Southern Soul Showcase: Cryin' in the Streets

Southern Soul Showcase: Cryin' in the Streets


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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 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: 118197

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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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