Thursday, March 12, 2009

Some of my favourite Soul tracks

OK this is just an excuse for me to spend an hour listening and watching some great music

Detroit Spinners I remember the Northern Soul days in the UK

Stevie Wonder - one of the Motown greats

The chorus contains some advice:

When you believe in things
That you don't understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain't the way

Marvin Gaye - his first record at Columbia - whether this is R&B or soul doesn't matter - I think it is one of the most sexual recordings ever.

Aretha Franklin - a Bacharach & David song written for Dionne Warwick. I like Aretha doing anything - she could literally sing the telephone book cover to cover.

James Brown - this guy can dance!!
Get up offa that thing,
and dance 'till you feel better,
Get up offa that thing,
and try to release that pressure!

Otis Redding - the best thing out of Georgia?

Alicia Keys

Solomon Burke

Jill Scott
Mary Wells
Minnie Ripperton

Luther Vandross - Power of Love

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