Warners - 2002 - 69 minutes
The likes of Cher, Lulu, Ella Fitzgerald and Little Richard have all put in their time on the Right On! roster over the previous three instalments and number four also throws up a batch of undiscovered gems.
Raiding the Warners archives from the mid-60s to 70s and coming up with quality, it's a mesh of jazz, funk and soul. And even if the territory has become more obscure, the expanded liner knows help fill in the gaps on people you've probably never heard of.
The highlights come from former sessions players Barbara & Ernie with the dreamy 'Searching the Circle', Duane Allman's grinding guitar on Delaney & Bonnie's 'They Call it Rock & Roll Music' and John Baldry's spooky voiced bass workout 'Hambone', where Rod Stewart crops up in the productionchair.
You can argue that you've got 20 compilations like this one already. But there's always room for one more.
Tracklisting: Tuane - Hammer, Mojo Hanna - Tami Lynn, Our Man Flint - Herbie Mann, Live Humble - Yusef Lateef, Hambone - John Baldry, Teasin' - Cornell Dupree, It Was Good Enough For Daddy - Clarence Reid, Live Right Now - Eddie Harris, Chicken Heads - Oscar Brown Jr, Shamading - Les McCann Ridin' Thumb (Jam) - King Curtis, Cherrystones - Eugene McDaniels, Soul Sound System - The Freedom Sounds, The Bite - The Fabulous Counts, No More - Hubert Laws (featuring Melba Moore), They Call It Rock & Roll Music - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Saigon - William S Fischer, Searching The Circle - Barbara & Ernie, The Cat From Katmandu - Passport