The Soulful Strings

The Soulful Strings

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The Soulful Strings was a project of the Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, working with several musicians from the Cadet Records house band between 1966 and 1971 including Charles Stepney, Bobby Christian, Billy Wooten, Phil Upchurch, Lennie Druss, and Cleveland Eaton.

Employing a repertoire composed almost entirely of covers, Evans and company created a unique sound, combining a sharp, soulful rhythm section with a lush string backing. Evans pushed the strings to the front, assuming an attitude previously reserved only for the hulking funk of bass and rhythm guitar. It was this crucial element that made the Soulful Strings sound, so successful.
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The Soulful Strings Discography Tracks

Albums

The Soulful Strings Paint It Black Cadet Records Italy 1966 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Groovin' With The Soulful Strings (Album) Cadet Records UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings The Magic Of Christmas (Album) Cadet Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Another Exposure (Album) Cadet Records Canada 1968 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Back By Demand: In Concert (Album) Cadet Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings String Fever (Album) Cadet Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff (Album) Cadet Records US 1970 Sell This Version
8035-796 The Soulful Strings Groovin' With The Soulful Strings(8-Trk) Cadet Records 8035-796 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Soulful Strings Paint It Black / Love Is A Hurtin' Thing Cadet Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Burning Spear / Within You Without You (Single) Cadet Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings The Stepper (Single) Cadet Records US 1968 Sell This Version
5617 The Soulful Strings Jericho / The Who Who Song(7") Cadet Records 5617 US 1968 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings I Wish It Would Rain (Single) Cadet Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Zambezi / A Love Song (Single) Cadet Records US 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings Message To Michael (Single) Cadet Records US Unknown Sell This Version
#16582 The Soulful Strings Groovin With The Soulful Strings (7", EP) Chess #16582 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

The Soulful Strings The Best Of The Soulful Strings (Comp) Cadet Records US 1973 Sell This Version

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