R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me... Today, it is about a little bit respect. Or how Otis Redding´s Song "Respect" from 1965 became a worldwide success. It was a hot summer night in 1965 as Otis Redding recorded his legendary Album "Otis Blue" including "Respect". The lyrics from "Respect" describing a husband who... Weiterlesen →

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 Curtis Mayfield

Move on up, we can to move on up Move on up, move on child I wanna move on up... Soul on Friday with Music from Curtis Mayfield. He was a master of his craft to combine sweet soul and blistering funk with his georgous falsetto vice. And by the way this is my 19th... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Ann Peebles

"I can't stand the rain Against my window Bringing back sweet memories..." Ann Peebles is the girl with the voice and a really underrated singer and songwriter. Because she had a global hit with "I Can´t Stand The Rain." The song that became a massive hit for Ann Peebles. She started her career as gospel singer.... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Nina Simone

"Oh sinnerman, where you gonna run to?" Today in Soul Years it is all about one epic song, "Sinner Man." "Sinner Man" or "Sinnerman" is originally a traditional spiritual song. The lyrics describe a sinner attempting to hide from divine justice on Judgement Day. The first modern recorded version came from the 1956 recording by Les Baxter - Sinner... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Etta James

This week I feature the legendary Etta James. But before I start, let us talk a little bit about "Rhythm and Blues," often abbreviated as R&B or RnB. In 1948, Jerry Wexler of the Billboard magazine used the term "rhythm and blues" and coined as a musical term in the United States. It replaced the term... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Richie Havens

In this week Soul Years column I feature Richard Pierce Havens (1941–2013), better known as Richie Havens. He was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. In dieser Woche in... Weiterlesen →

B.B. King

In this week Soul Years column I am writing about another legend who will be missed: Blues Boy (B.B.) King. It seemed like he would go on forever ... and B.B. King was working right up until the end. He really loved what he do: playing music on the road...and fishing. Even late in life,... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Stevie Wonder

In this week Soul Years column I feature a classic double album by Stevie Wonder "Songs In The Key Of Life." It is the eighteenth album by Stevie Wonder, released 1976, by Motown Records. And it was the culmination of his "classic period" albums, still an ambitious album with a four Song EP. And it... Weiterlesen →

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