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February 8, 2012 5:33 AM   Subscribe

What are some good soul songs in 6/8 or 12/8 meter? Ideally, I'm looking for stuff from the 60s and 70s, but stuff from later that's in that style is fine too.

Ideally, I'm looking for stuff from the 60s and 70s, but stuff from later that's in that style is fine too. And if it's in a fast 3, that's also OK. Bonus points if it's got horns.
posted by Jon_Evil to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
12/8 is gospel metre, so you're going to get a ton of that stuff!

This is my favorite 12/8 track from that era -- Toussaint McCall's Nothing Takes the Place of You.
posted by unSane at 5:45 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


James Brown's "Try Me"
Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine."
Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love"
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:01 AM on February 8, 2012


The first song that springs to mind is Otis Redding's You Don't Miss Your Water.
posted by Jode at 6:09 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, if you count Etta James as Soul, At Last
James Brown It's a Mans Man's Man's World
Ray Charles: I can't Stop Loving You

On Preview: I deleted all the ones SpiffyRob mentioned.
posted by Gygesringtone at 6:10 AM on February 8, 2012


Me and Mrs Jones perhaps?
posted by rongorongo at 6:26 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hot Fun in the Summertime ?
posted by timsteil at 6:27 AM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


House of the Rising Sun (too many versions to mention, but the canonical one is here.)
posted by digitalprimate at 6:42 AM on February 8, 2012


Lots of Beatles (and Beatle covers): You Really Got a Hold on Me, This Boy, and others that aren't really soul at all, like All My Loving, Baby's in Black ...
posted by troywestfield at 9:39 AM on February 8, 2012


Hypnotized - Fleetwood Mac
posted by timsteil at 10:15 AM on February 8, 2012


Stevie Wonder's Master Blaster (Jammin')
posted by rongorongo at 10:43 AM on February 8, 2012


12/8 - Merry Christmas/War is Over - John Lennon
posted by carmicha at 11:28 AM on February 8, 2012


The Times They Are A-Changin' is basically in 12/8 with an added beat between the first and second (and between the third and fourth) lines in each stanza.
posted by daisystomper at 11:45 AM on February 8, 2012


The wonderful Teddy Pendergrass and The Whole Town's Laughing at Me. Smooth as silk.
posted by merocet at 2:21 PM on February 8, 2012


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