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Ann Peebles (27th April Birthday)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:58 am
by john poole
Ann Peebles - born 27th April, 1947 (St. Louis, Missouri) - YouTube's collection of clips has been well trawled on previous birthdays, but here's an excerpt from her best known song at the 2001 Poretta Soul Festival in Italy that I don't think has been here before. Her husband and co-writer joins in towards the end

A clip of Ann in the studio with the Memphis Horns has previously been posted, but this PBS-TV documentary extract appears to have a different edit and is in excellent quality. Segment starts after four minutes with Rufus Thomas.

Info on the documentary -
Elijah Wald was a writer and "music advisor" for the series

Re: Ann Peebles (27th April Birthday)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:51 pm
by Jonathan E.
Ann Peebles and Irma Thomas are pretty much in a dead heat for being my favourite female soul singers. Thanks for the clips.

Re: Ann Peebles (27th April Birthday)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:33 pm
by judith
Thanks for the link to that PBS documentary. It was wonderful. I forget that I can look for them on YouTube. Thank's be for YouTube. (I'll post what I was going to say in the more appropriate for the subject Economics section.)

Re: Ann Peebles (27th April Birthday)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:50 am
by john poole
Ann’s 70 today. It's sad to see on her wikipedia page that she has not performed since a stroke in 2012.

Here in Holland, lip-syncing her 1975 single ‘Beware’
or alternatively in Spain, seemingly singing live to a pre-recorded backing track which was faded out at around 1:20

‘(I Feel Like) Breaking Up Somebody’s Home’ - 1999 clip of song she recorded first in 1971, later covered by Albert King and many others ... nav-entity

‘A Love Vibration’ (2005 clip)

‘Stop Arguing Over Me’ by Big Lucky (Carter) seems to have been her first appearance on record, heard in the background putting Big Lucky right on a 1969 Willie Mitchell production

‘I Can’t Stand the Rain’ - TV appearance with just piano accompaniment (no, it was not Jools Holland)

Willie Mitchell thought that she lacked the drive to succeed possessed by other, possibly less talented, singers ... -big-voice