(May 27, 2015): Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples – Piece of My Heart

From the 1969 Stax compilation double LP, Boy Meets Girl.  Originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967, it was famously covered by Big Brother & The Holding Company on their 1968 debut, Cheap Thrills.  This version by Floyd and Staples as a duo is just as memorable, but rarely heard.  The LP itself is comprised of male/female duos made of up mainly of Carla Thomas (with Johnnie Taylor, William Bell and Eddie Floyd, and Pervis Staples) and Mavis Staples (with William Bell, Eddie Floyd and Johnnie Taylor). Cleotha Staples also shares a song with Eddie Floyd.  Everyone appears on the opening track “Soul-A-Lujah”.

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