Forgotten soulful albums

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Huckleby
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Forgotten soulful albums

Postby Huckleby » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:35 pm

In another thread, a Captain & Tennille pissing contest (yes, anything you imagine that could happen eventually will happen) got me to thinking about the folk singer Willis Alan Ramsey, who put out the original "Muskrat" song on a wonderful album. He never recorded again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJeyGreQYEE

More lost treasures: Gregg Allman's first solo album, "Laid Back" was powerful, gospel-tinged stuff. Guy could sing a sad song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCUxJFtTFNk

Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" went straight to your heart like a cannonball, as Van Morrison would say.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLIjuLoSgAs

These are hardly obscure albums, but kinda overlooked. Any works of great feeling hidden in the attic of your mind?

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Re: Forgotten soulful albums

Postby Detritus » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:14 pm

Anything by Ann Peebles. This'll get you started if you don't remember her, a blues tune.

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Re: Forgotten soulful albums

Postby Huckleby » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:53 pm

Great call. I didn't even know who Ann Peebles was, but man she is great. Sounds like same Memphis musicians that Al Green used. Am listening to her greatest hits courtesy of the Russian mafia (cheap mp3 download site.)

This is a little off the board, but PJ Harvey's first album (hendrix-like trio) is a classic of raw emotion. That album stunned me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzTbPFE3qnU

William Devaughn made a great 70's soul album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LG12nJqfHc
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Re: Forgotten soulful albums

Postby Detritus » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:41 pm

Huckleby wrote:Great call. I didn't even know who Ann Peebles was, but man she is great. Sounds like same Memphis musicians that Al Green used.

Absolutely--same studio, musicians, producer, label. Best (and original) versions of "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Come to Mama," "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down," "Breakin' Up Somebody's Home."


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