wandering satellites of soul
Let's take a little break from internet music. I'm going to resist the temptation to post any white label remixes, super exclusive european mp3s or anything like that this week. As I'm trying to remind myself, music was still pretty good in the times before computers and cable tv. Let's see how long this (my attention span) lasts.
Irma Thomas- Don't Mess With My Man
A track from the official Soul Queen of New Orleans. There is an exquisite universe of sixties and seventies funk and soul, and I'm only familiar with the brightest stars. I've there are galaxies labeled "Chess
" and "Stax
" I'd like to have an honest understanding and appreciation for this stuff without fetishizing rare records or turning the lives of singers and session players into so much music nerd trivia. Maybe I can make some soul friends (shout out to Andy in Mississippi).
Clarence Reid- Master Piece
I could also make soul friends on the internet. This is from O-Dub's excellent Soul-Sides Vol. 1
, a compilation of the best hits from his blog/living record collection
. These songs are better than words like 'beautiful' can capture. I feel 'true' comes closer. These songs are true, and they are good. Bring truth and goodness into your life.