Okay. It's a perfect day here: sunshine, blue skies, and yet I did shed some genuine tears today. When I heard Rachel Crow sing her heart out in this clip, I just couldn't help it. If anyone needs a definition of soul music -- here it is.
Jimmy Helms is another American artist whose work was greatly appreciated in England while being neglected at home. In 1974 GonnaMake You An Offer You Can't Refuse bestowed on him the breakthrough he had been waiting for so long. He cut his first single Ragtime Girl in 1963 and released another one in 1969 (If You Let Me), but they didn't quite make it into the spotlight.