Relationship advice that your father didn´t tell you and your mother didn´t know. Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At 35 years old, she can´t figure out why her philosophy on men - and what they want from women - isn´t working. She´s trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in his counsel as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love. Once he reveals the error of her ways, will Debra master the forbidden secrets to attract her soul mate or continue to keep love at bay? Although The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box is fiction, it contains real relationship advice from men whom women would be crazy to ignore, including: Three things that cause you to make terrible relationship decisions Every man´s private marriage checklist A simple two-letter word that makes him want to pop the question Why he just won´t propose Little signs that tell you he´s the one How to become a "man whisperer" Valerie J. Lewis Coleman has helped women find relational fulfillment by identifying the four types of male hunters, avoiding 70 percent of men who want only the goody box, and winning the heart of Mr. Right-for-You. She explains how she overcame struggles and offers proven techniques to help you get off the crazy cycle of relational demise in her novel, The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box! Full list of narrators includes Becky Barrett Jones, Lamar Lewis, and Law Dunford. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Bomar Jones, Brian Bentley, Lolita Price, Tawana Evans, Tori Easterling Dobi, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Marva Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054130de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1996/ACE) 28 tracks 1957-1965. - Of all the many great compilations put out by ACE/KENT, I regard The Birth Of Soul as one that really can be truly described as ´´essential´´, for it represents a living musical document of black American music and its equally fascinating history and development. Compiled with skill and insight by Trevor Churchill and Adrian Croasdell, it is not only an imaginative collection of sides, but one that also shows that ´´Soul´´ didn´t just ´´happen´´, but was a gradual process of evolution as the music of black America moved from its R&B tradition with its nostalgic rural roots, into the newly growing freedom of cultural expression that was to be found and explored in the urban centres. It also reflects the ability that small, independent labels had to influence the direction that black American music was beginning to take in the early 60s-.-and where they pioneered, it wasn´t long before the majors were treading a similar path.Some of the artists featured have found fame and fortune along the way. The Impressions, Etta James and Sam Cooke are well known even outside strictly soul circles, but just as importantly in the evolution of soul from R&B, artists like Freddie Scott, Claudine Clark and Derek Martin are also wisely included, since it is often in the smaller outfit that innovation can find room and opportunity to take a chance.Some of these sides are not perhaps as well-known as they should be: Oh My Angel by Bertha Tillman was actually issued in the UK on (of all labels), ORIOLE, and probably sold less than 50 copies at that time-.-The Sound of My Man by Theola Kilgore was never released in the UK, nor indeed was She Ain´t Ready by J. J. Barnes-.-whilst others built up a steady following on the Soul underground scene and that other stalwart keeper of the faith known as the Northern Soul scene, and became established classics such as I Do by The Marvelows, Hey Girl Don´t Bother Me by The Tams, and Daddy Rollin´ Stone by Derek Martin (whose name has at last been correctly spelt over here!). Importantly too, The Birth of Soul includes sides which were so ahead of their time in terms of style and atmosphere, that the genre they were the precursors of, Deep Soul, was still that much further off in all our futures to be fully appreciated when these sides were first issued. But, the pioneering classics such as the sublime You´ll Lose A Good Thing by the much adored Barbara Lynn-.-the great production values of Jerry Ragovoy and the splendid arrangements of Garry Sherman that are very seldom surpassed in Cry Baby by Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters-.-and the ambivalent introspection of Goin´ Out Of My Head in its original take by Little Anthony & The Imperials-.-all hinted at a form of Soul yet to be fully realised at the time. But, the CD contains many, many gems, and part of the pleasure is in discovering those you missed out on first time around, or, as was so often the case for UK R&B and Soul fans, never had the chance of getting when they were new. Even so, I´d bet that there is at least one track on this compilation which will bring back a rush of nostalgic memories for veteran Soul people, as well as fresh delights for the younger aficionado. It could also be argued, (well, I´d argue it!) that the development ´´Soul´´ in many ways represented black America´s reaction to the British invasion of the 60s-.-having seen their indigenous music forms profitably appropriated by imitators and plagiarists, for black American musical culture to survive, it had to move on and demonstrate that when it comes to original musical creativity, black America was still, (as it always had been), the well-spring from which all popular musical culture stemmed! The Birth of Soul is a fitting tribute to this fact of life.(Dave Godin).
(2017/ACE) 24 tracks 1960-1963 (59:39) with 28 page booklet. - Kent’s ´´Birth Of Soul” series has always thrown its spotlight on the great music of black America that emerged in the R&B and doo wop years. Some cities were more influential than others in ushering-in the sound of soul and in recognition of this, a new sub-series of Special Editions has been designed around their output. Kent could hardly have picked a better place to start than Chicago. I believe that Chicago was the birthplace of soul music, and that the Impressions’ ‘For Your Precious Love’ is a major contender as the very first soul record. The version included here has not been available anywhere before because it’s the demo that the group made before they got their deal with Vee-Jay. Originally entitled ‘Your Precious Love’, it was cut for Bandera and featured only their voices accompanied by the guitar of Curtis Mayfield. Along with Carl Davis, Jerry Butler, Johnny Pate, Riley Hampton and a few other key players, Curtis was responsible for creating the Chicago Sound. He wrote many of the early classics, including ‘Phyllis’ and ‘I’ve Got A Girl’ for Major Lance, two rarities that also feature the Impressions in the background, as do several of the other recordings on this CD. Curtis is the thread than links so much of this early music. Jan Bradley had the benefit of his guidance from early on. ‘Behind Curtains’ is an ambitious song, confidently presented. Jan would get her biggest hit with Curtis on ‘Mama Didn’t Lie’ but when Chess acquired her masters Mayfield declined further involvement.Another unusual Mayfield song, ‘Isle Of Sirens’ by Jerry Butler, was based on the Greek myth of beautiful female voices luring unsuspecting sailors to their deaths in the perilous seas surrounding their home. Curtis’ first lead A-side after Butler left the Impressions was ‘Senorita I Love You’ also featured here. While I had read about most of these artists, I hadn’t heard the Accents’ ‘Enchanted Garden’ or Don & Bob’s stunning ‘Good Morning Little Schoolgirl’ (although I’ve owned the Yardbirds’ version for years) or even the Radiants’ Smokey-influenced ‘Father Knows Best’, but I’m glad I have now. Eugene Record’s Chanteurs echo shades of the early Drifters on ‘You’ve Got A Great Love’ and the insistent Kavetts, who later appeared on OKeh were practically unheard outside Chicago on ‘I’ve Got A Story To Tell You’. Other highlights include Eugene Record’s Chanteurs, who echo shades of the early Drifters on ‘You’ve Got A Great Love’ and the insistent Kavetts, who later appeared on Okeh but were practically unheard outside Chicago, on ‘I’ve Got A Story To Tell You’. The bluesy ‘I’ll Weep No More’ features Betty Everett’s beautiful voice, but her style had not really developed until her work on VJ with Calvin Carter. Gerald Sims certainly made many valuable contributions to Chicago Soul behind the scenes, but he also made records out front too such as ‘Cool Breeze’ with the Daylighters. There are some other superb rarities. Gerald Sims certainly made valuable contributions to Chicago Soul behind the scenes and also made a couple of records out front too, such as ‘Cool Breeze’ with the Daylighters. There are so many great tracks on this collection: by Barbara Lewis, the Mighty Mighty Dells, Gene Chandler, Dee Clark and others that I haven’t the space to review. Tony Rounce’s excellent compilation and Bill Dahl’s comprehensive notes make this fine 24 track CD mandatory for any soul music fan who will find it a fascinating and informative trawl through the early days of Chicago Soul.
(2016/ACE) 22 tracks with 12 page booklet. Essential 70s Chicago group soul, on CD for the first time. Contains eight US Top 40 R&B hits. The Independents were a pretty big deal in the soul world in the early and mid-70s, with an impressive eight R&B chart hits, including a #1 smash – five of which crossed over to the Hot 100 – and two bestselling albums. They had highly capable lead vocalists in Charles Jackson, Marvin Yancy, Maurice Jackson (no relation) and Helen Curry, and in founder members Jackson and Yancy a formidable writing team that kept the hits coming for nearly three years. They also enjoyed the sponsorship of Chi-Town legend Jerry Butler, for whom Jackson wrote several 1970s hits. As prime exponents of Chicago group soul, there aren’t many who can equal their excellence. This month Kent brings you ´´Just As Long”, a collection that finally gathers together all of the group’s recordings. An act with such outstanding qualities in every department has long deserved an anthology, so it’s something of a surprise they have been so poorly served in the CD era until now. Anyone who was buying mainstream soul in the early 70s will need no reminder of how great the group’s Wand 45s are. Time has done nothing to impair the brilliance of such hits as ‘Baby I’ve Been Missing You’, the chart-topping ‘Leaving Me’ and their fabulous two-part debut ‘Just As Long As You Need Me’. These and others like them are what kept Chicago soul in the public eye at a time when the Philly sound dominated. Rather than wait until their career was on a downward spiral, the Independents broke up while they were still full of potential and scoring big on the charts. It’s a shame they didn’t record more, but what they left is all here in this vital compilation. Tony Rounce
Kristina Riggle’s star continues to rise. Tiffany Baker, the New York Times best-selling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, says that Riggle, ´´writes women’s fiction with soul.” In her novel Things We Didn’t Say, the acclaimed author of Real Life & Liars and The Life You’ve Imagined (an Indie Next Notable Book) explores the messiness of life’s love stories, especially those involving teenage almost-stepchildren, a unreliable ex-wife, and the words no parent ever wants to hear: ´´Your child is missing.” A poignant, honest, and unforgettable novel that fans of Katrina Kittle and Elin Hildenbrand will take into their hearts, Things We Didn’t Say is exactly the sort of well-written, complex relationships story that women love to listen to, discuss, and share with their friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011114de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times best-selling authors of Lessons from the Light offer a new and provocative understanding of heaven and how messages from the afterlife can assist you in the here and now. We live in a world of near-universal acceptance that once our lives on the Earth come to an end, we continue to a greater world. Whether that destination is called heaven, nirvana, or simply the other side, tradition teaches us that there is, in most cases, a fairy-tale ending to life, a place where joy and harmony reign supreme. Yet, as this book attests, there is still more to heaven and Earth than is dreamt of in our philosophies. George Anderson is considered by many to be the greatest medium living today. After more than 50 years of hearing from souls who have transitioned to the world hereafter, he is constantly reminded by those who have passed that our preconceived notions of this life - and the next - aren´t always accurate. The nine stories in this book illuminate times when unusual circumstances, such as sudden death, unresolved emotions, abusive relationships, and painful family dynamics, make it necessary for the dead and the living to find new doors to healing. In session with Anderson, survivors and those who have passed meet again in encounters that are profound, bittersweet, highly emotional, and sometimes downright funny. What we learn is that there are little-known spiritual treasures - and lessons to be learned - about heaven and Earth that can restore, revitalize, and make new what was once broken. Life Between Heaven and Earth is an inspiring, thought-provoking, path-changing work, one that affirms that no matter how complicated a circumstance is, resolution, peace, and acceptance can be found in deep and remarkable ways. Read by a full cast of narrators: Fred Sanders Cassandra Campbell Danny Campbell Amanda Carlin Mark Deakins Kimberly Farr 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004619de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We all have our problems. We all experience moments of exasperation and turmoil surrounding the question ´´Why me?´´ or more importantly ´´What now?´´ when life seemed to go awry. Wouldn´t it be great to have the answer to those questions? With a little help from I Didn´t Sign Up for This! 7 Strategies for Dealing with Difficulty in Difficult Times, the answer to those questions and others you ask in these moments are answered. You´ll find that with the right strategies you can overcome even the most soul-crushing challenges. You will learn: Why shifting internal reactions can have external implicationsHow to alter the ongoing difficulty that lives within right nowHow to design and shift your emotions no matter whatWhere and how to change expectations so your mood does too What tools will alter your difficult relationships and finally make them work 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra A. Crowe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026851de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.