BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – WHERE COUNTRY MEETS SOUL


KENT
CD
02.07.2012

CDKEND375


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When Ray Charles recorded his groundbreaking “Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music” album in 1962 he was paying tribute to the music he had grown up hearing as often as blues and R&B. The 23 tracks in Kent’s new compilation take their cue from what Brother Ray accomplished and provide a superb illustration of what can happen “Behind Closed Doors…When Country Meets Soul”. Most of the artists featured here would have heard country music in their youth as often as Ray Charles, thanks to the big 50,000 watt radio stations that could be heard from state to state across the lower half of the US. Most of them recorded in the southern studios, and often used pickers from the pool of musicians who worked on country sessions in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals. It’s no surprise that they all sounded as at home with a country song as they did with a straight-ahead slice of soul. Here you’ll hear some of the biggest soul artists of their time on some of the biggest country hits of the 60s and 70s. Candi Staton does Patsy Cline, James Carr covers Mel Tillis, Millie Jackson sings Merle Haggard, Brook Benton tips his musical hat to Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green pays homage to Hank Williams, and so much more besides. Unlike similarly-themed compilations, this CD features only 100percent authentic country songs and 100percent authentic soul singers. It may not be the first of its kind but it is undoubtedly the best of its kind to date. TRACKLISTING: THE GRAND TOUR - Aaron Neville HE'LL HAVE TO GO - Solomon Burke TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER - Percy Sledge I SAW ME - Esther Phillips MY ELUSIVE DREAMS - Moses & Joshua Dillard HANGIN' ON - Ann Peebles MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU - Bobby Sheen WINGS UPON YOUR HORNS - Tami Lynn BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS - The Limelites I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - Al Green LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY - James Carr HE CALLED ME BABY - Candi Staton THE CHOKIN' KIND - Z Z Hill YOURS LOVE - Joe Simon YOUR GOOD GIRL'S GONNA GO BAD - Cookie Jackson DETROIT CITY - Arthur Alexander GENTLE ON MY MIND - Tony Borders DON'T TOUCH ME - Bettye Swann SET ME FREE - Clarence Carter BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Little Milton IF YOU'RE NOT BACK IN LOVE BY MONDAY (ALTERNATE VOCAL MIX) - Millie Jackson SKIP A ROPE - Joe Tex SHE EVEN WOKE ME UP TO SAY GOODBYE - Brook Benton

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