
37. The Shadrocks (Featuring Little John) -There Is
38. Clyde McPhatter- Only a Fool
39. Ronnie Jones- I'm So Clean
40. This 'N' That- Get Down with It / I Can't Get No Satisfaction
41. JJ Jackson and the Jeeps -But It's Alright
42. Ernest Ranglin and the GBS -Swing a Ling Pt. I
43. Norma Lee -Hurt
44. The Corduroys -Too Much of a Woman
45. Errol Dixon- I Don't Want
46. Sonny Childe- Giving Up on Love
47. Ray Gates -Have You Ever Had the Blues (Alternative Take)
48. Paula and the Jetliners- I Know Some Day
49. Maynell Wilson- Motown Feeling
50. BB James and Derv- Kiss Me, Kiss Me
51. Blue Rivers and His Maroons -Take It or Leave It
52. McFarthing Kissoon- I'm Living Good 26 Laris McLennon- Confusion
53. Freddy Mack -Sock It to 'Em, J.B. (Live)
54. The Reaction- That Man
55. Black Velvet- African Velvet
56. Rico's Combo -London Here I Come
57. Millie -My Love and I
58. Laurel Aitken -Bar Tender
59. Winston Groovy- Work It Up
60. Pat Rhoden- Jezebel
61. King Horror -Cutting Blade
62. Beresford Ricketts ; the Blue Beats-You Better Be Gone
63. The Classics- Worried Over Me
64. Sonny and the Daffodils -That Girl She Done Me Wrong
65. The Brixton Market -Children Get Ready 12 Tony Washington and The- D.C.'s Show Me How (To Milk a Cow)
66. Joe's All Stars -Musical Feet
67. The Fabulous Blue Beats -One More Try
68. The Rudies -Boss Sound
69. Bobby Johnson and the Atoms- Another Man
70. Laurel and Girlie -Scandal in Brixton Market
71. Ambrose Campbell -Hey Jude
72. Sugar 'N' Dandy- Girl Come See
73. The Gruvy Beats- Kent People
74. The Bluebeaters There I Go
75. Winston and Pat- Pony Ride
76. Top Grant -Coronation Street
77. Seven Letters- Call Collect
78. Dimples and Eddie- with Rico's Combo Fleet Street
79. Cab Kaye with His Music from Ghana-Everything Is Go
80. Cy Grant- King Cricket
81. The Barnaby Rudge Hip Band Run Thru-The Park
82. Rupert and the Red Devils- Please Think of Me
83. Shirley Bassey -Sunshine
84. Maxine Nightingale- Spinning Wheel
85. Peter Straker- Breakfast in Bed
86. Peanut- I'm Waiting for the Day
87. Mel Turner- They Killed the King
88. Joy Marshall- Heartache Hurry on By
89. Eldridge Devlin -You're My Girl
90. Cleo- to Know Him Is to Love Him
91. Lorraine Child- You
92. Dorris Henderson and John
93. Renbourn -Watch the Stars
94. Mabel Hillery- Rock Me Daddy
95. Champion Jack Dupree with T.S
96. McPhee- Get Your Head Happy
97. Otis Spann- Keep Your Hand Out of My Pocket
98. Screamin' Jay Hawkins- All Night
99. Joe Harriott Quintet- Liggin'
100. Flash Domincii ; the Supersonics-
101. Rora Rora Majo Omo Pupa
102. Shake Keane- Green Onions
103. The New Orleans Knights- Enjoy Yourself
104. The Chariots- Problem Girl
105. The Southlanders- Imitation of Love
106. Winifred Atwell- Bossa Nova Boogie
107. Emile Ford and the Big Six -Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
108. Howie Casey and the Seniors- I Ain't Mad at You
109. Ricky Wayne with the Fabulous Flee-Rackers -Chicka'roo
110. Ray Ellington- the Rhythm of the World
111. The Ray King Soul Band- Soon You'll Be Gone
112. Fitzroy Coleman and His Guitars-Lucilla
113. Davy Jones- Love Bug
114. Geoff Love and His Orchestra-Coronation Street

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'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' is the first box set to document the huge influence of Black music in Britain in the 1960s. With 115 tracks, the deluxe 'long form' box set includes sleevenotes including an essay from Fitzroy Facey (Soul Survivors) A four-CD compilation that pays tribute to a lost era. While many of the decade's most successful UK bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al) were originally inspired and influenced by Black American soul and R&B, it could be argued that Black artists recording in Britain at the time weren't given the exposure they deserved. The first two discs of 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' document the explosion of homegrown Soul and Rhythm and Blues which reflected the growing success of labels such as Motown and Stax/ Atlantic, which spearheaded the plethora of Black music emanating from the States. Artists such as Carl Douglas and Jimmy James were popular live draws, who later enjoyed chart success in the 1970s. Jackie Edwards, Owen Gray and Jimmy Cliff came to the UK from Jamaica after signing with Chris Blackwell's Island Records while Geno Washington was an American GI who stayed here and continues to perform to this day. Clyde McPhatter was the legendary original singer in The Drifters and The Chants would eventually evolve into The Real Thing. However, Soul and R&B aren't the only genres catered for here. While disc 3 is devoted to the homespun Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae from artists who'd often been born in the Caribbean (chief among them Laurel Aitken, the 'Godfather of Ska'), Disc 4 reflects a wider range of styles including choice selections from many stars of their day (Cleo Laine, a highly respected jazz singer; Shirley Bassey, a successful worldwide phenomenon; Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a charismatic maverick; Winifred Atwell, a popular boogie woogie pianist; Geoff Love, a renowned orchestra leader). The UK also played host to many visiting American blues and folk men and women (such as Champion Jack Dupree, Otis Spann and Mabel Hillery). 'Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin' boasts numerous tracks new to CD and includes many 45s which now command three figure sums on the collector's market. With comprehensive sleevenotes and artist biographies, a plethora of rare images and photos and newly remastered sound, this is a fitting homage to a golden era in Black British music
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