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Sunday 2 August 2015

Some Sunday Soul

You very nearly never got Some Sunday Soul this week as I am somewhat short in both material and inspiration.
I'll persevere for a wee while but a short break from this series may be in order.
Today's songs come from a somewhat unusual source a CD called Forever Mod which contains 48 tunes of smokin' jazz,sensual soul, stormin' ska and classic blues which apparetly influenced the Mod movement.

The sensual soul tracks include the likes of Irma Thomas, Bobby Bland,Arthur Alexander and Ester Phillips.
I have opted for a couple of crackers courtesy of Ike and Tina and Gladys Knight & the Pips.
I don't own any albums by Gladys& the Pips and would be grateful for some suggestions as I suspect that there may well be more chaff than wheat out there

More soul next Sunday (maybe!)

Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in Love

Gladys Knight & the Pips - Every Beat of my Heart


  1. That 'Forever Mod' compilation isn't bad at all. A lot of those things do seem to be somewhat thrown together under rather spurious conceptual arrangements but the songs they've thrown together there are corkers. Thanks for these.

  2. Playing loads of soul at the moment after having finally getting round to making a start on Stuart Cosgrove's book on Detroit so am looking forward to hearing these.


    1. The Detroit book had the very same effect on me Jamie, got me digging out all the old soul stuff again.

  3. Plan to purchase it shotly before the birthday money runs out