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.
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The Fiestas - Sometimes Storm - Respect

70s SoulPosted by Martin Mon, May 10, 2010 23:57:16

Released on the Stax subsidary Respect in 1975, this is one of the group´s last recordings, after nearly 20 years in the music industry. Tommy Bullock, Eddie Morris, Sam Ingalls, Preston Lane and Randall Stewart released their first record together as The Fiestas way back in late 1958, the track "So Fine" was a big success and got the group a long recording contract with the Old Town label. In a strange twist of fate their first single for the company also proved to be their most succesful one and although several more than worthwhile 45s followed throughout the early and mid-sixties, none of them captured the listening audience in the same way as "So Fine" had done. The Fiestas eventually left Old Town in 1966 ( a year after they had cut their excellent "Think Smart" for the label) and recorded for a number of different companies; RCA, Vigor, Chimneyville and Respect, sometimes altering the group name as well to The Fabulous Fiestas or just Fiesta. This is one of the last 45s to have the groups original members singing, in 1978 an new group with the same name was formed and released two singles for Arista records, but the only remaining member from the Old Town days in that outfit was lead singer Tommy Bullock. Enjoy!

"Sometimes Storm"

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