Eddie Piller – Eddie Piller Presents: The Mod Top 40 / The Mod Top 100

Release date: 30/08/2024

£35.99£39.99

Eddie Piller

Eddie Piller Presents: The Mod Top 40 / The Mod Top 100

While the recordings on Eddie Piller’s latest release maybe familiar to diehard fans of great ’60s music, the story behind it will be new to many but is well worth telling – and hearing – all the same.

A lot of youngsters fell in love with the Mod lifestyle during the revival at the end of the ’70s, but the more inquisitive ones – like Eddie – wanted to know more about the original fashions, the original influential figures, and most of all the original music. Step forward one Randy Cozens, eager to give the benefit of his advice. In those pre-internet days his platform of choice was the letter pages of the weekly music press. His enthusiasm, his passion, and the sheer volume of missives he posted persuaded Sounds to commission Randy’s guide to the music that was played in the all-nighter clubs in London’s West End in those early ’60s halcyon days. And so, the original Mod Top 100 was born.

Eddie has taken Randy’s list, and added some personal favourites from the era where original selections are no longer available. The result is ‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40’, a new 2LP set containing 40 examples of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Beat that you would expect to hear on the finest and most discerning dancefloors. With new sleeve notes from Eddie, and the generous support of Randy’s children, Paul and Terry, this release also serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and important figures on the scene (as Eddie relates, when Randy passed away in 2003 there were more than 500 mods at his funeral, dancing in unison to The Soul Brothers Six and ‘I’ll Be Loving You’).

FORMATS

2LP, 4CD (Deluxe)

GENRE

Soul
Release date: 30/08/2024
SKU: EDSL0200 Category: Tag:

While the recordings on Eddie Piller’s latest release maybe familiar to diehard fans of great ’60s music, the story behind it will be new to many but is well worth telling – and hearing – all the same.

A lot of youngsters fell in love with the Mod lifestyle during the revival at the end of the ’70s, but the more inquisitive ones – like Eddie – wanted to know more about the original fashions, the original influential figures, and most of all the original music. Step forward one Randy Cozens, eager to give the benefit of his advice. In those pre-internet days his platform of choice was the letter pages of the weekly music press. His enthusiasm, his passion, and the sheer volume of missives he posted persuaded Sounds to commission Randy’s guide to the music that was played in the all-nighter clubs in London’s West End in those early ’60s halcyon days. And so, the original Mod Top 100 was born.

Eddie has taken Randy’s list, and added some personal favourites from the era where original selections are no longer available. The result is ‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40’, a new 2LP set containing 40 examples of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Beat that you would expect to hear on the finest and most discerning dancefloors. With new sleeve notes from Eddie, and the generous support of Randy’s children, Paul and Terry, this release also serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and important figures on the scene (as Eddie relates, when Randy passed away in 2003 there were more than 500 mods at his funeral, dancing in unison to The Soul Brothers Six and ‘I’ll Be Loving You’).

2LP
‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 40’, for lovers of vinyl and listeners who want an introduction to some classic Mod sounds. Both formats are stylishly packaged (of course), include new sleeve notes by Eddie, and track by track details of when each single was first released in the UK, along with its ranking on Randy’s original 1979 list.

4CD
‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100’ includes Soul divas like Doris Troy, Betty Everett, and Bessie Banks, the tender side of Soul from Chuck Jackson, Mitty Collier, and Eddie Holman, floorfillers from James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and Solomon Burke, instrumental grooves from Hank Jacobs, George Stone, and the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and much more. The Soul torch passes down the generations but the flame just keeps on burning.

Format – Deluxe 4CD & 2LP

2 for £25

TRACKLISTING (IF AVAILABLE)

4CD
CD1
1. Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It
2. Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
3. Nella Dodds – Come See About Me
4. George Stone – Hole In The Wall
5. The High Keys – Que Sera Sera
6. Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
7. Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Don’t Wanna Fuss
8. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
9. Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got
10. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side
11. Ike And Tina Turner – I Can’t Believe What You Say
12. Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now
13. Major Lance – The Monkey Time
14. Inez And Charlie Foxx – La De Da, I Love You
15. Mary Love – I’m In Your Hands
16. The Larks – The Jerk
17. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man
18. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
19. The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
20. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
21. Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony
22. Jackie Ross – Selfish One
23. The Sharpees – Tired Of Being Lonely
24. Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
25. Little Milton – Who’s Cheating Who?

CD2
1. James Brown – Out Of Sight
2. Don Covay – Mercy Mercy
3. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart
4. Bessie Banks – Go Now
5. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love
6. Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
7. Jackie Lee – The Duck
8. Bobby Sheen – Dr. Love
9. The Poets – She Blew A Good Thing
10. Johnny Nash – Love Ain’t Nothin’ (But A Monkey On Your Back)
11. Earl-Jean – Randy
12. Fred Hughes – Oowee Baby I Love You
13. Sandy Wynns – A Touch Of Venus
14. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
15. Tony Clarke – Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud
16. Jimmy McGriff – I’ve Got A Woman
17. The Astors – Candy
18. Googie Rene Combo – Smokie Joe’s La La
19. Little Hank – Mr Bang Bang Man
20. Jerry Jackson – It’s Rough Out There
21. Shades Of Blue – Oh How Happy
22. Howard Tate – Ain’t Nobody Home
23. Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is Over
24. Alvin Cash – Twine Time
25. The O’Jays – Lipstick Traces

CD3
1. Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll – Feels So Good
2. The Incredibles – There’s Nothing Else To Say Baby
3. The Ikettes – Peaches And Cream
4. The Packers – Hole In The Wall
5. Gloria Jones – Finders Keepers
6. Dobie Gray – See You At The Go-Go
7. Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round
8. The Capitols – Cool Jerk
9. Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd
10. Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
11. Homer Banks – 60 Minutes Of Your Love
12. Chris Bartley – Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
13. Alexander Patton – A L’il Loving Sometimes
14. Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours
15. Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper
16. Jimmy Hughes – Steal Away
17. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
18. The Vibrations – My Girl Sloopy
19. The Impressions – Gypsy Woman
20. Sam And Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know
21. Garnett Mimms – I’ll Take Good Care Of You
22. Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You
23. Candy And The Kisses – The 81
24. Otis Redding – Mr Pitiful
25. Eddie Holman – This Can’t Be True

CD4
1. Rosco Robinson – That’s Enough
2. The Manhattans – I Wanna Be Your Everything
3. The Magnificent Men – Peace Of Mind
4. Mickey Lee Lane – Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay
5. Willie Mitchell – Mercy
6. Derrick And Patsy – Gypsy Woman
7. Derek Martin – Daddy Rollin’ Stone
8. Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made
9. Garnet Mimms And The Enchanters – Cry Baby
10. Billy Stewart – Sitting In The Park
11. Tommy Tucker – Hi Heel Sneakers
12. Chris Farlowe – Air Travel
13. The Miracles – I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying
14. The Spinners – Sweet Thing
15. Kim Weston – I’m Still Loving You
16. Marvin Gaye – I’ll Be Doggone
17. Bob And Earl – Harlem Shuffle
18. Russell Byrd – Hitch Hike Part 1
19. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
20. The Soul Sisters – I Can’t Stand It
21. The Velvelettes – Lonely Lonely Girl Am I
22. Jimmy Smith – The Cat
23. The Megatons – Shimmy Shimmy Walk Part 1
24. Etta James – Tell Mama
25. The Bar-Kays – Soul Finger

2LP
SIDE A
1. Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It
2. Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
3. Nella Dodds – Come See About Me
4. George Stone – Hole In The Wall
5. The High Keys – Que Sera Sera
6. Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
7. Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Don’t Wanna Fuss
8. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
9. Joe Tex – Hold What You Got
10. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side

SIDE B
1. Ike And Tina Turner – I Can’t Believe What You Say
2. Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now
3. Major Lance – The Monkey Time
4. Inez And Charlie Foxx – La De Da, I Love You
5. Mary Love – I’m In Your Hands
6. The Larks – The Jerk
7. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man
8. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
9. The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
10. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

SIDE C
1. Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony
2. Jackie Ross – Selfish One
3. The Sharpees – Tired Of Being Lonely
4. Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
5. Little Milton – Who’s Cheating Who?
6. James Brown – Out Of Sight
7. Don Covay – Mercy Mercy
8. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart
9. Bessie Banks – Go Now
10. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love

SIDE D
1. Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down Part 1
2. Jackie Lee – The Duck
3. Bobby Sheen – Dr. Love
4. The Poets – She Blew A Good Thing
5. Little Hank – Mr Bang Bang Man
6. Jerry Jackson – It’s Rough Out There
7. Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll – Feel So Good
8. Chris Bartley – Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
9. Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You
10. Mickey Lee Lane – Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay

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