Instant Soul 

The Ledgendary King Curtis  

1. Honeydripper, Pt. 2
2. Soul Twist
3. Soul Serenade
4. Wiggle Wobble
5. Boss
6. Spanish Harlem
7. Soul Theme
8. In the Pocket
9. I've Been Loving You Too Long
10. Ode to Billie Joe
11. Memphis Soul Stew
12. I Was Made to Love Her
13. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
14. Makin' Hey
15. I Heard It Through the Grapevine
16. This Is Soul
17. Weight
18. Foot Pattin'
19. Instant Groove
20. Let It Be
21. Sing a Simple Song
22. Soulin'
23. Get Ready


Razor & Tie RE 2054 USA
On Saturday August 14 1971, at the height of a New York heat wave, KingCurtis was carrying an air conditioner unit into his apartment at 50W.86th St. He found his access blocked by two men administering drugs to themselves. He asked them to move, there was a shuffle, and one of the men, later identified as Juan Montanez, stabbed King Curtis in the heart with a knife. Curtis was hurried to Roosevelt Hospital, but was dead on arrival. The funeral was held four days later. As the mourners filed in, Curtis' Kingpins played an hour long version of ' Soul Serenade' and a number of musician got up to play. Jesse Jackson preached the service, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Cissy Houston, Brook Benton and Duane Allman were among those attending. Aretha sang the closing spiritual , 'Never Grow Old'. The Atlantic Records office closed for the day. - Colin Escott.

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