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Percy Mayfield of Minden, Louisiana



"Please Send Me Someone To Love" (1950)


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As a young drummer, my Dad backed Percy on several occasions.


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've always preferred the grittier southern soul sound associated with the early Stax records


^^^^This!


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Just kidding


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Eugene Church - "Sixteen Tons" (1963)
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Eugene Church (January 22, 1938 – April 3, 1993) was an American singer.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Church collaborated with Jesse Belvin in the 1950s as The Cliques, releasing singles on Modern Records. Late in the 1950s he released four singles of his own, as Eugene Church & the Fellows. Church later pursued a career in gospel music in Dallas, Texas, and returned to secular music in the 1990s in doo-wop revues.
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Curley Moore - "Soul Train" (1965)
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Though it has been covered several times, as I'll go over a bit later, nothing beats the original for my money. That said, I can kind of see why it didn't have "legs". While numerous popular songs called out the popular dances on the era and various places around the country to connect with the dancing and record buying public, those generally attempted to evoke a party atmosphere of some kind. But the music on "Soul Train" seems far too subdued to call the kids out to the floor. Hear how the saxes play those long low notes under the verses and chorus. Almost stately. The trumpets have a bit rhythm as they follow the chords on the verses, but punchy and upbeat they aren't. On top of all that, Curley's vocal sounds wistful somehow. There is a kind of a feeling of longing to it, almost as if the song were in a minor key (which it is not). Then consider King's lyric on the chorus, "Oh, that Soul Train, music pouring out like rain. Just like rain." Don't know about you, Earl, but rain imagery equates to tears, thus sadness, for most folks. But, damn, it's a fine song, nonetheless. It definitely evokes a mood that gets to me, just a strange mood for a song about dancing; although there's nothing wrong in dancing when you're sad.

home of the groove: Curley's Melancholy Soul Train


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Dan Penn - "I'm Your Puppet" (1965) -- Original version of the song that would be a big hit for James and Bobby Purify a few months later
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Dan Penn (born 16 November 1941) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s, including "The Dark End of the Street" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" with Chips Moman and "Cry Like a Baby" with Spooner Oldham. Penn also produced many hits, including "The Letter", by the Box Tops. Though considered to be one of the great white soul singers of his generation, Penn has released relatively few records featuring his own vocals and musicianship, preferring the relative anonymity of songwriting and producing




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I like Marvin Gaye -- I would classify him more on the "sweet" side of R&B rather than the "bluesy" side, like most of the Motown singers.

The grittier soul singers generally recorded in the South. IMHO one of the best was the underappreciated Wilson Pickett -- I really like his phrasing; he never seems to make a wrong decision. If you must have a ranking and a controversial opinion, I certainly prefer Pickett to Otis Redding, who I've always found somewhat overrated.



Good assessment. You need to listen to Charles Bradley- new sounds by a 'new' singer, who is actually pretty old. He captures that raw soul sound and the instruments sound like it was recorded in the early 70's. I listen to metal, prog, psych, funk, jazz, everything, but there was always a small part of enjoyment I had for early soul singers and that sound, which 99% of black artists today have simply missed all together. Charles Bradley is a revelation. Actually I think he is coming to Baton Rouge next month.


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Hooray for the old WDIA station in Memphis


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Cookie and the Cupcakes


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The Temptones - "Good Bye" (1966)

Philadelphia group made up of Temple University students, including one Daryl Hall

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I've always preferred the grittier southern soul sound associated with the early Stax records
Stax Records Plots Massive 60th Anniversary Campaign
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Stax Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a string of releases designed to highlight the label's history and legendary soul sound and reunite its long-divided catalog. The year-long campaign is a collaboration between Rhino Entertainment and Concord Music Group and launches May 19th with the Stax Classics series.

The Stax Classics series boasts 10 new hits compilations from the label's biggest artists: Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, Sam and Dave, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Booker T. & M.G.'s, the Dramatics and Albert King. Each 12-song collection will come with new liner notes and be available digitally and on CD.

Rhino and Concord also plan to reissue numerous classic Stax records on vinyl, including a 50th anniversary pressing of Redding and Thomas' 1967 collaborative effort King and Queen and Redding's 1965 solo album, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads.

A three-disc Stax 60th box set is also in the works, as is the fourth installment of the Complete Stax Singles series. The new edition will include selections from the Stax catalog as well as offerings from its sister label, Volt, and various subsidiaries Enterprise, Gospel Truth, Hip and Chalice.

Among the biggest projects of the 60th anniversary campaign will be a massive overhaul of Stax's digital catalog. Rhino and Concord plan to make numerous Stax records available to stream online for the first time, while they'll also properly remaster a slew of classic albums specifically for digital outlets.


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Otis Rush - "Homework" (1962)
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Otis Rush (born April 29, 1935) is a blues guitarist and singer. His distinctive guitar style features a slow-burning sound and long bent notes. With qualities similar to the styles of Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians, including Michael Bloomfield, Peter Green and Eric Clapton.

Rush is left-handed and, unlike many other left-handed guitarists, plays a left-handed instrument strung upside-down, with the low E string at the bottom. He has played often with the little finger of his pick hand curled under the low E for positioning. It is widely believed that this contributes to his distinctive sound. He has a wide-ranging, powerful tenor voice.
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Some may know "Homework" from the cover by the J. Geils Band.


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Eddie & Ernie - "Lay Lady Lay" -- Dylan cover recorded c. 1969-70, unissued until 2002

Eddie & Ernie - "Time Waits For No One" (1965)

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Eddie and Ernie were an American soul music duo in the 1960s. They sang in gospel groups before working as backing vocalists from the early-1960s. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, they made their first recordings as a duo (initially as Ernie & Eddie) in 1963, also making solo recordings. Although they recorded for several labels, some quite large such as Columbia, Chess, and Buddah, they never had any significant chart success, their biggest R&B hit being "Time Waits For No One" on Eastern records in 1965.

Their recordings later became popular with aficionados such as Dave Godin, on whose Deep Soul compilations several of their tracks appear. A compilation CD was released on Ace Records (UK) in 2002. Musically, they are often compared to Sam & Dave



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The Butlers - "She Tried To Kiss Me" (1964)

Maybe the fastest-tempo soul song you'll ever hear -- might have been more danceable if slowed down a bit. Lead singer Frankie Beverly would become a disco star in the '70s.

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Garnett Mimms -- "Cry Baby"


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Kafka


One of the most underrated singers of all-time, this single was YUGE back in 1963


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Jimmy Hughes (born February 3, 1938) is an American former rhythm and blues singer, whose biggest successes in the mid-1960s, notably his hit "Steal Away", were important in the early development of the Muscle Shoals music industry.
Jimmy Hughes - "Steal Away" (1964)

Jimmy Hughes - "I Worship The Ground You Walk On" (1966) - clip from the Where The Action Is TV show

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RIP Rick Hall


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Jimmy Hughes - Why Not Tonight

My mom still has the original 45


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