Category Archives: Soul

SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – The Scorpio Walk

Timmion Records have done it again on the funk front!! As we embark full speed into 2018, the Helsinki, Finland-based label is preparing to release Ernie Hawks debut album, Scorpio Man which is due in the first quarter of 2018!  Hawks … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sir Guy & Rocking Cavaliers – Funky Virginia

Clarence Sir Guy Barron (a.k.a Sir Guy) got his first break with a group called The Visions in the late 60’s.  Releasing his debut 45 on the S.P.Q.R. label in 1967, the years that followed saw some of his most genuine masterpieces released, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Chick Willis — Sometimes Soon

If it wasn’t for the hard work of labels such like Germany’s Tramp Records, so much good music would simply disappear in obscurity and that would surely be a tragedy!  This is why labels that dedicate their time to reissuing … 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 – 5 SONGS FOR CHRISTMAS! (& for the next 7 days! – Christmas corkers!!! )

I may not be the worlds most Christmassy person, nowhere near to be honest, but I’m taking a little seasonal break and thought that a little selection of Christmas songs would be a nice gift to leave you all!  I’ve … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Robert Finley – Three Jumpers

“Good sound comes back around” (Easy Eye Sound) In May this year Dan Auerbach launched his new record label Easy Eye Sound, with Auerbach’s very own (and rather aptly titled) Waiting On a Song being the label’s first release.  Having won multiple Grammy Awards as … 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 The JB’s – The Grunt.

The Grunt is a funky dunky instrumental recorded in 1970 by James Brown’s band, The J.B’s!  It was released on the King label as a two-part single and was one of only two instrumental singles recorded by the original J.B’s lineup … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Syl Johnson – Different Strokes

Blues/soul singer and record producer Sylvester Thompson, a.k.a Syl Johnson, was born in Mississippi in the late 30’s.  Moving to Chicago in 1950 with his family, his earliest introduction to music was to come from his next door neighbour and … 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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