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Smoking Soul features twelve hot tracks from LocoBop’s vaults by classic soul artists such as Jerry Butler, the Bar-Kays, the Masqueraders, Luther Ingram, Dobie Gray, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas and more.

Chicago’s Ice Man Jerry Butler opens the set with one of his best, “Only The Strong Survive.” Stepping up next is the Sweet Soul Singer Luther Ingram with his 1970s hit “I Like The Feeling”

Not to be outdone, Eddie (Knock On Wood) Floyd jams his version of the smash he wrote for Wilson Pickett: “Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)”.  Dobie Gray then takes the stage with a truly smoking “Love To Burn”. 

Next up, the ever-wonderful Masqueraders deliver their disco-era anthem, “Desire”.  The Bar-Kays blow out the windows with their smash “Freakshow on the Dance Floor ". 

The Memphis Queen Carla Thomas gives us a live version of her ‘60s hit “B-A-B-Y”, which was recorded at a Roman Amphitheatre in Vienne, France.  Back in Memphis, Taxi Man J. Blackfoot powers through some soulful advice about the “Way Of The City”. 

Former Falcons member (with Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett) Sir Mack Rice wrote “Slow Rain Fast Train” for Tommy Tate who proves himself worthy of the song here. After Tommy’s lament, soul diva Veda Love, finds herself down in New Orleans “Standing On Shaky Ground”.

One the last artists to sign with Stax Records, R.B. Hudmon renders great version of Otis Redding’s posthumous hit, ”Too Hard To Handle”. The inimitable Memphis All Stars close the show with their infectious “Ain’t Nothing Better “.

 
 




 

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE
  JERRY BUTLER

I LIKE THE FEELING
 LUTHER INGRAM

NINETY-NINE AND A HALF
EDDIE FLOYD

LOVE TO BURN
DOBIE GRAY

DESIRE
THE MASQUERADERS

FREAKSHOW ON THE DANCE FLOOR
THE BARKAYS

B-A-B-Y
CARLA THOMAS

WAY OF THE CITY
J. BLACKFOOT

SLOW RAIN FAST TRAIN
TOMMY TATE

STANDING ON SHAKY GROUND VEDA LOVE

TOO HARD TO HANDLE
R.B. HUDMON

AIN’T NOTHING BETTER
THE MEMPHIS ALL STARS

 

 

 

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