The Astors


Sweet Soul From Memphis

  • Release Date: 27 Aug 1996
  • SCD-8597-2

Sweet soul music of the gritty Southern variety that Arthur Conley once celebrated is what characterized Stax Records of Memphis. The sweetly harmonized sounds of the two Memphis vocal groups in this collection are of a different sort: the grooves are decidedly Southern, but the singing owes more to the Detroit/Philadelphia neo-doo-wop tradition. The Astors' tracks span the years 1961 to 1967 and include the group's biggest hit, "Candy," with its unforgettable "On the Trail&quo… MORE