I have been busy working recently, but now I have a few minutes free I can make a new entry for the Louisiana soul sensation Ella Brown. According to Yukata Sakurai's Encyclopaedia of Soul, she recorded a number of singles for Adams Records. The track here was recorded for Lanor Records in Louisiana. According to John Ridley, Ella's husband was producer Jackie Avery, who produced acts at Phil Walden's Capricorn Records. Jackie was also a recording artist it seems, and although I don't know very much about him, I have found out that he recorded his own songs for Tail-Gate Records in New Orleans, including the song I Got Love. I think I will be trying to discover more about Jackie in the near future! Off to visit the Soul Detective...
Love Don't Love Nobody is the song for today. It is a great lament about the quality of manfolk. The instrumentation combines a funky band, horns and orchestration. The rockier feel to the band hints at Ella Brown's career in the 70s, when she became vocalist with the southern rock group Wet Willie, and recorded with The Marshall Tucker Band in 1973. Still, this is a classic soul track for us to enjoy.
This song will strike a chord with women everywhere!
Ella Brown - Love Don't Love Nobody (Lanor Records)
I found this song on a compilation of Lanor Records artists, but it is currently available on a compilation CD called Down & Out: The Sad Soul of the Black South by TRIKONT Records.