Hall of Fame – Volume 3


Our Fame vault excavation continues to be the gift that keeps on giving for southern soul fans. And what better way could there be to start another soul-filled year than with a new volume of “Hall Of Fame”. The previous two volumes of the series presented a cross-section of exceptional, and mostly unissued, material from the vaults of Fame studios from the prime years of Rick Hall’s funky building on Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals. The previous volumes mixed male and female vocalists and added a smattering of groups, but this one concentrates on the recordings by the great male singers who passed through Fame’s doors in the mid to late 60s.

A sizeable portion of the tracks featured here only came to light during our ongoing research. Most of the artists have appeared previously in our series and will need no further introduction, but it’s a pleasure to be able to add to their number by bringing you thrilling selections from Herman Moore, Billy & Clyde, Dan Brantley and Roy Lee Johnson.

How good and how pleasant it is to be able to again bring you almost two dozen fine slabs of vintage southern soul on CD for the first time. Almost all of them date from the period that most would consider to be Fame’s golden era for soul (1966-68), and the few that don’t are just as compelling. 20 of the 24 have never been issued in any form until now. The release of this third volume concludes the “Hall Of Fame” series but not of Ace’s Fame reissue programme, I’m happy to say. There are still several more projects in the pipeline, so you can look forward to musical visits to Northern Alabama for some while yet.

By Tony Rounce



Side 1

  1. Preview A World Of My Own – Billy & Clyde
  2. Preview Hey Man – Clarence Carter
  3. Preview Don’t Let A Good Thing Go To Waste – Dan Greer
  4. Preview L-O-V-E Love – Ben & Spence
  5. Preview You Left The Water Running – Ralph Soul Jackson
  6. Preview The Door To My Heart – Dan Brantley
  7. Preview I Done Run Out – Clarence Carter
  8. Preview You’re Too Much – Billy Young
  9. Preview Ain’t Nothin’ Good About Bein’ Lonely (Demo) – Roy Lee Johnson
  10. Preview Don’t Raise Your Voice At Me – Big Ben Atkins
  11. Preview I’m In Love (That’s All I Can Say) – Unknown male
  12. Preview You’re The One For Me – Ben & Spence
  13. Preview Why Don’t You Care – Billy Young
  14. Preview What Our Love’s Gonna Turn Out To Be (Demo) – Roy Lee Johnson
  15. Preview Come On Home – Herman Moore
  16. Preview She’s About A Mover (Alternate mix with male backing vocals) – Otis Clay
  17. Preview I Don’t Want To Know – George Jackson
  18. Preview A Stone Loser – Ben & Spence
  19. Preview I Feel A Burning – Clarence Carter
  20. Preview Love Light – Herman Moore
  21. Preview Love Is Calling On Me (Demo) – Roy Lee Johnson
  22. Preview Hail! HaIl! The Gang’s All Here – Prince Phillip
  23. Preview Your Sister’s Keeper (Demo) – Unknown male
  24. Preview You Don’t Miss Your Water – Otis Clay


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