Cuppa tea in hand, cute fluffy dog on lap, down-to-earth Grammy Award winning UK soul singer Joss Stone gives SoulCulture TV an exclusive acoustic performance of her take on ’60s song “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” which features on her latest album The Soul Sessions Vol 2.
First released by Don Cherry in 1962, the John D. Loudermilk-penned doo-wop song was popularised in the years to follow with highly charting cover versions released by pop and country artists The Casinos, Eddy Arnold and Neal McCoy, but it was Louisiana born soul singer Bettye Swann‘s sweet rendition that inspired Joss to take it on for her new album.
Stone’s sixth solo studio album, Soul Sessions Vol 2 comprises of 11 covers [including Womack & Womack's '80s classic "Teardrops" and the contemporary Broken Bells' "The High Road"] following in the footsteps of her Mercury Prize nominated, multi-platinum selling 2003 debut, The Soul Sessions – which also included a version of Bettye Swann’s “Victim of a Foolish Heart,” alongside songs by Aretha Franklin, The Isley Brothers and The White Stripes among others.
Watch her heartfelt performance of “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” below and check out The Soul Sessions, Vol 2 LP – out now through S-Curve Records – and stay tuned for our interview…
Filmed by Max Apex, Darryl Daniel, Joe Jenson // Edited by Max Apex for SoulCulture TV