Category Archives: Soul Music

Sunday Soul ~ At The Dark End Of The Street ~ James Carr

Written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman.
Released in 1966 from the “You Got My Mind Messed Up” album.

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Motown Monday ~ The Miracles ~ I’ll Try Something New

Written by Smokey Robinson.
Released off the third self titled album in 1962.

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Motown Monday ~ Reach Out, I’ll Be There ~ The Four Tops

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Soothing Sunday ~ All Day Music ~ War

Written by Jerry Goldstein & War
Released off the album songs title in 1971.

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Motown Monday ~ I Want A Love I Can See ~ The Temptations

Written by Smokey Robinson
Released in 1963

Lead vocals by Paul Williams
Background vocals by Eddie Kendricks,
Al Bryant, and Otis Williams
Instrumentation: The Funk Brothers

How in the world this didn’t become the very first hit for ” The Temptations ” is beyond me.

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A Real Sunday Soul Story ~ Tony Joe White ~ “Polk Salad Annie” – Stay Strong Louisiana

 

Talk about some blue-eyed soul this mans sound epitomized it.

Born in Goodwill, Louisiana he wrote the song from having been raised and experienced those roots in the swamplands where he was born in 1943. Oak Grove, La. situated just west of the Mississippi River, it’s a land of cotton-fields, where polk salad grows wild and alligators lurk in moss-covered swamps.

White stated:

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Motown Monday ~ The Satintones ‘Motor City’ and the Label of Correc-Tone.

Released in 1959 on the Tamla Label.

James Ellis
Chico Leverette
Robert Bateman
Sonny Sanders
Vernon Williams- added later

You are listening to the very first group ever signed to the ” MOTOWN ” Label in 1959. Yet Berry Gordy never ever gave this group any recognition what so ever. But that doesn’t surprise me.

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Motown Monday Moment ~ I give you Levi Stubbs

If anybody can watch this video without tears flooding out of your eyes or by its end not completely breaking down when Levi hits that last high note. Then all I can say is you don’t have a heart beating within you.

From The Heart: The Four Tops – 50th Anniversary Concert (2004) Detroit, Michigan

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Sunday Soul ~ Funky Broadway ~ Wilson Pickett

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Saturday ” Soul ” Check ~ James Brown

“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

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