Monday, July 24, 2017
Z.Z. Hill - Turn Back the Hands of Time
Given that KC and Dr. Hepcat announced that they have now assembled the entire Z.Z. Hill discography, I decided to get some hype going here. I have a lot of questions and have never heard some of this puzzling discography.
For example, this intriguing collection was released a while back under the title "Rare and Previously Unreleased Recordings: 1965-1972," but with no discographical information about the contents.
Looking at the on-line discography of Z.Z. 45s supplied by Soulful Kinda Music (http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/zzhill.htm), this collection would appear to contain some of Z.Z.'s very first recordings made for his brother's MH label, as well as the listed early Messa 45. However, these recordings were made before 1965. Some of them were also re-recorded later, raising some questions.
The rest of the songs here would appear to come from the 1970s, also from the MH label, the Hill label, the Audrey label... The Soulful Kinda Music discography would indicate that there is most likely a lot more where that came from.
I look forward from some enlightenment from KC and Dr. Hepcat. :)