A Funky Soul Playlist

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3 déc. 2007, 14h40m

Just a very funky playlist, from and inspired by the 70s:

Across 110th Street
It is no coincidence that this song is on the Soundtrack for both Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), and Ridley Scott's American Gangster (2007). Originally written for the movie Across the 110th Street, 1972 - the sound of the times.

Harlem
Opening track from the album with "Ain't No Sunshine", Bill Withers 1971.

We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
1970, Curtis Mayfield.


Feel Like Makin' Love
More sensual than funky, perhaps, but Roberta Flack deserves to be on the list. 1974.

I Can Understand It
Bobby Womack is as energetic as James Brown here, only lesser known. 1972.

Superfly
Blaxploitation movie soundtrack, 1972, Curtis Mayfield.

Back Stabbers
A long time favorite - 1972.

I Wish I Didn't Miss You
Angie Stone was born in 1961, but didn't release her first album until 1999. She is highly influenced by 70s soul, as in this track that is more a makeover of The O'Jays' song than a new one.


Skin I'm In

Be Thankful for What You've Got
I didn't know this one before I started liking the Massive Attack version Be Thankful for What You've Got. William De Vaughn's 1974 song is more Soul.

I Want You
Marvin Gaye in a sexy mood, 1976.

Life Story
Angie Stone's 1999 debut relied heavily on soul references.

You Know I'm No Good
Nu-soul's young disaster or wonder woman - what to make of Amy Winehouse?


Sit Down
2007, funky Angie Stone.

Stone Cold
Anthony Hamilton, American Gangster soundtrack - sounds as if it were recorded in the beginning of the 70s.

They Don't Know
Anthony Hamilton, Southern Comfort 2007.

Do You Feel Me
Anthony Hamilton, American Gangster.


American Dreamin'
It might be that the thing that makes this song fit in is its sampling of Marvin Gaye's "Soon I'll Be Lovin' You Again", from the album I Want You (1976). I might as well have added the original, but this one shows the music's relevance today.

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