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Madeline Bell - Doin' Things (1968/1969) {2004, Reissue}

Posted By: popsakov
Madeline Bell - Doin' Things (1968/1969) {2004, Reissue}

Madeline Bell - Doin' Things (1968/1969) {2004, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 327 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans ~ 106 Mb | 00:51:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul | RPM Records #RPM 285

A true underground legend, Madeleine Bell may not be a household name (yet) but her position as the pre-eminent session singer for the past forty years means her warm, soulful tones are instantly recognizable. Her beautiful voice has floated across radio, television, film soundtracks, the internet & now is finally available solo on CD. 'Doin' Things', her second Phillips LP, is being re-issued for the first time with two non-album singles from the same period as well as a b-side to a single that prefaced this LP, Go Ahead On, a co-write with Dusty Springfield, who also recorded her own version.

Madeline Bell - Bell's A Poppin' (1967) Reissue 2004

Posted By: Designol
Madeline Bell - Bell's A Poppin' (1967) Reissue 2004

Madeline Bell - Bell's A Poppin' (1967) Reissue 2004
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 241 Mb
Pop-Soul, Soul | Label: RPM Records | # RPM 281 | Time: 00:53:37

Though born in New Jersey, smooth soul diva Madeline Bell enjoyed her greatest success in the United Kingdom (where she began living in 1963), and her first album, 1967's Bell's a Poppin', is a thoroughly enjoyable example of British pop record-making at its most poised and professional. Bell had a world-class voice and sang supper-club soul in the manner of Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield (the latter of whom was a friend of Bell's and often used her as a backing vocalist); those looking for Southern soul grit will be disappointed, but Bell's a Poppin' is a marvelous example of the British equivalent of Brill Building pop. The arrangements are clever and sophisticated, the musicians are spot-on throughout, producer John Franz adds just the right amount of polish without rubbing away the personality of the music, and Bell's vocals tell a story just beautifully, boasting smarts and understated passion while maintaining a firm sense of control and balance throughout.