Sunday, December 02, 2012

Classic soul LPs - 1

Here are some classic soul LPs, mostly from the 1960s and all excellent examples of southern soul.
Top row:
Arthur Alexander - Arthur Alexander (US Warner Brothers 1972). Includes his great version of Rainbow Road. Produced by Tommy Cogbill at Muscle Shoals;
Darrell Banks - Here To Stay (UK Stax 1968) Produced by Don Davis;
William Bell - A Tribute To A King (UK Atco 1967) Includes his tribute to the Big O;
Booker T & the MGs - Green Onions (UK London 1964) First Stax album.
Middle row:
Don Bryant - Precious Soul (UK London 1970). Classic Hi material produced by Willie Mitchell;
Solomon Burke - I Wish I Knew (US Atlantic 1968). Produced by Tom Dowd;
James Carr - You Got Your Mind Made Up (UK Stateside 1967). Wonderful Goldwax material produced by Quinton Claunch and Rudolph Russell;
Clarence Carter - This is Clarence Carter (UK Atlantic 1968) First UK release produced by Rick Hall.
Bottom row:
Arthur Conley - Shake Rattle & Roll. (UK Atlantic 1967). 2nd UK LP, produced by Otis Redding;
Don Covay - See-saw (UK Atlantic 1966) Recorded at Stax with several tracks co-written by Steve Cropper;
Steve Cropper - With A Little Help From My Friends. (UK Stax 1969). Produced and arranged by Steve at Stax;
Al Greene - Back Up Train. (UK Action 1969). Pre-Hi material produced by Palmer James and Curtis Rodgers for Hot Line Records.


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