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

Various Artists – Soul Christmas

I've held off for nearly a month to recommend this one. The Celebrate-Christmas-Too-Early shamers are out there and they hate when you even bring up Christmas before Thanksgiving. I'm more of a tear down Halloween decorations and put up Christmas decorations on November 1st kind of guy. And while decorating at the beginning of this … Continue reading Various Artists – Soul Christmas

Bootsy Collins – World Wide Funk

Ahhh.... Bootsy’s back baba! The legendary P-Funk bassist just dropped his first solo album since 2011, it’s spectacularly unfocused. Careening wildly from throwback funk, to hip hop, to ballads and everywhere in between. At this point in his career, Bootsy’s albums probably aren’t the type that you listen to over and over again, front to … Continue reading Bootsy Collins – World Wide Funk