I discovered Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson’s ‘Soulshake‘ while working near Record Collector magazine. I say ‘near’, because I was actually editor of Book Collector at the time, but wrote bits and bobs for my magazine’s better-looking, better-selling vinyl sister. When new reissue CDs or LPs came in for review, I could sometimes feed on the soul-funk scraps. It was during one of these feeding sessions that I discovered an LP named Soulshake. I liked the look of the cover and the moment I dropped the needle in the groove of the title track I knew it was the start of a long association with my ears. I also recommend the single ‘Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries‘.

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