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Arthur Conley – recorded Sweet Soul Music – Born in Atlanta Georgia in 1942 Arthur Conley co-wrote with Otis Redding and sang Sweet Soul Music. It became a soul anthem of the 1960s. At soul clubs it was played six or seven times per session. The track is a virtual copy of one of Sam Cooke’s recordings, Yeah Man with new words but no less good for that! Arthur was signed to Atco, and he toured the UK with the Otis Redding Stax/Volt Revue. Later he joined the Soul Clan with Atlantic label-mates Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Ben E. King, and Joe Tex. Later Arthur lived in Holland and appeared on television and radio programs ran an independent record label there. He also worked as a carpet salesman. “Do you like good music? (Yeah, yeah.) Ha! That sweet soul music? (Yeah, yeah.)” If you don’t, you have hit the wrong website.
Arthur was born in Atlanta on April 1, 1946, and first recorded for the NRC label as Arthur & The Corvets. Otis Redding discovered him in Baltimore in 1965 and produced him at the Fame Studios with Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He released Arthur Conley’s singles on his own Jotis label.
Jotis had only four releases due to the tragic death of Otis.
J-469 Same Thing All Over Again/Do The Sloopy – Billy Young
J-470 I ‘m A Lonely Stranger/Where you Lead Me – Arthur Conley
J-471 Baby Cakes/I’m Missing You – Loretta Williams
J-472 There’s A Place For Us/Who’s Fooling Who – Arthur Conley
All the above were produced by Otis Redding and Jim Stewart at Stax. In early 1967, Arthur signed with Atco and had a huge hit with Sweet Soul Music, which reached #2 on both the R&B and pop charts (USA). Joe Turner’s Shake, Rattle and Roll. followed then People Sure Act Funny and Funky Street. In 1968, he recorded with the Soul Clan. Their single Soul Meeting reached #34 R&B.
Born: 4th January 1946 – Atlanta, Georgia
Cause of Death: Intestinal cancer Died 16th November 2003 – Ruurlo, Netherlands