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SONG OF THE DAY Step By Step – Salt and Pepper

Milwaukee-born Gee brothers, Johnnie, Jerome and Dewitt got together with a few kids from their neighbourhood in the early 70’s to form the 12- piece soul band, Step By Step. The release of their 1972 45,  Time After Time was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Relatives – Don’t Let Me Fall

Rev. Gean West had been leading Gospel groups for almost 20 years when he formed The Relatives in 1970.  Whilst dedicated to spreading the word, his new band would have what West called a “street sound” as a response to the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monophonics – Find My Way Back Home

The Monophonics released this little corker on their Sound of Sinning album, which was released on Transistor Sound Records in 2015. Unlike previous works, this record marked a period of growth and exploration for the band as they started venturing beyond, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Candi Staton – I’m Just a Prisoner

Record label owner, soul/r&b/disco and gospel singer Candi Staton is now in her late 70’s, but is still recording, performing and touring regularly! At just 13 years old she started making music, releasing her first r’n’b hit in 1969 via Alabama’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Vonns – So Many Days

I stumbled and saved this little gem in a playlist a while ago and rediscovered it this afternoon! I’ve struggled to find information about The Vonns, however, but can tell you that they were an all-girl group who released So … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Garnet Mimms – As Long As I Have You

In 1964 Garnet Mimms left his band the Enchanters to embark on a solo career.  As a solo artist he recorded a number of good songs, but few are better than today’s song, As Long As I Have You…. This was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cymande – Dove

Well, today’s song doesn’t come much more random than this!  Here’s what happens if you leave Youtube playing to itself and disappear out of the room for a few moments; if you’re lucky enough you’ll come back and something like … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Cherokees – Dig A Little Deeper

Spilling over with this big, bodacious and oh-so-soulful sound, Dig A Little Deeper was the fourth single from the Leeds, UK band The Cherokees. Fronted by the emotive powerhouse vocals of Tez Stokes, this Yorkshire band were formed in 1961 from the remnants … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Super Elcados – Afro Funk

Aside from its rather enticing and attractive name, Togetherness is Always a Good Venture just also happens to be one very funky record; and a highly sought after one at that! Initially released as an album by EMI Nigeria in 1976, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Olympians – Midnight Movement

Led by Toby Pazner (Lee Fields & The Expressions, El Michels Affair), the Olympians are a NYC-based band who got together a couple of years ago after a fever dream Pazner experienced in Greece. Midnight Movement was originally released as … Continue reading

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