Divine Soul Divas Volume One
is the first release in LocoBop’s series of southern soul
music performed by some of the greatest lady interpreters of
debut release, the Grammy nominated “Woman to Woman,”
quickly became a massive hit in 1975, and was actually the
last hit for the Stax Records.
became America’s Soul Sweetheart with her very first
release, “Gee Whiz.” She and her father Rufus Thomas were
instrumental in establishing Stax Records as the undisputed
fount of soul music in the 1960s and ‘70s.
was recruited by Isaac Hayes and David Porter (famed for
their Sam & Dave productions) to join The Soul Children (who
scored 15 R&B hits between 1968 and 1978).
DI ANNE PRICE
channels the spirit of classic blues divas Ida Cox, Alberta
Hunter, Stippie Wallace, and Memphis Minnie. A profoundly
soulful singer, her expressive voice is etched with pain or
brimming with sly humor while tickling the ivories barrel
piano style on two-fisted shuffles, rolling blues, and
boogie woogie workouts.
RUBY WILSON, The Queen of
Beale Street, recorded 10 albums and performed with B.B.
King, Ray Charles, Robert Goulet, The Four Tops, Jerry
Butler, Willie Nelson, Isaac Hayes, and many more. An
accomplished actress, Ruby appeared in Black Snake Moan,
Cookie's Fortune, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Chamber,
The Client, and The Firm.
Detroit’s KEENA GREEN and
her two sisters made up Sweet Obsession and scored five
singles on Billboard’s R&B charts, two of which went Top
Ten. FAWN makes her debut on this album with two
tracks co-written and produced by Henderson Thigpen (“Woman
to Woman”) and Winston Stewart (The Barkays).
Highlights: LOVE FEVER
(Shirley Brown), FRIEND (Keena Green), and the
soulful ballad THIS LOVE (Shirley Brown)