Out Of Left Field - Where Soul Meets Country Various Artists (Where Country Meets Soul)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1464

In the past couple of years Ace has brought you three “Where Country Meets Soul” CDs featuring R&B and soul greats singing songs that were originally aimed at country music fans. Given how many country songs have been successfully remade as soul gems, it’s unsurprising that many country artists would try their hand at interpreting material originally aimed at soul buyers. Here in “Out Of Left Field” we reveal what takes place “Where Soul Meets Country”.

You’ll hear songs from the catalogues of some of soul music’s best-known writers and singers reworked for the country market, yet retaining much of the soul of the original versions. It’s no surprise that the songs sound so comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings. Many of those who wrote them heard as much country music in their formative years as they did R&B. Some, like Dan Penn, enjoyed hits in the country field long before achieving soul and pop success. And many of the featured musicians also played on soul sessions at the same studios these country recordings were made. There may be a steel guitar here where you would hear a sax solo there, but the end results sound no less soulful in the final analysis. That’s hardly surprising either, as the artists include several of country music’s greatest voices of the past 50 years.

Tony Rounce


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Who's Making Love - Daaron Lee

  • 02 Preview He Made A Woman Out Of Me - Jeannie C Riley

  • 03 Preview Out Of Left Field - Hank Williams Jr

  • 04 Preview (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

  • 05 Preview I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Anita Carter

  • 06 Preview Find Out What's Happening - Bobby Bare

  • 07 Preview Only The Strong Survive - Skeeter Davis

  • 08 Preview It Tears Me Up - Jerry Reed

  • 09 Preview Color Him Father - Linda Martell

  • 10 Preview When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Sonny James

  • 11 Preview Starting All Over Again - Don Gibson

  • 12 Preview She's All I Got - Johnny Paycheck

  • 13 Preview You Don't Miss Your Water - O.B. McClinton

  • 14 Preview You'll Lose A Good Thing - Freddy Fender

  • 15 Preview Warm And Tender Love - Archie Campbell and Lorene Mann

  • 16 Preview Any Day Now - Ronnie Milsap

  • 17 Preview Baby I'm Yours - Tanya Tucker

  • 18 Preview I've Found Someone Of My Own - Mel Street

  • 19 Preview Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries - Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty

  • 20 Preview The Dark End Of The Street - The Kendalls

  • 21 Preview Scratch My Back (And Whisper In My Ear) - Razzy Bailey

  • 22 Preview Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Billie Jo Spears

  • 23 Preview He Will Break Your Heart - David Allan Coe

  • 24 Preview Look At Them Beans (Papa's Dream) - Johnny Cash

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