I can't believe that it has been five years since the year long Forgotten Hits 50th anniversary tribute to 1967!
Today I share from the WRCO archives background on two records that are turning 55 years old in 2022.
The first is 'Sweet Soul Music' by Arthur Conley.
It has long been a favorite of mine.
In 2017 my family flew to Europe. Fresh off the plane, we stumbled into a bar / cafe and as we walked in the door, we heard the opening notes of this 1967 classic and two couples were already dancing. It truly has been a worldwide hit since it was released in the Spring of 1967.
Originally written by Sam Cooke as 'Yeah Man,' it was changed in the studio by none other than Otis Redding.
In 1998, I called Arthur Lee Conley at his home in Amsterdam. A "Best Of" CD had just been released on the Jamie / Guyden label. Arthur told me at the time he did not think he had done an interview with anyone in The States for many years.
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