Archive for the 'Soul/Funk/R&B' Category

Friday, August 7th, 2009

What do Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads and Sly Dunbar all have in common? Besides all being progenitors in their respective, then, nascent genres, they all recorded at Chris Blackwell’s Bahamanian Compass Point Studio and are part of the Funky Nassau: Compass Point Story compilation. I name checked New York Noise at the […]

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Soul Sides Oliver Wang continues to release eclectic compilations, both on his own and via his collaborative partnership with NYC based Zealous Records (who have released the two volume Soul Sides funk and soul collections). Wang’s latest mixtape, Deep Covers 2: Mas Profundo, again gathers funk and soul jams, but this time mines the vast […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

This Spring, after devouring Volume 1 and 2 of the masterfully curated Dirty Laundry black country/soul compilations (do check those out if ’70s southern soul is your thang), I went poking around the label’s website searching for other similarly themed curios. And, not surprisingly, I found one. Cheatin’ Soul: The Southern Dream of Freedom (like […]

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Who’s hitting up jazzfest this year in New Orleans? We’ll be there the second weekend presenting the Parliament Funkadelic show at The Republic. Details/Tickets to follow… Download: MP3: James Booker :: Tipitina/The Grass Looks Greener MP3: Funkadelic :: Can You Get To That? MP3: Aaron Neville :: Hercules ———- + Download your digital music via […]

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Compiled by the Numero Group, and released next month, Soul Messages From Dimona is a soul collection combining the elements of jazz, funk, soul and gospel, all performed by American ex-pat artists who, from 1975-1981, made their home in Dimona, Israel. Musically taking elements from their native homes of Detroit and Chicago, these five groups […]

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Continuing with the New Orleans posts through Fat Tuesday: Lee Dorsey’s Yes We Can. A frequent AD reader and I were just discussing this album a few weeks ago. In a word, it’s the tits. Go ahead, now, get your soul thang on. Download: MP3: Lee Dorsey :: Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley MP3: Lee […]

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Just returned to Los Angeles last night after three weeks back in the southeast, both working, and for the holidays. While traveling, I had made a mental note to make sure and throw up Funkadelic’s “Red Hot Mama” on the blog when I got back, as it got stuck in my head while driving east […]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

Elsewhere: Pitchfork Media reports on the Wattstax reissue – “an expanded 3xCD box set commemorating what is arguably the definitive r&b festival.” Wattstax :: Additional festival videos (Bar Keys, Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, Staple Singers, etc.) can be found here… Download: MP3: Rufus Thomas :: Memphis Train MP3: Staple Singers :: Respect Yourself ———— Amazon: […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

While its only been part of my collection the past six weeks, the Searching for Soul compilation, released a couple of years ago by the always on-point Luv ‘N Haight imprint, has left its mark. And not just on my CD player, but influencing what I am grabbing off the shelf when looking for something […]