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Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Crowns and Coronets # 5
More Earls and Dukes this week as we go down the Southern Soul route.
Firstly in the Earl corner we have an artist that I am not very familiar with in the shape of Earl Gaines.
I probably should be more familiar given that he was active from 1954 until his death in 2009 aged 74 and has been described as the best R&B singer from Nashville.
This one is taken from a cheap and cheerful but excellent Southern Soul compilation Warm and Tender Love
Doris Duke features on the same album but this one is taken from the Swamp Dogg produced album I'm a Loser which I have on a Kent double CD along with A Legend in Her Own Time. I'm pleased to report that Doris is still going strong at the age of 74
I think we'll move on from Earls and Dukes next week.
Earl Gaines - I'll Take Care of You
Doris Duke -I Can't Do Without You