“First Cut Is The Deepest” — P. P. Arnold

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I always think “P. P. Arnold”. You might think Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Keith Hampshire or even Cat Stevens.

But for me the mellow soulfulness of P. P. Arnold is hard to beat.

A former backing singer for Ike and Tina Turner, P. P. Arnold came to London in the late 1960s and signed for Immediate Records, formed by Andrew Loog Oldham, The Rolling Stones’ manager at…