|Tags:||soul deep soul funk southern soul|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s|
1934, Monroe, Louisiana, USA. McCalls haunting hypnotic Nothing Takes The Place Of You (number 5 R&B) was one of the highlights of a golden year in soul, 1967. Six other singles followed and one album but McCall could not recapture the magic of that one hit. He attempted to revive his career in 1976 with an album on McGowan, but it met with little acceptance. In 1988 he made a surprise appearance in the John Waters film Hairspray, where his lip-sync cameo to Nothing Can Take The Place Of You, was a most memorable moment, even if it was outside the timeframe of the movie.