Coming Up: This Is Lowrider Soul 1962-1970

Out Feb. 8. Order from Amazon now.

Details from Kent Records:

The Mexican and central and South American immigrants and their descendants who originally settled mainly around East Los Angeles have had an affinity for sweet soul love ballads for many years. In recent times the collecting scene has intensified and spread to soul fans around the world who, already sympathetic to the music, were intrigued by the titles that were finding such favour among this very hip scene. Scene classics are provided by the Whispers, Barbara Mason, the Ambassadors, Brenton Wood and Lee Williams & the Cymbals, most of which are quite well known in Europe, too. More esoteric picks are provided by the Endeavors, Aesop's Fables, Jimmy Conwell, the Vows and the Interpreters. Being Kent, we suggested some previously unreleased masters to the selectors and they were knocked out to include the Lovers Bay Area-recorded 'When You're Poor' and the Billy Terrell, Ray Dahrouge and Tony Camillo-written-and-produced gem 'I'm Just Passing Time'; their inclusion has caused a buzz around the scene. 


1. Take a Step - Aesop's Fables

  2. Why'd You Put Me on - Bobbi Row & the Englishmen
  3. I Wanna Chance - the Vows
  4. Where Were You - Brenton Wood
  5. Second Hand Happiness - Jimmy Conwell
  6. 'Til You Come Back to Me - Lee Williams & the Cymbals
  7. Oh How It Hurts - Barbara Mason
  8. I Really Love You - the Ambassadors
  9. As I Sit Here - the Whispers
  10. One More Chance - the Four Tees
  11. No Doubt About It - the Esquires
  12. It's Not That Easy - Reuben Bell with the Casanovas
  13. It's So Hard to Break a Habit - the Webs
  14. Pretending Dear - the Lovelles
  15. Find Me - the Attractions
  16. Shattered Dreams - the Endeavors
  17. Be Kind to Love - the Interpreters
  18. When You're Poor - the Celestials
  19. Never Gonna Let Him Know - Debbie Taylor & the 4 Hesitations
  20. As Long As I've Got You - the Charmels
  21. Don't Forget About Me Baby - Jeff Dale
  22. I'm a Lonely Man - Bobby Burn Aka Bobby Wilburn
  23. Crying All By Myself - William Bell
  24. I'm Just Passing Time - Melvin Hicks & the Versatiles