Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

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Soultreats is Soulville U-A´s music blog. It´s updated several times a week with a new soulful record. It is our chance to spotlight the artists and record labels that made the music but rarely the charts.
It´s a celebration!

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Otis Clay - The Only Way Is Up - Echo

70s SoulPosted by Martin Thu, September 10, 2009 12:52:12

Otis Clay, a well known Chicago soulster, cut some excellent material for George Leaners One-Der-Ful label in the mid 60s. He then relocated to the Memphis based Hi label where he had some commercial success with "Trying To Live My Life Without You". Although the deal with Hi records eventually grew cold, Clay kept himslf busy with gigs all around the globe (he is a cult figure in Japan).
To me this is his finest hour. A track that some eight years after its original release became a hit for Yazz & The Plastic Population in 1988. Written by Johnny Henderson and George Jackson (who also cut a great version of it which was sadly never released) this heartfelt song about hope and love has become a classic in clubs everywhere. Take a bow Otis!

"The Only Way Is Up"

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