William Garvin

Not surprisingly the Vietnam War seared itself into the souls of black Americans for a generation – hence all those “Soul From Vietnam” songs that have become a sort of sub-genre in their own right. This one from William Garvin from Georgia seems to have escaped a lot of commentators for some reason. Deep voiced Garvin certainly came from the church and judging by the lyrics and his little sermon at the conclusion may well have been a minister himself. But the arrangement with the guitar arpeggios and the big horn section is pure southern soul – and that’s why it’s included in these pages. Not gospel exclusively and not 100% soul either but a delicious blend of them both.



ListenBring them home / Set my spirit free ~ WILL 003 (late 60s?)


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