Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lost Soul: The Mandells

The Mandells nailed the sweet soul Chicago sound just as good as any of their more celebrated peers - Tyrone Davis, Barbara Acklin and The Dells to name just three worthy success stories - but never got the airplay to expose their undeniable gift for harmonic group soul with tugging funk undertones to a wide audience.

None of their fine legacy of ten singles has been officially reissued. If the people at Kent have got some time on their hands, a Mandells compilation would be one of the finest assets they could add to their catalogue.

Start here with How To Love A Woman.