The Bar-Kays began life as a session band for Stax Records in Memphis. The original Bar-Kays backed up Otis Redding on his last tour: 4 of them died in a plane crash along with Otis. Nevertheless, the band persisted.
Soul Finger was the band’s debut album and it’s as soulful as all get out. The psychedelic soul cover is by Loring Eutemey. It was 1967, after all:
And now for something completely different. I’m going to experiment with using Spotify here at First Draft. Please let me know if you have any playback issues. This album is well worth a listen.