What a Singer 

The epitome of blue-eyed soul, Florida-born singer Linda Lyndell fell off the radar some 30 years ago, leaving behind one great single, "What a Man," which she recorded for Memphis' Stax label back in 1968. When hip-hop duo Salt & Pepa struck gold with a remake of the song 25 years later, Lyndell resurfaced to claim her stake. Lucky for us, she still possesses a fantastic singing voice -- think Aretha Franklin's earthy, churchy powerhouse vocals tinged with a hint of Patsy Cline. This Monday, November 28th, Lyndell, who still resides in Florida, will make a rare local appearance at the place where it all began: Studio A at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Her performance will fete a "mighty good man," the late great Stax star Otis Redding, so expect sultry versions of "Mr. Pitiful," "These Arms of Mine," and "Try a Little Tenderness," along with -- what else? -- a rousing rendition of "What a Man." This concert is guaranteed to close out the museum's 2005 Last Mondays series with a bang. For tickets and more information, call 942-SOUL or visit SoulsvilleUSA.com.

Linda Lyndell, 7-9 p.m., Monday, November 28th, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, $20


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