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

LPS 776, LPS-776 The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black album art The Soulful Strings Paint It Black Cadet, Cadet LPS 776, LPS-776 US 1966 Sell This Version
CRLS 4534 The Soulful Strings - Groovin' With The Soulful Strings album art The Soulful Strings Groovin' With The Soulful Strings (Album) Cadet CRLS 4534 UK 1967 Sell This Version
LPS 805 The Soulful Strings - Another Exposure album art The Soulful Strings Another Exposure (Album) Cadet, Cadet LPS 805 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
LPS 814, LPS-814 The Soulful Strings - The Magic Of Christmas album art The Soulful Strings The Magic Of Christmas (Album) Cadet, Cadet LPS 814, LPS-814 US 1968 Sell This Version
LPS-820 DJ, LPS-820 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 LPS-820 DJ, LPS-820 US 1969 Sell This Version
LPS-834 The Soulful Strings - String Fever album art The Soulful Strings String Fever (Album) Cadet LPS-834 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
LPS 846 The Soulful Strings - The Soulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff album art The Soulful Strings The Soulful Strings Play Gamble-Huff (Album) Cadet LPS 846 US 1970 Sell This Version
CHC-91565 The Soulful Strings - The Magic of Christmas album art The Soulful Strings The Magic of Christmas(Cass, Album, RE) Chess CHC-91565 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5540 The Soulful Strings - The Sidewinder / Message To Michael album art The Soulful Strings The Sidewinder / Message To Michael (Single) Cadet 5540 US 1966 Sell This Version
5559 The Soulful Strings - Paint It Black / Love Is A Hurtin' Thing album art The Soulful Strings Paint It Black / Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (Single) Cadet 5559 US 1967 Sell This Version
C-5576 The Soulful Strings - Burning Spear / Within You Without You album art The Soulful Strings Burning Spear / Within You Without You (Single) Cadet C-5576 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
5607 The Soulful Strings - The Stepper album art The Soulful Strings The Stepper (Single) Cadet 5607 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
7-LPS-796 The Soulful Strings - Groovin' With The Soulful Strings album art The Soulful Strings Groovin' With The Soulful Strings(7", Jukebox) Cadet 7-LPS-796 US 1968 Sell This Version
SMCS-191 The Soulful Strings - On The Dock Of The Bay album art The Soulful Strings On The Dock Of The Bay(7") Som Maior SMCS-191 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
5654 The Soulful Strings - Zambezi / A Love Song album art The Soulful Strings Zambezi / A Love Song (Single) Cadet 5654 US 1969 Sell This Version
-5633 The Soulful Strings - I Wish It Would Rain album art The Soulful Strings I Wish It Would Rain (Single) Cadet -5633 US 1969 Sell This Version

Compilations

2CA 50022 The Soulful Strings - The Best Of The Soulful Strings album art The Soulful Strings The Best Of The Soulful Strings (Comp) Cadet 2CA 50022 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