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:
This guy lived in the fast lane by all accounts, and, his passion here is undeniable:
Just about my favourite blue eyed soul side:
I’ve a lot of time for the many contemporary artists that sound not unlike like this guy:
However, these are the guys I’d take to my Desert Island:
Uncle Keith is back with a great new track. Still doing what he does best - still beggin
Featuring one of my all time favourite voices - Mr. K-Ci Hailey, still sounding as phenomenal as ever.
Here is another artist back in form
Three chaps with a serious love jones:
Playing away from home is all well and good. Less so when the terrifying Betty Wright is waiting for you at home:
Don’t feel like going to bed.
Don’t say you weren’t warned:
Goodness, the way Womack sings “Bobby be strong!”:
The greatest overlooked Smokey track:
The greatest Smokey track:
Have a listen to soul (jazz) singer Jamison Ross, you guys. I think you won’t be disappointed…
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:
Always and forever my favourite JB track. Not a single superfluous note:
Some soulful fusion for this sunny Sunday afternoon. Love this track.
Just listening to my favourite album by Keziah Jones, Blufunk Is A Fact!
This is from the often sampled album made by Dale Warren for Stax in 1973:
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:
Frank Wilson really pushed the boundaries in this fine track from 1970. Dennis Coffey is thought to be behind the blistering guitar coda:
Whenever JT teams up with Pharrell Williams on production, magic always seems to result. Love this album cut.
I don’t expect this other Pharell produced album cut will remain an album cut for long…