1/13/2005

Milwaukee Soul Labels pt 7


CTI-Only known 45 Very rare, Very good


Sweet Thang records- Here's the only 2 known 45's on Sweet Thang both are impossible to find.

Pro-Gress Home of the Chefs 45, This one is even more scarce.

Thanks to Andy Noble for the CTI, Pro-Gress, and C on the funk scans


9 Comments:

Blogger andy noble said...

Thr Roy Turner record features a lot of the guys from Aalon Butler's group, namely the Walker brothers (Don + Kenny). It was recorded in Detroit, but still would be considered a Milwaukee record due to the fact that all players and Roy were from Milwaukee and the label (Pro Gress) is obviously a Milwaukee label.
On this subject, I was wondering if you could really consider the Personations "Future II" a Milwaukee record, seeing as it is an instrumental B side recorded in Detroit w/ Detroit session musicians.. and... the few people who own this 45 never seem to play the vocal side ( the only Milwaukeans on it are the singers!), with the exception of Dante....

1/14/2005 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger andy noble said...

In reference to Cobie Joe Payne's "Sweet Thing" it must be noted that this is an entirely different song/version of the song with the same name by Joe Payne on New World. This Sweet Thang records version has an absolutely haunting vocal and could pass for African funk, where as the New World version I consider to be a mediocre effort at best, not leaving too much of an effect on anyone..

1/14/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

Dante sings on Future! I hope you meant spins the vocal side. I agree, that one falls into strange territory. Although that doesn't prevent me from wanting a copy! Damn that records hard to get a hold of.( anybody got a trade?)
I'm trying to post all known Milwaukee labels though, with one example of each label. After I'm done with that( at present count around 30 labels). I'm going to post associated stuff, like The Free Mind, a Milwaukee group on a non Milwaukee label, and Wisconsin labels, tracks from the state but not from Milwaukee, there only a handful of these. And of course national releases by local artists. There are surprisingly few of these besides Harvey Scales and The Esquires. Bands just didn't seem to "make it" too often from Milwaukee.
A lot of local musicians went on to become session players in LA or NYC, or got deals much later see Aalon lp Cream City. And Andy I need a scan of Sonrize theme.

1/14/2005 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

Yeah, Joe Payne on New world is pretty painful. Marvell Love did the arrangments on that. Cobie Payne died about a year ago before anyone had ever talked to him. It's really a shame his stuff is really unique, and we might never put together the whole discography.

1/14/2005 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger andy noble said...

Just noticed Otto and the Sensations listed for 40 GBP in the new Tim Brown price guide!

1/24/2005 02:51:00 PM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

Another example of common in England? Did John Anderson pick up a box at Radio Doctors in 1985?

1/24/2005 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger no-soul said...

i had that joe payne and sold it of my site for not very much dosh, if i remember correctly ,there were more copies in the place i got mine, i think??!!, though it was a long time ago, i may of got it from beatin rythem in manc,but thats a bit of a wild guess.. isnt there a common but not as good version of this??

1/25/2005 04:12:00 AM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

The Joe Payne on New World is common and not good, it sounds like a bad show band. Cobie Payne on New World is the same artist but it's his production, and this record at least in the U.S. is very hard to find. It was well described in the comments above.

1/25/2005 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Curry said...

Hello Brent,
This is Curry Johnson,who produced "Wisconsin Soul Vol. 3"? I am trying to contact them; I think it's on the Raynard lable.

Kindest Regards,
Curry/Curricane

2/01/2009 04:58:00 PM  

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