Obscure/underrated '60s soul singers
Baby Washington, a favorite of Dusty Springfield (who covered a couple of her songs), is a current obsession of mine. "That's How Heartaches Are Made" was probably her biggest hit.
Then there's Maxine Brown, who recorded the original version of Carole King's "Oh No Not My Baby," but had a few other minor hits as well.
Any fans of these two ladies? What other soul singers from this era don't get their due?
|by Anonymous||reply 206||08/01/2013|
Maxine Brown - All in My Mind
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/26/2013|
Baby Washington - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
(She also recorded under the names Justine Washington and Jeanette Washington.)
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/26/2013|
Baby Washington - That's How Heartaches Are Made
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/26/2013|
Linda Jones- died too young from diabetes. Hits include "Hypnotized" and "Your Precious Love". BTW, Dusty Springfield was a big Baby Washington fan!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/26/2013|
Chris Clark, Love's Gone Bad:
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/26/2013|
The link is Chuck and Maxine Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/26/2013|
Jackie Shane a mix of Little Richard and Diana Ross
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/26/2013|
Great thread! I enjoy threads like this, because I might uncover "new" singers that I haven't discovered.
I'll like to toss in Bettye Swann's name. So far, she's heads above what was suggested.
I love the tone of her voice.
Check out: Make Me Yours
or Don't Wait Too Long.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/26/2013|
Lulu, that girl could sing soul.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/26/2013|
If you're going to bother to post, at least give us a link to a song on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/26/2013|
Does Ketty Lester and "Love Letters" count?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/26/2013|
[quote]Lulu, that girl could sing soul.
GAYest post so far.
I knew when I clicked on this thread, it would be all GIRL singers.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/27/2013|
I remember a song on the juke box called "The Time" by Baby Washington and I think I am the only one who played it over and over again.
"The time has turned it's back on me."
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/27/2013|
Buried in the background of The Platters was Zola Taylor who was permitted to do a rare solo and one of them was "My Old Flame." I loved this back in the day. I loved her voice.
She went on to be one of the many ex-wives of "Teenager" Frankie Lymon.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/27/2013|
[quote]Does Ketty Lester and "Love Letters" count?
Yes. Here is a link to her performing the song on Shindig in 1964. I'd forgotten how pretty it was.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/27/2013|
Ruth Brown did a wonderful cover of "Love Letters" on an album in the late '90s. I can't find it on YouTube, but here's a link to the album that it's on.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/27/2013|
Bettye Swann was a great one, though I prefer the deep soul she did for Capitol and Atlantic in the late '60s/early '70s.
Here's one of my favorites, "My Heart Is Closed for the Season."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/27/2013|
Erma Franklin (Aretha's older sister) and the original version of "Piece of My Heart":
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/27/2013|
Oops. Here's Bettye Swann's "My Heart Is Closed for the Season":
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/27/2013|
Chuck Jackson - Tell Him I'm Not Home
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/27/2013|
One of my favorite finds from last year, thanks to NPR, this great little article which features 5 obscure soul songs from back then. My favorite, Little Ann's "Deep Shadows".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/27/2013|
Bettye LaVette owns this thread.
She was sadly underappreciated for her original work. Now getting some well deserved acclaim.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/27/2013|
And Bettye now...doing a FLAWLESS version of this song.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/27/2013|
Little Willie John - Love his "Fever" so much more than Peggy Lee's (and I'm a Peggy Lee fan)
Barbara Lewis - she did "Baby, I'm Yours" and "Hello Stranger"
Doris Troy - She did "Just One Look." A one hit wonder who should have had more hits!
Agree with the mention of Linda Jones upthread. "Hypnotized" is such a great song.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/27/2013|
She had a couple of mild hits with soul/pop songs ("Precious, Precious" and "Sweet Charlie Babe.") I guess her biggest hit was with the disco song, "This Time." She's a wonderful singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/27/2013|
Little Willie John's "Fever" was the original. I can't even listen to Peggy Lee's version.
Little Willie was hardcore. He died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. His sister Mable had a hit with "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/27/2013|
Little Willie John - Need Your Love So Bad
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/27/2013|
Maxine Brown - Oh No, Not My Baby
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/27/2013|
Lorraine Ellison "Stay with Me" - love the emotion! Worth checking out on iTunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/27/2013|
Here's Bettye Swann's big hit: Make Me Yours
There are a ton of her songs that I liked, though, but this one seems to be the one that struck gold.
P.S. sorry for not posting a link.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/27/2013|
Here's another one of Bettye's, Today I Started Loving You, Again.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/27/2013|
R33, nope on Sugar Pie.
Try Big Mama Thornton.
R27, I love Jackie Moore. Sure wished she had a better catalog.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/27/2013|
Do Solomon Burke and Brook Benton qualify as obscure or underrated? I don't hear their names bandied about as much today as say, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding or Sam Cooke, but they did have some top hits back in the day.
Solomon Burke's most famous hit, "Cry to Me":
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/27/2013|
And here's my favorite Brook Benton/Dinah Washington tune, "A Rockin' Good Way":
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/27/2013|
Etta James & Sugar Pie De Santo "In The Basement" Pt 1
Wow, it ROCKS!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/28/2013|
[quote]Do Solomon Burke and Brook Benton qualify as obscure or underrated?
Brook Benton, maybe, but definitely not Solomon Burke. He's great, but is neither obscure nor underrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/28/2013|
The genius of Johnnie Taylor (from 1968).
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/28/2013|
Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Mr. 'Knock On Wood',
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/28/2013|
I think Millie Jackson started in the late 60's. Takes her some time to get to the singing but when she does take the ride.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/28/2013|
Jo Ann Garrett - I've Decided On A Whole New Plan
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/28/2013|
Marvellettes - Desination Anywhere
The best of the forgotten Mowtown groups
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/28/2013|
Cissy Houston should be remembered more for than just dealing with troubled family members.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/28/2013|
Brook Benton was great. I love "Walk on the Wild Side"
Love the Marvelettes, but I wouldn't call them forgotten. They were on the shortlist on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees this year. My favorite Marvelettes song is "Don't Mess With Bill"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/28/2013|
Does Candi Staton count as underrated?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/28/2013|
Inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not mean well known.
Little Willie John (the greatest soul singer of all time) is actually in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is barely remembered these days.
This was just an excuse to post another Little Willie John link:
All Around The World
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/28/2013|
Working link for Candi Staton
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/28/2013|
Love, love, love Candi!
Here's her brilliant take on the Elvis classic 'In The Ghetto'.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/28/2013|
Got to the top the hard way...
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/28/2013|
These threads are some of the best at Datalounge, and one of the things we do best here. I always learn a lot.
Has anyone ever attended the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans? It was cancelled last year but back this year. Some of the people on this thread will be performing, like Sugar Baby DeSanto. They will have a museum exhibition for Forgotten Heroes or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/28/2013|
Bettye LaVette for sure. But also Candi Staton
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/28/2013|
[quote]Love the Marvelettes, but I wouldn't call them forgotten.[/quote]
Neither would I, even though they were on TVOne Unsung.
However, Unsung also featured Isaac Hayes, WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/28/2013|
William Bell - Everybody Loves a Winner
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/29/2013|
Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/29/2013|
R58, I love that song. One of my favorite "oldies"
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/29/2013|
Bessie Banks "Go Now," and Toussaint McCall "Nothing Takes The Place of You"
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/29/2013|
Brenda Holloway. She would have been a much bigger hit if Motown hadn't neglected her to push Diana Ross and the Supremes.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/29/2013|
Robbie Robertson mentions Little Willy John in his haunting "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" I always wondered if there was a real singer with that name.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/29/2013|
Another neglected Motown female singer:
Kim Weston - Helpless
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/29/2013|
Laura Lee, I'll Catch You When You Fall
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/29/2013|
r27, actually Jackie Moore charted higher with her early 70s stuff, than with the disco hit This Time, which didn't chart on the pop chart. It was a #1 club hit though and is her best remembered song. She recorded 2 disco/soul albums in the late 70s, but This Time was the only hit, so she lost her recording contract and never put out another album. Her last two albums have more good music in a similar vein though.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/29/2013|
Another Bettye Lavette fan here.
Also Laura Lee - late 60s/early 70s. Dirty Man, Crumbs Off The Table, Women's Love Rights ...
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/29/2013|
I LOVED Ketty Lester, IIRC, she was a regular on either "Days Of Our Lives" or "One Life to Live"!
Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great. This song finally got noticed on, of all things, a Dockers TV ad! When a person thinks of 'soul' Dockers immediately come to mind!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/30/2013|
[quote]Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great.
Yes and I don't think it was a hit the first time round.
Another great and obscure '60s soul song that found fame long after the '60s was this one by Erma Franklin.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/30/2013|
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything (He Want's Me To Do)
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/30/2013|
Could we have a moritorium on the pretentious word "sublime" please? That said, whoever did and wrote the "It's Too Soon To Know" number that Linda Ronstadt covered was genius.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/30/2013|
Deborah Chessler wrote "It's Too Soon" in 1948 and it was a hit for The Orioles, also Etta James later. And Glenn Frey recorded it on his album last year! It's considered to be the first "rock & roll song."
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/30/2013|
Your post was simply resplendent [R70].
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/30/2013|
Could we have a moratorium on the overused word 'genius'. Also, let's also learn how to spell 'moratorium', if we're going to use it.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/30/2013|
Dee Dee Warwick - Alfie.
She recorded it BEFORE Miss Dionne.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/30/2013|
Pat Lundy - It's Rainin' Outside
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/30/2013|
Rozetta Johnson - That Hurts
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/30/2013|
The Sweet Inspirations - Crying In The Rain
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/30/2013|
Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/30/2013|
Judy Clay & William Bell - Private Number
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/30/2013|
"Marlena Shaw's version of "California Soul", which she recorded around 1969, was great.
I never said it was hit, I said it got noticed due to the horrid Docker's ad. btw, it was written by Ashford & Simpson.
By all accounts, the late British singer Nick Drake was not known at all in the US, just among US music fans, as myself who appreciated obscure artists. Others were aware of his work through listening to college radios in the 1970s.
Then, thanks to that Volkswagen ad using Drake's song "Pink Moon"(a song about suicide!), hipsters and others who weren't even born when Nick died in the 1970s, latched on to his music, acting as if they discovered some new artist. Many, at the time, assumed the song was new.
My point is, some crappy TV ads can, and do, introduce viewers to some great music which is already out there!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/30/2013|
Hey, I can I forget Denise La Salle's Trapped by a Thing Called Love.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/30/2013|
R74, thanks for the great find. I think you'll enjoy Denise La Salle and Bettye Swann.
For those who want to hear a male vocalist, how about Joe Simon. Here's his hit, Choking Kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||01/30/2013|
[quote]Could we have a moritorium (sic) on the pretentious word "sublime" please?
[quote]Could we have a moratorium on the overused word 'genius'.
Well exsqueeeze me!
How about we just stick with [italic]FABULOUS[/italic] for [italic]EVERYTHING[/italic] then?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/30/2013|
Merry Clayton, sang solo and with gospel group, Brothers and Sisters Made Dylan's "The times they are a changin'" her own. She tore up the Stone's "Gimme Shelter"
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/30/2013|
Dionne's hussy sister, Dee Dee Warwick(e).
Chaka Khan's sister, Taka Boom.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/31/2013|
Carolyn Crawford - My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down.
Smokey Robinson later reworked his lyrics to this song into Tears Of A Clown.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||01/31/2013|
Tyrone Davis: "Can I Change My Mind", "A Woman Needs to be Loved". Masterful soul singing. He should be among the greats, imho.
Maxine Brown: "All in My Mind"
Barbara Lewis: Once popular, now forgotten. "Hello Stranger" is a gorgeous record
Brenda Holloway: "Operator", "I've Been Good to You"..excellent voice and singing
Eddie Holland (of Holland-Dozier-Holland) was a superb singer with a fine voice also: "Leavin' Here" and others
I love 50s-70s soul
|by Anonymous||reply 89||01/31/2013|
It's interesting to listen to this number after finding out from DL that Dee Dee was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/01/2013|
Jean Dushon - As I Watch You Walk Away
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/01/2013|
Post links, people. There is absolutely no excuse not to.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/01/2013|
The obscure, but not totally forgetten Jackie Ross and "Selfish One" (1964)...holy shit what a great little record+
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/01/2013|
Here's a link for "Selfish One"
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/01/2013|
Leola Jiles and The Apollas - Mr Creator.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/01/2013|
"Spring" by Bird Legs and Pauline. (1963)
"What people say won't mean a thing
'Cause in our hearts we'll know it's spring."
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/01/2013|
I love "Selfish One" R93. Great stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/01/2013|
R89, Soulman, you know soul! I am down with all of your suggestions, because I grew up with them.
I never knew of Eddie. He's okay, probably a better song writer.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/01/2013|
No love for Esther Philips?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/02/2013|
No Drugs for Esther Phillips!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/02/2013|
Walter Jackson Tear for Tear Speak Her Name After You There Can Be Nothing Corner in the Sun
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/02/2013|
How about the silky sultry soul of Donny Hathaway? He's more of the 70s, but he's soulful and underrated.
Here's one of his classics, A Song for You.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/02/2013|
The Velvelettes - He Was Really Saying Something
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/03/2013|
R98 - Thank you!
My favorite REALLY forgotten soul singer is Winfield Parker, but really only for one incredible record, "I'm Wondering" (included on the album "When a Man Cries"). Here's a link:
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/03/2013|
Soulman, this is 98.
Winfield has a bit of a Sam Cooke sound.
The Honey Cones were a great group. Want Ads.
James Carr, You Got My Mind Mess Up
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/03/2013|
Oh Soulman, do you know of Phyllis Dillon?
She's was a reggae artist, but she did a remake of Bettye Swann's song Make me yours that I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||02/03/2013|
R98/106 - I know that James Carr record, yes very good. He does sound like he's channeling Otis Redding though. The horns are great!
The Phyllis Dillon (never heard of her!) track is fun with that echo-chamber effect. Decent voice, ok song.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/04/2013|
Garland Green - Jealous Kind of Fella
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/04/2013|
Agree about Merry Clayton. Her albums were genius. Why did she all but disappear?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/04/2013|
Just discovered the original version of What A Man, by Linda Lyndell (1968). Loving it. Apparently she stopped performing soon after because of threats from white supremacist groups.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/04/2013|
Lynda has a great voice, but I think she failed by having poor song choices or opportunities.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||02/04/2013|
In the history of R&B/Pop/Soul, The Cookies fared better as raw-sounding back-up vocalists for top acts (Ray Charles during one of their early encarnations and Little Eva/Carole King later on) than they did on their own.
Here they chime in as "The Cinderellas" doing a dynamite job vocally with two great Carole King songs. The doom of this particular single was probably the arrangements: side A ("Please Don't Wake Me") was trying to sound too much like "And Then He Kissed Me" and side B ("Baby Baby I Still Love You") like "Da doo Run Run Run" - yet missing Phil Spector's Wall of Sound
|by Anonymous||reply 115||02/04/2013|
I'm just gonna sneak this one by The Daisies in here and dare you to stand still while listening. It's a great answer record to Bobby Freeman's "C'mon and Swim."
|by Anonymous||reply 116||02/04/2013|
Since we're talking about "The" groups now:
The Artistics - I'm Gonna Miss You
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/05/2013|
Maybe, Tyrone Davis was mentioned, but he's so great he deserves another play.
"There it is is" one of my jams.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||02/06/2013|
James Ray - Got My Mind Set On You
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/07/2013|
Don Covay. He was a big influence on Mick Jagger's vocal style. Also wrote Aretha's "Chain Of Fools".
|by Anonymous||reply 120||02/07/2013|
J J Barnes...sexy as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/07/2013|
Betty Everett. Love her version of "You're No Good"
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/07/2013|
I liked Beauxniqua Pettiway.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/07/2013|
Barbara Acklin - Love Makes A Woman
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/08/2013|
Hey, what about Bobby Blue Band. Here's a song I liked, first time hearing it today.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/08/2013|
I grew up on Bobby. My parents loved Soul, R&B, and Jazz (and Classical and Country) but especially Blues. Here is one of my favorite Bobby Blue Bland songs.
Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
|by Anonymous||reply 126||02/09/2013|
Z.Z. Hill is another one I grew up on. Although, Bobby and Z.Z. aren't necessarily obsure to Blues lovers.
Z.Z. Hill- Down Home Blues
|by Anonymous||reply 127||02/09/2013|
And boy oh boy does this one bring me back to my childhood.
Tyrone Davis- Mom's Apple Pie
|by Anonymous||reply 128||02/09/2013|
Here's another good one.
Dorothy Moore- Misty Blue
|by Anonymous||reply 129||02/09/2013|
You guys are hitting 'em out of the ballpark. Here's Johnny Taylor: Running out of Lies
Personal note: Johnny Taylor called my house by mistake.
When I asked who was calling, he said his name and told me I wouldn't know he was. I told him I did, and he started singing one of his songs to me. Plus, he told me a little history about the mix-up between him and Little Johnny Taylor.
Boy, if I knew Johnny Taylor's history with Sam Cooke, I would have kept him on the phone much longer. .
|by Anonymous||reply 130||02/09/2013|
The GREAT Bobby Patterson
Here he is with TCB or TYA:
|by Anonymous||reply 131||02/09/2013|
Marvin Smith - Have More Time
|by Anonymous||reply 133||02/10/2013|
Wales Wallace - We're Not Happy
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/11/2013|
Barbara Stephens - Wait A Minute
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/13/2013|
Has someone said Erma Franklin (Aretha's sister) yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/13/2013|
The Originals - Suspicion
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/14/2013|
How about good ol Candi Staton, He Called Me Baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/14/2013|
Billy Butler - Found True Love
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/15/2013|
The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/18/2013|
Garnet Mimms - As Long As I Have You
|by Anonymous||reply 143||03/01/2013|
Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/05/2013|
Mitty Collier - I Had A Talk With My Man
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/06/2013|
Do you know Valerie Carr?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/06/2013|
Before she became the Rev. Della Reese of that shitty angels TV show, she was a great singer of the Sarah Vaughn school of singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/06/2013|
Royalettes - It's Gonna Take A Miracle
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/07/2013|
"Woman to Woman" by Shirley Brown was a # 1 R&B song back in 1974.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/07/2013|
"From His Woman to You" was Barbara Mason's answer to Shirley Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||03/07/2013|
Marlena Shaw - California Soul
She also does a great job of Roberta Flack's "I Feel Like Making Love."
|by Anonymous||reply 152||03/08/2013|
R148: I like Laura Nyro's cover of "Gonna Take a Miracle" even better
|by Anonymous||reply 153||03/08/2013|
Jan Bradley - Mama Didn't Lie
|by Anonymous||reply 154||03/08/2013|
Little Milton - Baby I Love You
|by Anonymous||reply 155||03/10/2013|
I got one.Bobby Caldwell!"What You Won't Do For Love" And I got a big surprise for you all!THAT DUDE IS WHITE!!Whoa!Are you sure nobody did a black house keeper somewhere in his family,or a black singer?Also,Bobby Whitlock of the Righteous Brothers.Looked like a Ken Doll and sang like one of the Stylistics!
|by Anonymous||reply 156||03/10/2013|
Evie Sands was kind of a one-hit wonder of the Girl Group Era.
I knew a lot of the music of that time but never heard of her until a few years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||03/10/2013|
For a bit of white soul you can't beat the great Timi Yuro. This doo wop era song was a big hit, but she remains an obscurity.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||03/10/2013|
Not soul as such, but fits the ethos of 60s girl group obscurities. This dyketastic Italian chanteuse had one hell of a voice on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||03/10/2013|
Ruby Andrews - Casanova (Your Playing Days Are Over)
|by Anonymous||reply 160||03/11/2013|
We've crossed over into some early 70's artists here, but still no mention of me?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||03/11/2013|
Well, Anonymous, you get mentioned in practically every thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||03/11/2013|
R149 love that song, it was my favourite on my Stax compilation.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||03/11/2013|
Ted Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying
|by Anonymous||reply 165||03/14/2013|
Oh dear. Another thread about the past. I think there should be a DL ban on discussing any event, music, films, plays, news,or books that were published/filmed/written prior to 1998. Fifteen years back is far enough. The past sucked anyways, why rehash it as wonderful? Move on guys, its a new day.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||03/14/2013|
[quote]Hope I Never Get Old
There's an easy way to achieve that
|by Anonymous||reply 167||03/14/2013|
"Ask Me" by the immortal Maxine Brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||03/14/2013|
The Whispers' heyday were the late 70s and 80s, though they did start in the 60s.
By the way, Unsung just did a Whispers biography.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||03/15/2013|
William Bollinger - I Won't Have To Cry No More
|by Anonymous||reply 172||03/19/2013|
Spencer Wiggins - I'm At The Breaking Point
|by Anonymous||reply 173||03/20/2013|
Lea Roberts - Laughter In The Rain
|by Anonymous||reply 174||03/21/2013|
Little Ann - Deep Shadows
|by Anonymous||reply 175||03/22/2013|
Rita & The Tiaras - Gone With The Wind Is My Love
|by Anonymous||reply 176||03/26/2013|
Patrice Holloway - Stolen Hours
|by Anonymous||reply 177||03/29/2013|
Cathy Carlson - Hurts So Bad
|by Anonymous||reply 178||04/03/2013|
Sadly, Norma Tanega was a caualty of the debris left in the wake of the voracious Springfield's lesbian drama of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||04/03/2013|
Charlene-I've Never Been To Me
|by Anonymous||reply 181||04/03/2013|
One hit wonder Charlene was no 60s soul singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||04/04/2013|
Cissy Houston was truly underrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||04/04/2013|
[quote]Has someone said Erma Franklin (Aretha's sister) yet?
I know, I was going to cause she decimated Janis and her sister here (sort of). But that is kind of an obvious one. Bettye Swann and Candi Staton are the other obvious 2 as they had mega acclaimed high profile reissue compilations.
This is the best thread here cause there are so many songs to discover. I have that "originals that Dusty covered" album and the majority here I still don't know. Brilliant stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||04/06/2013|
Verdelle Smith - (Alone) In My Room
|by Anonymous||reply 185||04/06/2013|
Linda Griner - Goodbye Cruel Love
|by Anonymous||reply 186||04/06/2013|
and later recording as Lyn Roman - Stop! I Don't Need No Sympathy
|by Anonymous||reply 187||04/06/2013|
Sharon Cash - Let Me Be The One
|by Anonymous||reply 188||04/08/2013|
Barbara Mason OWNS this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||04/08/2013|
Mitty Collier - Let Them Talk
|by Anonymous||reply 190||04/10/2013|
Robert Tanner - Sweet Memories
|by Anonymous||reply 191||04/11/2013|
I think most of Stax Records artists could fall into this category.
The record label lasted only 15yrs.
That was during the 60s and 1/2 of the 70s. I knew as a kid, whenever I saw that label, it was going to be good song.
Hmm... I'm thinking Carla Thomas was probably one of their biggest artists. Still, they produced some good soul songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||04/13/2013|
I like to add that the Soul Children, I'll be the Other Woman as a good fine from Stax.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||04/13/2013|
Thanks [R157], I was going to post about Evie Sands. I am obsessed with her. Since learning about her, I've tried to find out all I can. It is a very fascinating story how she came this close to being huge, only to see other acts record more successful versions of her songs.
She was a pretty young white girl with a huge voice..and is still making music today. It's worth an hour or so looking at her clips on YouTube.
Here is a good article about her "curse".
|by Anonymous||reply 194||04/14/2013|
Marv Johnson - I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You)
|by Anonymous||reply 195||04/16/2013|
James and Bobby Purify - Let Love Come Between Us
|by Anonymous||reply 197||04/19/2013|
Did anyone watch "In Performance at the White House" this week? The theme was Memphis Soul (Stax). Though we had to put up with Justin Timberlake (ugh!), we also got Mavis Staples, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Steve Cropper and Booker T. Jones. Hooray! Not to mention some young kid who sings with the best of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||04/19/2013|
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love...1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||04/22/2013|
Tammi Terrell - All I Do Is Think About You
|by Anonymous||reply 201||04/24/2013|
Not all STAX artists are obscure or underrated. Both Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes are remembered and appreciated today.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||04/24/2013|
Tammi Terrell is not obscure or underrated singer.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||04/24/2013|
Love this version of I'm Glad There Is You by Gloria Lynne
|by Anonymous||reply 204||07/31/2013|
Miss Dorothy Morrison was the lead singer on "Oh Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers. She went solo and gave us this head bopping tune.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||07/31/2013|
There's a terrific new documentary out now, "Twenty Feet from Stardom" that tells the stories of many of the underappreciated soul singers
|by Anonymous||reply 206||08/01/2013|