The Soul Children

Genres: R&B / Soul
Tags: soul stax funk rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This group was formed as a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Isaac Hayes and David Porter in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Comprising Anita Louis (24 November 1949, Memphis, Tennessee, USA), Shelbra Bennett (b. Memphis, Tennessee, USA), John ‘Blackfoot’ Colbert (b. 20 November 1946, Greenville, Mississippi, USA) and Norman West (b. 30 October 1939, Monroe, Louisiana, USA), they first surfaced in 1968 with ‘Give ’Em Love’. This excellent Hayes/Porter composition established their startling vocal interplay, which, at times, suggested a male/female Sam And Dave. Although artistically consistent, only three of the group’s singles, ‘The Sweeter He Is’ (1969), ‘Hearsay’ (1970) and ‘I’ll Be The Other Woman’ (1973), reached the US R&B Top 10. The Soul Children were later reduced to a trio and moved to Epic when their former outlet, Stax Records, went into liquidation. Colbert later found fame under the...

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