May 07, 2013

Album of the week

Our album of the week is Mercy by Don Covay. Simply put, this album is great. If you have an appreciation for classic American soul and rock ‘n roll, you will understand the significance of this album. It’s the perfect background for dinner with friends as well as for a road trip with your partner. Needless to say, we highly recommend this album and want to give you a little insight on the artist.

Born Donald Randolph on March 24 1938, Don Covay is one of the most influential American soul artists from the 1960s. The son of a Baptist preacher, Don was raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The award-winning musician began his career singing in his family’s Gospel quartet, the Cherry Keys. He crossed over into secular music when he joined Marvin Gaye and Billy Stewart to form The Rainbows.

Covay started his solo career by releasing his first full-length album Mercy. The album features a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar and paved the way to a very successful career. To solidify Covay as one of the top artist of his time, he suffered a severe stoke in the late 1990s, recovered, and released another album in 2000.

Here’s to you Don!