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Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kent / Ace
  • ASIN: B0081OAVI8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,626 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. THE GRAND TOUR - Aaron Neville
2. HE'LL HAVE TO GO - Solomon Burke
3. TAKE TIME TO KNOW HER - Percy Sledge
4. I SAW ME - Esther Phillips
5. MY ELUSIVE DREAMS - Moses & Joshua Dillard
6. HANGIN' ON - Ann Peebles
12. HE CALLED ME BABY - Candi Staton
14. YOURS LOVE - Joe Simon
15. YOUR GOOD GIRL'S GONNA GO BAD - Cookie Jackson
16. DETROIT CITY - Arthur Alexander
17. GENTLE ON MY MIND - Tony Borders
18. DON'T TOUCH ME - Bettye Swann
19. SET ME FREE - Clarence Carter
20. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Little Milton
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When Ray Charles recorded his groundbreaking Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music album in 1962 he was paying tribute to the music he had grown up hearing as often as blues and R&B. The 23 tracks in Kent's new compilation take their cue from what Brother Ray accomplished and provide a superb illustration of what can happen Behind Closed Doors...When Country Meets Soul . Most of the artists featured here would have heard country music in their youth as often as Ray Charles, thanks to the big 50,000 watt radio stations that could be heard from state to state across the lower half of the US. Most of them recorded in the southern studios, and often used pickers from the pool of musicians who worked on country sessions in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals. It's no surprise that they all sounded as at home with a country song as they did with a straight-ahead slice of soul. Here you'll hear some of the biggest soul artists of their time on some of the biggest country hits of the 60s and 70s. Candi Staton does Patsy Cline, James Carr covers Mel Tillis, Millie Jackson sings Merle Haggard, Brook Benton tips his musical hat to Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green pays homage to Hank Williams, and so much more besides. Unlike similarly-themed compilations, this CD features only 100% authentic country songs and 100% authentic soul singers. It may not be the first of its kind but it is undoubtedly the best of its kind to date.

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  1. The Grand - NEVILLE, Aaron
  2. He'll Have To Go - BURKE, Solomon
  3. Take Time To Know Her - SLEDGE, Percy (mono)
  4. I Saw Me - PHILLIPS, Esther (mono)
  5. My Elusive Dreams - MOSES & JOSHUA DILLARD (mono)
  6. Hangin' On - PEEBELS, Ann
  7. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You - SHEEN, Bobby
  8. Wings Upon Your Horns - LYNN, Tami
  9. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - LIMELITES
  10. I'm So Lonesome I could Cry - GREEN, Al
  11. Life Turned Her That Way - CARR, James
  12. He Called Me Baby - STATON, Candi
  13. The Chokin' Kind - HILL, Z.Z.
  14. Yours, Love - SIMON, Joe
  15. Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - JACKSON, Cookie
  16. Detroit City - ALEXANDER, Arthur
  17. Gentle On My Mind - BRODERS, Tony
  18. Don't Touch Me - SWANN, Bettye
  19. Set Me Free - CARTER, Clarence
  20. Behind Closed Doors - LITTLE MILTON
  21. If You're Not Back In Love By Monday - JACKSON, Millie
  22. Skip A Rope - TEX, Joe
  23. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye - BENTON, Brook

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music has no colour bar 22 Mar 2013
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
Virtually every star in black music has been touched by country right from the days when Hank Williamd was taught by a black street musician and even earlier when Jimmie Rodgers made records with Louis Armstrong.Its been an endless quest for the two strands of music which had much in common-hillbilly and the blues as both were the products of the poorer classes.By the time Ray Charles recorded his 2 Modern Sounds In..LPs the die was finally cast.
Those who claim to dislike country music can never be taken seriously and nowadays its simply a matter of taste
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album 16 Aug 2012
By Misty7
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This is a fabulous album; I heard one of the songs on the radio one evening, and the presenter said it was a newly released album, and that it was excellent. I decided to purchase it and I was not disappointed. It's really easy to listen to, and it's a great collaboration of the similarities between Country and Soul music. This is an album for people of all ages, and I can't recommend it enough. Incidentally, I was only able to find it on Amazon- I wasn't able to buy it in HMV or other music store, so well done Amazon for showcasing music that isn't just the run of the mill mainstream stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul and Country Perfection 1 May 2014
Format:Audio CD
If you are any sort of music fan buy it! Simply wonderful. My fave cut is The grand tour by Aaron Neville but every track is gold
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best compliation for years 6 Dec 2013
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As a lifelong soul music fan, I tend to be a little blind to other genres, for no good reason, so I overlooked this CD when it was first released by Kent. This album is probably the best collection I have ever heard and I have just ordered vol 2 without even playing this through. The quality of the performances and production is superb, and the choice of tracks could have been done by Dave Godin, for the heartfelt soul that shines through by the artists. Just fantastic.
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