Snowboy

The Good Foot: The Soundtrack to His Soho Night

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A prominent figure in acid house and U.K. Latin jazz, Snowboy was also a regular DJ in Soho, spinning danceable old soul, R&B, and jazz at a club called the Good Foot. Ace's 2014 compilation Good Foot: The Soundtrack to His Soho Night is, appropriately enough, a CD-length distillation of those nights, a collection of 23 '60s sides that contains a couple hits but relies on obscure sides by bigger names, along with a couple of recently unearthed rarities. Although there's a fair amount of lushly orchestrated, sophisticated pop-soul, this isn't Northern soul, not with James Brown, James Carr, Etta James, Z.Z. Hill, and Little Willie John making appearances along with the Shirelles. Rather, this is a fantasia of high-class, highly danceable soul -- songs that aren't necessarily rare, but they're not well-known, and they're all pretty splendid (with Jimmy Norman's "I Don't Love You No More [I Don't Care About You]" maybe taking the cake), keeping the grooves simmering deep into the night. It's designed to be a party and it certainly is that.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:33
2
feat: The Ikettes
3:00
3
feat: Etta James
2:38
4
feat: The Dynamics
2:24
5 3:06
6 2:24
7
feat: Jimmy Norman
2:30
8 2:12
9
feat: Soul Senders
2:08
10 3:07
11 2:47
12 2:34
13
feat: James Carr
1:58
14 2:06
15
feat: James Brown
2:45
16 2:47
17
feat: Z.Z. Hill
2:37
18 2:30
19
feat: Hank Marr
2:42
20 2:42
21
feat: The Contours
2:26
22
feat: Mark Murphy
2:28
23 7:30
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