Soul music comes out of the gospel tradition mixed up with the rhythm of R&B. Always inspiring lyrics.
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. Originally performed by Sam Cooke but this beautiful swinging version by Mr James Taylor. Totally beautiful. Live version here. From the early eighties I think.
Stand By Me This version by The Fugees - a fun dance version of this soul standard. There are many versions we could look at.
Higher & Higher - originally performed by Mr Jackie Wilson, this version by Michael Mc Donald. A favourite and great sing along.
Son Of A Preacher Man - here's just one of several tunes that we could pick out from Aretha Franklin. Queen of Soul. Interesting trying to adapt these for a street choir.
Street Choir is an independent community music project