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Tag Archives: Soul

Sly & the Family Stone – If You Want Me To Stay

This is just one of many examples of how ‘soulful’ soul used to be. Ridiculously so in fact….none more Soul.. Amazing track from the ‘Fresh’ album (1973)

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Jimi Tenor – Spell

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

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.

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’.

Stevie Wonder – Too High

Beautiful Soul music from Stevie’s 197 album ‘Innervisions’. Class.

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.

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.

Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

In 1972 Curtis Mayfield delivered a soundtrack to a so-called Blaxploitation film called ‘Superfly’; and what a soundtrack it was. This album is up there with all the great Funk & Soul albums of the 70’s, with the title track being a particular highlight, with Mayfield’s falsetto (a huge influence on Prince) stamping his brand onto it.

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