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Who’s Gonna Save My Soul

Richard and Roch

I first heard “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” playing over the end credits of a TV show. It’s by an urban soul duo known as Gnarls Barkley.The piece had enough interesting elements that reminded me of 60s soul music and Roch and I decided to record something modern for a change.

60s soul was the soundtrack of my growing up. I struggled with dancing and meeting girls, pretty well like all teenagers I knew back then, but the musc that we socialized with was the sweet earthy sounds of Memphis (Stax Records), New York City (Atlantic Records) and Alabama (Muscle Shoals Studios). Musically, it was the best of times – Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Booker T. and the M.G.s, and so many other great singers. You’ll notice that I don’t mention Detroit and Motown Records. Motown is like a disgraced uncle to me, someone you may respect but will never forgive. I never trusted Motown – it was much too slick and glittery for my tastes and I always thought nothing good would come of it. What became of Motown is disco music so, enough said.

I never thought Roch and I would record anything from the murky cesspool of contemporary music but I guess you should never really say never!


Richard Séguin – voice, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass, MIDI guitar (electric piano)
Roch Tassé – drums

Who’s Gonna Save My Soul

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