Maxine Brown – Spotlight on Maxine Brown (1965/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 31:59 minutes | 568 MB | Genre: Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Wand Records

In a singles-driven genre and era, its rare to find an album like this that is actually worth listening to. Perhaps because its practically a compilation of previously released singles. It may not be quite as exciting as Where Did Our Love Go – with its incredible production and array of hits. But Maxine Brown’s voice is really great and manages to carry through here across a lot of different material without dropping a beat – brill-building to soul.

You get the sense she’s one of the more mature singers of the era and is actually more at home singing something more sophisticated than the playing the innocent young girl (e.g. on the final track ‘little girls lost’), which may be one of the reasons she seems a little underappreciated.


1. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
2. Maxine Brown – It’s Gonna Be Alright
3. Maxine Brown – Ask Me
4. Maxine Brown – I Cry Alone
5. Maxine Brown – Coming Back to You
6. Maxine Brown – You Do Something to Me
7. Maxine Brown – I Wonder What My Baby’s Doing Tonight
8. Maxine Brown – Since I Found You
9. Maxine Brown – Gotta Find a Way
10. Maxine Brown – Yesterday’s Kisses
11. Maxine Brown – You Upset My Soul
12. Maxine Brown – Little Girl Lost