Today’s titles are taken from the compilation album The Heart of Southern Soul. The first title is a beautiful “lost-love” song sung by the great Shirley Brown.
I love the intensity of Shirley’s voice, which has a strong Gospel flavor to it, and which in this piece is skillfully echoed by the saxophone.
I just love Shirley.
Shirley Brown, You’ll Never Ever Know (mp3)
The Kelly Bros. Falling In Love Again is a plain yet beautiful song. Maybe its beauty lies in the simplicity of the melody and the plain soulful singing. In this song, too, the saxophone plays a supporting part to the voices, although a little more playful than in the first song. That does not come as a surprise, however, because falling in love is so much easier and uplifting than falling out of it again …
The Kelly Bros., Falling In Love Again (mp3)
I do recommend the The Heart of Southern Soul compilation for everyone who loves the uncomplicated sound of good ol’ soul music as sung by Otis Redding or Arthur Conley for example.