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Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'

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Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'

Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'

Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'

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For his latest project, the singer-songwriter brings together soul royalty Mavis Staples, Billy Preston and more.

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Inspired by his work with Solomon Burke for the 2002 album Don't Give Up On Me, Henry brought together Ann Peebles and Irma Thomas along with Staples and Preston for a week of recording at Capitol Studios.

Playing behind the singers was a skilled and smooth Allen Toussaint-led house band.

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