Soul Street

Eddie Floyd

Soul Street
  • CAT # SCD-88035-25

    1. Something To Write Home About 3:10
    2. We've Been Through Too Much Together 3:42
    3. Watcha Gonna Do With My Heart 3:49
    4. I Wanna Do Things For You 3:24
    5. Baby Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed) 3:43
    6. The Highwayman 3:50
    7. I Hear Footsteps (Coming Closer) 3:39
    8. (I Didn't Know What Losing Was) 'Til I Lost You 2:50
    9. Check Me Out 3:38
    10. Lay Your Loving On Me 2:37
    11. Soul Street 3:24
    12. I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But My Baby 3:13
    13. Stealing Love 3:14
    14. I Am So Grateful 3:22
    15. Don't You Know That It's All Right 3:35
    16. Guess Who 3:17
    17. Stop, Look What You're Doing To Me 4:30
    18. I'm So Glad I Met You 3:19
    19. Your Love Is Amazin' 2:57
    20. Stick With Me Baby 3:24

Stax Records signed Eddie Floyd as a songwriter in 1965, but the Montgomery, Alabama born, Detroit-bred vocalist also proved himself invaluable to the Memphis firm as an artist in his own right. The 20 tracks contained on this compact disc comprise the entirety of Floyd's last two LPs for the company. The first, 1973's Baby, Lay Your Head Down (Gently on My Bed), is a showcase for Floyd's versatility that finds him getting down to the funky reggae riddims of the title track (cut at Byron Lee's studio in Kingston, Jamaica), digging into the blues on "I Wanna Do Things for You," and crooning his heart out on "Watcha Gonna Do with My Heart." Much of the following year's Soul Street, which includes a moving reading of Jesse Belvin's "Guess Who," reveals the pronounced period influence of Al Green, even on a veteran of Floyd's stature.

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