FALCONS, THE

THE DEFINITIVE FALCONS COLLECTION (COMPLETE REC.) (HISTORY OF SOUL)

FALCONS, THE - THE DEFINITIVE FALCONS COLLECTION (COMPLETE REC.) 77360
Format:
4 CD
Release:
26.02.2021
Label:
HISTORY OF SOUL
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
77360
Barcode:
5060331750352
Repressed for the first time in ages! Mid 50s Detroit was a hotbed of teen talent, all aspiring to sign a recording contract, get famous and buy a big car.

Scores of young black vocal groups practiced their harmonies in stairwells or under street lamps, dreaming that one day their time would come.

The Falcons were one of these but because of their gospel background and thanks to the guiding influence of manager and mentor, Robert West, they went on to become the first soul group.

Who knows: if Eddie Floyd, Mack Rice, Wilson Pickett/Joe Stubbs, Willie Schofield and Lance Finnie had stuck together, they may well have rivalled other Detroit super groups such as the Temptations and Four Tops for success.

This 4CD set brings together all known recordings by the original Falcons, along with alternate takes, guest appearances, cover versions and songs musically supervised or written by members of the group.

Solo recordings by group members are also included from 1956 to 1963, the time they were recording together.

The set is also, in a sense, a history of soul itself, showing how the genre develops from its early stirrings in doo-wop, taking in R&B and gospel along the way and culminating in two of the very first records that can definitively be described as soul: the Wilson Pickett-led tracks Take This Love I've Got and I Found A Love, the first two tracks on this compilation.

Sleeve notes by Keith Rylatt (author of Groovesville USA: The Detroit Soul & R&B Index)
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TAKE THIS LOVE I'VE GOT
  • 1.2. I FOUND A LOVE
  • 1.3. I DON'T WANT NO PART TIME LOVE
  • 1.4. JUST FOR YOUR LOVE
  • 1.5. I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER GIRL LIKE YOU
  • 1.6. YOU'RE SO FINE
  • 1.7. THAT'S WHAT I AIM TO DO (45RPM)
  • 1.8. YOU MUST KNOW I LOVE YOU (45RPM)
  • 1.9. COUNTRY SHACK
  • 1.10. I + LOVE + YOU
  • 1.11. WORKIN' MAN'S SONG
  • 1.12. POW! YOUR IN LOVE
  • 1.13. ANNA
  • 1.14. BILLY THE KID (45RPM)
  • 1.15. YOU'RE ON MY MIND
  • 1.16. LET'S KISS AND MAKE UP
  • 1.17. SWIM
  • 1.18. LAH-TEE-LAH-TAH
  • 1.19. DARLING
  • 1.20. SHE'S MY HEART'S DESIRE (45RPM)
  • 1.21. FEEL'S GOOD (SIC) (45RPM)
  • 1.22. SET MY SOUL ON FIRE
  • 1.23. LET ME BE YOUR BOY
  • 1.24. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU
  • 1.25. KEEP ON LOVING ME
  • 1.26. WHAT'S MY DESTINY (45RPM)
  • 1.27. THE WHIP (45RPM)
  • 1.28. WILL I BE THE ONE
  • 1.29. BABY I'M COMING HOME
  • 2.1. (I DON'T WANT NO) PART TIME LOVE
  • 2.2. MY BABY
  • 2.3. YOU KILLED THE LOVE (EXTENDED MIX)
  • 2.4. TELL IT TO MY FACE
  • 2.5. SHE'S MY HEART'S DESIRE (MONO MIX)
  • 2.6. I AIN'T NO CRYIN' MAN
  • 2.7. I GOT A FEELING
  • 2.8. YOU'RE ON MY MIND
  • 2.9. I'LL BE HOME
  • 2.10. I'M DEPENDING ON YOU
  • 2.11. YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE
  • 2.12. THE WHIP (MIX)
  • 2.13. FEELS GOOD (MIX)
  • 2.14. A DEED TO YOUR HEART
  • 2.15. BILLY THE KID
  • 2.16. WHAT'S MY DESTINY (EXTENDED MIX)
  • 2.17. SHE'S MY HEART'S DESIRE (STEREO MIX)
  • 2.18. YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND
  • 2.19. I TRIED
  • 2.20. I GOT THE BLUES
  • 2.21. HEY HEY
  • 2.22. WHAT TO DO (45RPM)
  • 2.23. THE SWIM
  • 2.24. ANYTIME ANYPLACE ANYWHERE
  • 2.25. SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
  • 2.26. I AM SO TIRED
  • 2.27. LONELY NIGHTS (45RPM)
  • 3.1. FINE FINE GIRL
  • 3.2. OH BABY
  • 3.3. HAS IT HAPPENED TO YOU YET
  • 3.4. LONELY NIGHTS
  • 3.5. LOVE THE WAY YOU WALK
  • 3.6. NEVER FIND ANOTHER GIRL LIKE YOU
  • 3.7. SHE'S MY HEART'S DESIRE (DEMO)
  • 3.8. WHOSE LITTLE GIRL ARE YOU
  • 3.9. THAT'S WHAT I AIM TO DO (ALT MIX)
  • 3.10. YOU KILLED THE LOVE (45RPM)
  • 3.11. SO PRETTY BABY
  • 3.12. WHAT TO DO (STEREO MIX)
  • 3.13. WE MET IN A DREAM
  • 3.14. LONELY
  • 3.15. SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
  • 3.16. STICK BY YOU
  • 3.17. YOU'RE SO FINE
  • 3.18. HE'S SO FINE
  • 3.19. I FOUND A LOVE
  • 3.20. I FOUND A LOVE
  • 3.21. SHORT & NAPPY
  • 3.22. LONELY NIGHTS (ALT MIX)
  • 3.23. ROUND & ROUND
  • 3.24. I AM HER YO YO MAN
  • 3.25. LONELY (ALT MIX)
  • 3.26. PEOPLE GONNA TALK ABOUT YOU
  • 3.27. WHAT TO DO (MONO MIX)
  • 3.28. SKINNY GIRL
  • 3.29. I FOUND A LOVE (DEMO)
  • 4.1. BABY THAT'S IT
  • 4.2. THIS DAY
  • 4.3. SENT UP
  • 4.4. CAN THIS BE CHRISTMAS
  • 4.5. I WONDER
  • 4.6. SOMETHING HIT ME
  • 4.7. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
  • 4.8. THIS HEART OF MINE (KUDO)
  • 4.9. ROMANITA
  • 4.10. SEARCHING FOR YOU BABY
  • 4.11. BABY WON'T YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND
  • 4.12. PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME DEAR
  • 4.13. NO TIME FOR FUN
  • 4.14. (WHEN) YOU'RE IN LOVE
  • 4.15. JUKE HOP
  • 4.16. GIRL OF MY DREAMS
  • 4.17. LET IT BE ME
  • 4.18. THIS HEART OF MINE
  • 4.19. HURRY, ARTHUR MURRAY
  • 4.20. CHICKY CHOP CHOP
  • 4.21. GODDESS OF ANGELS
  • 4.22. YOU MUST KNOW I LOVE YOU (ADDED BRASS MIX)
  • 4.23. YOU'RE MINE
  • 4.24. WONDERFUL LOVE
  • 4.25. WAITING FOR YOU
  • 4.26. THE TEACHER
  • 4.27. WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE (BIG PIANO MIX)
  • 4.28. YOU MUST KNOW I LOVE YOU (BIG BASS MIX NO TAMBOURINE)
  • 4.29. THAT'S WHAT I AIM TO DO (TWIST BEAT)