Saturday, February 25, 2012

052 - Soulmasters and Bar Boys

The Bar Boys from Arkansas start the podcast. In the mid-60's they traveled up to Memphis to do some recording, and their song "That's the Sound of My Heart" comes from that session. I think they got their money's worth.

The Soulmasters may have been from the middle part of Virginia, but their sound was pure East Coast Beach. "You Took Away the Sunshine" has sassy brass and a shuffling groove to it that's perfect for the Carolina Shag (that's a dance, y'all).

We searched for some more vintage soul for the podcast, and came up with William Cummings and "Your Soul-Searching Love." A rock-steady bass and some sweet soulful singing. Score!

Robin and the Hoods finish things up with "Slow Down," from a live 1968 performance.

Remember, you don't need an iPod (or even an iPhone) to enjoy this podcast. Just click on the link below and start listening.

The Radio Star

This program we play:

The Bar Boys - That's the Sound of My Heart
Lost Souls, Volume 3

The Soulmasters - You Took Away the Sunshine
Ol' Virginia Soul, Volume 1

William Cummings - Your Soul-Searching Love
Ol' Virginia Soul, Volume 2

Robin and the Hoods - Slow Down
Lost Souls, Volume 3

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