Star Time #66: Soul Heaven


I shoot for the celestial every week on Star Time, or at least aim squarely for the nearest off-ramp, so this week's heavenly title is hopefully more redundancy than presumptuousness. Although that redundancy in itself is a bit presumptuous. Let's not get caught up in the dialogue. This week's show includes tracks from 1963 through 1981. My favorite selections include Garnet Mimms' confession, Linda Jones' mesmerization, the Tams' absolution, and Was (Not Was)'s hybridization.

ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Percy MayfieldThe Hunt Is On1963Tangerine
Major LanceToo Hot to Hold1965Okeh
Edwin StarrHeadline News1966Ric-Tic
Kim WestonHelpless1966Gordy
The Wallace BrothersNo More1965Sims
Billy StewartSitting in the Park1965Chess
Barbara MasonI Need Love1966Arctic
Garnet MimmsIt Was Easier To Hurt Her1965United Artists
Set 2
Bobby MarchanShake Your Tambourine1966Cameo
Alvin Cash & the RegistersThe Charge1967Mar-v-lus
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit WheelsDevil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly1966New Voice
Faye RossFaith, Hope & Trust1967Round
The Buena VistasHot Shot1966Swan
King CurtisInstant Groove1969ATCO
The MetersThe Mob1969Josie
The Dixie DrifterSoul Heaven1965Roulette
Linda JonesHypnotized1967Loma
Set 3
Chairmen of the BoardGive Me Just a Little More Time1970Invictus
The TamsToo Much Foolin' Around1970123 Records
Booker T. & the M.G.'sChicken Pox1970Stax
Brenda & the TabulationsRight on the Tip of My Tongue1971Top and Bottom
LaBelleGoin' on a Holiday1973RCA
James BrownReality1974Polydor
Harold Melvin & the Blue NotesSatisfaction Guaranteed (or Take Your Love Back)1973Philadelphia Int'l
Set 4/Outro
The Soul SearchersBoogie Up the Nation1975Polydor
Lenny WilliamsShoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh1977ABC
Gloria GaynorSubstitute1978Polydor
Sheila HyltonDon't Ask My Neighbours1979Harry J
Was (Not Was)Tell Me That I'm Dreaming1981Ze/Island
George BensonOn Broadway (Live)1978Warner Bros.
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