THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
377-Arthur Conley-Sweet Soul Music.
1967 Number 7 single.
Best Bit-At 1.17.This song name checks The Miracles,Lou Rawls,Sam & Dave,Wilson Pickett,Otis Redding and James Brown.If all of these artists don’t appear in this countdown at some point,then I need to have a serious word with myself.
Sweet Soul Music was written by Arthur Conley and Otis Redding(see also best songs 712,) it is based heavily on the Sam Cooke song ‘Yeah Man.’
J.W. Alexander who was Sam Cooke’s business partner successfully sued Conley and Redding and Cooke’s name was added to the songwriting credits.
Arthur Conley(January 4,1946-November 17,2003) was an American Soul singer,he achieved three Billboard top 40 singles of which ‘Sweet Soul Music’ was the most successful peaking at Number 2.
‘Spotlight on James Brown,y’all he’s the king of them all,y’all.’
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