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Sehorn’s Soul Farm - 50 New Orleans Soul Classics

Sehorn’s Soul Farm - 50 New Orleans Soul Classics



Two rare compilations previously only available on vinyl LP now on CD for the first time with bonus tracks

In 1965 the famed talent scout and promotion man, Marshall Sehorn and the legendary producer/musician Allen Toussaint formed the Sansu label. Between them they completely revived the somewhat moribund New Orleans music scene of the mid to late sixties, signing the cream of the city’s soul and R&B acts.

The bigger acts on Sansu such as Lee Dorsey and The Meters were leased to major labels but all of the local talent appeared on their own imprints including Sansu, Tou-Sea and Dee-Su.

The original Sehorn’s Soul Farm LP was released in 1982 and collected together 16 tracks recorded by Sansu. The original LP was part of a batch of four albums collecting together the more obscure releases of the soul music labels that Charly represented at the time.

Now long out of print, the album has achieved iconic status over the years since its release as an important and influential document of New Orleans soul music and is still constantly referred to in various overviews of New Orleans soul. Volume Two was released in 1986 and also included many more little heard or previously unissued recordings.

This is the first time that these albums have appeared on CD and come with 18 bonus tracks not on the original albums including tracks by Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris and The Meters as well as extra material from the talents who made the original albums so exciting.

Disc One: Volume 1
1.  WARREN LEE Star Revue
2.  WILLIE HARPER Why You Wanna Do It
3.  JOHN WILLIAMS Blues Tears And Sorrow
4.  BENNY SPELLMAN Sinner Girl
6.  JOE HAYWOOD Let’s Make It
7.  CURLY MOORE Get Low Down
8.  AARON NEVILLE Hercules
9.  AARON NEVILLE Struttin’ On Sunday
10.WARREN LEE Climb The Ladder
11.CURLY MOORE Don’t Pity Me
12.SONNY FISHER Oh Love This Is Sonny
13.EARL KING All My Love (All My Love)
14.WILLIE HARPER That’s What You Need
15.DIAMOND JOE Gossip Gossip
16.ERNIE K-DOE Hotcha Mama
Bonus Tracks
17.WILLIE WEST Baby, Baby I Love You
19.WARREN LEE Underdog Backstreet
20.EARL KING This Is What I Call Livin’
21.LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony
23.THE METERS Cissy Strut
24.WILLIE HARPER  I Don’t Need You Anymore
25.ERNIE K-DOE I Can’t Believe She Gave It All To Me

Disc Two: Volume 2
1.  ELDRIDGE HOLMES Lovely Woman
2.  DIAMOND JOE How To Pick A Winner
3.  WILLIE WEST Fair Child
4.  WARREN LEE Just Like A Woman
5.  ZILLA MAYES I Love You Still
6.  IRONING BOARD SAM Man Of The Street
7.  WILLIE HARPER Here Comes The Hurt Again
8.  ERNIE K-DOE You Got To Love Me
9.  DANNY WHITE Natural Soul Brother
10.CURLY MOORE Goodbye
11.ELDRIDGE HOLMES Cheatin’ Woman
12.DIAMOND JOE Don’t Set Me Back
13.WILLIE WEST Did You Have Fun
14.ZILLA MAYES All I Want Is You
15.JOE HAYWOOD Sadie Mae
16.ERNIE K-DOE You Lie So Much
Bonus Tracks
17.EARL KING A Mother’s Love
18.ELDRIDGE HOLMES An Open Letter (To My Love)
20.DIAMOND JOE Look Way Back
21.LEE DORSEY Get Out My Life, Woman
22.BETTY HARRIS I’m Evil Tonight
23.THE METERS Chicken Strut
24.WILLIE WEST Keep You Mine
25.ERNIE K-DOE Let Me Love You


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