Monday, August 3, 2009

Edwin Starr Moves To Soul City (1968)

Hey blog followers! My whirlwind travels and work schedule have finally gotten to a point where I can post a new tune.

Also, word has it some of the links on my older posts have died, so I have re-upped many of the tunes on previous entries, so if you haven't yet, be sure to check them out. Keep in mind these links only stay active for about a month, so it pays to be a loyal follower of this blog.

Todays song is a great Motown track. Motown in the 60's had the best backing band in the business, which created that legendary Motown sound. I find it amazing that the same set of studio musicians could create the sound for The Temptations, The Miracles, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and many others.

If you can, check out the documentary 'Standing In The Shadows of Motown' about the greatest rhythm section in pop-music history, who have played on more hit singles that Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones combined.

One such Motown artist was 60's soul singer Edwin Starr. He is best known for his rousing anti-Vietnam song "War". That song asks the eternal question, "War. What is it good for?" That song was a huge hit for Starr in 1969.

Today's track comes from a year earlier off of his 1968 album '25 Miles' which contains not only the great title track, but a bunch of rare songs still yet-to-be-released on CD. One of my favorite of which is "Soul City (Open Your Arms To Me)".

Click the link to take a trip to "Soul City".

1 comment:

  1. Love it! We just listened to 25 miles on our trip back - got to be the all time greatest song for a road trip, and not just because it was featured in Adventures in Babysitting.