I'm usually pretty good at name-that-tune, but... CHFI-FM's Funky Friday Mix last week had a random song from the 70's with the polished shimmer of a Philly Soul production and a funky mid-tempo beat which hinted at disco, a burbling synth which teased the bass player, and a rousing conclusion where a chorus of backing singers chants: "I've been searching, searching, searching..." or "I've been working, working, working..." intertwined with the lead vocalist in an interesting complex harmonic style. This would have been on AM radio in the 70's, maybe not a big hit, but on the charts. (On Google, "I've been searching" & soul/funk/disco just leads to the record bins. Not the Vandross/Change song).
posted by ovvl
on Oct 28, 2013 -
Please help me to identify this song that was played during the Kentucky Derby this weekend. [more inside]
posted by gummo
on May 6, 2013 -
The other day I was at a restaurant that had the following playlist: The Emotions - Best of my Love, Earth Wind & Fire - Shinig Star, Jackson 5 - I'll Be There, Al Green - Here I Am, Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy. It was amazing. I listen to a lot of Soundcloud in my car and in my house, are there any Soundcloud playlists, people, etc. that fit this description?
Other non-Soundcloud suggestions would work, but thought I'd try there first. Thanks!
posted by geoff.
on Apr 11, 2013 -
What are some good soul songs in 6/8 or 12/8 meter? Ideally, I'm looking for stuff from the 60s and 70s, but stuff from later that's in that style is fine too. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Feb 8, 2012 -
What is the soul(/funk) song that begins with the horn section playing "Frere Jacques" ("Are You Sleeping")? [more inside]
posted by ism
on Jun 11, 2010 -
Suggest some 60s-70s funk-soul for a fan of Roy Ayers. Instrumental preferred but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by rubadub
on May 4, 2010 -
Help me find just the right online crate to dig in - I'm working on a hipstery disco record (think Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT) and would love to find some old happy, dancey funk/soul/whatever you want to call it to sample, but I'd like to shy away from anything super mainstream or typical. I have no idea where to start, but I know there are all manner of mp3 blogs for other obscure genres, so I'm hoping you mefites can point me at your favorites that will help me address this particular need.
posted by thedaniel
on Sep 22, 2009 -
What movie did I see that featured a small record store in an African American community within a big city's downtown area? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Oct 21, 2008 -
ATTN: Music Nerds! I'm putting together a party playlist with the theme of "Impeach the President" - any suggestions?? Help me rock the party into the streets! [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning
on Apr 19, 2007 -
My friends and I are throwing a large, time-travel themed dance party. I need recommendations for funk, soul, and R&B to play during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as I'm deeply asea in this area. [more inside]
posted by deafmute
on May 9, 2006 -
We are staging a fundraiser for a community radio station, based on two programmes; Black and Blue (The lowdown of beats and forgotten soul nuggets. Funk starts here) and Giant Steps (Jazz for the 21st Century)
We need a good name for the event. Something that sums up the styles of music and is catchy enough for a poster. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sconbie
on Mar 16, 2005 -