From Bobby McClure\'s Northern stomp on \"Peak Of Love\" to the hard arse funky R \'n B of Little Milton\'s adaptation of Willie John\'s \"All Around The World\" as \"Grit\'s Aint Groceries\", this album takes aim directly at your feet.
There\'s the breakbeat intro to Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James \"In The Basement\". Jackie Ross\' soulful sweetness on her cover of Evie Sands \'Take Me For A Little While\", and Etta James\'s frighteningly deep vocal on the wonderful \"Mellow Fellow\", and \"7Day Fool\".
However there are two reasons why this album needs to exist: Terry Callier\'s first cadet single \"Look At Me Now\", an obscure piece of soul magic, lost by Terry, forgotten by most until it was unearthed sometime in the mid eighties. A vital introduction to to one of the greatest voices in soul music, from who so little is at present available. What a voice!
The final paragraph must be saved for the diva of this show; Sugar Pie DeSanto a former member of fames Brown\'s revue who recorded some of the best female R\'n\'B records ever. Included here are two duets with Etta fames, the major R\'n \'B hit \"I Don t Wanna Fuss\" and the obscure but brilliant \"Go Go Power\".
(From the Liner Notes)
01. Sugar Pie DeSanto - Go Go Power
02. Marlena Shaw - Let\'s Go Wade In The Water
03. Jackie Ross - Jerk & Twine
04. Johnny Nash - Love Ain\'t Nothing
05. Billy Stewart - Secret Love
06. Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James - In The Basement
07. Etta James - Mellow Fellow
08. Little Milton - Grits Ain\'t Groceries (All Around The World)
09. Tony Clarke - Ain\'t Love Good, Ain\'t Love Proud
10. Terry Callier - Look At Me Now
11. Bobby McClure - Peak Of Love
12. Billy Stewart - Everyday I Have The Blues
13. Sugar Pie DeSanto & Etta James - Do I Make Myself Clear
14. Etta James - Seven Day Fool
15. The Knight Brothers - That\'ll Get It
16. Sugar Pie DeSanto - I Don\'t Wanna Fuss
17. Johnny Nash - Strange Feeling
18. Jackie Ross - Take Me For A Little While
19. James Phelps - Love Is A 5 Letter Word
20. Little Milton - Ain\'t No Big Deal