Posts Tagged ‘Soul’

Song of the Week: “Look Closer (Can’t You See the Signs)” by Saun & Starr

Saun & Starr, a vocal duo from the Daptone Records family of soulful music sing “Look Closer (Can’t You See the Signs)” from their debut album Look Closer.

Song of the Week: “Forever Don’t Last” by Jazmine Sullivan

For the post-Valentine’s Day Song of the Week, Philadelphia’s Jazmine Sullivan provides the plaintive and soulful vocals for “Forever Don’t Last.”

Song of the Week: “The Sticks” by The Budos Band

The Budos Band is a 9-piece instrumental Afro-Soul ensemble from Staten Island.  Their new album is called Burnt Offering and includes the track “The Sticks.”

You can hear more by The Budos Band and other artists on the great music podcast The Sounds in My Head.

Song of the Week: “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain” by Aretha Franklin

I always thought that “Rolling in the Deep” sounded like a cover of an Aretha Franklin song.  This confirms that Adele is a time traveler.

Song of the Week: “Call Me” by St. Paul and the Broken Bones

“Call Me” is a classic soul tune in the Bobby Bland style by a combo out of the capital of Minnesota Birmingham, Alabama (perhaps they’re fans of the Apostle to the Gentiles).  Led by crooner Paul Janeway, St. Paul & The Broken Bones released their first album Half the City in February.

What are you listening to this week?  Let me know in the comments!

Song of the Week: “Feeling Good (Bassnectar Remix)” by Nina Simone

 

Nina Simone‘s music is timeless, but the DJ Bassnectar adds an interesting groove in this remix of “Feeling Good.”

 

 

 

 

Here’s the unadorned, original recording for comparison:

 

 

What music are you listening to this week – new, old, or repurposed?  Let me know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Week: “Green Garden” by Laura Mvula

Soulful vocals are rapidly becoming England’s best export, with the voice of Birmingham’s Laura Mvula a great addition to the mix.  Check it out on her single “Green Garden.”

What music is moving you to think, feel, or dance this week?  Let me know in the comments.

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