Sunday, May 23, 2010

Various Artists - The Northern Soul Of Sue (Soul World - 1998)

A frequently overlooked but no less important label, SUE Records located in New York and ran business from 1957 to 1970. Big Apple's contribution to Soul music to this day remains in shadow in comparison with other US cities scenes (most people put down on NYC for Doo-Wop), like Detroit's, Memphis', Chicago's or Philadelphia's and that's a damn shame! Sue got known more for its rock & roll or rhythm & blues gems but in association with other labels like Eastern, Symbol, Crackerjack or Broadway got also on its roster many brilliant soul artists!
Derek Martin, Sandra Phillips, Ike & Tina Turner, Jimmy Helms or the Soul Sisters were few of the label's cream. SUE got a very interesting story particularly when on the image came Guy Stevens from England and the label's UK part started to overlap original US part, but that needs from your side a little google search...
What we got here is a cool 26 song CD, focusing on the (Northern) Soul creations of the label and of course is HOT as hell, destinated only to dissolve your shoes soles!

the Northern Soul of SUE


  1. Thanks for this one, I didn't have it.

  2. Nor me. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks. Collecting some tunes for my %)th birthday party next week. This will go down nicely.

  4. great post i got a lot of sue but sme of them here are not in the box set so this is great thanks Pedro Oh GREAT SITE