Soul Years King Curtis

Today I am serving you a hot Memphis Soul Stew  with King Curtis from his fantastic Live Album "Live At The Filmore West". Curtis Ousley (1934–1971), better known as King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. He was too a bandleader,... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years James Brown

Today I am sending you Mind Power. This week on Soul Years I feature the album "The Payback" by the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, from 1973. "The Payback" is a masterpiece in funk soul music and one of my favourite albums from James Brown. It is still one of the greatest albums of the 70s.... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years The Staple Singers

"If you disrespect anybody That you run in to How in the world do you think Anybody's s'posed to respect you..." The Staple Family is a well known singing american Gospel, Soul, R&B Family. "Roebuck" Pops Staples (1914-2000) was the Patriarch of the family. They are best known for their 1970s hits "Respect Yourself", "I'll... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Otis Redding

"I'll be the ocean so deep and wide And catch the tears whenever you cry I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone To dry your eyes and love you warm..." Today I am talking about Otis Redding, one of the King Of Soul Music. And this is maybe one of the the best... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Marlena Shaw

"I'm proud, free, Black, that is me But I'm a woman of the ghetto..." In Part three of "Soul Years", I am talking a little about Marlena Shaw. She was the first female artists on Blue Note Records in 1972 and began her career in the 1960s and is still singing today. Her music has... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years The Temptations

"So, round and around and around we go Where the world's headed, nobody knows" In the second of "Soul Years" I am talking a little bit of “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today)” recorded by The Temptations 1970. The song, which reached #2 on the US R&B charts and #3 on the... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Aretha Franklin

I have made no secret of the fact that one my favorite music is classic soul. Starting with from 50s doo-wop to Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia sound of the early ’70s. And not to forget Motown, Stax, Southern Soul as well. So today I start a new music project called Soul Years. Every time, I... Weiterlesen →

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