Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Deep Soul Devastation!

Junior McCants - She Wrote It I Read It

The liner notes to the Kent CD King Northern Soul tell the tragic tale of Cincinnati soul singer Junior McCants, who died of a brain tumor at the age of 24. King Records pulled McCants' singles in respect for the singer, making records like the Northern groover "Try Me For Your New Love" and today's selection incredibly scarce. McCants had a breathtaking falsetto and lots of soul, both of which are showcased in "She Wrote It I Read It," which appeared on Kent's King's Serious Soul, Vol. 2: Counting Teardrops comp. This story of a philanderer's moment of truth is punctuated by Junior's amazing vocals, particularly in the two dramatic breaks that appear in the song.

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