Album of the Day
Arthur Conley is best known for the classic “Sweet Soul Music,” which was adapted from a Sam Cooke song and recorded on this day in 1967. But the Georgia-born singer had a lot more to offer R&B fans, as can be heard on the digital compilation titled after that million-selling single. These 34 tracks include his version of “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (produced by Otis Redding, who discovered Conley), Top 20 single “Funky Street,” minor hit “People Sure Act Funny” and a cover of The Beatles' then-new “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” (one of a couple of recordings here featuring Duane Allman on guitar). This collection draws heavily on the performer's 1960s glory days on Atco Records and really delivers on its name - Arthur Conley is the man for SWEET SOUL MUSIC.