Don Covay

Ooh! My Soul: 1955-1962 Recordings (806171)

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Ooh! My Soul: 1955-1962 Recordings

Don Covay

Soul Jam

8436559466639

SOU 156319

806171

SOUL

1

CD 8,26 €

COLLECTOR'S DIGIPACK SERIES

Don Covay was one of the most overlooked soul singers and songwriters of his generation. He also provided a rich source of repertoire for British acts like Billy Fury, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger was heavily influenced by Don’s singing and performance style). This collector’s CD presents Covay’s earliest efforts. It compiles 30 remastered tracks, including all of the singles he recorded for a variety of labels (such as Atlantic, Sue, Big-Top, Blaze, Cameo, and Columbia), between 1955 and 1962. He is featured here recording as a soloist under his own name, leading his band The Goodtimers, cutting tracks under the nickname “Pretty Boy,” and in collaboration with the doo-wop group The Rainbows (his earliest recordings). These wonderful numbers form the building blocks of Don Covay’s legendary musical legacy.

PERSONNEL:

  • DON COVAY, vocals, plus:
  • Clifford Burks, Wilbert Smith (ts),
  • Samuel Parker Jr. (bs), Nathaniel Douglas (g),
  • Olsie Robinson (b), Charles Connor, Bernard Purdie (d),
  • among others

Recorded between 1955 and 1962.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Standing In The Doorway
  • 02. Hand Jive Workout
  • 03. The Popeye Waddle
  • 04. Every Which A-WAy
  • 05. Shake with The Shake
  • 06. See AbouT Me
  • 07. Betty Jean
  • 08. Beauty and The Beast
  • 09. Teen Life Swag
  • 10. Pony Time
  • 11. Twistin’ Train
  • 12. Hey THere
  • 13. I’m Coming Down with The Blues
  • 14. Love Boat
  • 15. one Little Boy had Money
  • 16. BelIeve It or Not
  • 17. Do The Bug
  • 18. I’m Lonely Too
  • 19. It’s Twistin’ Time
  • 20. ‘CauSe I Love You
  • 21. OoH! My Soul
  • 22. (Where Are You?) Now That I Need You
  • 23. Paper Dollar
  • 24. Rockin’ The Mule
  • 25. Switchen In The Kitchen
  • 26. Bip Bop Bip
  • 27. They Say
  • 28. Stay
  • 29. MinnIe
  • 30. Shirley