• R&B,  Soul

    Into the Melting Pot

    Speechless. How I went 35 years without discovering the wonder and brilliance of this song, I have no idea. I have a lot to learn. I’ve always been familiar with Booker T. & the MG’s, their role in the history…

  • R&B

    RIP Luther Vandross

    Sad news today. Luther Vandross is dead at the ridiculously young age of 54. Here’s my favorite Luther song. RIP Luther. Luther Vandross: If Only for One Night (mp3) song comes from The Night I Fell in Love Luther’s Official…

  • Old School,  R&B

    Full Force Get Busy One Time

    You mean to tell me I’ve never posted about 80’s R&B / funk masters Full Force? The genius of Bow Legged Lou, Paul Anthony, B-Fine and the rest of the fellas have never been discussed at length on the self-indulgent…

  • Old School,  R&B

    She’s Still a Thrill

    Digging into the vault of hotties from my adolescence brings this funky, sensual tune from Jody Watley (I don’t post enough of the ladies). Jody started off as a Soul Train dancer in the 70’s. She would soon become a…

  • Old School,  R&B

    Go-Go with Kurt and Trouble Funk

    It’s 1982 in Washington D.C tonight as Trouble Funk mixes their homemade brand of go-go music with the freshest master rappin’ styles of the day courtesy of Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. Their 1982 release, ‘Drop the Bomb’…

  • Oldies,  R&B

    Toussaint Tuesday

    Less than 2 weeks after I started this blog, I posted one of my faves by Toussaint McCall. Since my readership has increased a lot since those days waayyyyy back in December 2004, I felt it necessary to offer up…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Proud

    I’m not sure who out there has VH-1 Classic, but on Friday, they played a great semi-recent Curtis Mayfield club show from somewhere in Europe. Hey how’s that for detail?? (Hey, I tried finding info on the VH-1 Classic web…

  • R&B

    It’s Rainin’ on my Window Pane

    Here’s a heart-wrenching tune from Toussaint McCall. I first heard this as a 15 or 16 year old on a Chicago radio station that played old blues and R&B on Sunday nights. I pressed Record on my tape deck, and…