Category Archives: Soul

SONG OF THE DAY Curtis Mayfield – Right On for the Darkness

In 1970 Curtis Mayfield left The Impressions to embark on his own solo career and what followed was a highly creative, rich and celebrated path in which Mayfield produced some of the most influential R&B, soul, funk and gospel recordings … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor

It’s not often I delve into the realms of jazz, but when I heard this track on the radio this morning I had to find out what it was! Originally released on 1964, Christo Redentor was a song performed by the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Magnificent Tape Band – Black Tiger

Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records, Neil Innes and Pete Williams, a.k.a The Magnificent Tape Band, are to release a new album later this month. Taking inspiration from the more abstract realms of soul, The Subtle Art … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Little Milton – Blind Man

When I first heard this song I immediately thought it was Bobby Bland, which is funny because he was actually the first person to record and release this song, but the version I was listening to was actually the first … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Scacy & Sound Service – Sunshine Pt. 1

Are you ready for some mighty funk? I surely hope so because today’s bodacious blast of bold r’n’b will shake you to the bone!  Reissued via Germany’s Tramp Records last month,  Sunshine Pt. 1 was originally released in 1972. Performed by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Invincibles – My Heart Cries

In February this year I featured The Monophonics glorious rendition of today’s song ( which is definitely worth checking out on my blog here), and although I did give a respectful nod to the original, it occurred to me today … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Al Wilson – The Snake

For so many reasons today’s song is a sensational soul corker; not least because of the gripping, unexpected and somewhat harrowing story it tells!  Accompanied by striking horns and a propelling rhythm, the enthralling narrative of this song is delivered … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Black Lips & The Khan Family – 52 Drops

King Khan is definitely no stranger to the LP Blog and for his latest release The Khan family have got together with the Black Lips to record a 4-track EP entitled, Play Safe. In late 2017 whilst on tour The Black Lips came … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … Continue reading

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