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10 must have instrumentals...

Like always, a selection is per definition limited, and God knows how our enviromment would definitely not be what it is without these instrumental pieces which have thrilled us on so many occasions, be they Jazz, Soul, Funk, House, Electronic, whatever… As a result, many are those we couldn’t talk about here, even though they would have definitely been worth a mention. 979 more words


Day 911: Does that ring a bell?

Does the expression “ring a bell” ring a bell for you?

Here’s the definition, from Google:

1. informal

 revive a distant recollection; sound familiar. 

“the name Woodall rings a bell”

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Personal Growth

me and American Grafitti

The summer of 1973 was coming to a close. I was still at the Renton Cinemas working as an usher and a doorman. Changes lay around the corner though, all of which I was happily unaware. 405 more words


0818 Green Onions - Booker T. & the M.G.'s (1962)

This instrumental was written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg and Al Jackson, Jr. It was first recorded by Booker T. & the M.G.’s in 1962. 133 more words


Song of the day: Sam & Dave- Soul Man

In 1967, Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote the song Soul Man. The song was inspired by the African American Civil Rights Movement, which caused a lot of commotion in the sixties. 71 more words


Valentine’s Day Music Countdown: Song #2

The next singer on the countdown had what I believe was the greatest voice EVER.  No one before or since can sing a song with such a heart wrenching achingly impassioned vocal that was Otis Redding’s signature sound.  535 more words

Valentine's Day Music Countdown: Song #9

Song #9, like #10 before it, is also a soulful upbeat love song, but this one has the distinction of actually being the #1 hit song on Valentine’s Day in 1972.  325 more words