In a lifelong career in black American music, the producer, singer, bandleader, talent scout and manager Swamp Dogg was consistently known as a maverick.
He fought the commercially driven music labels to release innovative artists of the day. Swamp was unafraid to bring previously unpalatable themes into his music – such as war, racism, and family breakdown.
This new collection will delight any fan of 1960s and 1970s soul.
It contains early tracks by Patti LaBelle, as well as later work by artists whose best years were supposed to be behind them, such as the Drifters, Arthur Conley and even Gene Pitney.
CD out now, £11.99