bob & gene If This World Were Mine (LP, £17.50)label: Daptone
Remastered with two new songs not previously available on the original version, ďI Really Love YouĒ and ďItís Not What You Know (Itís Who You Know)Ē. ē Original pressing from 2007 has been out-of-print and heavily sought-after for over 5 years. ē Includes MP3 download code. Ten years ago we were excited to release an archival collection of the sweetest soul from upstate New York in the 1960s; BOB & GENEíS IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE.... The beautifully packaged LP sold out quickly and has remained out-of-print ever since. Itís stature has grown over the years and is, these days, a desirable but hard-to-find record for fans of sweet soul. So to respond to the demand of soul fans worldwide weíre releasing a remastered pressing of IF THIS WORLD WAS MINE... for all of those who missed out on this sensational album the first time around, this time with TWO bonus cuts. In 1967, two teenage friends, Bobby Nunn and Eugene Copland, were the stars of Mo Do Records; a Buffalo, NY label run by Bobbyís dad, William Nunn. As BOB & GENE they recorded several sides for the label along with other local gospel and soul artists and the dozen or so 45s on Mo Do play back with unconventional humanity and anomalous presence. Williamís dream of a Bob & Gene album would never be realised in his lifetime, but in February 2007 we jumped at the chance to pull together these sweet and soulful recordings into an album thatís remained a Daptone favourite ever since. A decade later and weíre thrilled that itís back in the racks at your favourite purveyor of soulful platters. SIDE ONE 1. GOTTA FIND AWAY 2. YOUR NAME 3. IT WONíT GO 4. I CAN BE COOL 5. SAILBOAT 6. WHICH LOVE T. I REALLY LOVE YOU (Bonus Track) 8. INTERLUDE SIDE TWO 1. DONíT LEAVE ME GIRL 2. SOMEBODYíS DOIN IT (WAR) 3. YOU DONíT NEED ME 4.YOU GAVE ME LOVE 5. ITíS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW (ITíS WHO YOU KNOW) (Bonus Track) 6. IF THIS WORLD WERE MINE.
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