JEAN CARNE: DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD - THE ANTHOLOGY (SMCR-5173D)

JEAN CARNE: DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD – THE ANTHOLOGY (SMCR-5173D)

Track listing:

DISC 1: WAS THAT ALL IT WAS
1. Free Love
2. No Laughing Matter
3. If You Wanna Go Back
4. Time Waits For No One
5. There’s A Shortage Of Good Men
6. (No, No) You Can’t Come Back Now
8. I Bet She Won’t Love You Like I Do
9. Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
10. Was That All It Was (12″ single version)
11. What’s On Your Mind (12″ single version)
12. My Love Don’t Come Easy
13. Lonely Girl In A Cold Cold World
14. Bet Your Lucky Star
15. Sweet And Wonderful (Duet with Glenn Jones)
16. We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do
17. Al Johnson: I’m Back For More (with Jean Carn)

DISC 2: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW
1. When I Find You Love
2. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)
3. Love Don’t Love Nobody
4. If You Don’t Know Me By Now
5. Completeness
6 Dexter Wansel: Dreams Of Tomorrow (featuring Jean Carn)
7. Mystic Stranger
8. Revelation/Infant Eyes
9. Together Once Again
10. Universe featuring Dexter Wansel: Love Is Beautiful (When It’s Right) (featuring Jean Carne)
11. Norman Connors: Love’s In Your Corner (featuring Derrick Hughes & Jean Carn)
12. Roy Ayers: You Might Be Surprised (featuring Jean Carne)
13. Grover Washington, Jr: Keep In Touch (featuring Jean Carne)
14. Grover Washington Jr: The Look Of Love (featuring Jean Carne)
15. Norman Connors: Dindi (featuring Jean Carn)
16. Norman Connors: Valentine Love (featuring Jean Carn & Michael Henderson)

  • As part of its best-selling anthology series, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head,” a sumptuous 2-CD by the inimitable Jean Carne, one of the most consistently popular international song stylists in the world of soul-n-jazz. 
  • Focused on her four-album tenure with Philadelphia International Records (1976-1981), this musically satisfying collection (compiled by SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan, who has been interviewing the soulful songstress since 1977 and provided stellar liner notes with extensive quotes from a 2018 interview with Jean herself) includes Jean’s much-loved dance classics, the set’s title cut and 12” single versions of the perennial “Was That All It Was” and “What’s On Your Mind” (making its worldwide CD debut). 
  • In addition to key PIR album cuts, standouts include Jean’s unforgettable full version of The Spinners’ classic “Love Don’t Love Nobody,” the Eddie Levert-produced “My Love Don’t Come Easy,” essential staples of Jean’s live repertoire (“If You Wanna Go Back,” “Free Love” and “We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do”). 
  • Other highlights include Jean’s take on the Philly classic “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” (from Jean’s sole 1982 Motown set along with her version of Minnie Riperton’s “Completeness”); a plethora of guest duets – the US top 20 R&B hits “I’m Back For More” (with Al Johnson) and the timeless “Valentine Love” (with Michael Henderson) – alongside tracks with Dexter Wansel, Norman Connors, Roy Ayers and Grover Washington, Jr. 
  • Georgia-born Jean’s recording career got its start on the first couple of albums by Earth, Wind & Fire and three famed early ‘70s jazz LPs with (ex-husband) Doug Carn. The five-octave vocalist began her association with drummer Norman Connors in 1974 and by the early ‘80s, Jean’s first performances in the UK created a love affair with European audiences that continues to this day. 
  • With first-class mastering by Nick Robbins and great artwork by Roger Williams, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head – The Anthology” is a remarkable testament to the timeless artistry of this soulful supernova

 

PHYLLIS HYMAN: DELIVER THE LOVE - THE ANTHOLOGY (SMCR-5165D)

PHYLLIS HYMAN: DELIVER THE LOVE – THE ANTHOLOGY (SMCR-5165D)

Track listing:

DISC ONE: LIVING INSIDE YOUR LOVE
1. BABY (I’M GONNA LOVE YOU) (7″ VERSION)
2. YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME
3. UNDER YOUR SPELL
4. YOU SURE LOOK GOOD TO ME
5. TONIGHT YOU AND ME (DISCO VERSION)
6. RIDING THE TIGER (SINGLE EDIT)
7. KISS YOU ALL OVER (12″ VERSION)
8. IF YOU EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND
9. SLEEP ON IT
10.HOTTEST LOVE AROUND
11.LIVING INSIDE YOUR LOVE (12″ SINGLE)
12.WE BOTH NEED EACH OTHER – Norman Connors feat.
Phyllis Hyman and Michael Henderson
13.CAN’T WE FALL IN LOVE AGAIN – Phyllis Hyman and
Michael Henderson
14.WHY DID YOU TURN ME ON
15.DELIVER THE LOVE
16.LOVING YOU, LOSING YOU (12″ SINGLE)
DISC TWO: LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU
1. LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU
2. GONNA MAKE CHANGES
3. BLACK AND BLUE – Barry Manilow With Phyllis Hyman
Featuring Tom Scott
4. SOMEWHERE IN MY LIFETIME
5. IN BETWEEN THE HEARTACHES
6. MAGIC MONA (FROM THE SOUNDTRACK OF “THE FISH
THAT SAVED PITTSBUGH”)
7. BE CAREFUL (HOW YOU TREAT MY LOVE)
8. NO ONE CAN LOVE YOU MORE (7″ VERSION)
9. BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW – Norman Connors feat. Phyllis
Hyman
10.AS YOU ARE – Pharoah Sanders (feat. Phyllis Hyman)
11.I’LL BE AROUND – McCoy Tyner (feat. Phyllis Hyman)
12.JUST IMAGINE… – Norman Connors (feat. Phyllis Hyman)
13.SACRED KIND OF LOVE – Grover Washington, Jr. (feat.
Phyllis Hyman)
14.LOVE SURROUNDS US EVERYWHERE – McCoy Tyner (feat.
Phyllis Hyman)
15. IN SEARCH OF MY HEART – McCoy Tyner (feat. Phyllis
Hyman)
16.IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
17.I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU

  • As part of its acclaimed anthology series, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Deliver The Love – The Anthology,” a sumptuous 2-CD homage to the late legendary vocalist, Phyllis Hyman who continues to enjoy a faithful and loyal following among discerning music lovers the world over.

 

  • “Deliver The Love” focuses on the Pittsburgh-born entertainer’s years with Buddah Records and Arista Records; in addition to all her charted tracks released between 1976-1985 (including “You Know How To Love Me,” “Somewhere In My Lifetime” and “Betcha By Golly Wow”), this compilation (lovingly produced by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan, who began interviewing Phyllis in 1977 and maintained his association with her until 1995, the year of her passing) contains a plethora of guest appearances with other musical giants including Norman Connors, Grover Washington Jr., Pharaoh Sanders, McCoy Tyner and Barry Manilow.

 

  • The soulful singer’s duets with Michael Henderson – “Can’t We Fall In Love Again” and “We Both Need Each Other” – are included along with 12” single versions of “Kiss You All Over,” the stunning Thom Bell-Linda Creed composition, “Loving You, Losing You” and “Living Inside Your Love.” Other highlights include the Bell-produced “Magic Mona,” the underrated “Just Imagine…” (from the Norman Connors’ album, ‘You Are My Starship’) and  the timeless standard, “In A Sentimental Mood,” from the Broadway musical “Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies” which garnered Phyllis a Tony nomination in 1981. In addition, four obscure tracks that remained unreleased until issued on UK compilations in the last ten years are also included along with much-loved gems from the Hyman recorded legacy such as “I Don’t Want To Lose You,” her self-penned “Gonna Make Changes,” “No One Can Love You More” and “Be Careful (How You Treat My Love).”

 

  • Stellar liner notes by A. Scott Galloway include quotes from Stanley Clarke, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Jean Carn, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden and others; a personal tribute by David Nathan; first class remastering by Donald Cleveland; a excellent artwork by Roger Williams make this a heartfelt tribute to an amazing, distinctive and much-loved chanteuse.

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