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!

The legacy.
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Thanks in advance.



John Bowie-You´re Gonna Miss A Good Thing (Baby)-Merben

60s SoulPosted by Martin Wed, February 04, 2009 11:22:03

By Martin:

Dark, moody and sinister with some stompin´breaks this really is a wonderful record. Released on the small Merben label, I only know of one other release on the label, although this is number 503, out of Philadelphia.

Both sides on this record are written by John Bowie himself who had earlier been involved in the music scene with groups like The Philadelphians, but then known as Big John. There is a release on Phil L.A. Of Soul label by Little John Bowie with a release date in ´68. I couldn´t find any release date for this recording but judging by the sound of it I would say that it precedes that one with a few years, maybe around ´64.

Produced by Unit 5 production and arranged by Robert W. Lowden, this is Philly soul before it crafted its own identity in the seventies.


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