Various ‎– Working Man's Soul 2

Licorice Soul Records ‎– LSD015CD
CD, Album, Compilation

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1 Fantasy (30) Black Night
Written-By – Gillan*, Paice*, Lord*, Blackmore*, Glover*
2 Heads Together Funky Stuff
Written-By – Kool And The Gang*
3 ABC Hit Band Super Strut
Written-By – Deodato*
4 Vince Earl Attraction Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
Written-By – Barry White
5 Mythology Easy Livin'
Written-By – Hensley*
6 Frazer Mak Sundance
Written-By – Paul Gunton, Steve Smith (60)
7 Brass Foundry Superstition
Written-By – Wonder*
8 Graham Walsh You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Written-By – Wonder*
9 New Jersey Turnpike Long Train Running
Written-By – Johnston*
10 Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra Sax Bap
Written-By – Peter Birky
11 Melodians Steel Band Für Elise
Arranged By – Terry NoelWritten-By – Ludwig Van Beethoven
12 Paul Brown Trio Agua De Beber
Written-By – Jobim*
13 Black Abbots Soul Man
Written-By – Hayes/Porter*
14 Garry Allcock & The Midland All Stars Norwegian Wood
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
15 Tracy Jones Aquarius
Written-By – MacDermot*, Ragni*, Rado*
16 Quartz (16) Social Values
Written-By – Graham Wilson (8)
17 Both Hands Free City Slickers
Written-By – Hassel*, Glennon*, Chapman*, Close*
18 Brass Foundry Untitled [Previously Unreleased]
Written-By – Fearn*


Rare Funk, Rock, Soul & Jazz from the UK cabaret scene.

Working Man's Soul 2 celebrates the forgotten world of British cabaret performers from the 1960s and 1970s and selects the cream of cuts only previously available on privately pressed records. Manufactured by the artists themselves in miniscule quanties, these records were sold at live performances at Social Clubs, Miners' Welfare Clubs and Working Man's Clubs across the UK. Some of the Artists went on to become household names, some went back to the day job, others made a successful and lucrative, albeit understated, career of playing three sets a night a week.

This selection covers everything from soul, funk and jazz to rock and easy listening, the common theme is of music recorded and performed to celebrate the good times and the end of the working week. The records from which these tracks are taken have been unearthed by Licorice Soul over many years of persistent (and usually fruitless) searching at flea markets, car boot sales, charity shops, and even the odd prper second hand record shop.

The majority of these tracks are here made commercially available for the very first time, each brings with it its own story of success, failure, or years of simply hoping, and in its own unique way, evokes the golden age of the British club circuit.

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