THE ABC'S OF KID SOUL COMPILATION
 
You know Michael, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and Jackie, but what about Altyrone Deno Brown, Michael Washington, or Little Murray & the Mantics, Johnnie Gee? Home Schooled, the 16th record in Numero’s library of the lost, looks at the unknown side of the early 70s kid soul revolution. Beyond the Osmonds, the Five Stairsteps, and the Brighter Side of Darkness lay hundreds of aspiring children (or parents) bent on becoming the next Michael. Numero has selected Home Schooled, the 16th record in Numero’s library of the lost, looks at the unknown side of the early 70s kid soul revolution. Beyond the Osmonds, the Five Stairsteps, and the Brighter Side of Darkness lay hundreds of aspiring children (or parents) bent on becoming the next Michael. Numero has selected seventeen of our favorites. A detailed and photo stuffed booklet breaks down the history of the phenomena, while the disc straddles the line between historical artifact and wild mix tape. The popular Milwaukee band "Step By "Step", has one of the hottest songs on this compilation titled: Time After Time, you don't want to mis out on this newly released compilation, get your copy now!
 
Track Listing:
1. Trust Your Child Pt.1 - Patrizia & Jimmy
2. I'm Not Ready For Love - Promise
3. Here's Some Dances - Eight Minutes
4. One Is Enough For One - Jack & The Mods
5. Don't Leave Me Mama - Little Murray & The Mantics
6. You Are My Dream (School Time) - 3 Simmons
7. Jersey Slide Pt.1 - 3 Stars
8. Now That School Is Trhough - Cindy & The Playmates
9. Right On - Man Child Singers
10. Sweet Pea - Altyrone Deno Brown
11. Yellow Ribbon - Atoms
12. If You're Looking For Love - Triads
13. Can't Let You Break My Heart - Quantrells
14. 2009 Cherry Soul Sound - Jr. & His Soulettes
15. Little Girl - Michael Washington
16. Time - Otis The 3rd
17. Time After Time - Step By Step
 
This CD is one of the few items I know of that document this phenomenon. Unfortuantely, while it can be admired for being adventurous enough to find the most obscure examples of the genre, these songs and artists do not represent the best of their kind as a whole. Prepuescent screechers mumbling lyrics they don't really understand tend to dominate this set. No threat to Joe and Katherine's brood from Gary,Indiana here.

However, this set is not a total washout. Some good kid stuff shines through on a few cuts. Patrizia & Jimmy's "Trust Your Child" is a tough and funky 1974 protorap about the generation gap, and the popular song featuring Johnnie Gee from the group "Step By Step", Time After Time sets this compilation on fire. Patrizia's sassy and confident vocals to some really thought-provoking lyrics make this one a winner. The fittingly-named Promise contributes the "pretty but gritty" number "I'm Not Ready for Love." Sort of a female Jackson 5, this song really conjures up images of the 70s for those who weren't there and fond memories of the era for those of us who were. You will find yourself humming this one to yourself all day after playing it. Get your copy now!

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