CD released: Jan 26, 2024
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1. Penguin At The Big Apple / Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (Medley) - The Trammps
2. Storm Warning - The Volcanos
3. Do The Hand Jive - Archie Bell & The Drells
4. I Ain't Got The Love Of One Girl (On My Mind) - The Ambassadors
5. Silly Silly Fool - Dusty Springfield
6. Trying To Make A Fool Of Me - The Delfonics
7. Please Give Me One More Chance - Clyde Mcphatter
8. Backstabbers - The O'jays
9. Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind - The Spinners
10. I Like To Live The Love - B B King
11. The Love I Lost (Part 1) - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
12. Do It Again - Charles Mann
13. The Sound Of Philadelphiia - The Three Degrees
14. Be Truthful To Me - Billy Paul
15. I'm Doin' Fine Now - New York City
16. I Just Can't Say Goodbye - The Philly Devotions
17. A Mother For My Children - The Whispers
18. Be Thankful For What You Got (Part 1) - William Devaughn
19. I Can't Fight Your Love - The Modulations
20. Touch And Go (12-inch Version) - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain Featuring Barbara Roy
21. My Love Is Free - Double Exposure
22. Hit And Run - Loleatta Holloway
23. Time Will Tell - Eddie Holman
Label: ACE
Cat No: CDTOP1629
Barcode: 029667109925
Packaging: CD Jewel Case

For almost 60 years Earl Young has been the heartbeat and
pulsebeat of soul music in Philadelphia - the drummer on
literally hundreds of sessions dating back as far as 1964, and
the man who has propelled so much of the City Of Brotherly
Love's hit list in that time.
" As well as being the drummer for the band that eventually
became MFSB Mk. 1 and, subsequently, the Salsoul Orchestra,
Earl has also led the Trammps since they came together as the
Volcanoes in the mid-60s, and is still leading the group in 2023
(and playing several dozen shows a year) as their bass
" It's fair to say that the classic 70s Sound Of Philadelphia as
soul fans know it could not have existed without Earl Young
behind the drum-kit on so many defining sessions. His 'four on
the floor' style essentially shaped the sound of dance music as
it evolved through the middle of the decade and particularly
during the peak years of Disco. Earl's presence is immediately
recognisable on just about every session he participated in,
whatever the tempo of the recording.
" Earl turned 83 in June 2023 (and a very active 83 at that!). To
honour his lifetime of musical achievement, Kent presents
"Groove Machine - The Earl Young Drum Sessions" a
representative but also all-encompassing selection of Earl's
studio work as a drummer and singer from the mid-60s to the
late 70s with the emphasis on the up-tempo. A single CD can
do no more than scratch the surface of such an immense
discography as Earl's, but we have tried to balance hits that
essentially chose themselves with longtime fan favourites and
classy obscurities that will please anyone and everyone who
has ever danced to any record that Earl played on.
" Premium quality black American music from the Golden Age
Of Soul, all of it driven by a true living legend and an
undisputed master of his percussive craft. Whether you know
these records backwards or are coming to many of them for
the first time, there's so much to savour here!