George Soule "TAKE A RIDE" ZNCD 1024

Over the years, music people have regarded the name George Soule beside a song title to be as much of a guarantee of assured quality as those of fellow southern songwriters Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, and George Jackson. He left an indelible mark on Muscle Shoals music history through his work at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and FAME where his name became recognisable as the songwriter behind some great songs performed by Candi Staton, Judy Clay, Percy Sledge and Bobby Womack in the prime of the soul era. . George emerged from the shadows when in 2003 Casual Records included the funky 'Get Involved' his first 1973 US national radio hit on their Country Got Soul compilation. Appearing before a sell out audience at the Barbican Theatre, London in April of 2005 as part of the it Came From MemphisÕ series of concerts, he left many wondering where does this voice come from... First and foremost a songwriter, apart from a handful of singles, demos and background vocals on many top sessions, here was a voice that had not been heard. After a 20-year hiatus from the music business, George is back with this his debut album!


All the best Soul music sounds like it is rooted in the earth, laid susceptible to the elements, battered by the wind and the rain, seasoned and weathered by the experience of life. This album from southern songwriter George Soule is such music. Recorded in the spring of this year, George gives us new interpretations of his own songs and others penned by friends. George has long paid his dues to Soul music, now its time to get his.