Name-that-song filter, hard mode (?)... vintage soul heartbreak. [more inside]
posted by naju
on Sep 11, 2014 -
Im up here at the tip of the iceberg of Philly Soul with The Spinners, The Delfonics, Blue Magic, etc. but I want to dig deeper into this stuff and find some bands/songs/records that I might not encounter otherwise, since history has a way of remembering the big stuff and forgetting some of the amazing but less well known stuff.
So help me down the rabbit hole here if you please to find even more music in that vein.
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jul 20, 2014 -
I've been listening to SomaFM's Seven Inch Soul station a lot lately, but what I really want to hear are uptempo early 70s funk/soul tracks similar to what's on Seven Inch Soul but that run for long past a few minutes, aren't remixes, and really cook. Like Curtis Mayfield's Move on Up
, the insane full version of the Sir Charles Hughes track better known as the Black Dynamite theme
, and of course, lots of tracks by James Brown. What else should I be listening to that's longer than 6 minutes from 1968-1975?
posted by eschatfische
on May 24, 2014 -
I'm looking for suggestions for spiritual sustenance: things you do to feel connected to love, purpose, and meaning. [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Nov 8, 2013 -
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 -
I'm on the lookout for an inexpensive hatchback-type car to buy, and have become quite enamored with the Kia Soul based purely on its looks (I know, I know). Is this a good car to buy? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on Aug 2, 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 -
I heard a cover of the Seals and Crofts Song Summer Breeze while shopping in a mall store last week. Can you help me figure out who the artist was? It was in a mellow R&B style probably contemporary from the last 5 years or so, with kind of a hip-hop/reggae influenced groove, and (most likely) a female vocalist. The general mood was mellow and groovy and a little sexy.
posted by matildaben
on Apr 15, 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 -
Searching for soul music songs with a particular sound - not at all peppy or perky or loving - very minor key torch songs with a boil of a beat. Songs of the scorned. [more inside]
posted by sestaaak
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples from art, popular culture, mythology, and religion of what might be called the "soul switch": where one person's soul or mind leaves his body and inhabits a new body. [more inside]
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson
on Feb 16, 2012 -
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 -
On the muzak where I work, which is actual Muzak brand muzak, there is a soul channel that sometimes plays a version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" that is simply amazing. It's a female vocalist, sounds like Aretha Franklin, may be her, but I can't seem to find a matching version online. [more inside]
posted by Slinga
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I want to learn more about female jazz singers, but I like melancholy, pared-down music better than high-energy big band music. Can you recommend some songs to me? [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Sep 5, 2011 -
20 years ago, at a concert in Toronto, Etta James sang a song that my partner fell in love with. To the best of her recollection it had the lyric, "why was was I born green, instead of blue -like everybody else?" I've googled around but can't narrow my results down to anything useful.
Does anyone know what the title of this song might be and if there is a recording of it available?
posted by bonobothegreat
on May 6, 2011 -
Who were the Hollywood Jills, and where can I find more of their music? [more inside]
posted by jtron
on Mar 3, 2011 -
The song is The Tighten Up and the band is Archie Bell & the Drells, but the dance????? This song is the bomb and I know there was an associated dance, but after a fair amount of internet research, I've got nothing. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme
on Feb 17, 2011 -
The Human Soul vs. General Anesthesia: I'm looking for reading material on how general anesthesia is viewed by people who hold spiritual beliefs that include the existence of an immortal soul/spirit/energy that is independent of ones physical body. [more inside]
posted by the jam
on Feb 10, 2011 -
hi, looking for a party with this
(is that grime?)
and some soul music
for me lady (and me), in NY Brooklyn preferably. & while we I are dreaming, in walking distance of south park slope (ha, likely I know)..and cheeeeaaaaap..
posted by 5lbauthority
on Dec 30, 2010 -
ExtremelyVagueSongFilter: heard a song in the bar last night that sounded like Antony (maybe?) singing over top of a song that sounded vaguely like 'I Put A Spell on You.' Does this sound like a song that anybody knows? [more inside]
posted by Tiresias
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Looking for the soul(?) artist/song sampled at the very beginning of Kids and Explosions
"Small Problems" (whole album can be streamed, "Small Problems" is song 15). Google hasn't been helpful.
posted by hafehd
on Nov 14, 2010 -
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 -
I'm looking for music that features I can best describe as "swelling gospel choirs". The Autotune The News
guys do a great pastiche of the style... the elements that jump out at me being the call and response and the introduction of melodic theme that's later repeated with far
more voices in major key and occasionally jazz-inflected harmony (the refrain "Made in america!" towards the end is a perfect example). Some other exemplary tracks: Fired Up
, All These Things That I Have Done
, Souled Out
, Get By
. Is there some ur-gospel group that these artists are drawing from? I'm especially interested in acapella tracks, or those with minimal accompaniment, or those that sample acapella tracks.
posted by phrontist
on Nov 1, 2009 -
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 -
Music recommendations at two ends of the spectrum: Soul/R&B and Ambient/Drone/F'd up 20th C. classical... And, bonus question
: what are your favorite sources for buying these kinds of music and finding out more about them? Examples of what I like inside... [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Aug 26, 2009 -
"My air is flung with souls" -- is there a linguistic explanation of this use of the verb "to fling"? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Looking for a vocal coach for a 30-year-old guy (me.) Preferably one who is hip to soul, jazz, r&b. [more inside]
posted by rubadub
on May 29, 2009 -