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Soul Rangers Vol. III


Soul Rangers Volume Three
is the third in LocoBop’s series of southern soul music performed by some of the greatest interpreters of the art form called soul, musical pioneers whose roots were in the gospel of the church and the country blues of the soil.

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Butler (“The Ice Man”) contributes one of his classics to this set: “Make It Easy On Yourself.” Luther Ingram, whose “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to be Right” has been a world standard for nearly 40 years; here he gives us one of his earliest hits, “Pity for the Lonely”. Dobie Gray, remembered for “Drift Away,” does his take on Sam Cooke’s “Good Times.” Charles Jacobs’s version of James Brown’s “Sex Machine” demonstrates why he draws capacity audiences night after night on New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street, even when other clubs are standing empty. Master showman Rufus Thomas teams with his famed daughter, the Memphis Queen Carla, on the rocking “That’s No Good.” Eddie Floyd’s “Knock On Wood,” is the soul  anthem; here he delivers a joyful version of another of his standards: “On  a Saturday Night”. Still active after 50 years, The Masqueraders lay down their soulful ballad, “On the Other Side”. One of the last acts signed to fabled soul label Stax Records, The Green Brothers power their way through a show-stopping “Keep On Searchin’.” Tommy Tate shows raw soul emotion on Sir Mack Rice’s plaint “Slow Rain (Fast Train). J. Blackfoot assumes the mantel of  Joe Tex with his slamming “City Slicker”. Memphis All Stars shine on what must be the new soul anthem for Memphis, “Lovely Memphis Day”. Former bandleader for ZZ Hill and Buddy Ace, Chewy Thunderfoot Black puts a New Orleans spin on James Browns “I Feel Good” with his hard-driving vocal soulmanship

   

 

ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

(EDDIE FLOYD)

LOVELY MEMPHIS DAY (MEMPHIS ALL STARS)

KEEP ON SEARCHIN'

(THE GREEN BROTHERS)

SEX MACHINE

(CHARLES JACOBS)

THAT’S NO GOOD

(RUFUS & CARLA THOMAS)

CITY SLICKER

(J. BLACKFOOT)

ON THE OTHER SIDE

(THE MASQUERADERS)

PITY FOR THE LONELY

(LUTHER INGRAM)

WESTERN UNION MAN

(JERRY BUTLER)

GOOD TIMES

(DOBIE GRAY)

SLOW RAIN (FAST TRAIN) (TOMMY TATE)

I FEEL GOOD (CHEWY THUNDERFOOT BLACK)

     

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