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Shirelles

Don't Mess With Cupid

The Shirelles were not known for doing great southern soul, but when they left Scepter after almost 10 years, and were signed to Blue Rock, their debut 45 was a cover of Don't Mess With Cupid. Originally done by Otis Redding, it was the B-side to his top 10 R&B hit, My Lover's Prayer. The Shirelles version is excellent and it is too bad they did not do more records like this. It was also the second to last record done by the original four Shirelles, as they continued as a trio several months later on.

Posted on March 17, 2017 and filed under Soul Station Feature.

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Soul Sisters

Think About the Good Times

The Soul Sisters made several records, and an album for the Sue label in the mid 1960's. I Can't Stand It, in 1964, was the biggest, while the second hit, a very Motown sounding gem written by singer-musicians Sidney Barnes and JJ Jackson, might be their best. Barnes became a mainstay of Rotary Connection while Jackson had some huge hits, hug out in the UK, influenced the Pretty Things and had a great little big band as well. The Sisters never really hit bit again and by 1968, and a few more 45's, their career was at an end. I do not know what became of Thresia Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner, who clearly were not sisters.

Posted on March 16, 2017 and filed under Soul Station Feature.

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