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Mighty Sam McClain: Blues for the Soul

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Mighty Sam McClain has come a mighty long way since his homeless days in New Orleans. Today McClain is reborn both professionally and spiritually, and widely acclaimed for his authentic Southern soul. A terrific singer, McClain has also come into his own as a songwriter. Blues for the Soul may be McClain’s best album yet -- to me, it's the best since his comeback release Give it Up to Love (1993).McClain is a deep-soul singer in the tradition ...

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Mighty Sam McClain: Soul Survivor: The Best of Mighty Sam McClain

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Soul Survivor compiles the best material from Mighty Sam McClain's four Audioquest releases, all recorded during the 1990s.As much a soul singer as a bluesman, Sam McClain writes songs that are emotional and very personal. McClain has a powerful voice not unlike Otis Redding's or Bobby “Blue" Bland's. The strongest material here is on the second half of the 13-track CD, including the organ-propelled “What You Want Me To Do," the fast-paced and previously unreleased “I'm Gonna Love ...


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