One of my favourite things to happen in my pursuit of more soul and funk is randomly coming across a sample I recognise. No better feeling than listening to a song and going “oooooooooh so this is where that sample is from!”
These three songs made up the “3 before 8” and signalled kicking out time at the Wigan Casino. They work together so well, I really like all three but I’m particularly fond of I’m On My Way, love the contrast of the grinding guitar giving way to the brass, it’s so uplifting.
Been listening to this over the weekend - ace.
I’m a big Al Green fan so totally my thing. It’s weird as I used to have an Ann Peebles best of comp and I just never got on with it. Don’t know why.
I’ve only ever listened to Cant Stand the Rain and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a song by her that’s not on it. I should probably try some of her others at least
I think Im Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down is a perfect record though, maybe could just be a bit longer cos I always play it at least twice
Ann Peebles is great. The I Can’t Stand The Rain album is probably her best IMO.
I was going to cite the Ann Peebles song I Can’t Stand the Rain as a favorite and someone beat me to it.
So many things to check out. Cheers to new music.
I’m a massive Curtis Mayfield fan and, for some reason, I’ve never listened to his stuff when he was in The Impressions. Fixing that now.
I’ve got a lot of time for the album before Can’t Stand The Rain too - Straight From The Heart
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home was the first Ann Peebles song I heard and it’s still wow.
Big fan of this by Suzee Ikeda, I came by it on The Motown’s Mowest Story 71 - 73 compilation which is well worth a listen
The recent meme from The Sopranos with this song on the radio reminded me how perfect this song is. Played it every day since.
I’ve only heard this original version for the first time recently. It’s superb - Possibly the best Motown song not on Motown. (I grew up with the Ry Cooder & Chaka Khan version and am only now realising what an utterly bizarre duo that is.)
i aleady loved this song but when they used it in the finale of the leftovers it was vaulted into an all time classic for me
spoilers? dont watch it if you havent seen the show and plan on it.
gonna stretch the boundaries of the thread a bit but albert king was on stax so maybe its ok…
this groove is truly sublime