Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love That Album podcast Episode 98 - The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Soul

It’s time for episode 98 of Love That Album.

Soul music can be raw or it can be smooth. It can convey emotions of the heart or it can be about confronting social injustice. Above all, soul music is about the groove and making you feel honest emotion…..

On this month’s episode I am honoured to be joined again by film and music enthusiast Will Smith, co-host of the magnificent Gentlemen’s Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast (bringing class to the trash since 1977). Will is a huge devotee of soul music, so we decided to introduce each other to three great soul albums and then discuss our thoughts about the music and the artist. In no particular order, those albums are:

Soul Power – Curtis Harding

Etta James – Rocks The House

Darondo – Listen to my Song: The Music City Sessions

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks – Dawn

Millie Jackson – Caught Up

Jackie Shane – Live

These albums are diverse and are both old and new. They also are not limited to American geographical boundaries (Emma is Australian, Jackie is an honorary Canadian). However, they all share a sense of honesty and grit.  

Eric Reanimator jumps on the soul train (sort of) with his Album I Love segment where he talks about Rev Up: The Best of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. There’s surely some high energy soul being covered by Mitch featuring songs previously done by Little Richard, Ray Charles, James Brown. It takes confidence to carry that material off, but Ryder and the Wheels had IT.

So get some soul in your bowl (….it rhymes, what can I say?) and join Will, Eric and myself to hear exactly why you need these albums in your life.

You can download the show by searching for Love That Album in the iTunes store or downloading streaming directly from http://lovethatalbum.blogspot.com.

Send the show feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum

If you enjoy what you hear, please tell a friend or ten to tune in.

Right click to download and save Episode 98 here.

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