VOLUME 7 carries on the Real Side tradition of collating classic crossover soul, rare original 45s, new-to-CD nuggets and oddities from the infinitely strange world of Northern Soul.
New-to-CD soul tracks courtesy of the DMX Affair, the Nicky Newarkers, Wood, Brass & Steel, General Crook, Sonny Turner and Gary Byrd. Features the super rare Modern Soul collectable “Now That You’re Gone” by Sonny Turner of the Platters. Also features the rare and in-demand “I Need Your Love” by Clydene Jackson. All star selection including The Whispers, Tyrone Edwards, Honey Cone, Wilson Pickett and Billy Paul, Compiled by the Real Side Partnership… the architects of soul.
OUTTA SIGHT, in association with Real Side Records, presents Soul On The Real Side #5… 20 more ”real soul” gems from the Modern side of Northern Soul.
Following hot-on-the-heels of the Top 10 Volume Three, Real Side #4 features another tranche of established modern soul classics, new-to-CD rarities and contemporary recordings. This all-new selection includes Real Side artist Walter Thomas with his original, self-penned, recording Hold On To The Blues plus the latest release from UK soulster Lack Of Afro and the infectious Recipe For Love. Memories of Blackpool Mecca’s Highland Room come flooding back with the long forgotten jazzy/funk workout Big Blow by Manu Dibango plus the super rare You’re Gone by Celeste Hardie, the Blaxploitation soundtrack Five On The Black Hand Side by Keisa Brown and the enduring Philly soul social commentary Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. One of Art Blakey's final recordings as a leader features two separate pianists (Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller) and two bassists (Leon Lee Dorsey and Lonnie Plaxico) taking part, along with the guest appearance of former Jazz Messenger Freddie Hubbard. Blakey was going deaf near the end of his life and sounds a tad tentative at times, while Hubbard's return may have been more to improve his chops (which had been in question after his experiments with fusion). The trumpeter seems rejuvenated by working with his former boss and his latest crop of Young Lions, who also include tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson.
Harold Mabern was nearing his 57th birthday around the time of the two 1993 studio sessions that provided the music for this Japanese release; he's clearly in a mood to celebrate, as the CD begins with a driving hard bop original, "Look on the Bright Side," powered by his aggressive risk-taking playing and fueled by a lower key solo by young bassist Christian McBride and a series of powerful drum breaks by seasoned veteran Jack DeJohnette. Although Mabern's arrangement of John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" is enjoyable, it is because the rhythm simulates a jaunty stroll while the leader unleashes some pyrotechnics…
The work of Dr. Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, has enabled millions of people around the world to learn to draw. Here, we will introduce you to her teaching technique, a little of the theory behind it, and to an exercise that demonstrates its effectiveness.