BN.com Gift Guide

S.O.S.: Save Our Soul

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Louisiana native Marc Broussard grew up steeped in music: at the knee of his father, guitarist Ted Broussard; in gospel praise at church; among Cajun country's fiddlers and pickers; and in New Orleans soul and funk. That last ingredient in the singer's personal gumbo comes to the fore on the aptly titled S.O.S.: Save Our Soul. Broussard's debut for Island, Carencro (named for his his hometown), announced his powerfully gruff pipes with monumental blues-rock along the lines of "Home," but S.O.S. is more single-minded. Ten classic R&B tracks join Broussard's "Come In from the Cold," and what might seem like hubris -- covering some of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Al...
See more details below
CD
$15.64
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$17.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $7.50   
  • Used (5) from $0.00   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Louisiana native Marc Broussard grew up steeped in music: at the knee of his father, guitarist Ted Broussard; in gospel praise at church; among Cajun country's fiddlers and pickers; and in New Orleans soul and funk. That last ingredient in the singer's personal gumbo comes to the fore on the aptly titled S.O.S.: Save Our Soul. Broussard's debut for Island, Carencro (named for his his hometown), announced his powerfully gruff pipes with monumental blues-rock along the lines of "Home," but S.O.S. is more single-minded. Ten classic R&B tracks join Broussard's "Come In from the Cold," and what might seem like hubris -- covering some of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Al Green's signature songs -- is child's play for his seasoned voice. Despite the reverent arrangements (wah wah guitar and organ dominate), Broussard makes these songs his own. With the zeal only a 25-year-old could conjure, Marc Broussard preaches a powerful gospel on this disc, and it's impossible for his labors of love not to connect.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
It might have come out in 2007, but S.O.S.: Save Our Soul is a record very much grounded in the soul music of the 1960s and 1970s, both in material and sound. To begin with, all but one of the songs is a cover of a '60s or '70s soul tune. The arrangements have a very vintage sound as well, singer Marc Broussard and multi-instrumentalist/background singer Calvin Turner being the only constant factors in a rotating cast of players. Give Broussard credit for not opting, for the most part, for overdone standards; there are covers of a few big hits here (Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues [Make Me Wanna Holler]," the Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself," the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can, Can"), but also interpretations of lesser-known songs associated with Stevie Wonder, Bobby Womack, Rance Allen, Al Green, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. On its own terms, it's an OK record; Broussard's a good (if not too distinctive) singer, and the musical grooves are solid. If you made a mixtape of the originals, though, it would blow this out of the water, making this an inessential tribute to vintage soul that's rather pointless except as a showcase of Broussard's skill in carrying on the tradition.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707982627
  • Catalog Number: 79826
  • Sales rank: 101,834

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Broussard Primary Artist, Vocals
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
Jeff Coffin Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Chris Dunn Trombone
DeMarco Johnson Organ, Piano, Clavinet, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
David Ryan Harris Vocals, Background Vocals
Andrew Ramsey Banjo
Akil Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Shannon Sanders Organ
Eric Krasno Guitar
Ian Fitchuk Background Vocals
Calvin Turner Bass, Percussion, Horn, Background Vocals, Vibes
Nickie Conley Vocals, Background Vocals
Toby Lightman Vocals, Background Vocals
Jon Jackson Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jerry Butler Composer
Marvin Gaye Composer
Luther Ingram Composer
Frederick Knight Composer
Al Kooper Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Jim Ford Composer
Radney Foster Composer
Johnny Bristol Composer
Vernon Bullock Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges Composer
Don Hunter Composer
Joe Martino Engineer
Sir Mack Rice Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Coordinator
Alex McKinney Web Design
James Nyx Jr. Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway Composer
Marc Broussard Composer, Liner Notes
Calvin Turner Producer, String Arrangements
Justin Tocket Composer, Producer, Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No disappointments here!

    If Carencro was Marc Broussard's salute to rock and funk, S.O.S. is a definite tribute to the soul influences in his life. He pays homage to the greats but also makes the songs his own with the passion and intensity they need. Every song is a classic but each sounds fresh and compelling. If you need a soul fix, get this one. You won't be disappointed!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews