This Week's Album Releases: Various Artists Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 2 Kent

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The Independent Culture
SOUL-ENCYCLOPAEDIA Dave Godin bestrides his chosen genre like a colossus - it was he, for instance, who coined the terms "Northern Soul" and "Deep Soul". This second compilation of rarities is, if anything, even better than its predecessor, mixing aberrant deep-soul sides from well-known belters like Ben E King and Arthur Conley with acknowledged classics such as George Perkins's "Crying in the Streets", Toussaint McCall's "Nothing Takes the Place of You" and Bessie Banks's "Go Now", and a wealth of obscurities from such as The Premiers and Bobby Moore & The Formosts - the late England captain in fine voice on the organ-powered pleader "It Was a Lie".

Godin's annotations, meanwhile, are always informative and often inspired - as when Nat Philips' "I'm Sorry I Hurt You" is described as "Agitated, and, in an erotic kind of way, agitprop".