Tag Archives: Soul

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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SONG OF THE DAY Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders — Soul Food

If you were to play the first 30 seconds of this song on a continuous loop, I’d be a happy bunny, this is one seriously gorgeous big beat!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole track, but this into … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jordan Rakei – Sorceress

It’s been bleak day all round really, what with one thing or another so I desperately need a slice of sunshine to take the sharp edge off it all….. Lucky for me I found this ray of brightness which has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders ‎– Soul Food

If you ever happen to stumble upon a copy of this single, grab it and run, I’ve just been looking it up and the average price it seems to be fetching is a whopping £600-£800!! Originally released in 1969 by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Oh Brother

Best known for their eclectic blend of genre-defying instrumental compositions, The Heliocentrics are back with a new album!  A World Of Masks was released last Friday and sees is an album of firsts for the band, their first release with Soundway Records and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Hakim – Pour Another (Live)

New York soul revivalist Nick Hakim only has to sing a few words and the room fills up with soul, his voice is a dazzling and effortlessness breath of fresh air. Born in Washington DC, Nick Hakim now resides in … 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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