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The Country Soul Show

Gail Nobles

The Country Soul Show is about country soul songs and singers such as Ray Charles, James Carr, Percy Sledge, and more. Gail Nobles © 2022

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Jerry Butler & Betty Everett 5:11:22 8.16 PM
May 12 2022
Jerry Butler & Betty Everett 5:11:22 8.16 PM
Song: Let It Be Me Song by: Jerry Butler & Betty Everett Podcast vocals: Gail Nobles Cover design by: Gail Nobles Let It Be Me is a popular song by the Everly Brothers and later with the duet by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler. It is also a duet by Rod Stewart & Jennifer Hudson released 2009. The Everly Brother’s version is still the most popular, and was released in 1960 and rose to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The 1964 cover of “Let It Be Me” by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler was released and it was a smash. Their version peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Cashbox Soul/R&B charts for 3 weeks. Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell have also covered the song “Let It Be Me” from the Everly Brothers. They have made their song enter the Billboard Country chart. The Everly Brother’s music fused elements of rock and roll, country, and pop, becoming pioneers of country rock. Betty Everett and Jerry Butler were soul artists. Betty covered a number of duets with Jerry. Their biggest hit is “Let It Be Me”. It was a soul version. It was the first duet from Butler and Everett. The song “Let It Be Me” has been covered many times by different artists. I really like Everett & Butler’s version. I’m Gail Nobles. You’re listening to the country soul show.
Jerry Butler & Betty Everett 5:11:22 8.16 PM
May 12 2022
Jerry Butler & Betty Everett 5:11:22 8.16 PM
Song: Let It Be Me Song by: Jerry Butler & Betty Everett Podcast vocals: Gail Nobles Cover design by: Gail Nobles Let It Be Me is a popular song by the Everly Brothers and later with the duet by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler. It is also a duet by Rod Stewart & Jennifer Hudson released 2009. The Everly Brother’s version is still the most popular, and was released in 1960 and rose to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The 1964 cover of “Let It Be Me” by Betty Everett and Jerry Butler was released and it was a smash. Their version peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Cashbox Soul/R&B charts for 3 weeks. Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell have also covered the song “Let It Be Me” from the Everly Brothers. They have made their song enter the Billboard Country chart. The Everly Brother’s music fused elements of rock and roll, country, and pop, becoming pioneers of country rock. Betty Everett and Jerry Butler were soul artists. Betty covered a number of duets with Jerry. Their biggest hit is “Let It Be Me”. It was a soul version. It was the first duet from Butler and Everett. The song “Let It Be Me” has been covered many times by different artists. I really like Everett & Butler’s version. I’m Gail Nobles. You’re listening to the country soul show.
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia 4:12:22 9.01PM
Apr 13 2022
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia 4:12:22 9.01PM
Song: Rainy Night in Georgia Song by: Brook Benton Written by: Tony Joe White Podcast vocals: Gail Nobles Keyboardist: Gail Nobles Hello! I’m Gail Nobles, and you’re listening to the Country Soul Show. Today’s topic is Brook “Rainy Night in Georgia”. Benton was a singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He made a comeback in 1970 with the ballad, “Rainy Night in Georgia”. The song was written by Tony Joe White in 1967. The song was popularized by Benton in 1970. It was originally released by White on his 1969 album, Continued, on Monument Records, shortly before Benton’s hit single was issued. The song “Rainy Night in Georgia “ was a major hit and was a million seller which topped the Billboard chart. It’s a song that has been covered by a number of musicians. David Ruffin, Ray Charles, Otis Rush, Randy Crawford, Little Milton, and George Benson just to name a few. Has it been raining in your state? You know it’s been raining some nights in NC. It’s good sounding rain. I’m Gail Nobles!
James Carr 4:5:22 8.46PM
Apr 6 2022
James Carr 4:5:22 8.46PM
Song: At The Dark End of the Street Song by: James Carr Written by: Dan Penn & Chips Moman Intro music: Gail Nobles Vocals by: Gail Nobles Cover collage design: Gail Nobles Today’s topic: James Carr - At the Dark End of the Street. Hello! I’m Gail Nobles, and you’re listening to the Country Soul Show. James Carr is who I want to talk about today and his song, At the Dark End of the Street. James was a soul and R& B singer described as “one of the greatest pure vocalist that deep Southern soul ever produced.” His greatest success and most critically acclaimed performance came in 1967 with his original recording, “ Dark End of the Street.” The song was written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman and first recorded by James Carr. It is said to be a country soul song. Some just say soul. When it comes to country soul, usually there’s a mixture. Gospel harmony, piano, and guitar, and church organ can be heard in the mix. Soul Artist James Carr first recorded the song in late 1966, and it became his trademark song, reaching number 10 on Billboard Magazine’s Black Singles Chart, and crossing over to number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100. Six months later fellow soul singer Percy Sledge included his version of the song on his 1967 album The Percy Sledge Way, but it did not chart as high. In the years since Carr’s original version, many artists have recorded versions of the song. You’re listening to The Country Soul Show. I’m your host, Gail Nobles.