Tag Archives: Kent

SMOKEY HOGG-THE TEXAS BLUES OF SMOKEY HOGG.

Smokey Hogg-The Texas Blues Of Smokey Hogg. Label: Ace Records. One of the most prolific bluesmen early twentieth Century was Andrew Hogg, who was born on a farm in Glenfawn, Rusk County, Texas on the ’27th’ of January 1914. Growing up, his father taught him to play guitar. Little did his father know that his …

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DIRTY WORK GOING ON-KENT AND MODERN RECORDS BLUES INTO THE 60s VOL 1.

Dirty Work Going On-Kent and Modern Records Blues Into The 60s Vol 1. Label: Ace. Format: CD. As the fifties gave way to the sixties, musical tastes were changing and soul music’s popularity started to grow. By then, new labels were  being launched across America and labels like Stax, Atlantic and Motown were among the …

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MAXINE BROWN-THE BEST OF THE WAND YEARS-VINYL.

Maxine Brown-The Best Of The Wand Years-Vinyl. Label: Kent. In 1960, twenty-one year old Maxine Brown signed to the small, New York-based Nomar label who released her All in My Mind. The deep soul ballad which was written by Maxine Brown and reached nineteen in the US Billboard 100 and number two on the US …

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FAME NORTHERN SOUL.

Fame Northern Soul . Label: Kent. Mention Southern Soul, and there are certain record labels that spring to mind, including Stax, Hi Records and Fame Records. It’s no exaggeration to say that these three labels are synonymous with Southern Soul. Together they released some of the greatest music in the history of Southern Soul.  Indeed, the …

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CHESS NORTHERN SOUL-KEEP ON DANCING.

Chess Northern Soul-Just Keep On Dancing. Label: Kent. Nowadays, hardly a week goes by without a new  Northern Soul compilation being released into what an increasingly competitive marketplace. Some weeks, there are several Northern Soul compilations released and the competitions suddenly becomes even more fierce.  That comes as no surprise, as record labels big and …

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MARY LOVE-LAY THIS BURDEN DOWN-VINYL.

Mary Love-Lay This Burden Down-Vinyl. Label: Kent. The day that Mary Love  entered a talent contest in a local club was that the day that her life changed. She sang a cover of Etta James’ Somebody’s Got A Hold On Me and won. This resulted in Mary being hired to sing every Thursday.  She was paid $8 a …

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MILLIE JACKSON-THE MOODS OF MILLIE JACKSON.

MILLIE JACKSON-THE MOODS OF MILLIE JACKSON. When it comes to female soul singers, It’s no exaggeration to say that Millie Jackson was one of the most talented and charismatic female vocalists of the seventies and eighties. Millie Jackson was born in Thomson, Georgia, but when her mother died, she moved to Newark, New Jersey with …

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