Little Known Soul Singer Still Has Much To Show
|By AMIR ALI SAID|
The other night, right before I went to sleep, my father (Sa’id) started playing a series of soul songs. One song that stuck with me—that I wrote on my yellow pad—was Charles Mann’s “Say You Love Me Too.” The song starts off with three organ hits, and the background singers come in with the chorus. Behind them is a slow bass guitar riff, which is backed up by violin phrases, piano, and of course, drums. After the snare hits, Charles Mann begins to sing.
Listening to a little known artist like Charles Mann, I can’t help but wonder how many other great soul artists there are who never hit it big. I’m surprised that Charles Mann didn’t go on to have a bigger career. Listening to this song, you can easily see him rivaling other soul vocalists of his time.
The music and video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.
Charles Mann – “Say You Love Me Too”