Some records have the ability to get under your skin and change the entire trajectory of your listening habits. A couple of months ago, I Got Soul, by New Orleans’ Tony Owens, is one such album. A gritty, no frills, southern soul monster from the late 60s and early 70s, the collection, released by Grapevine Records, has had me reaching for little else than my old soul and r&b platters. Good records are like that. Check the title track below, and if you dig it, beg, borrow or steal the whole thing. RIYL: James Carr, Lee Moses, Stax/Volt, Muscle Shoals.
MP3: Tony Owens :: I Got Soul