October 12, 2009

Mod-A-Day: Erma Franklin

The Queen of Soul had a sister, and her couple of singles were every bit as good as the queen's. Erma Franklin is the older sister of Aretha Franklin, and an incredible gospel and soul singer in her own right. She only did a small number of recordings, and mostly settled for singing backup on Aretha's hit songs. But she turned out a couple of sweltering, northern soul, floor stompers, namely"Pieces of My Heart" later made famous by Janis Joplin. But even better is this soul song here, 1969's "Gotta Find Me A Lover" which just barely cracked the top 40 in 1969.

Erma Franklin -- Totta Find Me A Lover

Erma Franklin -- I Get The Sweetest Feeling