Divine Soul Divas Volume Three
is the third 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
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.
is a New Orleans favorite, a
downriver barrel house reflection of Memphian
DI ANNE PRICE,
both of whom channel the spirit of classic blues divas Ida
Cox, Alberta Hunter, Stippie Wallace, and Memphis Minnie.
Profoundly soulful singers, their expressive voices are
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.
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. Jackie Johnsonis a Memphis
gospel-turned-soul dynamo. Her performance was recorded live
in Vienne, France when she opened for Carla Thomas.
saw chart success in the UK in
the early ‘80s (EMI and London), but couldn’t seem to break
through the noise in their native USA.
Many fans still
wonder why. TARA
DARNELL gives us a
stunning version of “Ain’t No Sunshine”, while fellow New
VEDA LOVE resurrects
the soul standard “Standing on Shaky Ground.” Memphis torch
PATTERSON delivers a
mesmerizing rendition of the old Ivory Joe Hunter hit, “I
Want to be Your Baby, Baby.”