Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

Soul Treats! - Soul music blog by Soulville UA

What it is.

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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Martin

Gwen McCrae - Doin´ It - Atlantic

80s SoulPosted by Martin Tue, April 27, 2010 19:42:26

The third track by this great female singer to be added to Soultreats!. Previously both her "Lead Me On" and her duet with former husband "Winners Together Losers Apart" have been featured on these pages and I urge you to look them up if you haven´t already done so. McCrae had string of commercially viable singles in the early to mid-seventies (the era which the previous tracks are taken from), this is a slightly later recording, being from 1982 as it is. Only released as a single in the U.K. the track was lifted from her U.S. LP "On My Way", however it remained an album only track in the U.S. whilst it got both a 12" and 7" release in Great Britain. There is another version of this track by Chuck Strong which came out on Invasion records in 1983, again both as a 45 and 12-inch single. Hard to choose which version is actually the best one, Strong´s cover is much harder to track down for sure, and the versions of this Wille Hutch written track are quite different. Strong´s take on it is problably more soulful, whilst McCrae´s owes more to the electronic boogie style. Enjoy!

"Doin´ It"

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