Not Too Late for more 1968: A Riot of Righteous Women

Today, November 17th 2009, is when I started the journey towards being a Vinyl DJ and a more serious music blogger. So in a measure of thanks, I’m speeding up my normal as of the past year trying to post a new mix and accompanying blog as we head into Thanksgiving week so you’ll have…

Spring Fling – A Playlist For Frisky, Frolicsome Fun

Welcome to the heart of Spring and Taurus Season! It’s rare that these playlists have a simple objective these days. This one, however, sort of arrived out of my own aroused interest in Springtime. Ready to hit the garden, plow some fields and plant some seeds, I thought of some of the most fun, coy…

Mary – Very – Proud: Late Sixties into Seventies Sister Soul

 When we look back at late 60’s Soul Music in terms of a transitional period that saw the rise of women’s liberation, we know one name in particular: Aretha. True to life, from 1967 through 1974, she sat on multiple thrones. She had major hit singles on both the R&B and Pop charts, critically acclaimed…

Up The Ladder To The Mothership: Your Aquarian Soul Flow

We’ve nearly made the full circle of the Astrological year, and nearly have as many mixes covering the sun signs as well. For your latest installment we have the Air Sign depicting the water bearer. There you have Aquarius in a nutshell. A Fixed flow of non-sense? No (I think). More like the constant flow…

Barbara Lewis “I’ll Make Him Love Me” (Atlantic 2400, Pop #72, 1967)

Barbara Lewis “I’ll Make Him Love Me” (Atlantic 2400, Pop #72, 1967) Her otherworldly sweet singing and songwriting brought her one of the most legendary R&B classics from 1963. We celebrate the seductive powers of one Barbara Lewis, who still sweetens things up as she strolls into her 73rd Birthday this Tuesday Evening. Although a…

Barbara Lewis “Come Home” (Atlantic 2255-B, 1964)

Barbara Lewis “Come Home” (Atlantic 2255-B, 1964) It took a while for Barbara Lewis to move away from her steady perch of organ driven cuddly early 60’s R&B. Like any a number of her peer Soul Chanteuses, she had a streak of fondness for soft Jazz-Pop ladies of a generation before her. Those women last named…

Sugar Town Soulful Strut: Pride Party Playlist Part 2

I remember as I sat at Po’Shines for my Birthday Dinner with DJ Action Slacks that I realized that I bought a huge quantity of records from 1965-67 for Sugar Town’s Pride Party. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Golden Summer of Motown, for some reason my tingle went to that time period and the…