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Category Archives: Soul

Jimi Tenor – Spell

Jimi channels his inner Curts Mayfield on this track from the wonderful ‘Out Of Nowhere’ (2000) album.

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Labi Siffre – I Got The…..

Stupendous Soul music from 1975 that has been sampled by many who don’t warrant a mention here. Simply put, the samples don’t do this track justice at all. Dive in.

Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

A wonderful future funk track from Prince’s fifth studio album; 1982’s ‘1999’. This could be a contender for the tag ‘Minneapolis Techno’, and surely stands as one of the records that influenced the Motor City guys. Fantastic tune.

*This is a fan made video, just to let you know.

Rotary Connection – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun

Stunning Psychedelic Soul from 1971 here. Rotary Connection were from Chicago, and were formed by Marshall Chess, son of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess. It is also of note that the receptionist of Chess records, a certain Minnie Ripperton, was one of the singers in this outfit.

The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes

What a tune! Lush Soul music from the bands 1971 album ‘The Undisputed Truth’.

Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

Wonderful closer from Marvin’s 1971 classic ‘What’s Going On’ album. Beautiful, deep Soul music with those strings, horns; and that voice. Majestic.

Fishbone – Everyday Sunshine

Some Soul/Ska crossover from this LA band; delivering a genuinely lovely song that should have been a bigger ‘hit’. From the band’s sprawling 1991 album ‘The Reality Of My Surroundings’.

O’Jays – For The Love Of Money

From their 1973 album ‘Ship Ahoy’, this Funk/Soul track with the perfect intro has spacious production and a robust rhythm section.

Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion

Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, and traditional Cameroonian music are all blended and served to you by Manu Dibango. This is from the 1978 album of the same name.

James Brown – The Whole World Needs Liberation

Great Soul tune with an amazing string section that contradicts the rest of the track. yet works perfectly. In fact, the strings (and the way they work within the track) predict the Hi-Tech soul of Detroit Techno, but that’s a whole different story. This is from his 1972 album ‘Get On The Good Foot’.

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