Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Soul Sisters - Good Time Tonight/Some Soul Food

I hope that everyone is having a good week, so far. While I'm still basking in the California sun, I thought that I'd share another record with you. This time around, we're talking a pair of upbeat, r&b pounders courtesy of The Soul Sisters.

What little I know about these gals comes once again from the very helpful Soulful Kinda Music site. The Soul Sisters were Theresa Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner. After making one record with soulster Lou Johnson as the Canjoes, they started recording as a duet for the Sue label. Between 1963 and 1967 they cut eight singles for the imprint. Today's record is the second of those, from 1964.

"Good Time Tonight" and "Some Soul Food" each find both ladies singing lead. The former features pounding piano, drums and horns, with some nice, shouted vocals. The instrumentation on the latter is similar and the vocals are a tad more subdued, as they sing about being raised on collard greens and cooking their man some soul food, including grits in the morning and ham hocks in the evening. Together, this pair of tunes, whip up a tasty treat, indeed.


Derek See said...

They were SO great! "I won't Be Your Fool Anymore" and "I Can't Stand It" are other killer sides by these faux Sisters!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Haven't heard this is YEARS here in the UK.

Than you for uploadeng