MEMPHIS SOUL STEW * KING CURTIS * ATCO 6511 * C
Saxophonist Curtis Ousley, a. k. a. King Curtis, is a king in more than just name, his kingdom stretches across countless recordings and memorable saxophone solos on R&B, Soul, Rock and Roll, Pop, Blues and other genres from the early 1950s to his tragic and untimely death in 1971. Memphis Soul Stew is one of those records that has instant appeal, both in concept and form, dancers and drinkers in the late sixties would feel a heightened sense of euphoria when the record began as the friendly yet informative vocal introduction declares "Today's special is Memphis Soul Stew, we sell so much of this people wonder what we put in it, I'm gonna tell you right now . . ."
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