Ian Levine's Solid Stax Sensations CD
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Ian Levine's Solid Stax Sensations CD

Various Artists

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Title: Ian Levine's Solid Stax Sensations CD
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Kent
Catalogue #: CDKEND435
Format: CD
Genre: Northern Soul, 70s Soul
Release Year: 2015
Condition: New & Sealed

1. AND I LOVE YOU - Bobby Whitlock
2. AINT NO NEED OF CRYING - The Rance Allen Group
3. CAN YOU WIN - Charlene And The Soul Serenaders
4. (LET HURT PUT YOU IN THE) LOSER’S SEAT - Joni Wilson
5. YOU'RE MY ONLY TEMPTATION - Roz Ryan
6. CITY OF FOOLS - Collette Kelly
7. HANG ON - Annette Thomas
8. IF YOU LOOK INTO MY EYES - Proud As Punch
9. I REFUSE TO BE LONELY - Stingers
10. THE MAN IN THE STREET - William Bell
11. I STILL LOVE YOU - Tsu Toronadoes
12. HABIT FORMING LOVE - Reggie Milner
13. PUT ME IN THE MOOD - Sylvia & The Blue Jays
14. WHERE WOULD YOU BE TODAY - Ilana
15. SPECIAL KIND OF WOMAN - Paul Thompson
16. ONE MORE CHANCE - Margie Joseph
17. OUR LOVE WAS STRANGE - Dramatics
18. COOL MY DESIRE - Cheques
19. THE STARS - Barbara Lewis
20. THE WHOLE WORLD'S A PICTURE SHOW - The Newcomers
21. I KNOW A MAN WHO - Rance Allen Group
22. THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD IS GOING CRAZY - John Gary Williams
23. SINCE I LOST MY BABY'S LOVE - Major Lance
24. IF I GIVE IT UP, I WANT IT BACK - David Porter
25. GONNA MAKE IT ALRIGHT- Rance Allen Group

DJ and record producer Ian Levine was one of the prime movers in establishing Northern Soul as a youth cult in the UK in the early to mid-70s. His sets at Blackpool Mecca’s Highland Rooms were innovative and he was at the forefront of the scene’s musical development through the 70s. His “Solid Soul Sensations” for Pye Records in 1975 set a benchmark for Northern Soul LPs and was a major seller. Ian has applied that knowledge and taste to Stax’s highly esteemed catalogue of recordings and chosen 25 superb soul songs aimed primarily for the dancers.


Big spins from the 70s such as Barbara Lewis’ ‘The Stars’ and Margie Joseph’s ‘One More Chance’ have been combined with floor-fillers from today including Charlene & The Soul Serenaders’ ‘Can You Win’ and ‘(Let Hurt Put You In The) Loser’s Seat’ by Joni Wilson (under the guidance of George Clinton). Although he concentrated on producing in the 80s and 90s, Ian already knew many of the big Stax sounds, such as Paul Thompson’s ‘Special Kind Of Woman’ and Ilana’s ‘Where Would You Be Today’ through his own impressive Stax collection.


Inevitably Ian has come up with some leftfield numbers from Proud As Punch, the Cheques and Bobby Whitlock and there is a super vault discovery from Sylvia & The Blue Jays. The major players are covered with tracks from David Porter, Rance Allen, the Dramatics, William Bell and Northern Soul’s first superstar, Major Lance.  - Ace Records


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