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Nine Pound Steel - The Best Of Joe Simon 3 CDs/ 61 Tracks: Call Joe Simon the reluctant soul star. Despite his mountain of hits during the 1960s and '70s, his heart just wasn't into his work, aural evidence obviously to the contrary. You'd never know it from listening to the contents of this collection, culled from his fabulous hit-loaded 1966-1970 stint with Producer Richbourg at the helm for Sound Stage 7 Records. His conviction sounds unshakable. Maybe that's a large part of the reason why Simon scored 16 R&B chart entries during that timeframe for SS7, including a #1 seller. "I never wanted to sing rhythm and blues," said Simon, who until his untimely death in December 2021, was a bishop and leader of his own ministries in south suburban Chicago. "My heart was never in it, but yet I could sing rhythm and blues. John Richbourg was my producer. And he used to ask me, how could I sing these songs so great and never knew 'em? But I never had an interest to go in the studio and know a song. I just said, 'Man, I just sing 'em!' Sunset Blvd Records is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of Joe Simon's extraordinary work with Nashville Soul Label Sound stage 7.
Nine Pound Steel - The Best Of Joe Simon 3 CDs/ 61 Tracks: Call Joe Simon the reluctant soul star. Despite his mountain of hits during the 1960s and '70s, his heart just wasn't into his work, aural evidence obviously to the contrary. You'd never know it from listening to the contents of this collection, culled from his fabulous hit-loaded 1966-1970 stint with Producer Richbourg at the helm for Sound Stage 7 Records. His conviction sounds unshakable. Maybe that's a large part of the reason why Simon scored 16 R&B chart entries during that timeframe for SS7, including a #1 seller. "I never wanted to sing rhythm and blues," said Simon, who until his untimely death in December 2021, was a bishop and leader of his own ministries in south suburban Chicago. "My heart was never in it, but yet I could sing rhythm and blues. John Richbourg was my producer. And he used to ask me, how could I sing these songs so great and never knew 'em? But I never had an interest to go in the studio and know a song. I just said, 'Man, I just sing 'em!' Sunset Blvd Records is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of Joe Simon's extraordinary work with Nashville Soul Label Sound stage 7.
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Nine Pound Steel - The Best Of Joe Simon [Digipak]
Artist: Joe Simon
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1. Too Many Teardrops
2. Travelin' Man
3. Nobody But You
4. My Special Prayer
5. What Makes a Man Feel Good
6. That's All I Want (From You)
7. Teenager's Prayer
8. The Girl's Alright with Me
9. Long Hot Summer
10. When a Man Loves a Woman
11. Miss You So
12. Too Many Rivers
13. (You Keep Me) Hangin' on
14. No Sad Songs
15. I Worry About You
16. Nine Pound Steel
17. Put Your Trust in Me (Depend on Me)
18. In the Same Old Way
19. Can't Find No Happiness
20. Come on and Get It
21. Misty Blue
22. It's Too Late
23. Standing in the Safety Zone
24. In Reach of Your Arms
25. I'm Going Home
26. Twinkle
27. Dreamin'
28. Looking Back
29. Funny How Time Slips Away
30. She Went a Little Bit Farther
31. Baby, Don't Be Looking in My Mind
32. (Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay
33. Little Green Apples
34. Lonely Man
35. The Chokin' Kind
36. Yours Love
37. Help Yourself (To All My Lovin')
38. Wichita Lineman
39. Don't Let Me Lose the Feeling
40. I'm Too Far Gone to Turn Around
41. In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember)
42. Silver Spoons and Coffee Cups
43. It's Hard to Get Along
44. In the Ghetto
45. I Got a Whole Lot of Lovin'
46. Wounded Man
47. Time and Space
48. Straight Down to Heaven
49. When
50. After the Lights Go Down Low
51. San Francisco Is a Lonely Town
52. Rainbow Road
53. Just a Dream
54. Moon Walk Part L
55. Moon Walk Part LL
56. Farther on Down the Road
57. That's the Way I Want Our Love
58. Who's Julie
59. Someone to Lean on
60. Today I Started Loving You Again
61. Oon-Guela (High Life) Part L

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Nine Pound Steel - The Best Of Joe Simon 3 CDs/ 61 Tracks: Call Joe Simon the reluctant soul star. Despite his mountain of hits during the 1960s and '70s, his heart just wasn't into his work, aural evidence obviously to the contrary. You'd never know it from listening to the contents of this collection, culled from his fabulous hit-loaded 1966-1970 stint with Producer Richbourg at the helm for Sound Stage 7 Records. His conviction sounds unshakable. Maybe that's a large part of the reason why Simon scored 16 R&B chart entries during that timeframe for SS7, including a #1 seller. "I never wanted to sing rhythm and blues," said Simon, who until his untimely death in December 2021, was a bishop and leader of his own ministries in south suburban Chicago. "My heart was never in it, but yet I could sing rhythm and blues. John Richbourg was my producer. And he used to ask me, how could I sing these songs so great and never knew 'em? But I never had an interest to go in the studio and know a song. I just said, 'Man, I just sing 'em!' Sunset Blvd Records is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of Joe Simon's extraordinary work with Nashville Soul Label Sound stage 7.
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