Thursday, October 14, 2010

Atlantic Sisters of Soul

In some ways it's understandable that Aretha Franklin overshadowed other female soul singers in the late 1960s and early 1970s. On the other hand,.... damn, there were a lot of great female soul singers from that time period who didn't get the recognition they should have. In that spirit, here's Atlantic Sisters of Soul, a really good out of print compilation from the fine folks at Rhino. (And if you find yourself wanting more female soul, the Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters comp Rhino put out in 2006 is also pretty good, though a tad inconsistent.)

Dear Lover Mary Wells
I Don't Know Baby Washington
A Woman Will Do Wrong Dee Dee Sharp
Why (Am I Treated So Bad) The Sweet Inspirations
(Until Then) I'll Suffer Barbara Lynn
Sister Pitiful Judy Clay
Shake A Hand Toby Lark
Mojo Hannah Tammi Lynn
Wish Someone Would Care Mary Lou
Can I Be Your Main Thing Margie Alexander
Wonderful, Marvelous Jackie Moore With The Dixie Flyers
What A Man Laura Lee
Can I Hold You To It Lorraine Johnson
She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking) Dee Dee Warwick
Who Are You Gonna Love Rozetta Johnson
Unsatisfied Woman Jean Battle
Set Me Free Esther Phillips With The Dixie Flyers
Full Time Woman Irma Thomas
Your Turn To Cry Bettye LaVette
Don't Try To Take The Fifth The Pointer Sisters
Victim Of A Foolish Heart Bettye Swann
I Do Believe That I'm Losing You Ones'y Mack
Sweet Surrender Margie Joseph


simon2307 said...

Very nice.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Atlantic really did have a pretty impressive roster of talent, didn't they?