• A Carnival Of Soul Volume 1 - Wishes - Various Artists CD (Kent)
  • A Carnival Of Soul Volume 1 - Wishes - Various Artists CD (Kent)

A Carnival Of Soul Volume 1 – Wishes – Various Artists CD (Kent)

Code: CDKEND108


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1. Wishes – Metrics
2. She’s So Fine – Topics
3. All I Need Is Your Love – Manhattans
4. Me Myself And I – Norma Jenkins
5. I Need A Guy – Lovettes
6. Forget Him – Barbara Brown
7. Nobody Loves Me (Like My Baby) – Harry Caldwell
8. I Love You More – Lee ‘Shot’ Williams & The Cymbals
9. I’ll Keep Holding On – Kenneth Ruffin
10. Nothing Will Ever Change (This Love Of Mine) – Jimmy Jules
11. My Love Is Yours Tonight – Turner Brothers
12. It’s Everything About You (That I Love) – Lee ‘Shot’ Williams & The Cymbals
13. I Wanna Be (Your Everything) – Pretenders
14. Love Has Passed Me By – Phil Terrell
15. I Say Yeah – Pets
16. I’ll Catch You On The Rebound – Leon & The Metronomes
17. Can I Come In – Phil Terrell
18. Come Home To Daddy – Curby Goggins
19. I Can Tell – Little Royal
20. I’m Gonna Be Missing You – Rene Bailey
21. My Baby’s Gone – Tren-Teens
22. I Call It Love – Pretenders
23. Until You Come Back To Me – Manhattans
24. Go Right On – Three Reasons

Weight 120 g

A Carnival Of Soul Volume 1 – Wishes


Various Artists





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This, the first of 3 volumes, features the story of Joe Evans, who started out playing jazz saxophone (he played first alto to Charlie Parker’s third alto in the legendary Jay MeShann band of 1942!) and wound up with his own 60s and 70s soul label Carnival.

Always at the cutting edge of Black music, Joe filled the years in between working as a support musician with Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton and Sil Austin, acting as National Promotions Director for Ray Charles’ outfit Tangerine Records and becoming a record producer for the tiny Cee Jay label. Seeing the future in soul music (long before many of his contemporaries), he set up Carnival in 1962.

The label attracted a red-hot ‘house’ band of young talent – guitarists Eric Gale and ‘Snaggs’ Allen, drummer Bernard Purdie and bassist Jimmy Tyrell (later a vice president of Columbia Records), among them – and together they forged a distinct new sound. One of the singers Joe recorded was Barbara Brown and she was instrumental in bringing The Manhattans to Carnival. Joe shaped the group’s raw talent and by their third single I Wanna Be, they had charted high (the song leached No 12 R&B, No 68 Pop, and was to be the label’s biggest hit). They would chart another 8 times for the label and this CD (and Volumes 2 & 3 -CDKEND 118 &124) tell their story, as well as that of Joe Evans and all the other fine soul talent he recorded – Ace Records

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