Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Soulful Strings - selections from Paint It Black (1966)

The first album by this Chicago studio band delivered some choice cuts among its stack of cover tunes.

Their arrrangement of the Stones' 'Paint It Black' takes the tune further off into a raga realm.

It sounds to me like the version that Eric Burdon and War delivered a few years later owes some its inspiration to this recording.

For some good background information on The Soulful Strings and producer/mastermind Richard Evans, please take a look at this post at Funky 16 Corners.

- - And for just a bit more of Soulful Strings, click over to Office Thug.

From The Soulful Strings' 'Paint It Black' LP (Cadet Records, 1966), Listen to:

Paint It Black
Eight Miles High
Take Five
The Sidewinder

(click for audio)


Unknown said...

Nice cover!

You got a year on this puppy? I'm a stickler for getting complete info into iTunes!

Anonymous said...

Check here for the full LP. And more of their catalog the way!

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