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The sub-title of the set is the Definitive Falcons Collection – The Complete Recordings – and that’s just about right. This is the complete deal for Falcons fans!

Fred Rothwell Blues & Rhythm

To this day, tracks come out on the Falcons that I had no idea existed. The last set I heard about managed to compile four CDs worth of various Falcons and Robert West recordings. We never see any money from these releases, but I figure there can’t be that many people looking to buy a four-CD box set on the Falcons, and putting together such a package can’t come cheap either. It’s good to know people still care. And I appreciate that Robert West has finally received some of the credit he deserves for all that he did for the Detroit music scene.

Eddie Floyd (from his biography My Life in Soul)

Goodies abound across all four cds, whether flat-out group recordings or by way of guest appearances and/or the many collaborations…’I Found A Love’ appears in a number of guises and I particularly liked the distaff treatment by Maxine Davis and the truly fervent rendition by the wailing Joe Woods (so good that the less than pristine reproduction couldn’t spoil the enjoyment) – but you really have to put this release high up on your shopping list and listen for yourselves.
David Cole In The Basement

Mid 50s Detroit was a hotbed of teen talent, all aspiring to sign a recording contract, get famous and buy a big car. Scores of young black vocal groups practiced their harmonies in stairwells or under street lamps, dreaming that one day their time would come. The Falcons were one of these but because of their gospel background and thanks to the guiding influence of manager and mentor, Robert West, they went on to become the first soul group. Who knows: if Eddie Floyd, Mack Rice, Wilson Pickett/Joe Stubbs, Willie Schofield and Lance Finnie had stuck together, they may well have rivalled other Detroit super groups such as the Temptations and Four Tops for success.

This 4CD set brings together all known recordings by the original Falcons, along with alternate takes, guest appearances, cover versions and songs musically supervised or written by members of the group. Solo recordings by group members are also included from 1956 to 1963, the time they were recording together.

The set is also, in a sense, a history of soul itself, showing how the genre develops from its early stirrings in doo-wop, taking in R&B and gospel along the way and culminating in two of the very first records that can definitively be described as soul: the Wilson Pickett-led tracks Take This Love I’ve Got and I Found A Love, the first two tracks on this compilation.


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The Classic Falcons & Solo 45s

  1. Take This Love I’ve Got
  2. I Found A Love
  3. I Don’t Want No Part Time Love
  4. Just For Your Love
  5. I’ll Never Find Another Girl Like You
  6. You’re So Fine
  7. That’s What I Aim To Do (45rpm)
  8. You Must Know I Love You (45rpm)
  9. Country Shack
  10. I + Love + You
  11. Workin’ Man’s Song
  12. Pow! Your in Love
  13. Anna
  14. Billy The Kid (45rpm)
  15. You’re On My Mind
  16. Let’s Kiss and Make Up
  17. Swim
  18. Lah-Tee-Lah-Tah
  19. Darling
  20. She’s My Heart’s Desire (45rpm)
  21. Feel’s Good (sic) (45rpm)
  22. Set My Soul On Fire
  23. Let Me Be Your Boy
  24. My Heart Belongs to You
  25. Keep On Loving Me
  26. What’s My Destiny (45rpm)
  27. The Whip (45rpm)
  28. Will I Be The One
  29. Baby I’m Coming Home

The Lupine Tapes

  1. (I Don’t Want No) Part Time Love
  2. My Baby
  3. You Killed The Love (extended mix)
  4. Tell It To My Face
  5. She’s My Heart’s Desire (mono mix)
  6. I Ain’t No Cryin’ Man
  7. I Got A Feeling
  8. You’re On My Mind
  9. I’ll Be Home
  10. I’m Depending On You
  11. You’ll Never Change
  12. The Whip (mix)
  13. Feels Good (mix)
  14. A Deed To Your Heart
  15. Billy The Kid
  16. What’s My Destiny (extended mix)
  17. She’s My Heart’s Desire (stereo mix)
  18. You’ve Got A Friend
  19. I Tried
  20. I Got The Blues
  21. Hey Hey
  22. What to Do (45rpm)
  23. The Swim
  24. Anytime Anyplace Anywhere
  25. Since You’ve Been Gone
  26. I Am So Tired
  27. Lonely Nights (45rpm)

The Later Falcons plus Demos & Covers

  1. Fine Fine Girl
  2. Oh Baby
  3. Has It Happened To You Yet
  4. Lonely Nights
  5. Love The Way You Walk
  6. Never Find Another Girl Like You
  7. She´s My Heart´s Desire (demo)
  8. Whose Little Girl Are You
  9. That’s What I Aim To Do (alt mix)
  10. You Killed The Love (45rpm)
  11. So Pretty Baby
  12. What To Do (stereo mix)
  13. We Met In A Dream
  14. Lonely
  15. Since You’ve Been Gone
  16. Stick By You
  17. You’re So Fine
  18. He’s So Fine
  19. I Found A Love
  20. I Found A Love (Pt 1)
  21. Short & Nappy
  22. Lonely Nights (alt mix)
  23. Round & Round
  24. I Am Her Yo Yo Man
  25. Lonely (alt mix)
  26. People Gonna Talk About You
  27. What To Do (mono mix)
  28. Skinny Girl
  29. I Found A Love (Demo)

The Early Falcons

  1. Baby That’s It
  2. This Day
  3. Sent Up
  4. Can This Be Christmas
  5. I Wonder
  6. Something Hit Me
  7. Love At First Sight
  8. This Heart Of Mine (Kudo)
  9. Romanita
  10. Searching For You Baby
  11. Baby Won’t You Change Your Mind
  12. Please Don’t Leave Me Dear
  13. No Time For Fun
  14. (When) You’re In Love
  15. Juke Hop
  16. Girl Of My Dreams
  17. Let It Be Me
  18. This Heart of Mine
  19. Hurry, Arthur Murray
  20. Chicky Chop Chop
  21. Goddess Of Angels
  22. You Must Know I Love You (Added brass mix)
  23. You’re Mine
  24. Wonderful Love
  25. Waiting For You
  26. The Teacher
  27. When You’re In Love (Big piano mix)
  28. You Must Know I Love You (Big bass mix)
  29. That’s What I Aim To Do (twist beat)


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Weight0.125 kg