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Episode 89 – Denise LaSalle (Part II) & “If You’ve Ever Loved Someone”

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features more songs from Denise LaSalle & two artists’ interpretations of “If You’ve Ever Loved Someone/Somebody”.

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

Denise LaSalle Sisters Sing Soul

Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle

‘Now Run And Tell That’ and ‘I’m Satisfied’ — From The Album “Denise LaSalle: On The Loose/Trapped By A Thing Called Love” — Westbound Records

‘I Wanna Do What’s On Your Mind’, ‘Who’s The Fool’ and ‘Share Your Man With Me’ — From The Album “Denise LaSalle: Here I Am Again” — Westbound Records

‘Sweet Soul’ — From The Album “Denise LaSalle: A Little Bit Naughty” — Shout Records

 


The song “If You’ve Ever Loved Someone/Somebody” can be found on:

Gloria Parker — Found on YouTube

Jean Wells — From The Album “Jean Wells: Soul On Soul Deluxe Edition” — BBE Records

 

Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

We’ll be off until the new year, but we will be back in 2018 with many more all-new episodes. Until then, we’d like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 88 – Dorothy Moore (Part II) & Charnissa Jones

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features more songs from Dorothy Moore & two songs from Charnissa Jones.

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

Dorothy Moore Sisters Sing Soul

Dorothy Moore

Dorothy Moore

‘Just The One I’ve Been Looking For’  — From the album “Malaco Soul Sisters” — Soulscape Records

‘For Old Time’s Sake’, ‘He Thinks I Still Care’, ‘Be Strong Enough To Hold On’, ‘Why Is Leaving You So Hard To Do’, and ‘Knee Deep In A River’  — From the album “Dorothy Moore: Misty Blue – The Definitive Anthology” — Malaco Records

 


Charnissa Jones Sisters Sing Soul

Charnissa Jones

 

Charnissa Jones

‘Ease Me To The Ground’ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Make It’  — Found on Vinyl Only

 


Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week’s episode will feature a second set of songs from Denise LaSalle & two artists’ interpretations of a fine deep soul ballad.

Thanks for listening!

CORRECTION

“For Old Times Sake” reached number 53 on the R&B chart and not number 3.

 

Episode 87 – The Sandpebbles/C & The Shells and “Behind Closed Doors”

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from The Sandpebbles/C & The Shells, as well as two artists’ interpretations of “Behind Closed Doors”.

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

The Sandpebbles/C & The Shells

‘Love Power’, ‘If you Didn’t Hear Me The First Time’, ‘Let It Be Me’, and ‘Who Knows What Will Be Tomorrow’ — From The Album “The Sandpebbles: We Got Love Power” — Westside Records

‘I’ve Fallen In Love’ and ‘On Your Way Home’ — Found on YouTube


The song “Behind Closed Doors” can be found on:

Jackie Moore — From The Album “You Better Believe It Volume 2” — Rhino Records

Bettye LaVette — Found on YouTube

 

Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week’s episode will feature a second set of songs from Dorothy Moore and two songs from the virtually unknown Charnissa Jones.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 86 – Bettye LaVette (Part III), Lea Roberts & “I Want To Be Loved”

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from Bettye LaVette, Lea Roberts & two artists’ interpretations of “I Want To Be Loved”.

Sisters Sing Soul Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

 

Bettye LaVette

‘Almost’, ‘Thank You For Loving Me’ and ‘You’re A Man Of Words, I’m A Woman Of Action’ — Found on YouTube

Lea Roberts Sisters Sing Soul

Lea Roberts


Lea Roberts

‘Prove It’ and ‘Love On My Mind’ — Found on YouTube

‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me’ — Found on Vinyl Only

 


The song “I Want To Be Loved” can be found on:

Mary Gresham — From The Album “Mary Gresham: Voice From The Shadows” — Soulscape Records

Ann Sexton — From The Album “Ann Sexton: Anthology” — Soul Brothers Records


Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week’s episode will feature songs from a trio known as The Sandpebbles, and later known as C & The Shells. Also included will be two soulful interpretations of a country standard.

Thanks for listening!

CORRECTION

In the program I indicate that the original version of “Prove It” was released by Aretha Franklin in 1967. That is incorrect. The original was recorded by Mary Wheeler and released on Calla Records in 1966. It is an excellent track that can be found on Youtube.

I’d like to thank John Moloney for setting the record straight.

 

Episode 85 – Linda Jones & Lynn Varnado

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from Linda Jones & Lynn Varnado.

Linda Jones Sisters Sing Soul

Linda Jones

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

Linda Jones

‘Hypnotized’, ‘What Have I Done’, ‘I Can’t Stand It’ and ‘What Can I Do’  — From the album “The Best Of Loma Records” — Warner Archives

‘I Can’t Stop Loving My Baby’ and ‘Seeing Is Believing’  — From the album “Linda Jones: The Greatest Hits” — Re Records

 

Lynn Varnado Sisters Sing Soul

Lynn Varnado


 

Lynn Varnado

‘Wash And Wear Love’ and ‘Goodbye And God Speed’  — Found on YouTube

 


Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

Next week’s episode will feature some more songs from Bettye LaVette, Lea Roberts, and two artists’ interpretations of the ballad “I Want To Be Loved”.

Thanks for listening!

Episode 84 – Sandra Wright, Joyce Kennedy & The Stovall Sisters

Welcome to this week’s episode of Sisters Sing Soul.

This week’s episode features songs from Sandra Wright, Joyce Kennedy & The Stovall Sisters.

Sandra Wright Sisters Sing Soul

Sandra Wright

Here’s where you can find the songs in this episode.

Sandra Wright

‘Wounded Woman’, ‘I’m Not Strong Enough’, ‘Lovin’ You, Lovin’ Me’ and ‘I’ll See You Through’  — From the album “The Broadway Sound Sessions” — Soulscape Records

Joyce Kennedy Sisters Sing Soul

Joyce Kennedy


 

Joyce Kennedy

‘Darling I Still Love You’ and ‘You Move Me’  — Available on YouTube

 


The Stovall Sisters, Sisters Sing Soul

The Stovall Sisters

The Stovall Sisters

‘The World Is In A Change’ and ‘Spirit In The Sky’  — From the album “The Stovall Sisters” — Reprise Records

 


Please feel free to comment below with any questions or observations.

We’ll be back next week with an all-new episode featuring songs from Linda Jones and Lynn Varnado.

Thanks for listening!

Upcoming Episodes

The new fall season of programs will be launched on October 1.

Episode 84 will include songs from three obscure and very different soul artists. Sandra Wright’s recordings at Broadway Sound Studios next door to Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1974 offer a treasure trove  of southern soul beauties. Joyce Kennedy had a number of singles in Chicago in the 1960’s followed by substantial output as the vocalist for the black rock band, Mother’s Finest, starting in 1970.  The Stovall Sisters had a unique sound that combined elements of both gospel and R&B.

Episode 85 will feature the deeply emotive Linda Jones whose brilliant career was cut short by her tragic death in 1972. Also included in the program will be two fine songs by the almost unknown Lynn Varnado.

Three little-known tracks by the legendary Bettye LaVette will start off Episode 86. Also included will be some excellent songs by Lea Roberts whose lengthy recording career unfortunately did not result in much success or recognition. The program will wrap up with with a comparison of a superb deep soul ballad.

Episodes 87 through 89 will feature second sets of songs from two great soul artists, Dorothy Moore and Denise LaSalle, as well as some fine tracks from obscure singers such as The Sandpebbles and Charnissa.

As I continue to pull together and post programs I am constantly struck by the huge volume of  high quality recordings that came out of the soul music era. Sadly most of these gems are largely unknown except to a relatively small number of soul enthusiasts. I hope that the Sisters Sing Soul series will help a little to broaden the audience for this magnificent music.

Stay tuned, and thanks for listening.