Joe Simon (born September 2, 1943) is an American soul and R&B musician. He began as a Gospel Artist singing with the Golden West Dingers in the Bay Area in California. A consistent presence on the US charts between 1964 and 1981, Simon charted 51 . Pop and R&B chart hits between 1964 and 1981, including eight times in the US top forty, thirty-eight times in the top 40 of the US R&B charts, and 13 chart hits in Canada.
Simon Pure Soul (1966).
My Special Prayer, 02:40.
Joe Simon established himself as a poignant, folksy, yet urgent vocalist with his debut album on the Sound Stage label. He was then working with the great disc jockey John "R" Richbourg, who helped him find the right blend of soulful ardor and countrified narrative. While neither "Teenager's Prayer" nor "Nine Pound Steel" hit the charts, they laid the groundwork for Simon's monster hits that followed two years later. His plaintive baritone equally conversant with R&B and country phrasing, Joe Simon married the two genres with startling success during the late '60s, adapting Nashville material to the soul sound and repeatedly coming up a winner. Simon began recording in the Bay Area, but a switch in recording sites (first to Muscle Shoals for Vee-Jay and then to Nashville, upon signing with disc jockey John Richbourg's Sound Stage 7 label in 1966) heightened his national appeal.
Artist Biography by Bill Dahl: His plaintive baritone equally conversant with R&B and country phrasing, Joe Simon married the two genres with startling success during the late '60s, adapting Nashville material to the soul sound and repeatedly coming up a winner
More albums from Joe Simon: Love Vibrations by Joe Simon. The Chokin’ Kind by Joe Simon. Easy To Love by Joe Simon. Simon Pure Soul by Joe Simon. Mood, Heart And Soul by Joe Simon. Mr. Right by Joe Simon. The Power Of Joe Simon by Joe Simon. View all albums . Simon Sings. 10. Funny How Time Slips Away. 11. She Went A Little Bit Farther. More albums from Joe Simon: Love Vibrations by Joe Simon.
Studio album by Joe Simon. Pure Soul appears in the following lists: Music Genre: R&B. Music Theme: Rainy Day. - 2,924 members.
|A1||Too Many Teardrops||2:33|
|A3||Nobody But You||2:14|
|A4||My Special Prayer||2:14|
|A5||What Makes A Man Feel Good||2:08|
|A6||That's All I Want (From You)||2:23|
|B2||The Girl's Alright With Me||2:00|
|B3||Long Hot Summer||2:19|
|B4||When A Man Loves A Woman||2:53|
|B5||Miss You So||2:24|
|B6||Too Many Rivers||2:18|
NotesLabel variation. Catalog number on labels at right of center hole.
|SSS-15003||Joe Simon||Simon Pure Soul (LP, Album)||Sound Stage 7||SSS-15003||US||1966|
|UPS-1218-T||Joe Simon||Simon Pure Soul (LP, Album, RE)||Monument||UPS-1218-T||Japan||1972|
|LMO 5005||Joe Simon||Simon Pure Soul (LP, Album, Mono)||Monument||LMO 5005||UK||1966|
|SSM-5003||Joe Simon||Simon Pure Soul (LP, Album, Mono)||Sound Stage 7||SSM-5003||US||1966|
|LPS-77533||Joe Simon||Simon Pure Soul (LP, Album, RE)||Monument, Sound Stage 7||LPS-77533||Venezuela||Unknown|