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R&B and Soul

Various Artists

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40 (2LP)

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40 (2LP)

Various Artists

  1. Doris Troy - What’cha Gonna Do About It
  2. Hank Jacobs - So Far Away
  3. Nella Dodds - Come See About Me
  4. George Stone - Hole In The Wall
  5. The High Keys - Que Sera Sera
  6. Betty Everett - Getting Mighty Crowded
  7. Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Don’t Wanna Fuss
  8. Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
  9. Joe Tex - Hold What You Got
  10. Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side
  11. Ike And Tina Turner - I Can’t Believe What You Say
  12. Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now
  13. Major Lance - The Monkey Time
  14. Inez And Charlie Foxx - La De Da, I Love You
  15. Mary Love - I’m In Your Hands
  16. The Larks - The Jerk
  17. Mitty Collier - I Had A Talk With My Man
  18. Maxine Brown - Oh No Not My Baby
  19. The Sapphires - Gotta Have Your Love
  20. Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  1. Lee Dorsey - Ride Your Pony
  2. Jackie Ross - Selfish One
  3. The Sharpees - Tired Of Being Lonely
  4. Roy Head & The Traits - Treat Her Right
  5. Little Milton - Who’s Cheating Who?
  6. James Brown - Out Of Sight
  7. Don Covay - Mercy Mercy
  8. Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
  9. Bessie Banks - Go Now
  10. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces - Searching For My Love
  11. Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can’t Sit Down Part 1
  12. Jackie Lee - The Duck
  13. Bobby Sheen - Dr. Love
  14. The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing
  15. Little Hank - Mr Bang Bang Man
  16. Jerry Jackson - It’s Rough Out There
  17. Bunny Sigler - Let The Good Times Roll - Feel So Good
  18. Chris Bartley - Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
  19. Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You
  20. Mickey Lee Lane - Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay

About this release

While the recordings on Eddie Piller’s latest release maybe familiar to diehard fans of great ’60s music, the story behind it will be new to many but is well worth telling – and hearing – all the same.

A lot of youngsters fell in love with the Mod lifestyle during the revival at the end of the ’70s, but the more inquisitive ones – like Eddie – wanted to know more about the original fashions, the original influential figures, and most of all the original music. Step forward one Randy Cozens, eager to give the benefit of his advice. In those pre-internet days his platform of choice was the letter pages of the weekly music press. His enthusiasm, his passion, and the sheer volume of missives he posted persuaded Sounds to commission Randy’s guide to the music that was played in the all-nighter clubs in London’s West End in those early ’60s halcyon days. And so, the original Mod Top 100 was born.

Eddie has taken Randy’s list, and added some personal favourites from the era where original selections are no longer available. The result is ‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40’, a new 2LP set containing 40 examples of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Beat that you would expect to hear on the finest and most discerning dancefloors. With new sleeve notes from Eddie, and the generous support of Randy’s children, Paul and Terry, this release also serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and important figures on the scene (as Eddie relates, when Randy passed away in 2003 there were more than 500 mods at his funeral, dancing in unison to The Soul Brothers Six and ‘I’ll Be Loving You’).

‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40’, for lovers of vinyl and listeners who want an introduction to some classic Mod sounds. Both formats are stylishly packaged (of course), include new sleeve notes by Eddie, and track by track details of when each single was first released in the UK, along with its ranking on Randy’s original 1979 list.

‘Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds of The 1960s’, and ‘Eddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds of The 1960s Volume 2: The Freakbeat & Psych Years’ are still available on CD and vinyl.