Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Kim Wilde Is Not Blue Eyed Soul

Years ago for a road trip, I made a cassette of blue eyed soul music. And for years I wondered why no label came out with a compilation of the genre. So, this 2006 release from Time Life Best of Blue Eyed Soul caught my eye. And it's not bad, but it also proves my point that Rhino makes better compilations than Time Life. Rhino wouldn't have put Kim Wilde, Michael Bolton, Rick Astley (who I like by the way), Robbie Dupree or Jonny Lang. They would have put Paul Carrack, the Rascals, Simply Red, Charlie Rich (if they were thinking) and maybe Culture Club and Dusty Springfield. But the Time Life comp serves its purpose to recognize an untapped genre.
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