Did you ever go to Silversands on a sunny summer´s day? Then perhaps, you saw the mermaid who sang in the deep blue bay. The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Laverne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000681/bk_macm_000681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the late 1950’s black American music started to fuse the spiritual passion of gospel singing with the gritty sexual drive of rhythm ‘n’ blues. The result was called soul, Ray Charles was its early pioneer, and so this year-by-year soul collection kicks off with his classic 1959 call-and-response song, ‘What’d I Say’.James Brown, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke and Aretha Franklin all carried soul into the golden period of the 1960’s and from then on the genre would be a permanent fixture in the international pop music landscape.So… get ready to enjoy 50 years of pure soul, the electrifying musical hybrid that never went out of fashion! Songs :In The Midnight Hour [Pickett, Wilson]Glory Box [Portishead]I Try [Gray, Macy]Waterfalls [Tlc]Human Nature [Jackson, Michael]Help Yourself [Winehouse, Amy]Saving All My Love For You [Houston, Whitney]Son Of A Preacher Man [Springfield, Dusty]Right To Be Wrong [Stone, Joss]Upside Down [Ross, Diana]Crazy [Gnarls Barkley]End Of The Road [Boyz II Men]Be Without You [Blige, Mary J.]Cry To Me [Burke, Solomon]I Wanna Get Next To You [Royce, Rose]Walk Away Renee [Four Tops, The]Mercy [Duffy]September [Earth, Wind And Fire]Rock Your Baby [McCrae, George]I Can’t Stand The Rain [Peebles, Ann]Love Really Hurts Without You [Ocean, Billy]Happy [Lewis, Leona]Stand By Me [King, Ben E.]No One [Keys, Alicia]Nightshift [Commodores, The]Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love) [Stylistics, The]Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) [Gaye, Marvin]Don’t Play That Song [Franklin, Aretha]Adore [Prince]That’s The Way Love Goes [Jackson, Janet]Unfinished Sympathy [Massive Attack]Prisoner Of Love [Brown, James]Word Up [Cameo]Ain’t Nobody [Rufus & Chaka Khan]You Might Need Somebody [Crawford, Randy]The Seed (2.0) [Roots, The] [Chesnutt, Cody]If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time [R. Kelly]Teardrops [Womack & Womack]Killing Me Softly [Fugees, The]Caught Out There [Kelis]On & On [Badu, Erykah]Survivor [Destiny’s Child]What’d I Say (Part 1) - Ray CharlesDoggin’ Around [Wilson, Jackie]Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) [Soul II Soul]Hot Fun In The Summertime [Sly & The Family Stone]Ring My Bell [Ward, Anita]These Arms Of Mine [Redding, Otis]Knock On Wood [Floyd, Eddie]Love Rears Its Ugly Head [Living Colour]Lean On Me [Withers, Bill]