Bobby Bland was the man! Bland was out of Memphis and had a voice and style all his own, the perfect mix between blues and soul.
“Hard Times” is a prime example out of Griz’s catalogue of tunes to showcase his soulful, hard-hitting sound. Love this one!
The United Four were Weldon Arthur McDougall’s group, formed for the purpose of recording on his Philly-based record label, Harthon Records. Check out my favorite ballad cut by the band!
The Allergies are DJ/producers Rackabeat and DJ Moneyshot. Drawing on that sweet intersection of vintage funk, hip-hop and classic breaks, “You Wouldn’t Know” is funky as all get-out.
DC musician Al Johnson was one of the best multi-talented musical artists that ever entered a studio.
Laura Mvula’s “Green Garden” is a fresh neo-soul gem from the UK.
My all time favorite single on the Back Beat label has to be Carl Carlton’s “I Can Feel It.”
I first heard of Sola Rosa around 2010. This New Zealand native soul collective really blew me away with their mix of organic soul and electronic production. I’ve since loved many of their tracks and remixes. “Spining Top Ft. L.A. Mitchell” exemplifies what I love about them. It’s a really great tune. The world needs more […]
As a DJ that loves to play classics Soul and Funk jams, I love it when I’m able to find DJ friendly edits that stay true to the original.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of locating a large number of local DC area records that I’d been after, but at the end of the day, a non-DC 45, The Overtones’ “What Would I Do,” was what really caught my attention.