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Soul music has a legacy bigger than most other genres. Combining elements of gospel and traditional rhythm and blues with catchy rhythms, straight-up hooks and soaring vocals, soul is some of the most infectious and spiritually satisfying music you’re likely to hear, and on Soulsides, you get a solid two hour dose every week.
Touching on many of the various styles of soul, from the classic Motown sound with its strong rhythms, punchy basslines and hand claps galore, to Chicago soul’s lighter gospel air, through to Philly soul and its lush orchestral arrangements and doo-wop styled vocals, into soulful tunes from around the globe, Soulsides is your one-stop soul fix.
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Claude Mono and Microgroove - connoisseurs of soul - back to back. Here are six highlights you will definitely dig: 1) Micro kicking things off with mellow jazzy and gospel vibes, 2) the amazing 1978 lo-fi electronica and spiritualism of Otis G Johnson, 3) The Montgomery Express and their deepness, 4) the beautiful sounds of Little Ann whose only recorded music was stored in the archive of record producer and musician Dave Hamilton until finally being released in Finland, 2009 (see photo), 5) New Holidays - the original Popcorn Wylie produced Maybe So Maybe from 1969 (as covered by Mayer Hawthorne), and 6) Claude’s ‘flute-stumental’ edit version of Bardo Martinez & The Soul Investigators - Bad Education that takes Ernie Hawk’s flute motif and lets it roll on…