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Covered with Soul Vol. 18

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Covered With Soul 18

Following on from the theme of Covered With Soul in Vol. 5 and Vol. 11, this edition comprises soul covers of other soul songs. One might quibble that “For Your Love” is not really a soul song (nor is, originally, “Try A Little Tenderness”), but it seems to me that Freddie Scott”s version was inspired by the 1967 hit version by Peaches & Herb.

The fun with this series is in wondering in what direction soul singers might take a song. Sometimes the results are quite breathtaking. One of the best examples of that is how The Temptations turn Bill Withers” simple “Ain”t No Sunshine” into a seven-minute plus epic.

As always, this mix will fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-covered covers. PW in comments.

1. Philly Cream – Soul Man (1979)
2. Zulema – Love Train (1974)
3. The Spinners – O-o-h Child (1970)
4. Lyn Collins – Try A Little Tenderness (1975)
5. Sharon Cash – Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay (1970)
6. Vessie Simmons – A Change Is Gonna Come (1971)
7. Al Wilson – I Stand Accused (1968)
8. Billy Paul – Let’s Stay Together (1972)
9. Diana Ross – I Love You (Call Me) (1970)
10. Kimberley Briggs – My Whole World Ended (1972)
11. Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy – Take A Letter Maria (1970)
12. Joe Simon – What A Wonderful World (1976)
13. Freddie Scott – For Your Love (1967)
14. Esther Phillips – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (1972)
15. Cissy Houston – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (1970)
16. Ann Peebles – Chain Of Fools (1969)
17. The Intruders – Be Thankful For What You Got (1975)
18. Tina Turner – Back Stabbers (1979)
19. The Three Degrees – Who Is She (And What Is She To You) (1975)
20. The Temptations – Ain’t No Sunshine (1972)



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  1. halfhearteddude
    August 29th, 2013 at 07:23 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Bo
    August 29th, 2013 at 13:36 | #2

    Thanks. I look forward to listen to this. Btw, when I listened to AMS 1969 vol 1, I thought I heard some scratches, like from a vinyl rip. Is this the case or is my hearing wrong?

  3. dogbreath
    August 29th, 2013 at 16:58 | #3

    More magic memories for me in this mix, especially of the many hours spent disco-ing to the Ann Peebles version of “Chain of Fools”! And I’ve always been a big fan of the Temps doing their thing (thang?) on “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Brilliant! Many thanks for the download.

  4. geoviki
    August 30th, 2013 at 04:41 | #4

    Thanks, Amdwhah!

    I always enjoy the fact that even though I was raised in Motown, I get all my new soul info from a (former) European in South Africa. God, I love the internet.

  5. Ravel
    September 5th, 2013 at 03:21 | #5

    Must thank you for all these mixes. I don’t always do, but count me as one of yr faithful followers !
    So many singers to discover !

  6. Jim
    September 6th, 2013 at 16:42 | #6

    Thank you. I absolutely love your compilations and your Covered with Soul series is too fantastic. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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