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12in released: Aug 27, 2021
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Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1. The Big Hurt - The Superbs
2. You Really Never Know Till It's Over - The Vel-vetts
Disc 2
1. Oh How I Love You - Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators
2. Nothing Lasts Forever - The Natural Resources
VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE STARS OF DOR ~ LOS ANGELES' SOUL GROUP SOUND
Label: KENT
Cat No: LTDEP026
Barcode: 029667027670
Packaging: 12in

Continuing our featured US labels series of EPs, we come to the Los Angeles enigma that was Dor - they went from comedy to pop to rock and eventually to some amazingly good soul. This "Stars Of" EP features four vocal groups whose singles enriched the imprint.
The Superbs were the label's biggest act, having a Hot 100 hit with 'Baby Baby All The Time'. Their series of mid-60s harmony singles on Dor is regarded as one of the most consistently accomplished of all the melodic soul groups. Their treatment of Toni Fisher's 1959 smash 'The Big Hurt' drips with Gold Star musicianship, expertly arranged by Gene Page. The Superbs' manager, Art Sibrie, composed 'You Really Never Know Till It's Over' for girl group the Vel-Vetts and it is another harmony masterpiece.
Little Johnny Hamilton & the Creators' 'Oh How I Love You' is a dynamic stomper of a record, loved on Northern Soul dancefloors across the scene. Bobby Swayne, of the original Superbs, continued their good work with the uptempo 'Nothing Lasts Forever' as the Natural Resources in 1969 on the Dee Dee subsidiary.
We present four gems in a beautiful display case.