Last fall, Louisiana soul singer Marc Broussard released covers album S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul On a Mission. The second in a series of charity albums supporting Atlanta anti-poverty nonprofit City of Refuge, the record tackled soul classics by the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke in big, brassy arrangements.
One of those songs was Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man.” Broussard’s album take was huge and passionate, with horns and backing singers galore. But in a new video that we’re pleased to premiere below, he takes it in a different direction – with a little help from his dad.
“I probably heard this song 10,000 times throughout my life,” Broussard says. “Aretha was a favorite of my father’s, this song in particular. Honestly, the first thing that struck me about it was the piano. It’s out of tune! I wouldn’t find out why until much later.”
In the new version, he and his father deliver a much quieter and more intimate duet with just their guitars. Unlike the album this promotes, bringing his dad along is no charity project; Ted Broussard is a legend in his own right, a former guitarist for iconic “swamp-pop” band the Boogie Kings who was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
“My father is an incredible musician, so having him accompany me is always a treasure,” Broussard says. “Beyond that, I’m being sort of selfish and using the resources at my disposal to create something that will last forever in my family. This footage is priceless to me and I assume that it will only increase in value to my family as time moves forward. My father’s influence on me both as a man and a musician cannot be overstated. He’s a wonderful human being and I’m lucky to call him my dad.”
Watch the video below, then pick up the S.O.S. 2 album here.
Find more from Marc Broussard at his website.