Resounding triumph

Punch the air northern soul, gritty and passionate funk and heartbroken R‘n’B compiled by two fanatical music lovers - it’s exactly the resounding triumph you might expect it to be.

‘Stronger Than Her Love’ by The Flirtations sounds like a Motown girl group classic you’ve somehow never heard, while the doo-wop with attitude feel of The Intruders’ ‘Hang On In There’ makes a welcome appearance. Weller’s half of the compilation just edges it, partly because it contains the absolutely essential ‘Call Me’ by Emmitt Long.

A mid-paced, horn-infused organ-driven charmer that Al Green in his pomp wouldn’t have sniffed at, it’s one of a number of absolute gems here.


Words by Gareth James


Follow Clash: