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Wiley And The Checkmates - We Call It Soul

Wiley And The Checkmates - We Call It Soul


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"We Call It Soul is not a re-creation. We Call It Soul is not an appraisal of music that came out some 40 years ago. This is Southern soul, straight and true, from the church, from the heart and straight out of the South." - from We Call It Soul liner notes by Ace Atkins

Herbert Wiley formed the Checkmates in 1960 and the group began performing on the chitlin' circuit as a marquee act and playing behind soul legends like Otis Clay, Percy Sledge and Syl Johnson. After a dozen years with the Checkmates, Wiley quit music to run the family business and raise a family. In 2002, Wiley was inspired to reform the Checkmates after watching an Oxford punk band rehearse in a local storefront. Wiley brought together local gospel, jazz and rock musicians and fashioned a modern take on the sound of the original Checkmates.

I Want Your Love In My Life
Up In Heah
I Did My Part
Guess You Wouldn't Know Nothin' 'Bout That
All-The Way Wrong
Tryin' To Get Next To You
Ode to Billie Joe/Hip Hug-Her
I Don't Want No Funky Chicken
Have You Been Crying?
Set Your Mind Free

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