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Dear Arts Desk readers,
- Otis Redding, “Shake” (live at Monterey Pop, 1967)
- Raphael Saadiq, “Let’s Take a Walk”
- Laura Nyro, “And When I Die”
- James Brown, “Super Bad”
- Buddy Guy, “Feels Like Rain”
- Mofro, “Ho Cake”
- James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, “Got My Mojo Workin'” (hey, we’re branching out)
- The Impressions, “Long Long Winter”
- Rod Stewart, “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”
- Bettye LaVette, “You Don’t Know Me At All”
- Van Morrison, “I’ve Been Working”
- Curtis Mayfield, “People Get Ready” (some live version from, I think, 1974)
Eclectic, see, yet accessible. But it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings! (No Aretha jokes, if ye please.) Just point the browser of your choice in this direction, make like a lemming, and follow along. Suggestions are appreciated. As are witty remarks concerning my inclusion of Rod Stewart…or the fact that a number of these tracks don’t necessarily qualify as soul.
Below the jump: the remainder of the mix, updated incrementally.
13. JJ Grey, “The Sun Is Shining Down”
14. Al Green, “Get Back” (yep, that one)
15. The Acoustics, “I’m Gonna Stay In A Hurry”
16. Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, “In the Midnight Hour”
17. Sam Cooke, “Somebody Have Mercy” (live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963)
Photo by niecieden, Creative Commons attribution license