The second installment in Soultreats! special northern Soul week, to celebrate our upcoming club night this Friday (21/5) with guest DJ Andreas Dienel.
Way-Out records was a local Cleveland Ohio label that released mainly soul recordings beteween 1964 and ´73. The label did not get any big hits but some of its releases got some local attention. The Sensations were problably not a Cleveland group but came there to record, and was in fact one of Way-Out´s most prolific artists. The group consisted of Roosevelt Simmons, John Washington, Joe Kelly and Chester Florence. The group is not to be confused with others by the same name (notably Yvonne Baker and The Sensations on Argo records), this incarnation only recorded for Way-Out and had one release on De-Lite as The Realistics. The Sensations had six releases on Way-Out between ´66-´69, most of them sank without a trace. this is problably their best seller, as the other side "Find Myself Another Girl" warnered some radio-play with is very motownesque beat and harmonies. I´ve opted for "Lonely World" today simply because its slightly more frantic approach, which suits this week´s theme. Enjoy!