Tag Archives: Sounds of Memphis

GEORGE JACKSON IN MEMPHIS.

George Jackson In Memphis. Label: Kent Soul. Format: LP. Just like Sam Dees, George Jackson was a prolific songwriter but an occasional recording artist. During his career, he penned over 300 songs which were recorded by everyone from James Carr, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Z.Z. Hill, Candi Staton, Bettye Swann, Ann Peebles, Bobby …

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GROOVE WITH A FEELING-SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS-BOOGIE, SOUL AND FUNK 1975-1985.

GROOVE WITH A FEELING-SOUNDS OF MEMPHIS-BOOGIE, SOUL AND FUNK 1975-1985. Ever since the birth of rock ’n’ roll, music has continued to evolve. As a result, musical genres have come and gone.Those that were resistant to change were left behind. That could’ve happened to many within the Memphis music industry in 1975. By then, soul …

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DAN GREER BEALE STREET SOUL MAN.

DAN GREER BEALE STREET SOUL MAN. When someone finally writes the definitive history of Memphis Soul, Dan Greer’s name should loom large. Dan was a singer, songwriter, producer and head of A&R at the Sounds of Memphis label. It’s no exaggeration to say Dan Greer was one Memphis’ most talented songwriters and producers. He worked …

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THE OVATIONS-HOOKED ON A FEELING.

THE OVATIONS-HOOKED ON A FEELING. Many years ago, when I first heard The Ovations album Hooked On A Feeling, I was instantly struck by the likeness of Louis Williams voice to the late Sam Cooke’s. It was almost uncanny hearing the album, and hearing a voice so similar to Sam Cooke. This was even more …

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