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12-08-2018, 19:38

VA - Go Go Power (1992)

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VA - Go Go Power (1992)
VA - Go Go Power (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) 173 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Soul, Funk | Label: Charly Records | # CDARC512 | Time: 00:55:41

Culled from the deep vaults of Chicago's Chess Records, 'Go Go Power' takes its name from a fantastic slice of gritty Chicago R&B groove by pint-sized soulster Sugar Pie Desanto. The songs here were not chart hits in the U.S., but were popular in the U.K., where clubs devoted to soul music continue to thrive. Marlena Shaw's excellent "Wade in the Water" shows that she wasn't restricted to jazz recordings, and Billy Stewart surprises with the funky rendition of the blues standard "Everyday (I Have the Blues)." As if they weren't potent enough by themselves, Sugar Pie Desanto and Etta James team up for "In the Basement" and ask you to "stop and check yourself" on "Do I Make Myself Clear." It's also nice to see lesser-known names make stellar appearances here, like the Knight Brothers - best known for their 1965 ballad "Temptation 'Bout to Get Me" - turn in a Memphis burner with "That'll Get It," while Chicago staple Bobby McClure proves he knows what he wants with the pulsing "Peak of Love." A thoroughly consistent selection that makes for a fine downtown diversion when the uptown gloss and polish of Motown seems too genteel.
Review by Wade Kergan, Allmusic.com
01. Sugar Pie DeSanto - Go Go Power (02:51)
02. Marlena Shaw - Let's Go Wade In The Water (02:56)
03. Jackie Ross - Jerk & Twine (02:39)
04. Johnny Nash - Love Ain't Nothing (02:12)
05. Billy Stewart - Secret Love (03:00)
06. Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James - In The Basement (02:21)
07. Etta James - Mellow Fellow (02:57)
08. Little Milton - Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World) (02:41)
09. Tony Clarke - Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud (03:15)
10. Terry Callier - Look At Me Now (02:39)
11. Bobby McClure - Peak Of Love (02:51)
12. Billy Stewart - Everyday I Have The Blues (02:53)
13. Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James - Do I Make Myself Clear (02:56)
14. Etta James - Seven Day Fool (02:53)
15. The Knight Brothers - That'll Get It (02:31)
16. Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Don't Wanna Fuss (03:01)
17. Johnny Nash - Strange Feeling (02:51)
18. Jackie Ross - Take Me For A Little While (02:31)
19. James Phelps - Love Is A 5 Letter Word (03:14)
20. Little Milton - Ain't No Big Deal (02:20)

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