Content Curated By Darin R. McClure & a few photos

February 10, 2012, 3:25 pm
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"THE BEST OF NEPTUNE RECORDS": Little is known about the Neptune label: it was owned by Donald Shaw, located in Newark, NJ, and was part of a complex of companies that included J&S Records and Dice Records. They did manage to record some of the finest East Coast R&B during the late 50's/early 60's, a sampling of which is available on this compilation. Baby Washington, the Spaniels, Wilbert Harrison, and the El Pollos are just a few of the talents that Neptune recorded. As usual with these types of comps, the little-known artists are the ones that make the album worth buying and here the keepers include Georgeous George (that's not a typo!), Glenda Green and Del Rios. Unfortunately, there's no annotation to tell the label's story, however the sound quality is good and if you don't already have Stateside's Baby Washington collection, this is a good place to catch her bewitching vocal talents. (GMC) (Roots & Rhythm)

1. The Time – Baby Washingon 2. For Sentimental Reasons – The Spaniels 3. Nobody Cares (About Me) – Baby Washingon 4. Why Treat Me This Way – The El Pollos 5. Off To Work Again – Wilbert Harrison 6. Your Mama Knows What’s Right – Baby Washingon 7. I’m Crying – The Del Rios 8. Workout – Baby Washingon 9. He’s Gone – Glenda Green 10. Let’s Love In The Moonlight – Baby Washingon 11. Now I Believe – Gorgeous George 12. Medicine Man – Baby Washingon 13. Meek Man – The Spaniels 14. Tears Fell – Baby Washingon 15. Drive On – Cliff Driver’s Combo 16. Move On – Baby Washingon 17. After Graduation – Wilbert Harrison 18. Wait Wait Wait – The Del Rios 19. Money’s Funny – Baby Washingon 20. Driver’s Roll – Cliff Driver’s Combo 21. Too Late – Baby Washingon 22. Will You Love Me – Gorgeous George 23. The Bells – Baby Washingon 24. When I Marry – Glenda Green 25. Why Did My Baby Put Me Down – Baby Washingon 26. Juicy Fruit Part 1 – Cliff Driver’s Combo 27. Juicy Fruit Part 2 – Cliff Driver’s Combo 28. You Could Never Be Mine – Baby Washingon 29. School Girl – The El Pollos 30. Deep Down Love – Baby Washingon
…served by Gyro1966…


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