Sunday, August 3, 2014

Some Sunday Soul...

Being a cousin of Percy Sledge and living close to the Muscle Shoals studio, it was almost inevitable that  Jimmy Hughes would become a soul singer. He began singing in a gospel quartet, The Singing Clouds, while still at high school before auditioning for Rick Hall' s Fame label in the early 60's. It would be another couple of years before he had a bona fide hit with the majestic "Steal Away". By the mid 60's, Hall's Fame label had a distribution deal with Atlantic Records, where Hughes had his greatest success with "Neighbor, Neighbor" and "Why Not Tonight". He then moved onto the Atlantic label itself and then onto the legendary Stax label, where due to a lack of promotion his career started to wane and he retired from the music industry in 1970.

Why Not Tonight

1 comment:

  1. Scott, that is quite simply a fabulous song