Down & Out – The Sad Soul of the Black South

In 24 bebenden, dunklen, tragischen, aber höchst inbrünstigen Abgesängen zeichnet diese CD die Geschichte der wahrhaftigen Soulmusik der Südstaaten nach, die ihre Erfüllung nie daran sah, langbeinig swingend in Pailettenkleidchen über große weiße Bühnen zu trippeln- der diese Möglichkeit aber auch nie offen stand. Eine hervorragende Popgeschichtsstunde in Sachen Südstaaten-Soul.

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Zusammengestellt, kommentiert und herausgegeben von: Jonathan Fischer

 

A massive batch of proud, strong southern 60s soul — and a way more exciting set of tunes than you may be expecting after reading the title! The set is one of highest quality, best sounding southern soul compilations we’ve heard — and features work by some of the south’s greatest — like OV Wright, Sam Dees, Bobby Blue Bland and Johnny Copeland, plus even more lesser knowns like Joe Medwick, Don Varner, Dicky Williams, Bill Brandon and lots of others. It does feature plenty of bluesy R&B ballads like George Perkins And The Silver Stars “Crying In the Streets”, Joe Medwick’s “I Cried”, Bobby Blue Bland’s “Road Of The Brokenhearted Man” and more, but there is also plenty of rockin’ sockin’ soul, and hard stepping groovers from the scene. The title is more of a catch all for the era than it is this particular batch of songs, and that’s a great thing, providing much variety! 24 songs in all, including “Down On Bending Knees” and “Ghetto Child” by Johnny Copeland, “Gone Astray” by Percy Mayfield, “Everybody Knows (The River Song)” and “He’s My Son (Just The Same” by OV Wright, “In The Same Hotel” by Dicky Williams, “Heart Breaker (Child Maker)” by James Kelly Duhon, “Lonely For You Baby” by Sam Dees, “He Kept On Talking” by Don Varner, “Rainbow Road” by Bill Brandon and lots of more! Comes with a thick booklet of notes, complete in German and English.

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