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Jun 10, 2013


Jun 4, 2013 / 1,651 notes


Feeling Good - Nina Simone

This is my theme song today. I’m going to play it in my head whenever I walk anywhere!


Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!!!
May 13, 2013 / 135 notes


Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder!!!

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Nov 7, 2012 / 48 notes


Little Ann - What Should I Do?

Sorry for being MIA folks. Here’s a sweet track by Little Ann from a pretty cool comp.

Sep 26, 2012 / 14 notes


Dee Dee Warwick “Don’t You Ever Give Up On Me” (Mercury 72738, 1967)

*Dee Dee Double Play*

Lil’ Sis of Soul, Delia Mae “Dee Dee” Warwick would have been 70 years old today. The Huskier voiced little sister of Dionne is one helluva enigma: solo she was always in her elder sisters shadow, right from the start when Dionne was noticed for her higher, more delicate voice by Burt Bacharach during the sessions for “Mexican Divorce” in 1961.

But Dee Dee’s voice in the background would be so prominent, so instrumental to so many other records that she’d move on to her own solo career the same year Dionne made her breakthrough in 1963. Although it was a hit or miss career, there were many highlights along the way, like this towering 1967 pleader that deserved better than obscurity.

Sep 3, 2012 / 18 notes



Bill Withers - I Don’t Know

Such a good and unknown song. It’s on that Old Soul mixtape I put together for you to download for free. If you like this song, Shirley you’ll like the others on there.

Old Soul Mixtape 

LOVE THIS!!!! (i’m such a softee..)

Jun 17, 2012 / 20 notes


Dee Dee Warwick - It’s Not Fair (Mercury, 1969)

Woke up with this song in my head. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve woken up with Dee Dee’s voice in my head.  Expertly arranged and performed in the big-budget uptown style. Hear a couple of other Dee Dee tracks here.

Jun 7, 2012 / 49 notes


Inez Foxx - You Shouldn’t Have Set My Soul On Fire (Dynamo, 1970)

Such an awesome groove during the verses only to be paired with such an uncomfortably anthemic and over-the-top chorus section. Inez kills it though and the arrangement and performance are really impressive.

EDIT: After 5 listens the chorus grew on me.

May 28, 2012 / 62 notes


Smokey Robinson and the Miracles / The Tears of a Clown

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May 28, 2012 / 28 notes



Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - People Get Ready

You don’t need no baggage…you just get on board

Beautiful track to end this tumble sesh.

Apr 27, 2012 / 27 notes



Allen Toussaint - Either.

See also: Toussaint’s Louie, What is Success, and Sweet Touch of Love, the latter two posted by The World Keeps Going Round.

Nice late night groove.

P.P. Arnold (par Matth.007)
Apr 27, 2012 / 6 notes

P.P. Arnold (par Matth.007)

Apr 8, 2012 / 15 notes


Basement Jazz (feat. Lisa Kekaula) — Good Luck

I believe I recall shaking my significantly younger ass to this on a crowded dance floor, at 3 in the morning, back in Memphis, ages ago. 

Jan 29, 2012 / 913 notes
Jan 23, 2012 / 78 notes


Sam Cooke recording at RCA Studios, 1959.