Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

I've said here before that Curtis Mayfield personifies the soul/funk sound better than anyone. In 1972, Mayfield was tasked with giving that sound to a movie called "Superfly." The result is the best toeing of the soul/funk line that Mayfield ever achieved in his legendary career, 37 minutes of bliss. "Little Child Running Wild," "Freddy's … Continue reading Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

Soul/Funk X-Mas

Here's my playlist for the holidays. Covers: Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Otis Redding - White Christmas Tuxedo - Wonderful Christmastime Bootsy Collins - Winter Funkyland Originals: Donny Hathaway - This Christmas Stevie Wonder & Andra Day - Someday At Christmas William Bell - Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday Clarence … Continue reading Soul/Funk X-Mas

Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Happy Halloween everybody. Today, I give you, the perfect album to play for trick or treaters. Nina’s voice has always been terrifyingly beautiful, but 1988’s compilation, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” is music at it’s unintentionally creepiest. Spooky tracks include, “Strange Fruit,” “I Put A Spell On You,” “I Loves You, Porgy” and the title … Continue reading Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood