Now playing some sweet Soul, R&B and Funk

There I am, moaning about Tidal not having “Drop My Heart Off At The Door” by Barbara Hall, “This Hurt Is Real” by OV Wright or “Children Of The Night” by the Stylistics & many others when, lo & behold, I come upon this beauty. I’d like to believe they were raising their game, but it’s probably just happenstance:

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This guy lived in the fast lane by all accounts, and, his passion here is undeniable:

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Just about my favourite blue eyed soul side:

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I’ve a lot of time for the many contemporary artists that sound not unlike like this guy:

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However, these are the guys I’d take to my Desert Island:

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Uncle Keith is back with a great new track. Still doing what he does best - still beggin :joy:

Featuring one of my all time favourite voices - Mr. K-Ci Hailey, still sounding as phenomenal as ever.

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Here is another artist back in form
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Three chaps with a serious love jones:

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Playing away from home is all well and good. Less so when the terrifying Betty Wright is waiting for you at home:

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Don’t feel like going to bed.

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Don’t say you weren’t warned:

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Goodness, the way Womack sings “Bobby be strong!”:
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The greatest overlooked Smokey track:
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The greatest Smokey track:
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Oh yes. Eargasms

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Have a listen to soul (jazz) singer Jamison Ross, you guys. I think you won’t be disappointed…

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Listening to this marvel, you can almost smell and feel the oppressive atmosphere of the New York subway in 1979. Patrick Adams & Peter Brown, put it together. The louder the better I find:

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Always and forever my favourite JB track. Not a single superfluous note:

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Some soulful fusion for this sunny Sunday afternoon. Love this track.

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Souvenir souvenir …

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Playing tracks like this - dreaming of Brazil - helps one endure a bleak northern midwinter. Pretty much all the good stuff from Brazil I find soulful. The re-mastered Marcos Valle box-set sounds so good:

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Just listening to my favourite album by Keziah Jones, Blufunk Is A Fact!

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This is from the often sampled album made by Dale Warren for Stax in 1973:

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24K Magic just won the Grammys for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, Best R&B Album and Album of the Year.

Very well deserved. One of my fav album cuts:

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Frank Wilson really pushed the boundaries in this fine track from 1970. Dennis Coffey is thought to be behind the blistering guitar coda:

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Whenever JT teams up with Pharrell Williams on production, magic always seems to result. Love this album cut.

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I don’t expect this other Pharell produced album cut will remain an album cut for long… :sunglasses:

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