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 02:33
2
feat: The Ikettes
03:00
3
feat: Etta James
02:38
4
feat: The Dynamics
02:24
5 03:06
6 02:24
7
feat: Jimmy Norman
02:30
8 02:12
9
feat: Soul Senders
02:08
10 03:07
11 02:47
12 02:34
13
feat: James Carr
01:58
14 02:06
15
feat: James Brown
02:45
16 02:47
17
feat: Z.Z. Hill
02:37
18 02:30
19
feat: Hank Marr
02:42
20 02:42
21
feat: The Contours
02:26
22
feat: Mark Murphy
02:28
23 07:30
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