Daily Find - Maybe We b/w Maybe We (instrumental) by Tyrone Mack w/ Randy & Ray Modern Soul 45 on Express Records #2354
Sweet, sweet, sweet Modern Soul cut out of New York. Damn this is sweet! I wouldn't consider myself a big Modern Soul fan, I usually stick to 60's and early 70's Soul but I can play this over and over. The mid tempo groove, the lead singer along with the group harmony is perfect! It reminds me of the style that Mayer Hawthorne is going for. At risk of sounding like an old fart, THIS IS MUSIC! Haha! Enjoy!
Daily Find – I’m Sue, I’m A Goodin’ by SWEET CARLETTA SUE & THE POO POO MAN SATURDAY NITE BAND – Modern Soul 45
Daily Discovery - I'm Sue, I'm A Goodin' b/w same by SWEET CARLETTA SUE & THE POO POO MAN SATURDAY NITE BAND - Modern Soul 45 on Electric Land Records (ELR) #7006
I'm bringing the heat, the humidity, the clammy feeling, straight from St. Louis Missouri. How am I going to do that? With a little help from Sweet Carletta Sue and Gene Poo Poo Man Anderson, that's how! Oh yeah, let me not forget the funky, feel good, Saturday Nite Band too! A little bedroom music for the people.
Daily Discovery - Music Bomb b/w Baby Are You Still My Girl by Dynamics Funkatears - Modern Soul 45 on Broadwalk Records #16190
"I'm gonna drop a bomb. Gonna drop a bomb on you. I dropped a music bomb, on you!" This is one odd record! 1990 Modern Soul from where? I have no clue! If you have any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
Daily Discovery - Synthetic World b/w Total Destruction To Your Mind by Swamp Dogg - Modern Soul 45 on Canyon Records #53
"Hey You! I'm up from the Bayou, where wildlife runs free. You could say that I'm country, but let me tell you what I see. Your world is plastic, can see through to the other side." Jerry Williams Jr., also known as Swamp Dogg, may not have the best voice, but he makes up for it with his lyrics. Musically it's very pleasing to the ear with funky horns, nice mid-tempo drums and smooth rhodes piano or organ. I love how he cuts through the b.s. and says "So you see, my patience is growing thin, with this synthetic world we're living in". Lyrics that were definitely ahead of their time!
Daily Discovery - Takin' A Chance b/w E Jam by Lamont Cranston Band - Northern Soul 45 on Waterhouse Records #15002
This is the perfect song to start off my sharing in a new year. I didn't feel like sharing and this has actually been one of the first records I have played this year. I was in vacation mode, big time! This hot Modern Soul, Northern Soul 45 from Minneapolis, Minnesota helped to get me moving.
"Every time that you walk out the door, you takin' a chance. Every time that you try for more, you takin' a chance. Every time that you walk down the street, you takin' a chance. Every single person that you meet, is takin' a chance". Lyrics this awesome have to be shared! That's not it either, there's more! "You can't sit there, you just can't sit there, It'll be to late! Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Get up and dance, everybody's takin' a chance".
The funniest thing is that this is the first new year that I danced. I used to say I don't dance, it was true, until I took a chance and I was on the dance floor for 4 hours straight! What chances will you take this year?
Daily Discovery - I Found A Lover b/w Mandroid by GIFT OF DREAMS - Modern Soul Boogie 45 on Jam-Power Records #20
Nice Modern Soul Boogie cut. Tough to find 80's cut from Northridge California, just north of Los Angeles. I seems to me like it should have been a hit. Small distribution gets bands every time. Enjoy!
Daily Discovery - Jesus In My Life by The New Songbirds - Gospel Soul Lp on Kris Records #479
The New Songbirds, Whirlwind Lp
Side 1 - Whirlwind - Jesus In My Life - I'll Take Jesus - My Minds Made Up
Side 2 - He'll See You Through - So Glad I Found Jesus - I Got Religion - I'll Overcome One Day - It's Alright
Even though this record was recorded in the early to mid 70's, I hear an older gospel style with modern soul instrumentation. What makes me share this song? A strong lead vocal, a simple mid tempo rhythm, backed with the harmony that is gospel and soul together, which makes for an uplifting experience. This Los Angeles Gospel Soul group is comprised of Reverend Ben Colvin, Eddie Mae Colvin, Roy Fontaine, Jessie L. Riley, & Don Pierce.
Daily Discovery - You Beat Me At My Game by Chuck Strong b/w instrumental version - Modern Soul 45 on Music Mountain Records #100
More and more, people are not willing to admit defeat at any cost. Our ego makes us think of only ourselves. Chuck Strong admits the error in his ways and is actually accepting of the fact that he got a taste of his own medicine. This quality makes him more of a man than the guy who hides behind his macho tendencies to hide his hurt. How does Chuck do it? With grace! He even dignifies his ex love by calling her a lady and not bad mouth her by calling her by demeaning names. I tip my hat to you Mr. Strong, for being a real man.
This modern soul masterpiece was also released on the Venture Records #114 under the title "You Beat Me At My Game Like A Lady". I am sure that this is the first label and was later sold to Venture records. I couldn't find any information on the Music Mountain record label. If you have any information please feel free to reach me anytime.
Daily Discovery - The Queen Of Sheba b/w Hot Licks by Floyd Dixon - Funk 45 on Inculcation Records #47191
Mellow but funky, sought after and tough to find Los Angeles Funk / Modern Soul record. Has a primitive sound to it, which is what I like about it. Even though it's over 5 minutes long it doesn't drag, which is more than you can say for a lot of songs of the same length. Enjoy this tune with middle east feel to it and escape to ancient Egypt for a few minutes at least.
Daily Discovery - Sailor On A Ghetto Sea by J. Evans with Pryor's Love - Los Angeles Northern Soul 45 on Libra Records #30001. Flip side is "Goodnite My Love". I'm gonna get my SHIP together. Why don't you get you your SHIP together? Hilarious! Goodnite My Love is the classic song that I first learned by Jesse Belvin. They say its a Northern Soul record but it sounds more like a Modern Soul record to me.