jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2009

VA: Go Girl! - Soul Sisters Tellin' It Like It Is (1996)

The concept here is made plain in the title: tough female soul singers, singing about the hard bumps of romance with toughness and independence. If that's what you want, there's plenty of straight talking here. If you're primarily after good late-'60s/early-'70s soul, it delivers that as well. Aside from Aretha Franklin's 'Respect,' none of these were big pop hits; many of them didn't even make a splash in the R&B world. It's a good mix of lesser-known tracks by Ann Peebles, Irma Thomas, Betty Wright, and Mable John with ones by singers who are hardly known at all outside of soul aficionados, like Janice Tyrone, Priscilla Price, Jeane & the Darlings, and James Brown protege Lyn Collins. It also has the Velvettes' 'Needle in a Haystack,' one of the least frequently anthologized mid-'60s Motown singles. http://www.answers.com/
The Apollas - Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (1964):
Aretha Franklin - Respect:

The Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack:

01 I'm Gonna Make It - Janice Tyrone
02 Respect - Aretha Franklin
03 You Did Me Wrong (You Used Me For A Good Thing) - Priscilla Price
04 I'll Get Along - Ann Peebles
05 Your Good Thing (Is About To End) - Mable John
06 Dirty Man - Laura Lee
07 Seven Days - Apollas
08 You're The Dog - Irma Thomas
09 Wedlock Is A Padlock - Laura Lee
10 Soul Girl - Jeanne & The Darlings
11 Women's Love Rights - Laura Lee
12 The Day I Found Myself - The Honey Cone
13 Your Turn To Cry - Betty Lavette
14 Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do - Betty Wright
15 Think (About It) - Lyn Collins
16 Where Would You Be Today - Ilana
17 Needle In A Haystack - Velvelettes
18 Do Right Woman Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin

6 comentarios:

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