Category Archives: R&B

SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Shane – Cruel Cruel World

Well, Jackie Shane may have found the world a cruel, cruel place, but the day she released this song and cast out her magic, the earth was far less dark!  This is a big and beautiful song! Originally from Nashville, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss

The first time I heard this song was in the film Viva Las Vegas when Elvis and Ann-Margaret covered it in 1964.. and I couldn’t help including their rendition at the bottom of this post as it is a rather … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Khan and The Shrines – Que Lindo Sueño

Canadian born and now Berlin-based, Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King Khan is the impressive front man of King Khan and the Shrines, also referred to as King Khan and His Sensational Shrines. His music, which blends together psychedelic soul, garage … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Shaolin Brew

Last month, New York’s El Michels Affair, aka the group of Leon Michels, released their highly anticipated follow-up album to their 2009, Enter the 37th Chamber. Titled, Return To The 37th Chamber, this collection of songs revisits the albums of the Wu … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dee Dee Sharp – I Really Love You

Behind every great hip hop tune, there is usually a great sample and today’s song has been sampled in Shabazz Palaces’ new track, Shine A Light (listen to this in yesterdays post). Originally performed by the Philidelphia r&b Singer, Dione LaRue (a.k.a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gene Faith – My Baby’s Missing

In a couple of days time, Germany’s Tramp Records are going to release a double album called Virtue Recording Studios.  Consisting of 24 soul & funk tracks by a variety of artists, this compilation has been named after the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Will Sessions – Run, Don’t Walk Away

Will Sessions have established themselves as one of Detroit’s must-see live bands, with a varied musical output that reflects their city’s roots. In addition to their own work, the group is known for collaborations with the likes of Amp Fiddler, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Waterhouse – I Cry

Last week R&B groover, Nick Waterhouse released a new 7″ single from his third album, Never Twice. Pressed on limited vinyl pressings, the A-side is called L.A. Turnaround, (which features on last year’s album), with the B-side a new recording and previously unreleased … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working

Everywhere I go lately I keep hearing this song!  I first heard it in a playlist I’ve been working my way through (compiled by a man with exceptional taste), it then appeared on a new soul/funk compilation I’ve bought recently … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Como Mama’s – Move Upstairs

The Como Mamas are a funky trio of Gospel singers from Mississippi, consisting of sisters Angela Taylor, Della Daniels and their friend Ester Mae Smith.  They have been singing together since they were all children in the Mt. Mariah Baptist … Continue reading

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