Category Archives: Soul

SONG OF THE DAY Patsy with Lynn Tait & The Jets – A man Is Two Faced

This little gem has been kicking about in my long list of song of the day possibilities for a while now and I don’t know why I haven’t used this sooner, it’s great! This lively little brass-infused number was released … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King Khan – It’s a Lie

King Khan and his garage-soul sound never disappoints!  If its psych-tinged rock’n’roll that you’re after, you will always find this in abundance in the kingdom of Khan! Arish Ahmad Khan, aka King Khan, has announced his debut solo album, MurderBurgers. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lion – You’ve Got a Woman

Sitting in my kitchen today staring out at the heavy rain had me craving for some brightness and today’s song turned out to be that little ray of sunshine I needed! Numero Group’s eccentric 45 series has just reissued this rare soul … 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 East of Underground – Smiling Faces

Edinburgh label Athens of the North has just reissued this classic soul track which was originally released in 1971 by the Temptations.  Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label, Smiling Faces was also covered that same year by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY LE SON – Ava

I know I say this a lot on here: “I’m very excited by this one,” but guess  what, I’m really really excited by today’s song!!! Emerging electronic act LE SON are a duo from London consisting of band members Liam … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gloria Walker & The Chevelles – You Hit The Spot Baby

When it comes to funk and soul I can be really selective and have been known to spend hours sifting though random playlists in search of what I like.  Today’s song is a product of one of those searches and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Down Beats – Why Do You Love Another

I caught this complete corker of a song on a radio show today and knew from the intro that something good was about to unfold….what I didn’t anticipate, however,  was just how good this was going to be! Why Do … 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 Steakfry – Torn Apart

It’s been a while since I featured something unsigned and emerging so I was more than happy to find today’s song waiting for me in a stack of blog submissions. Ryan Costelloe, aka Steakfry, is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist … Continue reading

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