The Stars Of Modern - California Soul Classics Various Artists (Kent/ Modern)


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Four California soul classics on a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl EP.

The fifth in our series of “The Stars Of …” EPs is drawn from the catalogue of Modern Records. The four great soul sounds work well together and the cute 60s-style package makes the item a must for collectors. Jackie Day’s ‘Before It’s Too Late’ and Vernon Garrett’s ‘If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time’ earned UK releases on Sue and Stateside in the 60s and became early soul scene classics for British fans. Mary Love was known and appreciated back then but her Frank Wilson-penned pounder ‘I’ve Gotta Get You Back’ was an import only job, while it was not until the 80s that Johnny Gilliam’s big ballad ‘You Make Me Feel Like Someone’ was appreciated. Although he was from Pittsburgh and the song emanated from New York, Johnny’s recording was made at Modern’s 5810 Sth Normandie Ave headquarters, along with the others here. These limited edition EPs sell out quickly, so don’t delay.

Ady Croasdell


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Before It's Too Late - Jackie Day

  • 02 Preview If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Vernon Garrett

Side 2

  • 01 Preview I've Gotta Get You Back - Mary Love

  • 02 Preview You Make Me Feel Like Someone - Johnny Gilliam

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