Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

What it is.

Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
It´s a celebration!

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The Showstoppers- Heartbreaker - Beacon

60s SoulPosted by Martin Wed, September 15, 2010 22:08:50

Brothers Earl Smith andTimmie Smith and two of Solomon Burke´s sons Alec & Laddie Burke made up the Showstoppers who had a medium sixed hit in 1968 with "Ain´t Nothing But A Houseparty". Although that particualr single managed to get released on no less than four different labels ( Party Time, Showtime, Heritage and Guyden) it did not guarantee the group´s future success, in fact, they only released a few more singles in the U.S. after it. But it was on the other side of the Atlantic that the group´s record really broke, courtesy of the U.K.´s local youth clubs, mod and scooter scenes. That is also why another group toured the United Kingdom disguising as The Showstoppers to cash in on their success, leaving the original members none the wiser (or richer). they did get a chance to release a canned track from their Showtime sessions on the British Beacon label (today´s treat) but this did not get the same attention as their debut single and the group decided to call it quits. Enjoy!


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