This is Old Soul Music, a blog dedicated to deep soul gem digging. Old Soul Music is a counterpart to She Thinks I Still Care, a traditional Country & Western music blog.

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Baby Huey - Hard Times (Curtom, 1971)

Baby Huey had a very limited output but had some really incredible songs. This song was written by Curtis Mayfield and deals with a few topics, including social phobia, shame, paranoia and self-regulation (or lack thereof). Baby Huey was a huge man and I get the impression his heart matched his size. He died of a drug-related heart attack before his only album “The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend" was releasedI posted his unique 10-minute version of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” in an earlier post. Photo credit to Garage Hangover, who wrote a brilliant bio, complete with really rare photos and news clippings.

First person to tell me (without google!) who sampled this gets a follow and the grand pleasure of impressing me. haha. ????

- Jun 8th 2012




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Baby Huey - A Change Is Going To Come

Baby Huey’s version of Sam Cooke’s greatest song.  The tempo is gut-wrenching, a desperate crawl and the arrangement heavier than lead and dirtier than your old 501’s. -Ricky

- Jul 14th 2011