Arthur Conley (January 4, 1946 - November 17, 2003) was a highly acclaimed R&B/soul singer who became famous during the late 1960s. He is best known for the feel-good dance smash, "Sweet Soul Music" (1967), which was co-written by Conley and Otis Redding and based on Sam Cooke's "Yeah Man." Conley's many other hits also include "Funky Street" (1968) and his Top 40 remake of "Shake, Rattle & Roll" (1967) which was previously a hit for Joe Turner and Bill Haley.
In 1968, Conley became a member of The Soul Clan (of "Soul Meeting" fame), a short-lived soul supergroup that also included Solomon Burke, Don Covay, Ben E. King, and Joe Tex. He later became known professionally as Lee Roberts.
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- Funky Street 1968
- Shake, Rattle & Roll 1967
(This song was previously a hit for Bill Haley (1954).)
- Sweet Soul Music 1967
(This song also became a hit for the Magnificent Men (1967, as a medley).)
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