S.O.S.: Save Our Soul

S.O.S.: Save Our Soul

by Marc BroussardMarc Broussard
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Louisiana native Marc Broussard grew up steeped in music: at the knee of his father, guitarist Ted Broussard; in gospel praise at church; among Cajun country's fiddlers and pickers; and in New Orleans soul and funk. That last ingredient in the singer's personal gumbo comes to the fore on the aptly titled S.O.S.: Save Our Soul. Broussard's debut for Island, Carencro (named for his his hometown), announced his powerfully gruff pipes with monumental blues-rock along the lines of "Home," but S.O.S. is more single-minded. Ten classic R&B tracks join Broussard's "Come In from the Cold," and what might seem like hubris -- covering some of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Al Green's signature songs -- is child's play for his seasoned voice. Despite the reverent arrangements (wah wah guitar and organ dominate), Broussard makes these songs his own. With the zeal only a 25-year-old could conjure, Marc Broussard preaches a powerful gospel on this disc, and it's impossible for his labors of love not to connect.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707982627
catalogNumber: 79826

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Broussard   Primary Artist,Vocals
David Angell   Violin
John Catchings   Cello
Jeff Coffin   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Chris Dunn   Trombone
DeMarco Johnson   Organ,Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
David Ryan Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
Andrew Ramsey   Banjo
Akil Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shannon Sanders   Organ
Eric Krasno   Guitar
Ian Fitchuk   Background Vocals
Calvin Turner   Bass,Percussion,Horn,Background Vocals,Vibes
Nickie Conley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Toby Lightman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jon Jackson   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jerry Butler   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Luther Ingram   Composer
Frederick Knight   Composer
Kooper   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Jim Ford   Composer
Radney Foster   Composer
Johnny Bristol   Composer
Vernon Bullock   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Don Hunter   Composer
Joe Martino   Engineer
Mack Rice   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Alex McKinney   Web Design
James Nyx   Composer
Lula Mae Hardaway   Composer
Marc Broussard   Composer,Liner Notes
Calvin Turner   Producer,String Arrangements
Justin Tocket   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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S.O.S.: Save Our Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If Carencro was Marc Broussard's salute to rock and funk, S.O.S. is a definite tribute to the soul influences in his life. He pays homage to the greats but also makes the songs his own with the passion and intensity they need. Every song is a classic but each sounds fresh and compelling. If you need a soul fix, get this one. You won't be disappointed!