Some records have the ability to get under your skin and change the entire trajectory of your listening habits. A couple of months ago, I Got Soul, by New Orleans’ Tony Owens, is one such album. A gritty, no frills, southern soul monster from the late 60s and early 70s, the collection, released by Grapevine Records, has had me reaching for little else than my old soul and r&b platters. Good records are like that. Check the title track below, and if you dig it, beg, borrow or steal the whole thing. RIYL: James Carr, Lee Moses, Stax/Volt, Muscle Shoals.

MP3: Tony Owens :: I Got Soul

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3 Responses to “Tony Owens :: I Got Soul”

  1. Ah, this is excellent. Thanks!

  2. […] I mentioned last month, that early 70s Tony Owens collection I discovered in June inspired me to pull from the old soul and r&b stacks a bit more than […]

  3. Just heard him sing this at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. I had never heard of him. He sang one song: “I Got Soul” and it was one of the most moving performances I may ever see.

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