Album of the Day
Servin' Up Some Soul
Born on this day in 1943, Mary Wells is best known to music fans for her signature smash “My Guy,” but the hitmaker had a fruitful career for many years after she left Motown. Case in point: the aptly-titled SERVIN' UP SOME SOUL, which Wells cut in 1968 for the Jubilee label. At the time, she was married to singer-songwriter Cecil Womack, and the pair teamed up to produce the album and co-write half of its dozen tracks. Among the outstanding originals are opener “Soul Train,” “Two Lovers History” and “The Doctor,” which would become the performer's final appearance on Billboard's Pop 100 Chart. Closing with an update of her very first single, “Bye Bye Baby” (produced by Cecil's brother Bobby), SERVIN' UP SOME SOUL will please any fan of 1960s R&B.