Get On The Right Track: Mod R&B, Jazz and Ska

Various Artists
GENRE: ,
FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
£9.99
Release date: 14 Apr 2014

CAT No: FVTD191 UPC TEXT: 5055311001913

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Compiled and annotated by Lois Wilson (Mojo, Record Collector), Get On The Right Track brings together 90 magnificent recordings, mostly R&B, but with a smattering of jazz and ska, which reflect what mods would have been enjoying on the early to mid sixties club scene.

When Jamaican born Duke Vin, a former DJ on Tom “The Great” Sebastian’s Beat Street System, set up his own system in 1955, he got the place jumping. The sound system was like nothing London had witnessed before. It was loud, exciting and had no curfew. Duke Vin inspired Count Suckle, another Ladbroke Grove resident, who set up a rival system and the pair soundtracked the first generation West Indians’ blues parties with a playlist of US R&B 45s. Club Eleven and the Flamingo attracted newly settled Jamaicans too. Out of these clubs and sound systems, mod grew.

These mods were defined by their impeccable music taste and their smart clobber. They would dance their nights away at the Scene, to records spun by Guy Stevens, the UK Sue label manager and one of mod’s main pivots. They also frequented the Marquee and Count Suckle’s Roaring Twenties. The first two discs on Get On The Right Track collect together the R&B, blues, soul, jazz and ska singles you would have heard at such clubs. Disc 3, meanwhile, captures the sounds from the same period (many of which were unreleased in the UK at the time) that light up the mod scene today.

Get On The Right Track has been carefully compiled to avoid track overlap with Fantastic Voyage’s previous mod collection Boogie Chillen, and is also available as a 2LP vinyl collector’s edition, featuring 32 of the most sought-after tracks and a colour insert.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Boom Boom (John Lee Hooker)
  2. My Babe (Little Walter)
  3. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)
  4. You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover (Bo Diddley)
  5. Beautiful Delilah (Chuck Berry)
  6. Shimmy, Shimmy Walk, Part 1 (The Megatons)
  7. Shake Your Moneymaker (Elmore James)
  8. I Got Love If You Want It (Slim Harpo)
  9. Messin’ With The Man (Muddy Waters)
  10. The Walk (Jimmy McCracklin)
  11. You’ll Be Mine (Howlin’ Wolf)
  12. Homework (Otis Rush)
  13. Oh Carolina (The Folkes Brothers)
  14. Dumplins (Byron Lee and The Dragonaires)
  15. Housewife’s Choice (Derrick and Patsy)
  16. Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu, Part 1 (Huey “Piano” Smith and The Clowns)
  17. A Certain Girl (Ernie K-Doe)
  18. She Put The Hurt On Me (Prince La La)
  19. The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry) (Etta James and The Peaches)
  20. I Done Woke Up (Louisiana Red)
  21. Don’t Start Cryin’ Now (Slim Harpo)
  22. You Need Love (Muddy Waters)
  23. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed)
  24. Dimples (John Lee Hooker)
  25. Hide Away (Freddy King)
  26. Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf)
  27. I’m Talking About You (Chuck Berry)
  28. Poison Ivy (The Coasters)
  29. Hitch Hike, Part 1 (Russell Byrd)
  30. Boppin’ With Sonny (Sonny Boy Williamson)

CD2

  1. Last Night (The Mar-Keys)
  2. Shout And Shimmy (James Brown and The Famous Flames)
  3. Money (That’s What I Want) (Barrett Strong)
  4. Do You Love Me (The Contours)
  5. Hitch Hike (Marvin Gaye)
  6. I’ve Got A Claim On You (Betty Everett)
  7. I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) (The Ikettes)
  8. A Fool In Love (Ike and Tina Turner)
  9. I’ve Got A Woman, Part 1 (Jimmy McGriff)
  10. I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) (Barbara George)
  11. Baby It’s You (The Shirelles)
  12. Devil In His Heart (The Donays)
  13. The Hoochi Coochi Coo (Hank Ballard and The Midnighters)
  14. She Said Yeah (Larry Williams)
  15. Shout Bamalama (Otis Redding and The Pinetoppers)
  16. You Can’t Sit Down, Part 1 (Philip Upchurch Combo)
  17. Ya Ya (Lee Dorsey)
  18. Don’t Mess With My Man (Irma Thomas)
  19. You’ll Lose A Good Thing (Barbara Lynn)
  20. Cry To Me (Solomon Burke)
  21. Get On The Right Track Baby (Ray Charles)
  22. The Seventh Son (Mose Allison)
  23. Foxy (The Mar-Keys)
  24. Sweets For My Sweet (The Drifters)
  25. Delilah (Major Lance)
  26. Gypsy Woman (Derrick and Patsy)
  27. Cleo’s Mood (Jr Walker All Stars)
  28. I Pity The Fool (Bobby Bland)
  29. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison)
  30. Jack, That Cat Was Clean (Dr Horse)

CD3

  1. I’m Shakin’ (Little Willie John)
  2. Daddy Rollin’ Stone (Otis Blackwell)
  3. Just A Little Bit (Tiny Topsy)
  4. I’ve Got A Feelin’ (Big Maybelle)
  5. Burnt Toast And Black Coffee (Mike Pedicin)
  6. Sugar In My Tea (Cream In My Coffee) (Piney Brown and His Blues Toppers)
  7. It’s Your Voodoo Working (Charles Sheffield)
  8. Keep On Loving Me, Baby (Otis Rush)
  9. Think (The 5 Royales)
  10. Have Love Will Travel (Richard Berry and The Pharaohs)
  11. Oo-Ma-Liddi (J.J. Jackson and The Jackaels)
  12. I Found You (Yvonne Fair and The James Brown Band)
  13. Looking Back (Johnny “Guitar” Watson)
  14. That’s A Pretty Good Love (Big Maybelle)
  15. Uh Uh Baby (No No Baby) (Little Willie John)
  16. Why Don’t You Do Right? (Mark Murphy)
  17. Oasis, Part 1 (The Majestics)
  18. I’m Going Home (Prince Conley)
  19. I’m Tore Down (Freddy King)
  20. That’s It Man (The Valentines)
  21. She’s Mine (John Lee Hooker)
  22. Mess Around (Ray Charles)
  23. All Around The World (Little Willie John)
  24. What Kind Of Man Are You (Dolores Johnson)
  25. When You See Me Hurt (Carl Lester and The Showstoppers)
  26. Louie Louie (Richard Berry and The Pharaohs)
  27. I’m A Little Mixed Up (Betty James)
  28. Seven Day Fool (Etta James)
  29. Chain Gang (The Sound Of My Man) (Theola Kilgore)
  30. Burnt Biscuits (The Triumphs)