Category Archives: Soul
You don’t need any details of why this Man was called this. The music says it all.
Jackie was one of the most dynamic performers to watch and listen to. If that man couldn’t make you dance you were DEAD!
Written by George Gershwin – Music
DuBose Heyward – Lyrics
There was no other like Billy Stewart. This man blew this 1935 written song completely apart with his rendition in 1966. Talk about explosive, man a total understatement.
“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)”
Written by Holland / Dozier / Holland
Released in 1965
Kim Weston – vocals
The Funk Brothers – music
Another powerful voice of Motown but you wouldn’t know it since this was another artist Berry Gordy just left on the shelf.
Kim Weston born Agatha Natalie Weston was signed by Motown in 1963.
Written By Junior Walker, Harvey Fuqua and Willie Woods.
Originally Released in Sept. 1962 on the Harvey Label.
Junior Walker – Saxophone
Willie Woods – Guitar
Victor Thomas – Organ
James Graves – Drums
Re-Released on Tamla 1966
James Jamerson – Bass
Born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr., Walker Smoked on Sax.
Cleo’s Mood is my favorite song from this group.
It’s a raw, seductive, sultry bump and grind number. A combination of Blues & Jazz.
I only wished the song could of gone longer like 30 Minutes. But I’ll take what I can get.
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.
Written by Smokey Robinson.
Rare Earth in Concert 1971.
Recorded: Civic Coliseum – Jacksonville, FL., Marine Stadium – Miami, FL., Cornell University – Ithaca, NY and At The Pharmacy – The Roostertail, Detroit, Mi.
This Version was Recorded in 1952 from his third session on Chess Records.
There are harp players and then there are HARP PLAYERS. You are listening to the Grand Master. And they didn’t get any better.
From the Album Swiss Movement
Written by Gene McDaniels
Recorded Live on June 21, 1969 at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Les McCann: Piano, Vocals on “Compared to What”
Eddie Harris: Tenor Sax
Benny Bailey: Trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
Donald Dean: Drums
This is my all time favorite Jazz Composition by Oliver Nelson.
Released in 1961 off the album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth