He had a low-key, hard-luck career but there's no denying his voice and surrounding production--it all defines "deep soul'. His Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Gaines His AMG bio and discog: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/earl-...3621/biography and http://www.allmusic.com/artist/earl-...y/compilations << I'd go with a compilation tho' he did have a great bluesy original album in "98.

Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yIxl9JusWY << A prisoner's lament
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LauBWyNNl5Q << Sure kept them dancing on Sat. night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc80CMu0HQ8 << A great album--a prize possession I stumbled upon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFG40c3p-Qk << Who, er, "adapted" from whom?