Please Release Me: The Soulful Side of Country
by Various Artists

Please Release Me: The Soulful Side of Country
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CD Details

  • Released: October 21, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: Jasmine Records UK

Tracks:

  • 1."Little Esther" Phillips Release Me
  • 2.Arthur Alexander IWonder Where YouAre Tonight
  • 3.Cookie & His Cupcakes Got You on My Mind
  • 4.Big Maybelle Cold, Cold Heart
  • 5.Adam Wade the Writing on the Wall
  • 6.Solomon Burke Just Out of Reach (Of My Two OpenArms)
  • 7.Ray Charles Take These Chains from My Heart
  • 8.Brook Benton Hotel Happiness
  • 9.Lavern Baker Shake aHand
  • 10.Bobby Bland Who Will the Next Fool Be
  • 11.Clyde McPhatter I'm Movin' on
  • 12.Ben E.King My Heart Cries for You
  • 13."Little Esther" Phillips Why Should We Try Anymore
  • 14.Little Willie John She Thinks IStill Care
  • 15.Elton Anderson the Secret of Love
  • 16.Arthur Alexander IHang My Headand Cry
  • 17.Fats Domino Your Cheatin' Heart
  • 18.Fontella Bass IDon't Hurt Anymore
  • 19.Lavern Baker Hey Memphis
  • 20.WilliamBell Please Help Me I'mFalling
  • 21.Phil Phillips & the Twilights Sea of Love
  • 22.Varetta Dillard aLittle Bitty Tear
  • 23.Little Willie John Big Blue Diamonds
  • 24."Little Esther" Phillips Am IThat Easy to Forget
  • 25.Ray Charles Making Believe
  • 26.Adam Wade As If IDidn't Know
  • 27.Brook Benton Take Good Care of Her
  • 28.Solomon Burke IReallyDon't Want to Know
  • 29.Ted Taylor I'll Release You

Product Description:

The unexpected success of Ray Charles' million selling 'Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music' LP, in the spring of 1962, led to a flood of soul and R&B artists recording C&W songs. Including Ben E. King, Clyde McPhatter, William Bell, Arthur Alexander and most notably 'Little Esther' Phillips, whose million selling revival of the old Ray Price hit "Release Me" provides the title track (in closing, the remarkable Ted Taylor weighs in with his classic Answer Disc "I'll Release You". Yet ironically, artists like Solomon Burke, LaVern Baker, Little Willie John, Brook Benton, Bobby Bland, Adam Wade, Varetta Dillard, Big Maybelle and Fontella Bass had long been singing Country, often enjoying great commercial successes. Louisiana was another hotbed of R&B/C&W crossover, as evidenced by Elton Anderson, Cookie & His Cupcakes, Phil Phillips and particularly Fats Domino, who'd been singing Hank Williams' songs since the 1940s. This is a unique and irresistible collection of big hits and collector's obscurities.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 937
  • UPC: 604988094220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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