Tag: Soul

Song Of The Day: Otis Redding, “My Lover’s Prayer”

Taken from the Atlantic Records release Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (Fiftieth Anniversary Edition)

Song Of The Day: Chet Ivey, “A Dose Of Soul”

Taken from the forthcoming Ace Records release A Dose Of Soul: The Sylvia Funk Recordings 1972-1975.

The Emotions: Blessed: The Emotions Anthology 1969-1985 (Big Break)

This lavish two-disc set highlights the best work of Chicago trio The Emotions’ career, and is an essential collection of high quality pop and soul music.

Heatwave: Always & Forever: Love Songs & Smooth Grooves (Big Break Records)

This compilation highlights the greatest asset of disco/funk band Heatwave: its love jams.

Gene Chandler: Duke Of Earl: The Gene Chandler Story 1961-1962

Gene Chandler’s debut single “Duke Of Earl” was a massive hit, and unfortunately and unfairly burdened him with the “one-hit wonder” tag. This collection compiles all of the recordings from his first year of recording, and shows there was much more to the man than the hit that defined him.

Kleeer: Get Tough: The Kleeer Anthology 1979-1985 (Big Break Records)

Kleeer was a prolific New York disco/funk/R&B band, releasing seven albums over five years. This anthology collects the best of the best, and makes a case for their role in the history of the music of the era.

Teddy Pendergrass: TP (Big Break Records)

Legendary Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass was a career high, the pinnacle of his early success, and easily one of his finest albums.

Various: Hillbillies In Hell (Iron Mountain Analogue Research)/Christians Catch Hell (Honest Jon’s)

Two recent compilations highlight two vastly different sides of mid-Twentieth Century American Protestant music.

Tasha Thomas: Midnight Rendezvous (Soul Music)

Tasha Thomas was a promising young singer whose star was on the increase when she released what would be her sole solo album, five years before her untimely death from cancer.

3AM Eternal: Tina Turner, “I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Remix)” (1984)

This extended remix of Tina Turner’s take on Ann Peebles’ classic hit finds the diva taking a more underground dance direction.