Sunday, July 20, 2014

Soultaker’s Treasure Chest: A Woman’s Soul Part 2

Posted by Soultaker

Back on the previous version of the Sounds Of The Soul site, I made a set dedicated to the Ladies Of Soul. I figured it was time to do a follow up and that is what we have for today.

As I said in the original post, I love the sound of woman's singing voice. Brenda Holloway is a perfect example of a voice that if I am having a stressful day, I can put on something by her and I quickly forget the negative energy I had. Sade has that effect on me as well. It's something about a woman hitting all the right notes that gets to me.

Today's set has a little bit of everything. Some soul, some funk and a dash of disco. Hope you enjoy.

1. Intro

2.  I've Fallen In Love With You - Carla Thomas - Stax

3.  Two Lovely Pillows - Laura Lee - Hot Wax

4.  Light My Fire - Erma Franklin - Brunswick

5.  Wanted Dead Or Alive - The Voices Of East Harlem - Just Sunshine Records

6.  Get Aboard The Soul Train - Dorothy Norwood - GRC

7.  Fight Fire, With Fire - Delia Gartrell - Right On Records

8.  Your Mama Wants Ya Back - Betty Davis - Just Sunshine Records

9. Care Free - Baby Washington - Master Five

10.  Boy I Gotta Have You - Ann Peebles - Hi

11.  Show Your Girl - Betty Wright - Alston

12.  High Society - Norma Jean - Bearsville


Raggedy said...

Wow! This is a great selection. Carla Thomas and Laura Lee are favs of mine, and Ann Peebles is simply fantastic.
But Betty Davis and Baby Washington are outstanding too.
You really have a great taste in women ...
Thanks for this contribution, Soultaker.

Raggedy said...

Oh -- I forgot. "Light My Fire" is a tricky song. Most covers are just not cutting it for me. Erma Franklin did do a decent job, though. The last cover I've listened to from start to end was The Four Tops version. "Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle me baby ..." lol