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Deep digging Soul songs of Doris Troy “So Far” and “Just One Look”

Born in the Bronx as the daughter of a minister Doris Troy was raised with the Soul of Gospel because Rhythm and Blues songs were “subversive“.   “So Far” is a recording from 1970 where Doris Troy shows us how deep here voice digs. This slow rhythmic ballad is heavy as the heart. 

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Darby & Tarlton’s Country ballads from the twenties: “Birmingham Jail”

In the late twenties Country duo Darby and Tarlton had some succes with their  slide guitar ballads. “Birmingham Jail” is part of their Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton: Atlanta 1927-1929 recordings and tells the story of a man longing for a letter from his love. It approaches the poetic essence of Country ballads perfectly.

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