Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Honey of a Video

Check out Badu's latest. There are a ton of tributes here. See if you can identify them all....

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Freedom Is Just Around The Corner

Linda Tillery: Freedom Time

The spiritual opening does not prepare you for the funk that is about to come. Uplifting lyrics look to a positive future attainable only with hard work and sacrifice. This track opens the killer 2002 compilation from Luv N' Haight California Soul.

James Carr: Freedom Train

Classic soul horns along with a gospel organ lay down the foundation on this 1969 single from the troubled James Carr. Pick up The Complete Goldwax Singles for this track along with 27 other gems.

The Isley Brothers: Freedom

This infectious ode to independence is hammered home by a piercing horn section. Find it on The Isley's 1970 release Get Into Something, an album that's worth checking out for the cover art alone.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cameroon Soul

Manu Dibango: Ceddo End Title

Here's a track that came on my radio last night while driving through a vicious ice storm and I just had to share it. Originally taken from Musique Du Film Ceddo the soundtrack from the 1976 Senegalese film Ceddo it is performed by Cameroon's most famous jazz artist Manu Dibango. The other worldly marimba along with the funky guitar create a groove that cannot be denied. If your lucky enough to find the original soundtrack please share, otherwise you can find this track on the tremendous Luaka Bop compilation Love's a Real Thing.