Reviewed this week
Not to be confused with the sports commentator, David Coleman was behind the scorching boardwalk vocals that graced Hector Rivera's debut 1966 album At The Party. The right levels of swoon and croons over vital Latin orchestration - led by the renowned pianist and regular Tito Puenta collaborator - David exudes some serious emotion. Drown My Heart lilts with a soft samba while Coleman scatters powerful heartbreak tales, My Foolish Heart takes a much more stripped back rhythmic arrangement with yearning, soaring strings that break out into the full orchestra on the chorus. Both cult attractions on the northern soul and popcorn scenes, it's another hearty reissue from them up north.
Excavated from vaults of the Weiss Brothers longstanding NYC imprint Old Time Records, Beverly McKay's gutsy tales have massaged soul floors for those lucky to have a 200 pound 45. Say It With Feeling hits with big backing vocal harmonies before breaking into a classic midtempo bluesy arrangement while Conscience strikes with a little more eastern allure, staccato strings and a cat-prowling narrative. Timeless soul.