Mainstream Modern Soul, Vol. 2: 1969-1976

Mainstream Modern Soul, Vol. 2: 1969-1976


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Ace's second installment of exceptionally smooth soul from Bob Shad's New York-based Mainstream label follows the same contours as its first, running through the same years and duplicating some of the same names. It is a sequel in a sense, offering more of the same while sliding in the occasional twist. In this case, the twist is a few sides licensed from independent Southern soul labels, but a funky simmer like Calvin Arnold's "You'll Do It" slides in nicely among the gossamer grooves and supple ballads offered on the rest of the record. This is generic in the best sense: all of the 23 tracks feature good players and singers working to find something to appeal to the market. They didn't make it -- not only are there no hits here, the names would only be recognizable to aficionados -- but this winds up as a nice pop archaeological artifact, capturing the sound and feel of its satin-draped era.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667084321
catalogNumber: 3657278
Rank: 82528

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Soulful Black Knights   Rhythm

Technical Credits

Lenny Welch   Producer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Patrick Adams   Arranger,Composer,Producer
James Bailey   Composer
Rodney Brown   Composer,Producer
Finley Duncan   Composer,Producer
Wayne Gagnon   Composer
Jack Hammer   Composer
Charles Johnson   Composer
Raymond Johnson   Composer
Leonard Jones   Producer
Melvin Kent   Composer
Almeda Lattimore   Composer
Lenny McDaniel   Composer
John Perry   Arranger
Jimmy Roach   Arranger
Bob Shad   Producer
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith   Composer
David Weatherspoon   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Bert de Coteaux   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Briggs   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Willie Lester   Composer,Producer
Mary Seymour   Composer
Joe Banashak   Producer
Terry Huff   Composer
Dave Matthews   Arranger
Bobby Earl Williams   Composer
Juanita Fleming   Composer
Ernie Eilkins   Arranger
George Parker   Composer
Teddy Johnson   Producer
Calvin Arnold   Composer,Producer
Ken Williams   Composer
Reginald Ross   Composer
Dave Welding   Biographical Notes
Charles Beverly   Composer
Gregory Carmichael   Composer,Producer
Carl Smith   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Leroy Lloyd   Composer,Producer
Willie Garner   Composer
Eddie Carpenter   Composer
Herman Blackman   Composer
Jimmie Abston   Composer,Producer
Emmanuel Morris   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Stella Petty   Composer,Producer
Carlis Monroe   Composer
Gus Davidson   Composer
Ed Carpenter   Producer
Michael Grey-Bey   Composer
Clyde Clay   Producer
Ossie Hobson   Composer

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