Soul Sisters

   
 

January 22nd, 2014 ~ This week, American Routes talks to three soul singers from the formative era of the mid-1950s through Motown of the late '60s, and an all-female New Orleans brass band. Justine "Baby" Washington talks about growing up in Harlem and her hits "The Times," "Nobody Cares," and "That's How Heartaches Are Made." Maxine Brown started as teenager in NYC singing with gospel groups. By 1960 she penned the hit, "All in My Mind," and would later have hits with "Oh No Not My Baby" and a duet with Chuck Jackson on "Something You Got." Chris Clark is a rare white soul singer who recorded for Detroit's Motown Records. She became known as the "White Negress" in England where she toured with fellow Motown artists. The Original Pinettes Brass Band is a young, ten-member, all-women's New Orleans jazz band that has achieved hard-won respect in a field dominated by men.

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  • Open Bed: Soul Sister Yusef Lateef
    1984, Impulse
  • I Can't Stand It The Soul Sisters
    The Sue Story: The Sound of Soul, New York City, Parlophone
  • I'm A Woman Peggy Lee
    The Best of Miss Peggy Lee, Capitol
  • Sally Go Round the Roses The Jaynetts
    Chess Rhythm & Roll, MCA/ Chess
  • SEGMENT: Justine "Baby" Washington
    Listen
  • Workout Baby Washington
    45 rpm single, Neptune
  • Clean Up Woman Betty Wright
    Best of Betty Wright, Rhino
  • Instrumental: The Soul Explosion Illinois Jackquet
    The Soul Explosion, Prestige
  • Reconsider Me Margaret Lewis
    Shreveport Stomp: Ram Records Story Vol. 1, ACE
  • Why Not Me The Judds
    Why Not Me, RCA
  • Soul Deep Tina Turner
    Country My Way, K-tel
  • Five Long Years Tina Turner
    Bold Soul Sister: Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings, Blue Thumb
  • Tramp Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
    The Complete Stax Volta Singles 1959-1968, Stax/ Volta
  • Instrumental: Soul Twist King Curtis & the Noble Knights
    Rock Instrumental Classics, Vol. 4: Soul, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Maxine Brown
    Listen
  • Soul Serenade Maxine Brown
    Greatest Hits, Tomato
  • Angel From Montgomery Bonnie Raitt
    Streetlights, Warner Bros.
  • Far Celestial Shore Mavis Staples
    One True Vine, Anti
  • End Bed: Soul Serenade Willie Mitchell
    Hot Rods Rock: Big Boss Instrumentals Vol. 3, Right Stuff
 
  • Open Bed: All For You The Funk Brothers
    The Best of the Funk Brothers, Motown
  • Go to the Mardi Gras The Original Pinettes
    Finally, self-produced
  • Mary Mack Lilly's Chapel School, recorded by Harold Courlander
    Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol.6: Ring Game Songs and Others, Folkways
  • Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin
    Spirit in the Dark, Rhino
  • Soul Sister Allen Toussaint
    The Complete Warner Recordings, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Chris Clark
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Whitey Lambchop
    Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley, Bloodshot
  • These Boots are Made for Walking Loretta Lynn
    Honky Tonk Girl, MCA
  • I'm a Honky Tonk Girl Eileen Jewell
    Eileen Jewell Presents Butcher Holler, Signature Sounds
  • Blues a Catin Bonsoir Catin
    Blues a Catin, Bridgetown
  • Down on Me Big Brother & the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin
    Big Brother and the Holding Company, Sony
  • You'll Lose a Good Thing Barbara Lynn
    You'll Lose a Good Thing, Jaime/ Arctic
  • Instrumental: One Naughty Flat AFO Executives
    Compendium, AFO
  • SEGMENT: The Original Pinettes Brass Band
    Listen