The music that emanated from New Orleans always had soul – born in the streets, in the drum circles and jazz funerals, the second-line brass and the legendary figures like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima, Fats Domino and Roy Brown. Allen Toussaint came from those same streets, soaked up all the influences the city had to offer and with contemporaries like Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, the Neville Brothers and Dr. John, took the soul of the city’s music and injected it into a whole new kind of sound, then taking it to the masses.
In a sign of good things to come for music lovers, Record Store Day has announced their RSD Drops for 2021! On June 12 and July 17, participating independent record stores around the world will stock up with exclusive rarities and new pressings of old favorites. This year's got a long list of cool titles, but these seven soul favorites will go straight to the top of your shopping list!
Available June 12