mercredi 18 mars 2009
Joe Simon - Easy To Love 1977P
Joe Simon - Easy To Love(1977 Spring Rec) with the super deep soul ' with you in mind ' 1. You Didn't Have to Play No Games 2. Easy to Love 3. It Must Be Love 4. What's Left to Do 5. With You in Mind 6. Before the Night Is Over 7. She's My Lady 8. Sweet Memories Born 2nd September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, U.S.A. His deep baritone is equally suited to southern country recordings as well as 60s R&B efforts, but Joe Simon is best known for his 70s soul/disco on Spring Records . The voice of Joe Simon is one of deep soul. It has a languid, velvet-smooth quality reminiscent of other great talents such as Jerry Butler, Garland Green and James Carr. In the UK, Joe's legacy of recordings has not enjoyed the true recognition it deserves, possibly because not many of his uptempo recordings, which are preferred by the soul fraternity were available until Southbound began to reissue his Spring catalogue. In the southern states of America, on the other hand, his reputation is undisputed. True to his roots, Joe came out of the gospel tradition. Between the ages of 15 and 24 he was signed to a variety of labels including Hush, Vee-Jay and SS7, recording gospel-tinged R&B before the Rifkind brothers and Bill Spitalsky signed him to Spring Records. At the time they needed an established name to help bolster the newly set-up label and Simon had already scored some minor hits and had great potential.