Soul Serenade (song)

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"Soul Serenade"
Song by King Curtis
from the album Soul Serenade
Released 1964[1]
Format Vinyl, LP
Genre Smooth Jazz[1]
Label Capitol Records[1]
Songwriter(s) Curtis Ousley/Luther Dixon[1]

"Soul Serenade" is a jazz song written by Curtis Ousley (King Curtis) and Luther Dixon. The song was released on Curtis' 1964 album of the same name.

Cover versions[edit]

"Soul Serenade"
Single by Willie Mitchell
A-side "Soul Serenade"[2]
B-side "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"[2]
Released 1968[2]
Format Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM[2]
Genre Funk/Soul[2]
Label Hi Records[2]
Songwriter(s) Curtis Ousley/Luther Dixon ("Soul Serenade")[2]
Josef Zawinul ("Mercy, Mercy, Mercy")[2]

Willie Mitchell cover[edit]

Willie Mitchell covered the song in 1968. It peaked at #43 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1968.[3] It was backed by Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy";[2] this song was sampled by the rapper GZA in the title track of his 1995 album Liquid Swords.[4][5]

Other versions[edit]

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires was released as the B side of Elizabethan Reggae in 1970


  1. ^ a b c d "Discogs Curtis". Discogs. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Willie Mitchell - Soul Serenade / Mercy Mercy Mercy". Discogs. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 372. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Hip Hop Is Read Presents: Liquid Swords The Samples". December 15, 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  5. ^ ↑ GZA's Sample-Based Music | WhoSampled