45 Of the Week: The Soul Children

soulchildrenLast week I bought some 200+  45rpm records from a flea market at a church down the street. The woman who I bought them from had a collection that was a great eclectic mix of late disco, pop, soul–she had everything from Wham! to Issac Hayes to limited pressed recordings of the Philadelphia People’s Choir (that Marion Anderson sang with when she was younger). I’ve been going through the records and using it as a process to educate myself about music history while also seeking out great tracks to use and sounds to sample and send to musician friends.
I thought I’d share some of my musical journey and education here on my blog by featuring a 45 here and there.

This week’s pick is a 1973 issue by a group called The Soul Children, which came out on the legendary Stax Records label. The group was formed and produced by Issac Hayes and Charles Porter and had some billboard charters.

This 45 features “It Ain’t Always What You Do (It’s Who You Let See You Do It)” on its A side, but I actually really love the B side track “All That Shines Ain’t Gold” better,

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