Category Archives: R&B

SONG OF THE DAY Meernaa – Good Luck

Meernaa at times feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms…. Good Luck is the latest single from Oakland trio Meernaa and, in all of its delicate glory, is well worth a few moments of your undivided … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Goldencity

The enchanting sounds of 23 year-old Sudan Archives came to my attention last September and I’ve just got round to buying her self-titled debut EP which was released in July last year. Not only does this young experimental artist produce … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Emperor – Tough De Times (Things Getting Tough)

London’s Jazzman Records recently released another one of their Jukebox Mambo compilation’s, the third in the series so far in fact!  Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo Compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records (with the help of DJ Liam Large) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DAY Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings – Girl! (You Got To Forgive Him)

“You hope that the music and the feeling and the song can inspire people to be better or do better things, or to feel better if they’re in a tough spot.  That’s what Sharon was so unbelievable about, just singing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Sail On

There’s nothing quite like a bit of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to bring a beaming smile to my face and this video (although tinged with loss and sadness) also brings joy and vitality, encompassing all of what Miss Sharon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Bland – I’ll Take Care of You

When I was first introduced to this song by a friend it came with a description that goes a little something like this, “this Bobby Bland one wigged me out when I first heard it – the organ is well … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lee Moses – Bad Girl

Despite only releasing a handful of singles and one studio album, Lee Moses left a lasting impression on the world of deep soul and r&b. Nicknamed “The Duke of Soul,” the Atlanta-born singer and guitarist gathered a large following in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big Bear Revue – Big Bear

Germany’s finest, Tramp Records is soon to re-release this monster instrumental track, which was originally issued on Philadelphia’s Cuppy label.  Aptly described by Tramp Records as a ‘beast,’ Big Bear is a force to be reckoned with and this big huge … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Toulouse – Reach Out

With its all-encompassing and most delicately graceful sound, Reach Out is a song that invites you into the mind of Nigerian artist, Toulouse. Self-taught and educated at the Clive Davis Institution in New York, Toulouse is now signed to Brooklyn’s Terrible Records, … Continue reading

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