The Soulful Strings was a project of the Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, working with several musicians from the Cadet Records house band between 1966 and 1971 including Charles Stepney, Bobby Christian, Billy Wooten, Phil Upchurch, Lennie Druss, and Cleveland Eaton. Employing a repertoire composed almost entirely of covers, Evans and company created a unique sound, combining a sharp, soulful rhythm section with a lush string backing. Evans pushed the strings to the front, assuming an attitude previously reserved only for the hulking funk of bass and rhythm guitar. Great 6 track, 33 1/3 rpm E.P. featuring the Northern CLASSIC, plus a FANTASTIC version of “Comin’ Home Baby” not available on “45” – Light wear to vinyl, conservatively graded in VG++ condition.
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