Friday, January 15, 2010

Lost Soul: Jackie Montre-el

If I made money from it or created new records from it, it’d be called crate-digging. As it stands, let’s call it by its real name: a typical Saturday afternoon. On one of these recent outings, a single by Jackie Montre-el turned up. Anyone familiar with her Doomed By Jealousy on Pure Soul, quite possibly the best Kent compilation of them all, would have felt their pulse quicken.

The a-side, Love Me Or Leave Me Alone, is an unspectacular r&b wail BUT flip it over and every Southern Soul essential – pace, drama, hurt, countrified guitar and subtly persuasive horns– is in the right place on What Do You Want From My Life.

It cost £1, thanks for asking.

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