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 Welcome to my 'vanity site' directed towards fans, students and those embroiled in the informational economy of  Black popular music from Jamaica and America c1940's to 1970's. If you have an interest in anything on this site and you want to get in touch, or to correct any mistakes (there are probably many) or whatever, go here:   mail@johnnyspencer.info  Please give the mail a relevant subject head: like Records, and not just Re. or any of the other insincere headings that stupid Spam mailers use, as it will be deleted without opening.

 There are two main categories on this site:
American: R&B,  Blues and Soul from the 1940s through 1970s.
Jamaican: Boogie, Ska, Rock Steady, Reggae, Dub; from the 1950s through 1970s.

After the two main categories their are other (subjective) sub categories. It [the site] can be categorized as combination of diverse components which interact both serially and in parallel. I have used a particular cataloguing system for really no other reason than my own convenience, the complexity of the site is however deliberate. At it's simplest this might just mean 'cross placement' i.e. you may find on the page 'Girls With Soul', a group record like Stay In My Lonely Arms that could also be on the page 'Soul Groups'. Even more cross placement is found in the Reggae section; while there is a Studio 1 page, Studio1 productions do, inevitably, crop up on all the other pages, similarly while the Rock Steady page is all Rock Steady, other Rock Steady cuts can be found elsewhere, like I Am Still In Love. On another level of complexity, I am bringing to bear my various interests to the site in the hope that through discovery it increases the understanding, for me at least, of one or a group of previously unrelated phenomena. 

Lastly, for what they are worth, anything of mine on this site is not copyrighted, feel free to copy or 'adopt' anything, I would only ask, if it is for public use, a citation in return.

To keep this site going without resorting to advertising or any other intrusive methods I have inserted this donation button. If anyone feels they have enjoyed their time on this site and can afford to make a donation please do so and I will be much obliged. 

 

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BO DIDDLEY 

 

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THE BEST REGGAE / SOUL / MOD TEE SHIRTS AROUND CHECK THEM OUT

THE GUYS WITH SOUL PART I 

MOST NEW POSTS FOR THIS PAGE GO HERE PART 2 * PART 3


Guys with Soul is, broadly, solo male artists 1960 -1969. 

 To view a record click on the artist or title.


I'VE BEEN FOOLED BEFORE
JIMMY DELPHS
ONE OF THESE OLD DAYS
LITTLE MILTON
THE HANDS OF TIME
BOBBY ADENO
BLACK MAN
CLEO PAGE
BLAME IT ON YOUR LOVE
WESLEY PAIGE
HOW SWEET IT IS
MARVIN GAYE
I'LL COME RUNNING BACK TO YOU
ROY HAMILTON
I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU
DARRELL BANKS
THREE TIME LOOSER
WILSON PICKETT
ITS A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD
JAMES BROWN
GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND
SOLOMON BURKE
I'M SHORTY
TOMMY TUCKER
STAND BY ME
BEN E. KING
HEARTBREAK (IT'S HURTIN' ME)
JON THOMAS
THIS CAN'T BE TRUE
EDDIE HOLMAN
WHISPERS
JACKIE WILSON
NOTHING CAN STOP ME
GENE CHANDLER
STOP HER ON SIGHT (S.O.S.)
EDWIN STARR
LET'S GO GET STONED
RAY CHARLES
IT'S ALL RIGHT
SAM COOKE
YOU THREW A LUCKY PUNCH
GENE CHANDLER
I DON'T NEED NO DOCTOR
RAY CHARLES
ISLE OF SIRENS
JERRY BUTLER
YOU CAN RUN
JERRY BUTLER
GET READY
DONNIE ELBERT
NO SAD SONG
JOE SIMON
SECOND HAND HAPPINESS
JIMMY CONWELL
NEW LOVE
THE FANTASTIC JOHNNY C
I'M HURTING
BILLY GALES
PEOPLE SURE ACT FUNNY
TITUS TURNER
TIME STOPPED
MARVIN SMITH
LET'S LIVE
AARON NEVILLE
BAD FOR EACH OTHER
CARL CARLTON
WALK ON BY
LEE ROGERS
SITTING IN THE PARK
BILLY STEWART
CLOSE TO YOU
CLARENCE ASHE
HEY! BABY
BRUCE CHANNEL
EARTHQUAKE
AL 'TNT' BRAGGS
I PITY THE FOOL
BOBBY BLAND
SHOTGUN WEDDING
 ROY "C"
I SPY FOR THE FBI
JAMO THOMAS
LOOK AT GRANNY RUN RUN
HOWARD TATE
MONEY WON'T CHANGE YOU
JAMES BROWN
MOHAIR SAM
CHARLIE RICH
TELL HIM I'M NOT HOME
CHUCK JACKSON
RAINDROPS
DEE CLARK
HEY LITTLE GIRL
MAJOR LANCE
THERE WAS A TIME
JAMES BROWN
LOVELY LADIES
JIMMY HUGHES
THE MONKEY TIME
MAJOR LANCE
REACH OUT FOR ME
ROY HAMILTON
FIND ANOTHER GIRL
JERRY BUTLER
CRY CRY CRY
BOBBY BLAND
I DON'T WANT TO CRY
CHUCK JACKSON
LET'S MOVE AND GROOVE
JOHNNY NASH
WHERE THERE'S A WILL
LONNIE MACK
BEEN SO LONG
SONNY WARNER
ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME
LOU JOHNSON
LOVE AIN'T NOTHING
JOHNNY NASH
LOVE IS ALL RIGHT
CLIFF NOBLES
THE 'IN' CROWD
DOBIE GRAY
OUT OF SIGHT
JAMES BROWN
LONG TALL SHORTY
TOMMY TUCKER
I DON'T CARE
JOHNNY BRAFF
FAT BOY
BILLY STEWART
WHO WILL THE NEXT FOOL BE
BOBBY BLAND
TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT
DON FLETCHER
DON'T START ME TALKING
JOHNNY DARROW
FROM DAY TO DAY
GENE CHANDLER
AGENT DOUBLE-O-SOUL
EDWIN STARR
LET THE KIDS DANCE
BO DIDDLEY
POPCORN CHARLIE
CHARLES SPURLING
WON'T YOU GIVE HIM
SOLOMON BURKE
EL WATUSI
RAY BARRETTO
ANY OTHER WAY
CHUCK JACKSON
STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW
MARVIN GAYE
JUST AIN'T ENOUGH LOVE
EDDIE HOLLAND
I CANT FIGHT THE TIME
JAMES DUNCAN
THINK IT OVER
B. B. KING
TWO FACES HAVE I
LOU CHRISTIE
I'M A LONESOME ROOSTER
T. C. LEE
AIN'T THAT PECULIAR
MARVIN GAYE
DOWN HOME GIRL
ALVIN ROBINSON
UNDER THE PINES
WILLIE HOBBS
I LOVE YOU
OTIS LEAVILL
COMIN' HOME BABY
MEL TORME
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY THE COVER
BO DIDDLEY
WHO'S CHEATING WHO
LITTLE MILTON
BLACK CLOUD
CHUBBY CHECKER
I WON'T CRY
JOHNNY ADAMS
I CAN'T HOLD OUT ANY LONGER
JIMMY SOUL
IM TOO FAR GONE
BOBBY BLAND
WALK SLOW
LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
LITTLE DARLING
MARVIN GAYE
I WAKE UP CRYING
CHUCK JACKSON
SUMMERTIME
BILLY STEWART
GIVING UP ON LOVE
JERRY BUTLER
EIGHT MEN, FOUR WOMEN
O. V. WRIGHT
DO WHAT'CHA WANNA
DONNIE ELBERT
THAT'S WHAT MAMA SAY
WALTER JACKSON
IT TEARS ME UP
PERCY SLEDGE
AIN'T LOVE GOOD - AIN'T LOVE PROUD
TONY CLARKE
THE MATADOR
MAJOR LANCE
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
LONNIE RUSS
SEND HER HOME TO ME
JOHNNY MOFFETT
YOU CAN HAVE HER
ROY HAMILTON
KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE
DANNY WHITE
MOTHER-IN-LAW
ERNIE K-DOE
THE SNAKE
AL WILSON
GANGSTER OF LOVE
JOHNNY WATSON
OUT TO GET YOU
SHORTY LONG
MY BABE
RON HOLDEN
THE HERMIT OF MISTY MOUNTAIN
BEN E. KING
IN BETWEEN THE HEARTACHES
DONNIE ELBERT
THE OOGUM BOOGUM SONG
BRENTON WOOD
MISTER BO JANGLES
BOBBY COLE
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN
ARTHUR ALEXANDER
HOLD WHAT YOU'VE GOT
JOE TEX
I KEEP FORGETTIN'
CHUCK JACKSON
YOU BE MY BABY
RAY CHARLES
HEY HARMONICA MAN
STEVIE WONDER
SOME OTHER GUY
RICHIE BARRETT
CONTINUED
CONTINUED
CONTINUED
CONTINUED
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NEVER, NEVER
JOHNNIE TAYLOR
ROME
JOHNNIE TAYLOR
DON'T PUT ME DOWN LIKE THIS
DEREK MARTIN
DADDY ROLLIN' STONE
DEREK MARTIN
STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY
BOBBY PARKER
WATCH YOUR STEP
BOBBY PARKER
PART TIME LOVE
LITTLE JOHNNY TAYLOR
SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LINE
LITTLE JOHNNY TAYLOR
TELL IT LIKE IT IS
AARON NEVILLE
WHY WORRY
AARON NEVILLE
WHEN I HAD YOUR LOVE
MARVIN GAYE
ONE MORE HEARTACHE
MARVIN GAYE
DON'T CRY NO MORE
BOBBY BLAND
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
BOBBY BLAND
A SONG CALLED SOUL
GENE CHANDLER
JUST BE TRUE
GENE CHANDLER
YOU BETTER MOVE ON
ARTHUR ALEXANDER
A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES
ARTHUR ALEXANDER
HOW LONG BABY
O V WRIGHT
GONE FOR GOOD
O V WRIGHT
IF YOU GOTTA MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEBODY
JAMES RAY
IT'S BEEN A DRAG
JAMES RAY
FUNNY
JOE HINTON
YOU GOTTA HAVE LOVE
JOE HINTON
PLEASE DON'T SAY NO MORE
MAJOR LANCE
RHYTHM
MAJOR LANCE
CAN I CHANGE MY MIND
TYRONE DAVIS
A WOMAN NEEDS TO BE LOVED
TYRONE DAVIS
CALL ON ME
BOBBY BLAND
THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS
BOBBY BLAND
LOVE IS A FIVE LETTER WORD
JAMES PHELPS
I'LL DO THE BEST I CAN
JAMES PHELPS
I DON'T WANT TO GO
LITTLE MR. LEE AND THE CHEROKEES
YOUNG LOVER
LITTLE MR. LEE AND THE CHEROKEES

GUYS WITH SOUL CONTINUED HERE


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Other pages:

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*** GUYS WITH SOUL PART 2 *** GUYS WITH SOUL PAGE 3 *** GIRLS WITH SOUL * PAGE 2 *** SOUL GROUPS * PAGE 2 *** MEN WITH R&B *** WOMEN WITH R&B *** GROUPS R&B AND DOO WOP **** BLUES AND BALLADS *** 70s SOUL AND FUNK * PAGE 2 *** INSTRUMENTALS *** ROCK AND ROLL ***


JA

SKA VOCALS *** SKA INSTRUMENTALS *** ROCK STEADY *** EARLY REGGAE / SKINHEAD *** ROOTS / DUB / VERSIONS *** CHAPTER 2 *** MILITANT *** RASTAFARI / DIDACTIC / ROOTS SPIRITUALS * PAGE 2 *** PRE-SKA *** STUDIO ONE *** DJ's / TOASTING *** LOVE SONGS / LOVERS ***


OTHERS

*** FEATURE PAGE 1 *** PAGE 2 *** PAGE 3 *** PAGE 4 *** PAGE 5 *** PAGE 6 *** PAGE 7 *** PAGE 8 *** TRAINS ***

*** BO DIDDLEY *** RAY CHARLES TRIBUTE *** PHYLLIS DILLON TRIBUTE *** JOHN PEEL TRIBUTE PAGE ***COXSONE' DODD A TRIBUTE *** TIMI YURO TRIBUTE *** JUSTIN HINDS A TRIBUTE ***   ***WILSON PICKETT *** DESMOND DEKKER *** SOLOMON BURKE ***

 ***HURRICANE VICTIMS NEW ORLEANS AND ELSEWHERE ***

*** RUDE BOYS ***


 


LINKS:

If you like your music to have a political context  http://www.agitdisco.com/ 

Here's a new one: http://themusicologist.wordpress.com

One of the best site for music I have found on the web: http://thehound.net

Ok, I've found another:

Some Northern on this site but it is mostly just Soul: http://www.melingo.com/thesoulnet/jukebox.htm

Alright, this is pretty good to http://www.goodtimesroll.org/shows/programs.shtml  don't pass it by.

There is, it seems, a little more to life than all this mess; some other sites:

http://www.copenhagenfreeuniversity.dk/menuuk.html

http://www.henrietteheise.net  (you need to allow pop ups [not advertisements], it's a must on this site, and the site is a must)

Mad Butcher Records: German Ska bands and more.  http://madbutcher.net/index.php?RDCT=f4e11c3133aea3b0de17 )

Tom Beck's Web Site: Check out those Boogaffer drawings.

 


O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! . . . For inside him there are spirits, or at least little genii, which have seen to it that for a collector - and I mean  a real collector, a collector as he ought to be - ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have with objects. Not that they come alive in him; it is he who lives in them. So I have erected one of his dwellings, with records as the building stones, before you, and now he is going to disappear inside, as is only fitting. 

 apologies to Walter Benjamin.