VA- This Is Fame 1964-1968

VA- This Is Fame 1964-1968

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Label: Kent

Released 2016

Fame Records was an off shoot of the renowned Fame Studio, and this special vinyl-only compilation looks at the very best of the label's work during it's first four years. Helmed by owner Rick Hall, aided and abetted by his team who included Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and the Swampers house band, this LP collects together some of the very finest music from the birth of southern soul. The LP features hits by Clarence Carter and Jimmy Hughes, Northern soul classics from James Barnett and Art Freeman, recordings by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as well as a plethora of cuts appearing on vinyl for the very first time.

Track listing:

  1. Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes
  2. It Tears Me Up - James Barnett
  3. She Ain't Gonna Do Right - Clarence Carter
  4. I Can't Stop (No, No, No) - Arthur Conley
  5. That Kind of Lovin' - Otis Clay
  6. Fortune Teller - the Del-Rays
  7. Slippin' Around with You - Art Freeman
  8. Keep on Talking - James Barnett
  9. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Jimmy Hughes
  10. Long Ago - Ben & Spence
  11. Don't Make Me Hate Loving You - Jeanie Greene
  12. (Take Me) Just As I Am - Dan Penn
  13. Back in Your Arms - George Jackson
  14. Feed the Flame - Billy Young You Really Know How to Hurt a Guy - Ralph "Soul" Jackson
  15. Thread the Needle - Clarence Carter
  16. A Piece of My Heart - Art Freeman
  17. Wish You Didn't Have to Go - Spooner & the Spoons
  18. Almost Persuaded - June Conquest
  19. I'm Gonna Forget About You - Arthur Conley
  20. Take a Good Look - James Barnett
  21. Come on Home - Herman Moore
  22. Blind Can't See - Richard Earl & the Corvettes
  23. I Worship the Ground You Walk on - Jimmy Hughes