Week 22: 7″ Sisters

By: Vincent the Soul Chef

May 28 2009

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Category: 2009


Hello, kiddies.

Welcome to week 22…and dig the slideshow (yeah, it’ll start moving in a couple of seconds)!

Here’s a special post, but who am I kidding… I really didn’t know what to rip next, so i decided to take a bit of a personal liberty. I hope y’all don’t mind! :¬)

As most of you may or may not be aware, I am the “black sheep” of this team in a manner of speaking, meaning that I am the resident 45 collector… I think every team should have one. I love the way a 45 can just grab your attention and proceed to blow your mind in less than three minutes… okay, myabe four, but not much more. After five years of trial, error and taking notes from the experts, I’ve managed to come up with a fairly large amount of them. Well, every once in a while I’d like to try and share some of my favourite 45s with you in various ways and means.

For this first episode, I’d like to reprise the most recent volume of “AntiDivas” which I posted at my other spot – Fufu Stew. The idea for this was inspired by none other than Lafayette, as he initially gave me the challenge to come up with one tune and find three or so different versions of said tune. I decided to take it one step further, hence this compilation of full spectrum soul sistas (AntiDivas if you will). Throughout the duration of this set, you’ll hear some common and some damn rare joints, some covers, some originals, some sweet and sexy Soul, and of course, Funk… no stone was left unturned. I hope you enjoy it: 7″ Sisters – a Soul Chef exclusive!


No reviews this time, just some personal words on some of the featured tracks. And why not start with Dusty Springfield’s “What’s It Gonna Be” that opens the set. This is the song started off the challenge as Laffy brought this one up in conversation, hipping me to this rare performance and these fine cover versions here and here

Track 6, Linda Mackey’s “Gotta Find My Man”, is one of those really rare joints done by a sista who apparently denounced the music business in some form or another. Again, that’s a guess. I’ve seen this one go for quite a bit of change. Thankfully, the price has gone down a bit… As best I can say, this is probably what she’s doing now, but I don’t have the balls to email her and ask. I should though, because I’d like to thank this lady for blessing us with such a sweet performance.

Track 9, Gloria Walker’s “Talking About My Baby” is another gem – a sweet piece from the bringer of “Papa’s Got The Wagon”. You’ll find a great write-up on this 45 right here!

Right after Gloria comes The Tangeers “He’s Not That Kind Of Guy”, the flip side of “This Empty Place”, this sleeper’s a funky Northern groover. Score one for your very own here – not too bad at 20 bucks.

Jumping to track 18 and The Sandpebbles “Forget It”this shit’s just hot! I spun this out a couple years back and was real proud to have seasoned cratediggers come up to the stand to see what I was playing, especially this one. Check him out!

At track 26 you’ll find Lulu and her rendition of “Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You)”. We all know the Queen’s version of this classic…but this is the original take.

While I’ve included a few buy links, for the most part, these records were found the old fashioned way… by digging! Most of them weren’t too hard to find.


Now that’s just the tip of the iceberg, kids. I patiently await the next episode which features none other than our favourite DJ, LP2! I sent him an oversized batch of 45s to put his magic touch upon. If the finished product is anything close to the outstanding selection he blessed us with on Week 14…good God almighty! Thanks for indulging me here, and don’t be afraid to share your feedback.

I’m off for a much needed vacation. Back to Delaware and hopefully a fruitful visit to the local record shop. Until the next time we meet, have fun(k) and as always, please be safe.

Peace and blessings.

(Ps. I’d like to dedicate the 7″ Sisters mix, and send a shoutout to Nosi and her most amazing Super Soul Sisters blog. I urge you, do not sleep on this one, kids. Please visit and show your love).

29 comments on “Week 22: 7″ Sisters”

  1. Great work, Vincent – a truly fantastic selection! And big thanks to Flippin’ for making that animation work. And don’t miss out on the label scans included in the download. As always, please leave a comment and share your opinions on the post! And we really love when you listeners come back after giving the music a spin – telling us all about the listening experience and which tracks was your personal favourites!

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    • Thanks guys, there are some great cuts here for sure. 7” are very exciting 🙂

      Keep up the great work you do

  2. Much Thanks Vincent for this set of 7″s!! I gotta check out those Antidiva comps as well.

  3. Amazing female collection! Pure Fire!!!
    Dusty, Lorraine, Barbara, Gladys, Laura, Maxine…….
    what’s better for the weekend.

    Play it loud, brothers!!!

    Love you Vince!!!

  4. D-O-P-E!!! Thanks a lot for taking the time to put together all those 7″ 😉

  5. Thanks so much. I can’t wait to check it out.

  6. Excellent! What a wonderful compilation of these 7″s!!! A lot of work but it sure pays off when you can sit back and soak it all in! Thanks Vincent! Talk to you soon.

  7. Great work, Vin! Can’t wait to hear it!
    You keep doin’ your thang with them 45’s cuz lawd knows I do not have the patience and persistence it takes to deal with them. ;D

  8. Superior fieryness!!! Too much heat in this compilation!! Thanks vince!

  9. Thanks for these! can’t wait to check em out, thanks for doin the dusty work!

  10. Vincent – got my soul buds salivating over your sorbet of 7in Sisters – except I can’t open the freezer door – something up with the links again ?

    • Nah…the links are OK, I just tried them. But Lix.in’s link protection needs you to be using Firefox or Safari rather than Explorer. That could be the problem! 🙂


  11. I know you guys have been back for awhile now, but I just gotta reiterate how nice it is to have you guys back

  12. I almost forgot, thanks a lot for the albums… keep it up!! (Pause)

  13. Psyched to check this but… the link seems messed. Keeps asking for the CAPTCHA… even when I *know* I entered it correctly…

    using the latest firefox…

    • That’s weird, Bobby…are you sure you are typing those displayed 3 letters/numbers correctly (the captcha is not the same as the password used for the zip file)?!

      If you keep having problems, drop me a line and I’ll try and sort you out!


  14. Finally, that week of English essays is over… hehehe

    Thanks to everyone who chimed in… I know that I went against the grain by playing 45s, but I figured what the hell, it can’t hurt, right?.

    Big ups to invisiblenigma for falling by my other spot. Remember kids, there’s over two years worth of archives waiting there for you to dig in…

    Peace and blessings.

  15. Man, you guys are awesome. And now that you are using sharebee – Double awesome. Couldn’t think things could get better here. Always a pleasant surprise to stop by.

    Thank You.

  16. Excellent compilation! Thanks Soul Chef!

  17. Damn, are so many Gems in here! Greatly appreciated

  18. Thanks, it’s great.

  19. Very Very VEEEEEERY nice…thanx brothers

  20. Hey
    Thanks much.. I really like this blog

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