Archive for the Ace Category
Spanning the years 1964 to 1968, 14 great examples of the US girl group sound, together on a stylish vinyl-only collection. Highlights include the Gary Paxton-produced Earthquake by the Fashionettes, Cincinnati duo the 2 Of Clubs’ version of Garnet Mimms’ Look Away, the Motown-esque This Couldn’t Be Me by the […]
Various Artists “If You’re Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics And Spirituality In Jazz 1967-1975” (Ace)
In the late 60s jazz was at a turning point. Soul music had taken much of its black audience and rock’s intellectualisation was eating up its support amongst college students. The usual story told is that jazz split between those who went out and those who tried to make people […]
Comprising soaring big beat ballads, the occasional guitar-driven nugget and other feminine pop gems of the stylish Italian variety, this much-anticipated follow-up to “Ciao Bella!” (one of Ace Records’ best sellers of 2015) offers further proof that there is musical life beyond the shores of English-speaking countries.
One of soul music’s great female voices, Millie Jackson’s reputation was made by the release of Caught Up and Still Caught Up released in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Ace reissue Caught Up on vinyl. Both albums deal with infidelity – and see it from both the wife’s and the lover’s […]