Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Strictly Reserved For You

A soul funk flag bearer for Daptone, Charles Bradley today previewed a track from his forthcoming album 'Victim Of Love'. With his trademark gravelly vocals that would have James Brown raising an eyebrow and perhaps a cursory nod of approval, Strictly Reserved For You represents a less politised track from Bradley whose new album is telling stories on relationship. As ever his sound is deeply rooted to a 70's sound and is suitably weather beaten with female harmonies in all the right places.

Needless to say but this track is making me excited for the album in Spring!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Lonnie Liston Smith & Spotify

Recently the rather , er ace, Ace Records decided the time was right for them to have their catalogue up on Spotify.

One of the gems amongst the many they have is this space jazz album from 'Expansions' Lonnie Liston Smith. Starting off with this seminal track, this groove album is not to be missed. I've added it to my 'music for 2013 playlist which will mostly be new albums and singles but will contain some older discoveries and re-discoveries from this year as well.

In other news there's a new album from Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, their first since 2005 (single track now added to the playlist), Bonobo who premiered his track 'Cirrus' this week and Charles Bradley via Daptone all coming up in the first few months of the year!

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Till I Met Thee (Acoustic)

Cody ChesnuTT rocked up for the Nowness blog and recorded an excellent acoustic version of 'Till I Met Thee' , a real highlight from his album Landing on A Hundred

Cody Chesnutt: Til I Met Thee on Nowness.com.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Playlist: Supa Soulful

Another of the playlists that i've been working on for a few months as i've been collecting some decent RnB from the archives and some newer tunes too. 

I've been quite enjoying some of the sparse but soulful crunk recently from artists like Cymphonique, Lulu James and Aluna George and decided to bridge that against some classics and lesser known gems too..

As Aluna George says 'You Know You Like It' !