Hodges, Charles: Legendary Bop Rhythm & Blues Classics

Charles Hodges: Legendary Bop Rhythm & Blues Classics
Title: Legendary Bop Rhythm & Blues Classics
Artist: Hodges, Charles
Label: Essential Media Mod
UPC: 894231501623
Genre: Soul/R & B

A great deep soul singer with huge talent but very little commercial success, New York based Charles Hodges nevertheless made some truly great records beginning in 1964 for the Phillips label but really hit his stride recording for Thomas Robinson's independent Alto label in 1965 and 1966. His first Alto single, "There is Love" revealed a fully formed singer with a gospel tinged clear tenor voice and a lovely falsetto, but later tracks such as "You Were Using Me" placed Hodges in a class of his own. Hodges pretty much disappeared from the scene by the time the early 1970's hit, but he certainly left behind tracks worthy of his name being more than a footnote in the annals of soul music history. Presented here are ten of his very best recordings, recorded in 1965 and 66. All selections have been newly remastered.

1.1 Can I Run to You
1.2 There Is Love
1.3 (Oh) Lady Be Good
1.4 My Half a Heart
1.5 Bless Your Heart
1.6 Who's Crying Now
1.7 Charles' Shing ; Ndash;A ; Ndash;Ling
1.8 You Were Using Me
1.9 You've Got the Love I Need
1.10 Whenever You Say

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Hodges, Charles: Legendary Bop Rhythm & Blues Classics


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