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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday June 30th, 2010 with Stephen Neale
Roots and Rhythms

It's A Sin and We Know It's Wrong: There are Ten Commandments, but the one about adultery is often ignored and it will be tonight, too. Southern soul songs about the act, featuring: Shirley Brown, Johnnie Taylor, James Carr, Loleatta Holloway, Sam Dees, Lynn White and others.
Dark End of the Street
James Carr - The Complete Goldwax Singles - Kent Soul (Goldwax 1967)
Loneliness and temptation leads Clarence Carter to be with his neighbour's wife and from his hospital bed (3rd verse) states that he would do it all over again!
I Got Caught Making Love (1975)
Clarence Carter - Cheatin' is Risky Business - Waldoxy Records
We're Gettin' Careless With Our Love (1974)
Johnnie Taylor - 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers: If Loving You Is Wrong - Kent Soul
Look, if you are going to do this, commit adultry, may as well reduce some of the risk and get a motel room. Or may be not!
I Was Checkin' Out While She Was Checkin' In (1974)
Don Covay - Mercy Mercy: The Definitive Don Covay - Razor & Tie
Cheatin' In The Next Room
Lynn White with William Brown - At Her Best - Icehouse Records
In The Room Next To The Room (1995)
Charles Wilson - Cheatin' is Risky Business - Waldoxy Records
Woman to Woman is one of the all-time classic songs of the genre. You best not cross these ladies.
Woman to Woman (1974)
Shirley Brown - 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers: If Loving You Is Wrong - Kent Soul
To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman)
Doris Duke - Southern Soul Sisters - Waldoxy Records
Who You Gonna Love (Your Woman or Your Wife) (1971)
Rozetta Johnson - Good Guys Don't Always Win - Kent Soul
Part Time Lover, Full Time Fool (1983)
Loleatta Holloway - 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers: If Loving You Is Wrong - Kent Soul
Sometimes it is about being in the right place at the right time: Bobby Patterson explains that he understands that the only reason why she is with him now is because her man slipped up. Bobby, as we will hear, is only to happy to oblige.
If He Hadn't Slipped Up and Got Caught (1976)
Bobby Patterson - 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers: If Loving You Is Wrong - Kent Soul
Sam dees is a cult figure of southern soul. And sums it up best and presents a fitting song to conclude: Mess on your Hands.
Mess On Your Hands (1998)
Sam Dees - 20 Cheatin' Heartbreakers: If Loving You Is Wrong - Kent Soul