Tag: The Sweet Inspirations

Stax Soul Explosion

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Soul Serenade: Stax’s “Soul Explosion”

It’s a well-known story at this point. In 1968, Stax Records co-founder Jim Stewart decided to put an end to the distribution deal...

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

Saying goodbye to the Queen of Soul with a prayer from 1968...

Aretha Franklin

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Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was...

Soul Serenade - Freddie Scott (Lonely)

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Soul Serenade: Freddie Scott, “Are You Lonely for Me”

The Pride of Providence scored a big hit in '66...

Otis Redding

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Soul Serenade: Otis Redding, “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Otis Redding turned a B-side ballad into a soul classic...

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Soul Serenade: Maxine Brown, “Oh No Not My Baby”

Maxine Brown was one of the most respected soul singers of the '60s. Then a fateful decision by her label left her in the lurch....