Baltimore DJ Paul “Fat Daddy” Johnson was the self-described “300 Pound King of Soul.” He cut this R&B holiday shuffler, “Holiday Baby,” in 1963 for local label, Johnny-A.
D’Angelo’s Black Messiah is one of the few important albums released in recent memory that lives up to the highest standard of what an album should be. Check out this great track off of the new album, called “Back To The Future (Part I).”
On Sunday, D’Angelo’s new LP, Black Messiah appeared. Check out this first taste, a track called “Sugah Daddy.”
On this Thanksgiving, I bring you Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Gratitude”, recorded live from a 1981 concert.
Sola Rosa’s “Can We Get It Together ft. Noah Slee” is a great tune with a Nu-Soul vibe.
There are certain songs that everyone likes, and I mean everyone. “Proud Mary” performed by Ike and Tina Turner is one of them.
I just heard this cut by Ernest Soul Wilson for the first time last week. It’s got the trademark Studio One sound and oozes with soul.
The quintessential soul survivor Bobby Womack gets a nice, thumping tribute from a-list dance floor funk producer Jayl Funk.
The brilliantly named Edit Murphy does a really classic remix of Marvin Gaye with “Mercy,” found on his Motown Edits Vol. 1 release, resulting in a nice dubbed out disco vibe.
Ernesto Djédjé was a huge star on the Ivory Coast in his day and listening to “Ziboté,” it makes perfect sense. Catchy vocals, great instrumentation, groovy rhythms, and—although rare for West African records from the 70s—the recording is crystal clear and expertly mixed. One look at the cover and you know it’s gonna be funky.