samedi 10 mars 2012

Downtown Soul From The Nashvile Indies (Blue Label/SPV - 2011)

Under this ugly cover you'll find an interesting compilation of deep and jazzy soul sides recorded for Nashville label Ref-O-Ree (with the exception of two tracks produced for Spar) between 1968 and the mid-70's, when the label went out of business. Ref-O-Ree was created by Ted Jarrett in 1968. All the singers from Nasville soul scene came by his studio to quickly record incandescent soul tracks and when no singers was avalaible, instrumentals were cut. Some were later used as backing tracks for proper singers. I had never heard of Rufus Hunter, The Precious Three, The Avalon Strings or Bob Holmes before buying this compilation but they were all extremely talented. The only downside of this compilation is the complete lack of informations on all those artists in the liner notes.

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