Friday, February 11, 2011


The Star Mangled Banner- Christina Aguilera
I Never Loved A Man (Demo)- Aretha Franklin
99 1/2- Dorothy Love Coates
It's Too Soon To Know- Irma Thomas
You're No Good- Betty Everett
Piece Of My Heart- Erma Franklin
Not Gon' Cry- Mary J. Blige
A Little Bit Of Soap- Reba Russell
Breaking Up Somebody's Home- Denise LaSalle
I Got You Babe- Etta James
So Will I - Laura Lee
Respect- Aretha Franklin

I rest my case.



steve simels said...

As somebody said on the downstairs thread -- "oversouling" can also be described as "urban yodeling."

jeff said...

To me the concept of over-souling goes back to the 1970s when The Gong Show was just about the biggest rage on TV and when every singer who go on to sing a soul song would guarantee themselves a thirty of they just peeled the paint of the wall with a high notes.

Noam Sane said...

I remember seeing Etta James at the SF Jazz Festival - probably 1998 or so. Between songs, she was talking about all these new singers she was hearing, how they were all being referred to as "divas."

She said, "these people don't know a diva from a beava'".

Anything Should Happen said...

I blame Tina Turner