Kendra Steiner Editions

November 25, 2019

Bill Shute/KSE now at MeWe

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I’ve noticed some of my friends and groups I’m a member of on Facebook have stated that they are moving over to the MeWe social network. If you are one of those, please send me a friend request at

https://mewe.com/i/billshute

I’ll re-post any new content put up on the Bill Shute or Kendra Steiner Editions FB pages and may also provide other original material specifically for MeWe.

I’ve always considered anything I posted on FB public information, the kind of thing I’d be willing to, as Oscar Wilde once put it, “shout from the rooftops.” Facebook is primarily a vehicle for promoting my writings (and in the past, the music releases on the KSE label, and for that, FB was a BIG help) and the various cultural areas of interest to me which I want to champion. It also provides an easy place to find me for old friends and colleagues from across the decades…or for readers of mine from various magazines, blogs, and poetry books. I don’t really care that my interest in the music of Bix Beiderbecke, gorditas, Texas wineries, the films of Jerry Warren, the writings of Gertrude Stein, the jalapeno beer at Faust Brewing Company, horse racing, John Cage’s Number Pieces, German krimi films, the Texas Gulf Coast, 1960’s Rambler automobiles, and the  neighborhood pizzeria is data-mined and sold to advertisers who then target me. Did anyone ever really think that Facebook was free? Nothing comes without a cost of one sort or another. Also, if you want to open a gordita shack that serves Faust jalapeno pilsner, has pictures of 1964 Ramblers on the wall, plays the Bix’s Wolverines sides on the sound system, and has screenings of early 60’s German Edgar Wallace films on Friday nights, I will be your first and best customer….as long as you offer Lengua and Chicharrón gorditas on your menu.

gorditas

See you at MeWe….or at Facebook….or better yet, here at the KSE blog!

MeWe may well go down the tubes as quickly as Google+, which I never  bothered to join. I briefly was on Twitter and Instagram, but those offered nothing that was of use to me.

As always, thanks for catching up with the KSE blog.

I have some exciting news on a few fronts which I’ll share in the coming weeks…

November 7, 2019

now an even dozen releases in the SOUL DIAMONDS series

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 4:08 pm

ABC Soul Diamonds

For a decade or more, the SOUL DIAMONDS series of CDR compilation albums, on the “Buried Treasures” label from France, has been issuing exciting, overstuffed collections of obscure soul 45’s (with an album track here and there) from the 1960’s and early 1970’s, and they’ve taken the route of doing label-based surveys, since so many nationally-distributed labels of the period released significant numbers of soul 45’s, both in-house label-produced and licensed-in from regional producers or picked up from small labels. The quality has been very high on these comps, and unlike many of the other series of CDR “collector” soul comps (which I also buy here and there as I can afford them and when they include a high percentage of tracks I don’t own already), these have intelligent liner notes clearly written by someone who knows obscure soul music inside out.

Two new volumes arrived in my mailbox today (VERVE and ROULETTE), and I hope to write about each one of those separately in the near future, but now I wanted to alert you to what’s in the series so far (I’ve also reviewed a number of them here on the KSE blog….just go to the search box and type in SOUL DIAMONDS). I think that most if not all of them are still in print. A number of sellers in Asia offer them as well as some specialized soul dealers in Europe. Here in the US, if you go to Ebay and type in the name SOUL DIAMONDS within “Music,” you should find the American seller from whom I’ve gotten mine (who offers fine service and low prices, by the way). So here are the twelve labels which have been covered in the series as of today. I have other suggestions for label surveys, but I have a feeling they will be gotten to eventually. Thanks to whatever Europeans are compiling and issuing these–it’s clearly a labor of love.

TCD 1001, DECCA SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1002, MERCURY SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1003, EPIC SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1004, ABC SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1005, ATLANTIC SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1006, COLUMBIA SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1007, RCA SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1008, ATCO SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1009, COTILLION SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1010, POLYDOR SOUL DIAMONDS

TCD 1011, VERVE SOUL DIAMONDS (new!)

TCD 1012, ROULETTE SOUL DIAMONDS (new!)

mercury soul diamonds

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