soul-sides-2.jpgIn association with Zealous Records, An Aquarium Drunkard will be giving away three copies of the Soul Sides blog-curated compilation Soul Sides Vol. 2 :: The Covers. Like Volume I, this comp is a solid addition to any enthusiast of old funk, soul and r&b’s collection. Each track has been hand selected, and is backed by liner notes from Soul Sides own Oliver Wang.

For those of you who pre-order the album, one lucky winner will receive a Califone turntable. All pre-orders come with an additional eight cover songs as a bonus. Pretty cool

Tracklisting: 1. “Fever” by Sharon Cash (Peggy Lee) 2. “Feelin’ Alright” by West Coast Revival (Traffic) 3. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by Al Green (The Beatles) 4. “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” by Esther Phillips (Gil Scott-Heron) 5. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” by Marcia Griffiths (Al Green) 6. “Che Che Cole” by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra (Willie Colon) 7. “Kissing My Love” by Spanky Wilson (Bill Withers) 8. “Let’s Straighten It Out” by O.V. Wright (Latimore) 9. “It’s Your Thing” by Cold Grits (Isley Bros.) 10. “Express Yourself” by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band) 11. “Walk On By” by El Michaels Affair (Burt Bacharach/Isaac Hayes) 12. “Viva Tirado” by Los Mozambiques (Gerald Wilson/El Chicano) 13. “Be Thankful For What You Got” by Donovan Carless (William DeVaughn)
The album hits retail May 22, and three of you can win a copy by answering the question below and sending your answers to: aquariumdrunkard @ gmail dot com. All entries must be in by midnight, Saturday May 19th. Winners will be chosen at random.

1) What New Orleans funk outfit once toured with the Rolling Stones and backed Dr. John in the studio?

Related: Click here for a nationwide listing of Soul Sides Vol. 2 listening parties. If you’re in L.A., Oliver Wang (DJ O-Dub) will be hosting a session here in town in the near future.

MP3: Donny Hathaway :: Jealous Guy (from soul sides vol 1)
Amanda Ambrose :: (I Ain’t Singing) No More Sad Songs (from soul sides vol 1)
Pre-order: Soul Sides Vol. 2 – The Covers ++ ++ soul sides myspace

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8 Responses to “Soul Sides Vol. 2 :: The Covers (CD Giveaway)”

  1. […] An Aquarium Drunkard is giving away copies of the forthcoming Soul Sides Vol 2: The Covers cd. To win, answer the trivia question in an email before midnight PDT, May 19. […]

  2. My guess is the Meters. Hope I’m right – looks like a great album.

  3. Its “The Meters”

  4. Whatever punctuation you want to use, you should probably email your answers to aquariumdrunkard @ gmail dot com.

  5. to be considered, please email answers to: aquariumdrunkard @ gmail dot com

  6. I think “Fever” predates Peggy Lee. Little Willie John may have recorded it first.

  7. I’d never heard Donny Hathaway before this track now I’m completely hooked. Just found his ‘Live’ album on vinyl from which ‘Jealous Guy’ is taken and it’s up there with the best live records I’ve ever heard. Thanks again (both to Justin and Oliver).

  8. […] First off, the winners of the Soul Sides II compilation CD giveaway were emailed this weekend, and should receive their CDs by tomorrow. As always – thanks for playing. […]

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