You Gave Me Reason To Live – Southern And Deep Soul From Louisiana – v/a cd
€ 14,90 incl. btw
Mooie Ace verzamelaar met southern soul uit streken die doorgaans bekend staan om hun cajun en zydeco muziek. ‘South-West Louisiana is famous for its homegrown music: the Cajun sound and its black cousin Zydeco. However, situated between New Orleans and Houston, the region’s music industry was ideally placed to also record local versions of soul, funk and blues. This compilation comprises high-quality Southern soul which, because of where it was recorded, tends to have been previously overlooked. The music here spans the early 60s, with artists such as Sticks Herman performing a local version of embryonic soul, and the early 1970s, when the influence of Memphis soul could be heard in the voices of Johnny Truitt and Moody (Scott). This is the sound of record men Eddie Shuler, Carol Rachou and J.D. Miller getting the best out of local talent and passing musicians and releasing timeless slices of pure musical emotion.’ Voor de tracklisting naar de Ace site.