Blinky: Heart Full Of Soul — The Motown Anthology

Heart Full Of Soul — The Motown Anthology

Blinky

  • US $38.99  

  • Release Date 01 November 2019
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Product code
RLGM08522PMI
Format
Double CD Album
Label
Real Gone Music
    • Heart Full of Soul—The Motown Anthology Presents 46 Tracks Spread Out over Two CDs
    • Features Songs Written and Produced for Blinky by Some of the Label’s Greatest Talents Including Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Clay McMurray, Frank Wilson, Hal Davis, Gil Askey, Deke Richards, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, Don Hunter, and Stevie Wonder
    • Disc One Offers Her 1970 Album Sunny and Warm in Complete Form for the Very First Time Along with All of Her Released Singles Plus Rarities and Live Tracks
    • Disc Two is ALL UNRELEASED
    • Premieres over 20 Unheard Recordings, Both in Original Motown Stereo Mixes and Brand-New Mixes by Kevin Reeves, That Showcase the Depth and Breadth of Blinky’s Remarkable Voice
    • Released with the Full Cooperation of the Artist, Who Provides Extensive, Exclusive Quotes for the Liner Notes
    • Produced and Annotated by the Team of Joe Marchese and Andrew Skurow (Bobby Darin’s Go Ahead and Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters, The Supremes’ The Ultimate Merry Christmas)
    • Mastered by Kevin Reeves, Who Has Mastered All of the Supremes’ Expanded Edition Releases
    • Deluxe, Overstuffed Booklet Housed Inside a 6-Panel Digipak
    • Gospel, Jazz, R&B, and the Classic Motown Sound All Come Together with the Distinctive Voice of Motown’s Greatest “Lost” Artist, Blinky
    • The Soul Find of the Year!

The story of Sondra “Blinky” Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere four 45s plus an album of duets with Edwin Starr, two live cuts, and a couple of one-off recordings, including a key moment on the best-selling soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. Over the years, Blinky tracks would emerge on compilation releases, prompting fans worldwide to clamor for more and even launch a “Free Blinky from the Vaults” campaign. Now, Blinky is free at last—and her full story can be told. Heart Full of Soul—The Motown Anthology is the ultimate collection dedicated to Motown’s great lost superstar. Over two CDs and almost 50 songs, Blinky’s Motown journey is chronicled with songs written and produced for her by the label’s greatest talents including Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Clay McMurray, Frank Wilson, Hal Davis, Gil Askey, Deke Richards, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, Don Hunter, and Stevie Wonder. The first disc presents her 1970 album Sunny and Warm in complete form for the very first time along with all of her released singles plus rarities and live tracks. The second disc premieres over 20 never-before-heard recordings, both in original Motown stereo mixes and brand-new mixes by Kevin Reeves, that showcase the depth and breadth of Blinky’s remarkable voice. Released with the full cooperation of the artist, Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology has been produced and annotated by the team of Joe Marchese and Andrew Skurow (Bobby Darin’s Go Ahead and Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters, The Supremes’ The Ultimate Merry Christmas), and mastered by Kevin Reeves (The Supremes’ Expanded Editions) from the original tapes. The deluxe booklet (housed inside a 6-panel digipak) features rare photographs and extensive liner notes drawing on a new interview with Blinky. Gospel, jazz, R&B, and the classic Motown Sound all come together with the distinctive voice of Motown’s greatest “lost” artist, Blinky. Heart Full of Soul has to be heard to be believed.

Tracklist
CD 1
1 I Wouldn’t Change the Man He Is  
2 Rescue Me  
3 How You Gonna Keep It  
4 This Man of Mine  
5 It’s Gonna Be Always  
6 How Long Has That Evening Train  
7 Been Gone  
8 Shine on Me  
9 For Once in My Life  
10 I’ll Always Love You  
11 Is There a Place (in His Heart for Me)  
12 This Time Last Summer  
13 Your Love Is Worth Waiting For  
14 God Bless the Child  
15 The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game  
16 Can I Get a Witness  
17 T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do (Lady Sings the Blues Version)  
18 Money (That’s What I Want)(Single Version)  
19 For Your Precious Love(Single Version)  
20 T’Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do(Single Version)  
21 What More Can I Do  
22 You Get A Tangle in Your Lifeline  
23 I Can’t Turn You Loose  
24 I Wouldn’t Change the Man He Is  
25 God Bless the Child (Previously unreleased)  
Tracklist
CD 2 (Previously Unreleased)
1 Heart Full of Soul  
2 Don’t Leave Your Baby  
3 I’d Feel a Lot Better  
4 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  
5 Let’s Stay Together  
6 Mr. Soul Brother  
7 Thank You God  
8 It’s Been a Long Time Happenin’  
9 I’ve Gotta Get You Back  
10 The Fool on the Hill  
11 A Little Bit of Heaven(on A Little Patch of Earth)  
12 How Can I Go On  
13 Inside  
14 You’ll Never Cherish a Love So True(‘Til You Lose It)  
15 I’m Just a Woman (Not Strong)  
16 You’re the Loser Now  
17 You Keep Telling Me Lies  
18 One Half of Love  
19 I’ll Make It Up to You  
20 Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight  
21 You’re My Morning Light  
22 People Make the World Go Round