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Main » 2007 » November » 14 » V.A. - Action Speaks Louder Than Words (The Best Of SSS International Group Of Labels 1967 to 1970)
V.A. - Action Speaks Louder Than Words (The Best Of SSS International Group Of Labels 1967 to 1970)
Uptempo soul and funky southern grooves - a beautifully-chosen batch of tracks from the legendary SSS family of labels - and one that stands as a nice contrast to some of the other collections of work from the company's late 60s roster! SSS is probably most famously known as home to some great ballad and pop soul material from the south, but the company also had a great run of funky 45s during the same stretch - singles that kicked up the groove a few more notches, and came off with a rough edge and plenty of grit in the mix! There's a deep deep sound here all the way through - making the package a non-stop romp through some plenty great music pulled from labels that include SSS International, Silver Fox, Exit, and Honor Brigade.

CD features 24 tracks in all -- including "Lonely Man" by Johnny Soul, "Mama Ain't A Baby No More" by Marilyn Haywood, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" by Reuben Bell, "Grounded (part 1)" by Gloria Taylor, "Nobody" by The Jerms, "Motor City Funk (part 1)" by Bright Lights, "Shake What You Got (part 1)" by Mr Jamo, "Fancy" by Rosalind Madison, "Having My Glory" by Jo Jo Benson, "You'd Better Quit It" by Jo Jo Benson, "Grab Your Partner & Do Your Own Thing" by Baby Al & The Capps, "Soul Butter" by Johnny Barfield & The Men Of Soul, "The Hiccup" by Robert Parker, and "Lonely For Your Baby" by Sam Dees.

Run by a former Mercury Records A&R man, Shelby Singleton's SSS International label was a label based out of Nashville that released a variety of recordings that weren't country, and is especially interesting to soul collectors for the more obscure southern soul records released between 1967 and 1970.

The SSS International soul records aren't as well remembered as the records released on more prolific high profile labels like Stax/Volt, so it's a great place to dig up more obscure soul recordings. Other labels that fit under the SSS International umbrella included here are the Silver Fox (another Shelby Singleton label co-run by Lelan Rogers, who had previously run the Texas-based International Artists label with releases from the 13th Floor Elevators, the Red Krayola, and the Bubble Puppy) Exit, and Honor Brigade labels.

Thanks gyro1966 for this

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