Tag Archives: soul

Song of the Day 10/19/12 – Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time

19 Oct

Well it’s my favorite weekend of the year – Bridge Day Weekend.  Gonna be lots of music, partying and dancing.  This song and video pretty much captures the whole vibe. . .circa 1988 public access television.

Song of the Day 10/15/12 – Menahan Street Band – Lights Out

15 Oct

These Daptone Records members are making some of the best instrumental retro-soul today.  Their new album “The Crossing” drops at the end of the month.  I highly recommend their first LP, “Make the Road By Walking”.

Song of the Day 10/11/12 – Eddie Kendricks – My People Hold On

11 Oct

The first time I heard any incarnation of this tune was on the late, great J Dilla’s Donuts album from 2006, where Dilla Dawg flipped it, sped it up and slowed it back down in around a minute and half’s time.  Eddie was the distinctive falsetto voice of The Temptations, and had some really cool solo albums in the early 70s with Motown.  Don’t sleep on Mr. Kendricks.  This is a good example of something you’d never expect on a Motown record – psychedelic soul stripped down to vocals, hand drums and bass.  Peep game, my people.