In the mid-'60s, Neal Hemphill opened the Birmingham Sound Studio in the basement of his plumbing store, determined to provide a recording opportunity to the many talented artists of his native Alabama city. Although Hemphill continued offering his studio services right up until his death in 1985, his contributions to R&B, soul, funk (and more) remained little known outside the region.
Compilation of rare and previously unreleased R&B tracks from Sound of Birmingham and Hemphill Studios.
CD: Birmingham Sound - The Soul of Neal Hemphill Vol. 1. Genre: R&B/Soul. R&B singer David Sea brought his gospel influences to some fine, previously unreleased soul songs. Birmingham Sound examines one slice of the city's rich history - a look at the Sound of Birmingham studio run by Neal Hemphill, who worked as a plumbing contractor by day, R&B booster by night. To be sure, Sound of Birmingham was never a heavy player in the southern soul scene, unlike the powerhouse studios two hours away in Muscle Shoals. But Hemphill and his artists - including San Dees, Frederick Knight and the Cold Grits - were nothing if not prolific
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Volume one of The Birmingham Sound includes many previously unreleased tracks, and even the songs that were released haven't gotten much exposure. Longtime Hemphill crew members like Knight and Dees are represented, as are Roscoe Robinson, Ralph "Soul" Jackson, Eddie Steele, and David Sea; in addition to straight-up soul and R & B, there's a bit of country soul and even a pair of psych-tinged tracks. Robinson and Jackson will.
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This album follows in the steps of the highly successful Disco Spectrum series that Joey and Sean compiled for BBE. Focusing in the more soulful and funky end of the ever popular 70s music form the original 12 of this album would cost you several £1000s if you were lucky enough to find them. Many of the tracks contained here are ones you will have heard in disco sets from Dimitri from Paris or Joey Negro.