Soul music is an idiom of infinite variety, the common thread being the sincerity of the performer and his or her total belief in the meaning of the song. So when a soulful singer takes on a song about love, you know it is going to be sung with dedication and passion. Here, we have some of Soul's top stars, like Brook Benton and The Dells, and deserving lesser knowns, like Fontella Bass and The Royalettes, each of them meaning every word of the terrific songs.
An eclectic set of love ballads, SOUL FOR LOVERS, which features artists as different in execution as Brook Benton ("A House Is Not a Home"), Bobby "Blue" Bland ("Share Your Love with Me") and the Dells ("Stay in My Corner"), has a soothing, comforting, and romantic veneer. And while it may feel somewhat random in execution as a collection, it will probably hit the spot, though, if you're in love.