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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Albums

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

Singles & EPs

The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black / Love Is A Hurtin' Thing album art The Soulful Strings Paint It Black / Love Is A Hurtin' Thing Cadet US 1967 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings - Burning Spear / Within You Without You album art The Soulful Strings Burning Spear / Within You Without You (Single) Cadet Canada 1967 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings - The Stepper album art The Soulful Strings The Stepper (Single) Cadet US 1968 Sell This Version
5617 The Soulful Strings - Jericho / The Who Who Song album art The Soulful Strings Jericho / The Who Who Song(7") Cadet 5617 US 1968 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings - I Wish It Would Rain album art The Soulful Strings I Wish It Would Rain (Single) Cadet US 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings - Zambezi / A Love Song album art The Soulful Strings Zambezi / A Love Song (Single) Cadet US 1969 Sell This Version
The Soulful Strings - Message To Michael album art The Soulful Strings Message To Michael (Single) Cadet US Unknown Sell This Version
#16582 The Soulful Strings - Groovin With The Soulful Strings  album art 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 album art The Soulful Strings The Best Of The Soulful Strings (Comp) Cadet US 1973 Sell This Version
835-8107 The Soulful Strings - Groovin' / Paint It Black album art The Soulful Strings Groovin' / Paint It Black(8-Trk, Album, Comp) GRT 835-8107 US Unknown Sell This Version

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