• Stone southern soul at its most righteous, on LP for the first time!
• Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed at Third Man on gold vinyl!
• Danceable late '60s sizzlers!
Southern soul sizzlers from Nashville!
Some serious swagger emerged on Shelby S. Singleton’s SSS International label, including the funk-soaked, Allen Toussaint-penned “There’s A Break In The Road,” Mickey Murray’s relentless “Sticky Sue,” Bettye LaVette’s standout revival of “Piece Of My Heart,” and more sensational workouts! Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed on gold vinyl at Third Man Pressing!
Inaugurated in 1967, the Nashville-based SSS International label’s wide-ranging catalog encompassed pop, country and rock, as well as a particularly strong soul roster, releasing a slew of terrific platters through the early ‘70s. In addition to producing hits for his Nashville-based label, Singleton also had an uncanny knack for picking up other splendid masters—Betty Harris and Robert Parker were produced in New Orleans, while Mickey Murray, Sam Dees, and Clifford Curry contributed stunning sides to the fertile catalog from other soul capitals. Activity at SSS International wound down after the new decade commenced, but we can certainly be glad he devoted so much quality time to this slamming southern soul.
Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby • Danny White - Natural Soul Brother • Mickey Murray - Sticky Sue • Jo Jo Benson - Having My Glory • Betty Harris - There’s A Break In The Road • Mickey Murray - Hit Record • Bettye LaVette - Piece Of My Heart • Johnny Barfield And The Men Of S.O.U.L. - Soul Butter • Clifford Curry - Soul Ranger • Robert Parker - The Hiccup • Mr. Jamo - Shake What You Brought With You (Part I) • Johnny Adams - Proud Woman • Jake Porter - I Wanta Make Her Love Me Till The Cows Come Home