EDWIN STARR Soul Singer

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This CD contains all of the tracks that Edwin recorded for Hippodrome Records. Sadly Edwin died on April 2, 2003. I worked with Edwin a couple of times and he was a very nice guy…

Bev Bevan, Sunday Mercury (June 2018)


The complete output of the late Edwin Starr on Hippodrome Records is on this album. More disco oriented material from 1985-1986.

Keys and Chords (June 2018)


‘Soul Singer’ collects his mid-80s singles for the label and while he suffered the trappings of the decade, 1985′s ‘It Ain’t Fair’ and 1986′s title track are notable: the first driven by Starr’s remarkably intact tough vocal; the second, a touching tribute to soul itself: “In the year 1965 soul music was very much alive, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye,” he sings.

Record Collector (June 2018)


These hitherto unreleased on CD tracks represent Edwin’s entire output for Peter Stringfellow’s Hippodrome label during 1985 and 1986, including the distinctly disco oriented revamps of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and Wilson Pickett’s “Land of 1000 Dances.”

Kevin Bryan, regional newspapers (May 2018)

 

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