They're Baaaack …

A Rock 'n' Roll Reunion (Independent)
Soul Inc.

By Kevin Gibson

Yes, that Soul Inc. Sort of. Founders Wayne Young and Marvin Maxwell are on board, and that is really what matters. Bear in mind, this is a band whose first gig ever, in 1965, was on a Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour.

The rest of the lineup of the re-formed Soul Inc. is a veritable who's who of Louisville music. And what they have produced is a 10-song disc of mostly covers that sounds darn fresh.

Young and Tommy Cosdon (of Cosmo and the Counts) handle most of the vocals, but you've also got Sherry Edwards lending her voice. Ray Barrickman (Hank Williams Jr., Kentucky Headhunters, Sammy Hagar and Voodoo Mojo) handles bass and adds some vocals; Don E. Williamson (Cosmo and the Counts) plays keyboards; and Kenny Bechtloff (sax), Gary Hicks (trumpet) and Ernie Sanders (baritone sax) comprise the horn section.

This album features covers of "Son of a Preacher Man" as well as Burt Bacharach's incomparable "Always Something There," along with the stirring album closer "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding.

The band rocks out a bit on "Rock 'n' Roll Money," and Edwards stretches her vocal chords on Yvonne Jackson's "I'm Trouble."

For people who fondly remember the 1960s rock and pop of Louisville, this is a must-have collection.

Find out all about Soul Inc. at soulinc.net.