y2bekarl's Sweet Soul Music Hit Me!
October 4, 2013 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Alvin Cash & The Crawlers - Twine Time
Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
Robert Parker - Barefootin'
Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose A Good Thing
Al Green - Tired of Being Alone
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain
Al Green - Can't Get Next To You
Syl Johnson - Take Me to the River
King Curtis & the Kingpins - A Whiter Shade of Pale

Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
Mary Wells - My Guy
Wilson Pickett - I'm in Love
Mary Wells - Two Lovers/Bye Bye Baby
Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
Mitty Collier - I Had A Little Talk With My Man
Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
Jr Walker & the Allstars - Shotgun
Lee Dorsey - Get Out Of My Life, Woman
Barbara Lynn - What'd I say ?
Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Okie Dokie Stomp
Little Milton - We're Gonna Make It
Eva Larse - All I Could Do Is Cry
Little Gary Ferguson - I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess
Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman
James Brown & the J.B.'s - Cold Sweat
Aretha Franklin - Tiny Sparrow
James Brown & the J.B.'s - There Was a Time
Sam and Dave - I Take What I Want
Aretha Franklin - Skylark
Al Green - Love and Happiness
Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Ohio Players - Fire
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Kool & The Gang - Celebremos
Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Bootsy's Rubber Band - Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)
Bootsy's Rubber Band - Healing Power
The Meters - Looka Py Py/Jungle Man
Bootsy Collins - Body Slam
Ohio Players - Fire
Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark

See also

For 26 Episodes in 1966, WFAA Played Host to the Funkiest, Most Soulful TV Show in America

The !!!! Beat, available in 6 volumes from Bear Family Records

Classic Songs of Louisiana: “Barefootin'” by Robert Parker

Al Green live on Soul! WNET in NYC on 1-29-72 and 10-22-73

Pastor Mitty Collier

The Neville Brothers featuring The Dixie Cups and Family and Friends - Brother John / Iko Iko

Aardman Animations - Barefootin'
posted by y2karl (29 comments total) 72 users marked this as a favorite
This is basically begging for ignignokt's chrome extension found here.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:29 AM on October 4, 2013 [7 favorites]

Wow, got my weekend playlist here. Thanks Karl.

I only had time to watch the Dixie Cups doing the traditional song Iko-Iko. Love love love their version. I have about 125 versions of the Grateful Dead doing it, and well, it is quite a contrast. Ssh. Don't tell my friends, but the Dixie Cups win.

The song, a traditional New Orleans mardi gras song, even has its own Wikipedia page.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 10:34 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

What a gift -- thank you, y2karl!
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:40 AM on October 4, 2013

Alvin Cash & The Crawlers - Twine Time
The opening theme for Stan and Evie's All Star Rhythm Review. I miss 'em.

Al Green - Can't Get Next To You
Who but Al Green would cover a #1 hit record by the Temptations, a record with five lead singers -- by himself!
I! (he says)      O -o -oh, I! (you better believe I can . . . )

Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Did you know that this was a cover?
Check out Shuggie Otis's original.

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
What it is. What it is what it is what it is.

Needs more Little Milton:
The Blues Is Alright
Grits Ain't Groceries
posted by Herodios at 11:12 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

My girlfriend got me Syl Johnson's Complete Mythology box set when it first came out. She's now my fiancee. Coincidence?

Check out all the soul releases the Numero Group offers!
posted by Rykey at 11:42 AM on October 4, 2013

Yeah...now that we have that amazing Chrome extension, perhaps we can start deploying a "playlist" tag...
posted by salishsea at 12:11 PM on October 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

Great list, thanks.
posted by jonclegg at 12:13 PM on October 4, 2013

Ohio Players - Fire is there twice.
posted by jonclegg at 12:33 PM on October 4, 2013

I made a Spotify playlist, minus a few songs i've heard too many times and ones I couldn't find on Spotify.

posted by jonclegg at 12:36 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Damn. Is every single one of these LIVE? WOWZA.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:40 PM on October 4, 2013

Ohio Players - Fire is there twice.

I have prayed to the g[m]ods to rectify this error.
posted by y2karl at 12:52 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

I was thinking about doing a FPP on this, but I might as well just put it in here:

Northern Soul: Keeping the Faith
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:55 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh and the tracks I could make out:
Sandi Sheldon -- I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Earl Jackson -- Soul Self Satisfaction
The Exciters -- Blowing Up My Mind
Eddie Spencer -- If This Is Love
Don't know this one
Vel-vets -- I'm Gonna Find Me Some Body
Edwin Starr -- Time
Frankie Valli -- The Night
Don't know the next one
Vibrations -- Cause You're Mine
7th Avenue Aviators -- You Should Have Held On
Turley Richards -- I Feel Alright
Dobie Gray -- Out on the Floor
Another I can't get
Gil Scott Heron -- The Bottle
Jimmy Radcliffe -- Long After Tonight Is All Over
Gene Chandler -- There Was a Time
Gloria Jones -- Tainted Love
The Jades -- I'm Where It's At
Tobi Legend -- Time Will Pass You By

Anyone know the four I missed?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:16 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

All weekend, brother. You're keepin' me busy, here, all weekend, aren't you, when I could be bustin' in the gun thread, or the government shutdown thread, or MetaTalk, or ?

OK. Thanks. Thanks a bunch.

Fill my ears, fill my heart. But you're just a little short on blue eyed soul and Northern soul, and some Tom Jones fanfolk are likely to stop by and recommend, still.

But not me. Nope, I'm busy all damn weekend.
posted by paulsc at 3:57 PM on October 4, 2013

BTW, love your use of title comments, y2karl. In a link heavy post, that's a great way to provide "drill down" extra commentary, without cluttering up your post, and I wish more MeFites followed your example.

+++ would read all "tool tips" again!
posted by paulsc at 7:59 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

y2karl, dirtyOldTown, PeterMcDermott - THANK YOU! I have been released from the curse of Kanye!

Here's few more tunes (most are live)

The Chantels - Maybe (video is slightly compromised)

Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose a Good Thing

The Dubs - Could This Be Magic

Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Martha and the Vandellas - Heatwave

The Marvellettes - Please, Mr. Postman

The Marvellettes- Don't Mess With Bill

Fred Paris and the Satins - In the Still of the Night

Diamonds - Little Darlin'

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - You Really Got a Hold on Me

Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The Danleers - One Summer Night

The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You

The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New

The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun

Jimi Hendrix on the Night Train Show - Shotgun

Isley Brothers - Shout
Bonus - Joey Dee and the Starlighters - Shout
posted by Vibrissae at 8:30 PM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I started working with a new client this past week, I've seen him twice... a 15 year old African American kid (I'm a 65 year old white guy)... he grew up in the heart of Detroit..me, not so much...but..I do have a love for music...

I've been struggling to connect with him, he's not going to jump into trusting me, and finding common ground and developing some trust when the age/race gap is that huge is always a challenge... and, his background and history are going to make it that much harder... it's been a hard life for him.

Today we were talking about school... he's taking a music appreciation class, he stated that they're currently looking at "old school" music... and he listed a few of the artists on this post...

I think, next week, we'll go through a few of these...

Thanks for putting this together... nicely done!
posted by HuronBob at 10:16 PM on October 4, 2013 [3 favorites]

Here's few more tunes (most are live)

...Barbara Lynn - You'll Lose a Good Thing

H'mm. That seems familiar.
posted by y2karl at 10:24 PM on October 4, 2013

So, on the Northern Soul tip from The !!!! Beat, or so they say, here are:

Kelly Brothers - You're That Great Big Feeling

The Dolls - The Reason Why
posted by y2karl at 12:40 AM on October 5, 2013


The Mighty Hannibal - Jerkin' The Dog
posted by y2karl at 1:24 AM on October 5, 2013

Anyone know the four I missed?

The full list is now up on the post, those four (I'm afraid I only got The Salvadors)...
Major Lance - The Beat
Duke Browner - Crying Over You
The Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
Holly St James - That's Not Love

also missing, The Parliaments - I Wanna Testify

and I'm not sure if it's a deliberate anti-Mecca snub ;) but you also missed the two all time greats...

Mel Britt - She'll Come Running Back
The Carstairs - It Really Hurts Me Girl
posted by niceness at 9:24 AM on October 5, 2013

Passed on or lost the first time around but now here also for the record are:

Barbara Lynn:"The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul"

King Floyd - Groove Me

Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

And in the playing record division, along with several hundred other 45's in a like vein, Robert Parker - Barefootin' Boogaloo can be found on the Ninth Ward Jukebox.
posted by y2karl at 4:04 PM on October 6, 2013

James & Bobby Purify- I'm Your Puppet
posted by y2karl at 4:12 PM on October 7, 2013

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