Tag Archives: The Memphis Horns

SYL JOHNSON-DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH.

SYL JOHNSON-DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH. For much of the seventies, Hi Records was one of the most successful Southern Soul labels. This success was only derailed by the increase in disco’s popularity. Before that, Hi Records had gained a reputation as a label who released innovative Southern Soul. The man behind the Hi Records’ success …

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ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN.

ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN. Back in the early seventies, Al Green was King of Hi Records. He was Southern Soul’s superstar. His Queen was Ann Peebles. She released seven albums on Hi Records between 1969 and 1978. Her third album for Hi Records was I Can’t Stand The Rain, which was recently released …

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SYL JOHNSON-BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE.

SYL JOHNSON-BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE. During the early to mid-seventies, Hi Records were producing some of the best Southern Soul of that time. With Willie Mitchell producing, The Memphis Rhythm Section, Memphis Horns and legendary backing vocalists Rhodes, Chalmers and Rhodes, one great record after another was recorded at the famous Royal …

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ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN.

ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN. During the first half of the seventies, Al Green enjoyed unmatched critical acclaim and commercial success. There’s no doubt about it, Al was the King of Hi Records. While Al was King, Ann Peebles was Queen of Hi Records. Ann Peebles released seven albums on Hi Records and nearly twenty singles. She …

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AL GREEN-LET’S STAY TOGETHER.

AL GREEN-LET’S STAY TOGETHER. There’s a certain irony that just after the release of Al Green’s third album, 1971s Al Green Get’s Next To You, critics thought that his career was in decline. Al Green Get’s Next To You, his second album for Hi Records, stalled at a disappointing number fifty-eight in the US Billboard …

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ALBERT KING-I’LL PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU.

ALBERT KING-I’LL PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU. Although Stax was primarily a soul label, they also released gospel, funk, jazz and blues music. Without doubt, their most famous blues player was Albert King, who having released his debut album for King Records, The Blues, in 1962, signed to Stax in 1966. This would see Albert …

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AL GREEN-LIVIN’ FOR YOU.

AL GREEN-LIVIN’ FOR YOU. A couple of nights ago, I was sitting listening to Al Green, one of my favorite Southern Soul singers, when when I realized that it’s been a while since I wrote about his music. Previously, I’ve written about two of his best albums Let’s Stay Together released in January 1972, and …

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ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN.

ANN PEEBLES-I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN. For many years, I’ve loved Southern Soul music, and during that time, discovered a number of great artists and labels. Two of my favorite labels are Stax and Hi Records. Previously, I’ve written about some of the great artists who recorded on Hi Records, including the legendary Al Green, …

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O.V. WRIGHT-INTO SOMETHING (CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE).

O.V. WRIGHT-INTO SOMETHING (CAN’T SHAKE LOOSE). Over the years, there have been some wonderful Southern soul singers, each possessing the most stunning and soulful voices. Some of these people will be familiar with, others they may not no so well. This has included familiar names like Arthur Alexander, James Carr, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave …

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AL GREEN-LET’S STAY TOGETHER.

AL GREEN-LET’S STAY TOGETHER. I’ve always loved soul music, and have done for many years. Unlike many people, I don’t just focus on one style of soul music. Some people just like Northern Soul, others Motown or deep soul, while other people love the sound of Chicago, Stax or Atlantic. One other type of soul …

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