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For those who wished they could have lived during the golden age of Soul but know that there is still a place today for real authentic Soul music. You just have to look for it! Everyone's welcome :)

Artist of the Month (September 2011)
Steve Cropper

As the original guitarist of Stax Records house band Booker T. and the M.G.'s and voted one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Steve Cropper's new album is a tribute to The 5 Royales and features duets with Lucinda Williams, Steve Winwood, BB King, Bettye LaVette, John Popper, Sharon Jones, and Brian May.
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WHAT'S HOT this month

01. Amy Winehouse - It's My Party (N)
02. Booker T. Jones - Representing Memphis (+2)
03. Jill Scott - Shame (-2)
04. The Sweet Vandals - Burning (N)
05. Ben l'Oncle Soul - Elle Me Dit (N)

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  • xxpas02

    Shame. I discovered some great new bands here :-(

    9 nov 2011 Svara
  • WyldWoodFlower

    Hi! Have you considered linking Mayer Hawthorne to this group?

    18 sep 2011 Svara
  • qbulek I like it !

    28 aug 2011 Svara
  • noiresque

    Vale, Amy. It was not unexpected, but sad nonetheless. On another note, there are no words for how envious I am of my international friends who can listen to Pandora and Spotify. Love, a jealous Australian.

    27 jul 2011 Svara
  • Fullmettall

    I'm in ;)

    15 jul 2011 Svara
  • qbulek

    23 jun 2011 Svara
  • theunique82

    SoulJazzsterInc disconnected Al supersonic & the Teenagers from the group? well well well

    10 jun 2011 Svara
  • bananafana

    He was so much more than The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. It's a huge loss.

    2 jun 2011 Svara
  • AlemanYorks

    Nice group! Give the latest Eric Benet a listen a real retro feel going on with this album..Paid great track :)

    5 maj 2011 Svara
  • Franticstudio

    Imani Coppola has a new music video called "over it" on you tube and vimeo!!!!

    26 apr 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    Welcome! It's done it for me...

    19 apr 2011 Svara
  • stirb_zitrone

    I'm new in this kind of genre and totally flashed *__* I hope this group will help me to find more awesome music :)

    19 apr 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    OK. This last week actually saw my first scrobble of the Beatles! ;-D

    21 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    We must be looking at different charts! Aretha at #1 and Winehouse at 4.

    21 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    I didn't write that out very clearly... I know it's a cover. ;-D And what a gracious performer Otis was! I recall him mentioning at Monterey pop Festival (which I watched recently) something about Franklin's version having topped his but that he liked to continue singing it anyway. I was wondering if I could think of a better cover song (of anything) than Aretha's version of Respect. wow I didn;t know Watchtower was on Battlestar Gallactica...

    12 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    So I'm listening to Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" album, which begins with Respect, and I'm trying to think of a remake of any song that I consider to be better than this is. The only one I can think of, offhand, that even comes close (and it's not a soul song) is Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower.

    12 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    And you're right about Sam Cooke not being Southern Soul too! ;-D

    10 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    Yeah I think you got it right when you said the sound is often perceived as being dated - that's how it seems to me. And that's even with my favorites... Anita Baker - definitely will check out, Teena Marie too... I've actually listened to a fair amount of Badu but it's been awhile... I'll give it another go!

    8 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    What I mean is, who are your favorite artists of the 80s and 90s? I've been trying (off 'n' on) to put together a favorite albums by year list - the kind everyone's tired of seeing - but I get bogged down in the 80s and barely gain momentum in the 90s. There are albums I like, certainly, but when I compare them to the choices of the other decades they (with an exceptoion or two) just don't measure up. So, I'm hoping that there was music made in those years that I will, basically, like as much as I do in the other decades and that I just haven;t found it yet.

    7 feb 2011 Svara
  • stupidstuff

    EDIT: I'll amend that to "soul and related sounds" - I'm not being a purist here.

    7 feb 2011 Svara
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