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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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…
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! …
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.
AM is from Oklahoma, Shawn Lee is from Kansas, the rhythm is from Jamaica, and the vocals are from Philadelphia (ca. 1970s). All in all, “Two Times” is an intriguing track. Got any new tracks making you dance or sing along? Let me know in the comments.
James Hunter is a new-to-me soul musician from England. Upon a little research, I learned that he’s been active for over twenty-five years and performed with Van Morrison. “Minute by Minute” is a good song to end one’s ignorance too, a tune worthy of the classic soul era of the 1960s & 70s.
This weeks song by Canada’s The Souljazz Orchestra brightens up a dark and dreary (but still unseasonably warm) day with samba and semba rhythms. And it’s about postcards, one of my favorite things. I learned about this song through a podcast from Minnesota Public Radio’s Current Song of the Day. Other places I hear new music include:…