Category Archives: R&B

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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SONG OF THE DAY Curtis Harding – Wednesday Morning Atonement

I had a feeling in my bones about today’s song and don’t know if it was it the title of the track, or the title of the album (this you can see in the image next to the track above) … Continue reading

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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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