This Spring, after devouring Volume 1 and 2 of the masterfully curated Dirty Laundry black country/soul compilations (do check those out if ’70s southern soul is your thang), I went poking around the label’s website searching for other similarly themed curios. And, not surprisingly, I found one. Cheatin’ Soul: The Southern Dream of Freedom (like the Dirty Laundry comps) collects classic Southern soul jams from both the genre’s mainstays as well as its more obscure fringe artists.
1. Without a Reason – Janet & The Jays 2. Nickel and a Nail – O.V. Wright 3. Never Can You Be – Margie Joseph 4. You’re Just a Friend – Ann Sexton 5. My Desires Are Getting the Best of Me – George Jackson 6. I Wanna Be Free – Joe Tex 7. Hymn No. 5 – Earl Gaines 8. Rockin in the Same Old Boat 9. Right Here Is Where You Belong – Jerry Washington 10. If She’s Your Wife (Who Am I) – Doris Duke 11. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home – Ann Peebles 12. I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog – Bobby “Blue” Bland, 13. What Was I Supposed to Do – Clarence Carter 14. I Don’t Wanna Wake Up – Ruby Andrews 15. Some Mother’s Son – Sandra Phillips 16. Next Man – Jean Stanback 17. Don’t Destroy Me – Margie Hendrix 18. I Still Love You – Ann Sexton 19. I Don’t Know Why – O.V. Wright 20. After Laughter Comes Tears – Wendy Rene 21. I Am a Carpet 22. East of Nowhere – Mickey Murray 23. Love You Save – Joe Tex
Also: Black Keys fan? If so, in conjunction with their upcoming performance on “Live From Abbey Road”, (on the Sundance Channel on Thursday 7/24)
we have a cool giveaway. It’s a Vy & Elle messenger bag filled with Black Keys merch plus speakers, t-shirts, etc. Leave a comment if you want to enter to win one of these. Tell us your favorite Black Keys jam or something.
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