Southern Soul Showcase: Cryin' in the Streets

Southern Soul Showcase: Cryin' in the Streets

     
 
A former U.S. Marine turned Mercury Records staff producer responsible for everything from Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby" to Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab," Shelby Singleton formed his Nashville-based SSS International Group in 1966. Although best known for fare like

Overview

A former U.S. Marine turned Mercury Records staff producer responsible for everything from Bruce Channel's "Hey Baby" to Ray Stevens' "Ahab the Arab," Shelby Singleton formed his Nashville-based SSS International Group in 1966. Although best known for fare like Jeannie C. Riley's country-pop juggernaut "Harper Valley P.T.A.," SSS and its spinoffs, Silver Fox and Minaret, also generated a vast sampling of deep-fried soul, of which Kent's Southern Soul Showcase: Cryin' in the Streets represents the first official digital survey to date. In comparison to the backwoods soul wrought in places like Memphis and Muscle Shoals, SSS productions are clearly the product of Nashville -- the songs blur the lines between soul and country to the point where such distinctions become irrelevant. Though more polished and slick than, say, Stax's output, there's no mistaking this stuff for Motown -- it's Southern soul through and through, with all the raw emotion the appellation implies. Highlights include Johnny Dynamite's "Everybody's Clown," Doris Allen's "A Shell of a Woman," and Big John Hamilton's devastating "How Much Can a Man Take?"

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2005
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667224321
catalogNumber:
243
Rank:
120287

Tracks

  1. He Made a Woman Out of Me
  2. I Have No One
  3. Reconsider Me
  4. One Way Love Affair
  5. Too Late
  6. So Deep in Love
  7. My Pillow Stays Wet
  8. Lonely Man
  9. You Can Never Get Something for Nothing
  10. Cryin' in the Streets, Pt. 1
  11. I'm Your Man
  12. Everybody's Clown
  13. I Want to Walk Through This Life With You
  14. Dancing to the Beat
  15. How Much Can a Man Take?
  16. A Shell of a Woman
  17. Mama's Got the Wagon
  18. 'Til the Morning Comes
  19. I'm Getting It from Her
  20. Blue Diamonds
  21. In a Moment of Weakness
  22. Poor Boy
  23. Lonely for You Baby
  24. I Can't Use You
  25. Cummins Prison Farm

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ted Harris   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Don Hill   Composer
Sam Dees   Composer
Finley Duncan   Composer
Margaret Lewis   Composer,Introduction
John Ridley   Liner Notes
Edward Thomas   Composer
Naomi Martin   Composer
Cliff Thomas   Composer
Reuben Bell   Composer
Becki Bluefield   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
William Cole   Composer
Mira Smith   Composer
Raymond Riley   Composer
James Duncan   Composer
Sam Johnson   Composer
Vivian Keith   Composer
Robert McRee   Composer
Willie Murray   Composer

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