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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Jay Rhythm - Wouldn't IT Be A Pleasure - Leo

70s SoulPosted by Martin Tue, July 19, 2011 19:51:31

One of of the rare soul scene's heroes, James Jay Barnes, again turns out a wonderful performance on this romantic crossover track from 1970. After Barnes had his few charters in the 60s for indies like Groovesville and Ric Tic he struggled to get a solid contract with a label that had the financial muscle to back him up. As we can hear the material was great and his voice was still in fine form but lack of promotion meant that most of his late 60s and early 70s recordings went to and early grave, at least in the U.S. I'm unsure of how many releases there were on the small Leo label which was owned by James Thorpe, but I'm pretty sure that the catalogue number on this, 884, is somewhat misguiding. Enjoy!

"Wouldn't It Be A Pleasure"

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