Oh Stevie

April 25, 2012

You’re just what I need today. 

*from Stevie Wonder for Once in My Life

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Charles Bradley

February 3, 2012

The documentary about Charles Bradley – Soul of America – debuts at the SXSW Film Festival next month. The trailer looks loaded with live performance and life drama, the man has had many a turn in his life.  His album No Time for Dreaming is all kinds of soul and funk … a first album at the age of 62, is in every way a life’s work. Raw and real.  

Al Green

December 9, 2011

Wrappin’ up the week with Al Green …. all day.

El Rego

December 8, 2011

The recent El Rego release from Daptone Records has been playing non stop in my house. It is my go-to good feelin’ album right now. African funk tinged with blues, traditional African sounds, and soul. Here’s a greeaat video released by Daptone introducing you to El Rego, “Benin’s Godfather of Funk.”

The Stepkids

November 28, 2011

Man I just love this band. Good vibes all the way around. So smooth and I couldn’t be more in love with their first full length release. Their groove is so distinct and well, undeniable. Dreamy psychedelic soul.

AM & Shawn Lee

October 27, 2011

Perusing the ESL Music label’s page the other day and I realized, I’ve been missing out! ESL was always the go to label for me. After all, it’s how I discovered Nicole Conte! The sounds range from international to jazz to bossa to funk to pop to electric, but all in the same vein. My next few posts will feature some of their artists. First up is AM & Shawn Lee. Talk about an album growing on me. Wasn’t blown away at first, but now, I find myself perpetually going back to their new release, Celestial Electric. Well groomed pop that incorporates soul, funk, with melodic overtones. It’s a very chilled vibed. Pretty dang and otherwise killer-ly amazing video right here:

But this is the song that does it for me! 

 

*** and yes, it’s that Shawn Lee.

It’s been a minute, or two. Hope to be back and chatting about music so-so super fast. Classic sounds …