Like some lost Prince outtake, Inc. deliver a nice catchy slice of stripped down funky soul on “Swear.”
Stevie Wonder’s 1971 pop-soul single, “If You Really Love Me,” gets a tasteful re-work by JR.Dynamite. A reminder that warm summer days are not too far off.
“Again and Again” is a soulful slice of electronic pop from GiBBZ’ debut EP, Who Gibbz A F#@$.
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.”