Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Soul - The Soul Clan

You want to talk about a Dream Team? Forget about basketball - instead think of the Soul Clan. Formed in 1968, it included Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Arthur Conley, Joe Tex, and Don Covay, five heavyweights of soul at its artistic height. Originally Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett were going to be on board as well - can you imagine that line-up, damn?!!? Unfortunately, by the time the project kicked into gear Otis had died in a tragic plane crash and Wilson mysteriously pulled out.

The group got together and laid down just one 45 RPM single, two tracks, before dissolving and becoming the stuff of legends. Soul Meeting, the A-side, can be found on Solomon Burke's The Definitive Soul Collection. The B-side, That's How I Feel, was recently released with a slew of other dusty gems on Atlantic Unearthed : Soul Brothers. But to truly experience the magic, listen to the songs the way they were meant to below - on vinyl!

The Soul Clan - Soul Meeting : Soul Meeting 7"

The Soul Clan - That's How I Feel
: Soul Meeting 7" B-side

Solomon Burke - Got to Get You Off My Mind : Got to Get You Off My Mind 7"

Solomon Burke - Peepin' : Got to Get You Off My Mind 7" B-side

Try Live At The House Of Blues to get a taste of Solomon doing what he does best - working a crowd.

Ben E. King - I (Who Have Nothing) : I (Who Have Nothing) 7"

Ben E. King - The Beginning of Time : I (Who Have Nothing) 7" B-side

Get the A-side on The Very Best of Ben E. King.

Arthur Conley - Aunt Dora's Love Soul Shack : Aunt Dora's Love Soul Shack 7"

Arthur Conley - Is That You Love : Aunt Dora's Love Soul Shack 7" B-side

Get a great collection of Arthur's songs on The Platinum Collection.

Joe Tex - Show Me : Show Me 7"

Joe Tex - A Woman Sees A Hard Time : Show Me 7" B-side

Skinny Legs & All has the A-side and a fine collections of Joe's songs from the 60's when he was in top form.

Don Covay - Seesaw : Atlantic Gold: 75 Soul Classics From The Atlantic Vaults (Disc 2)

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