Steve Cropper “The Slummer the Slum” from Dedicated: A Tribute to The 5 Royales (429 Records 2011) N —Lowman Pauling, the Royales guitarist, was profoundly influential on many great guitar players of the soul era...Buy it!
Booker T. and The MG's “I Hear A Symphony” from Soulsville Sings Hitsville: Stax Sings Motown (Concord)Buy it!
James Brown “Stone Fox” from James Brown The Singles Vol. 4: 1966-1967 (Hip O Select/Polydor 2007)Buy it!
Bobby Womack “It's Gonna Rain” from Midnight Mover - The Bobby Womack Story (EMI 1993)Buy it!
DeRobert & The Half-Truths “The Joy” from Soul In a Digital World (G.E.D. Soul Records gedsoulrecords.com 2010) —House band of G.E.D. Soul Records, their sophomore effort is expected late 2011 or early 2012...Buy it!
The Dynamites “If I Had Known (f/ Charles Walker)” from Burn It Down (Outta Sight)Buy it!
The Intruders “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game” from The Best of the Intruders - Cowboys to Girls (Sony 1995)Buy it!
Clarence Reid “Masterpiece” from Soul Sides: Volume ONe (Zealous Records)Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “The E Street Shuffle” from The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (Columbia 1973) —The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, is in stable but critical condition following two brain surgeries after a stroke. He is said to be paralyzed on his left side, but also to have squeezed his left hand. Keep the E Street Band's R&B center in your prayersBuy it!
Prepositions “Something Different” from Quantic Presents... The World's Rarest Funk 45s (jazzman 2006)Buy it!
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “You Been Lyin'” from Scandalous (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2011) N —Playing Off Broadway tomorrow night w/ Andy Coco's Rhythm Section Roadshow!!Buy it!
Chicago “Free” from Chicago: The Box (Disc 2) (Rhino/Wea www.rhino.com)Buy it!
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound “Baltimore Is The New Brooklyn” from Beat of Our Own Drum SINGLE (Vampisoul 2009) —Returning to the Lou in July for the Indie Rock Ice Cream Social @ Firebird...Buy it!
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band “Twenty-Five Miles” from In the Jungle, Babe / Express Yourself (Warner Bros. 1997)Buy it!
DeRobert & The Half-Truths “Workin'” from Soul In a Digital World (G.E.D. Soul Records gedsoulrecords.com 2010) —Murphreesboro, TN's own...Buy it!
Eugene Blacknell “We Know We Have to Live Together” from We Can't Take Life for Granted (Luv N' Haight 2007)Buy it!
Dennis Coffey “Space Traveller” from Dennis Coffey (Strut 2011) N Buy it!
Breakestra “Dark Clouds Rain Soul” from Dusk 'Till Dawn (Bonus Track Version) CD (Strut Records 2009)Buy it!
The Shaolin Afronauts “Shaolin Theme” from Flight Of The Ancients (Freestyle freestylerecords.uk.com 2011) N —Full-length from the Australian afro-beat collective due on June 28th...Buy it!
Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley “As We Enter” from Distant Relatives (Republic 2010)Buy it!
Common “The Corner (f/ The Last Poets)” from Be (G.O.O.D. Music/MCA 2005)Buy it!
The Roots, Truck North, Porn & Dice Raw “Walk ALone” from How I Got Over (Def Jam Records 2010)Buy it!
Earth Wind & Fire “Saturday Nite Pts. 1 & 2” from Spirit (Columbia 1976) —Playing Saturday night @ The Fabulous Fox...Buy it!
Mayer Hawthorne “A Long Time” from Single (self 2013) N Buy it!
Shawn Lee “Cruel Woman (f/ Fanny Franklin)” from Soul In the Hole (Ubiquity Records, Inc. 2009)Buy it!
Kraak & Smaak “Call Up To Heaven (feat. Lex Empress)” from Electric Hustle (Jalepeno 2011) N —Thanks to Kate from Beep Beep Boop Boop for the tip...Buy it!
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