November 3, 2011

Sandra Phillips - Soul that fairly ached.

I don't think you can do a survey of Deep Soul classics without adding the contribution of Sandra Phillips and this 1965 classic When Midnight Comes.

I originally posted this track when Newstalgia just got started some two years ago (seems like yesterday), but we've had a lot more visitors since then so maybe it's okay for an encore.

Actually, this was the B-side of single Phillips did during her time with the Juggy Murray Sue Records conglomerate. This one came out on his subsidiary label Broadway and, according to the session notes, features Ike Turner's band on backup.

Phillips went on to record for a number of other labels, including the legendary Okeh Records in the later 60's and early 70's. But this song stops me dead in my tracks and, if she did nothing else, would land her in Desert Island disc territory forever.

Deep Soul Week keeps rollin' on.

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