Brenda Vaughn

Reveal the world by Brenda Vaughn

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brenda-vaughn

Brenda Vaughn released a great track called Sistas Shakin Up and t she seems to have been a big hit in Tokyo. She was born in Starkville, Mississippi and even had a day name after her!

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Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis - Joe Le Taxi (Clip Officiel remasterisé)

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Be My Baby

Quirky song French MOD sixties. Vanessa Paradis had her first success at 14 with Joe Le Taxi which brought her worldwide fame. She is also an actress, very French…

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Vanessa Paradis – Be My Baby
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones - She Knew About Me

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She Knew About Me

Shirley Jones was at one time the lead singer in The Jones Girls. They were all sisters who disbanded in 1984 and Shirley went on to sing solo.

Shirley Jones

Johnnie Mae Matthews – Godmother of Detroit Soul

Johnny Mae Mathews - I Have No Choice

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I Have No Choice  (1967) – Johnnie Mae Matthews

Johnnie Mae Matthews – a respected name in soul and blues music. Curious name Johnnie for a woman, but she was heralded the  “Godmother of Detroit Soul”.  A big influence of many artists in the city who later signed to Motown.

Johnnie Mae Matthews
Johnnie Mae Matthews

We think the ‘B’ side of I have No Choice is even better – sung by her  daughter Audrey Matthews.

Info @ Soulful Kinda Music

Find out all about this great Soul lady @ Soulful Detroit.

Johnnie Mae Matthews

Magic Lady

Magic Lady - Betcha Can´t Lose With My Love • TopPop

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Betcha Can’t Lose (With My Love) – 1988

Magic Lady were a girl group formed in 1980 consisting of Linda Stokes, Jackie Stokes and Kimberly Ball. They don’t seem to have recorded anything since the above.

Macy Gray – Happiness

Happiness

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Happiness

We all know Macy Gray’s distinctive singing style. This is a beautiful soulful ballad. Her real name is Natalie Renee McIntyre. So far she’s released 10 albums and is talented in many directions including songwriting, acting and producing. The instrumentation on this track is reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield (For What It’s Worth). Just fabulous.

Macy Gray – Wikipedia

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On

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Put Your Records On

Corinne Bailey Rae is a Sweet Soul singer and song writer from Leeds, Yorkshire, England. She graduated from Leeds University in 2000, and her debut album was Corinne. She has a wonderful, almost child like voice that can affect even the most hardened cynics among us. Long may she continue to sing and play.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Her first album, Corinne Bailey Rae, went straight to number one in the album charts, only the fourth British female star to do so.

Wikipedia: Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae Website

Soulvation Army – Flora Wilson

Flora Wilson - Dancing On A Daydream (Soulvation Army)

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Dancing On A Daydream
Flora Wilson -Dancing On A Daydream

Soulvation Army Band released Dancing On A Daydream as an instrumental on the A side and sung by Flora Wilson on the B side. The same track both as a song and instrumental has been done many times before of course – how about You Can’t Sit Down, instrumental by Phil Upchurch and the song by The Dovells. This track is a bit reminiscent of Archie Bell in its rhythm if nothing else.

Su Kramer

Su Kramer - You've Got The Power

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You Got The Power

Su Kramer is another of those wonderful things, a German black soul singer. However, the song You Got The Power feels like it owes more to ABBA than Aretha! No wonder it’s popular in Europe…