Saturday, July 5, 2014

G. Love & Special Sauce feat. Merry Clayton - One Night Romance

Loved seeing (and learning about) her in 20 feet from Stardom and stumbled across this today. Groovy soulful stuff.

Saturday, May 31, 2014



I've been seeing the posters around for a while now, 
but haven't really thought too much about listening to the "new" Michael Jackson record. While 
at the chiropractor on Thursday, he was telling me about a duet that was out featuring Justin Timberlake so today I found the video.

I'm digging this. Totally reminiscent of late-Jacksons, pre Off The Wall Michael.


Monday, May 19, 2014


Saw "Only Lovers Left Alive" a few weeks back and was stricken by this lovely singer and her haunting song. Totally fit the mood of the movie and the rest of the music that was played throughout.

Sorry for the still shot.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Yasiin Gaye

Advancing the direction of his Otis Redding x Big Boi, re-work "Shutterbugg", Gazaway's new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye.” Building the album's foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’s soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye's famous duets than that of a "mashup" album.

  I can't seem to embed the bandcamp player here so the YouTube snippet will have to suffice. 

You can find the full track with free download here. (It will cost you your email address)

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Afterglow by Wilkinson.
What a great video. I get lost in it and almost forget to listen to the track. :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Revisiting Lucius from my eMusic "save for later" list.
I first heard them on Radiolab where Jad featured their song "How Loud Your Heart Gets" which hadn't been released yet.

Fast forward a few months and it turns out they are the opening band as I get to the Grace Potter & The Nocturnals show here in Chicago at The Vic. I love the harmonies and the unexpected power of their band on some songs. 


Sunday, November 17, 2013


This is the stuff that they play in Starbucks or Cost Plus, so's the stuff that critics pan as mindless muzak to lull you into continuing to be a "consumer"....but the groove is there, just a little bit behind the beat and shit...I liked it enough to track it down. 

I'll check through the rest of her records later...this is from 2006.