Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Beautiful Day

June 16, 2018

“Beautiful Day,” Brian Owens at Paste Studio, 2017.

Brian Owens website

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I’m Missing You

June 2, 2018

“I’m Missing You,”  written by Loretta Williams and Otis Redding, recorded by Ms.Williams in 1966.

Loretta Williams website

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Just Your Fool

May 19, 2018

“Just Your Fool,” written by Leon Haywood and Maria Tynes, recorded by Mr. Haywood in 1969. His later disco tracks shouldn’t obscure the fact that Leon Haywood was a great soul vocalist.

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A Change is Gonna Come

May 13, 2018

“A Change is Gonna Come,” written by Sam Cooke, sung by Brian Owens and Thomas Owens (his father) to benefit Kids Rock Cancer. Video directed by Benjamin Kaplan.

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I Worship the Ground You Walk On

May 5, 2018

“I Worship the Ground You Walk On,” written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn, first recorded by Jimmy Hughes in 1966.

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These Arms of Mine

April 29, 2018

“These Arms of Mine,” written and recorded by Otis Redding, 1962.

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Keep On Talking

April 28, 2018

“Keep On Talking,” written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, recorded by James Barnett.  Sure wish we knew more about this artist.

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Wrap It Up

March 17, 2018

“Wrap It Up,” written by Dave Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Sam & Dave (Dave Prater and Samuel David Moore), 1967.

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Temptation ‘Bout to Get Me

January 27, 2018

“Temptation ‘Bout to Get Me,” written by Jimmy Diggs, who recorded it with Richard Dunbar as the Knight Brothers in 1965. There’s a pretty good version by the Rascals.

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New Years Resolution

December 31, 2017

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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