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dangermc



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hey guys, i was wondering if there are any soul fans on the forum? or even funk fans? if so, recommend somethin!

i've been getting into old soul music from the 60s-70s, and would like to expand my repertoire. you know, stuff that makes you go daammmmnnn, not old fuddyduddy crooning.

i've got p-funk and james brown covered. i was listening to the meters and sly and the family stone today, but i know there is lots of more obscure stuff out there. i think there are a lot of funk albums that have been reissued in the past few years, but i don't know where to start yet

thanks!


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Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:01 pm
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dangermc



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recommendations from any era are welcome!
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:03 pm
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PHIL LACIO AKA P DAWG
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Bill Withers
Stevie Wonder- Check out Songs In the key of life vol 1&2 an talking book
marvin gaye
billy preston (dude is slept on)
Gil-Scott Heron
Earth Wind & Fire
The Spinners
Ohio Players

that should keep you more than busy
Im sure Im forgetting a few others
this is my 2nd fav genre of music if Im making a list, soul music from the 60's/70's
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:24 pm
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Stumbleweed



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Phil, you're the homie. Always starting off your lists with Bill Withers.

(in no order, just kinda flipping through my iTunes)
Sam Cooke
Donny Hathaway
Gil Scott-Heron
Syl Johnson
Ann Peebles
Archie Bell & the Drells (more funk, but they have some soul tracks too)
Curtis Mayfield
Al Green
Roy Ayers (funk)
Ohio Players (funk)
Marion Black
The Mad Lads
Isaac Hayes
East of Underground (had just a single LP, 'Nam-era Air Force band.. good stuff)

Where's Dan Shay?.. he's like a library.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:37 pm
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AdamBomb



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Stumbleweed wrote:
East of Underground (had just a single LP, 'Nam-era Air Force band.. good stuff)




This.

But please check out the G.O.A.T. - Donny Hathaway. Check his greatest hits for starters, but his best is the 1972 Live album.

I also like the reissue of Ebony Rhythm Band - Soul Heart Transplant

Finally, Lee Fields and the Expressions - My World. This came out this year, but sounds like it came out in the 60's. So good.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:46 pm
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Spikey



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Loving these two tracks at the moment:

Merry Clayton - Emotion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwHPhl2Dl-4

Esther Phillips - Home is where the hatred is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdnMzQGbEQ

One of my all time favourite soul/jazz/ albums is Terry Callier - What Colour is Love
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:47 pm
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mancabbage



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I've been on a bill withers binge recently, "use me" was the first song i listened to when i came out of a floatation tank and every time i hear it, it gives me mad good vibes, i should really do that again. was weird, but a lot of fun.

Check out funkadelic if you don't know em, magot brain, cosmic slop. good stuff
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:49 pm
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Dominic



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Buddos Band
El Michaels Affair
The Whitefield Brothers
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Peep out the Daptone label

Can i get an Amen?
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:00 pm
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AdamBomb



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Dominic wrote:
Buddos Band
El Michaels Affair
The Whitefield Brothers
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Peep out the Daptone label

Can i get an Amen?


Amen! (also add Menehan Street Band)
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:01 pm
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Captiv8



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I'm not that familiar with soul music, but I will wholeheartedly recommend (and second, or third) Sam Cooke. My God, that man had a voice. I haven't heard a song by him I didn't like.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:06 pm
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DM



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Besides the big names already mentioned, you should check out:

Eccentric Soul: The Twinight Label, by The Numero Group. In fact, almost every single one of their releases off the Eccentric Soul series is amazing.

Daptone and Truth & Soul have a lot of cool new throwback soul releases (as wel as great re-issues).

Speaking of reissue, do yourself a favor and check out Stumbleweed's reccomendation about East Of Underground. Wax Poetics reissued that a couple years back. IT'S AMAZING!'

Also see: The Meters, Shuggie Otis, Barbara Acklin, Lynn Collins, The Madlads, The Sweet Inspirations, The Parlettes. There's SO MANY obscure soul artists too.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:22 pm
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AirTreesWaterAnimals



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Stumbleweed wrote:

Marion Black



What have you got from Marion Black? Anything but the few MP3s floating around the net?
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:30 pm
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DM



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AirTreesWaterAnimals wrote:
Stumbleweed wrote:

Marion Black



What have you got from Marion Black? Anything but the few MP3s floating around the net?


His catalogue is neither huge or great. But you should look "Who Knows", a song that is not only awesome, but made famous by a certain RJD2.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:33 pm
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Stumbleweed



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This thread triggered my first downloading binge in a while...

Checking out that Lee Fields album... I like new stuff that sounds old. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings style.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:40 pm
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AirTreesWaterAnimals



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DM wrote:

...you should look "Who Knows", a song that is not only awesome...


I have! That's why I was asking. I really like what I've heard and I thought maybe there was something more out there that I didn't know about.

I did some searching on the Googles and it looks like he's got four songs floating around-
"Who Knows"
"Go On Fool"
"Come and Gettit"
and
"Listen Black Brother"

Thanks to some kind MP3 sharing and iTunes, I've got all four now. I see both of the "Eccentric Soul" compilations these tracks come from are available on vinyl now, I'm tempted to pick them up.
Post Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:42 pm
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