"Sweet Soul Music" is a soul song, first released by Arthur Conley in 1967. Written by Conley and Otis Redding, it is based on the Sam Cooke song "Yeah Man" from his posthumous album Shake; the opening riff is a quote from Elmer Bernstein's score for the 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven.
It reached the number two spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard R&B chart and number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. J. W. Alexander, Sam Cooke's business partner, sued both Redding and Conley for appropriating the melody. A settlement was reached in which Cooke's name was added to the writer credits, and Otis Redding agreed to record some songs in the future from Kags Music, a Cooke–Alexander enterprise.
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music / Let's Go Steady Again
UK Atlantic 584083 (1967).
Record produced by Otis Redding.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio qiality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
Both record cemtre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.
The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.