Daily Discovery - Soul Train b/w Go 'Head On by Aces Of Soul - Funk Soul 45 on TRC Texas Record Company # #2084
Cow bells, a funky bass line, mellow but raw vocals, horns that sound like a train is coming. What pops and crackles? This song gets me in the zone, and I find myself transported back in time to a club in Waco Texas, where this was recorded. A band groovin', the crowd movin', sweat drippin', a dance floor packed with bodies movin' in a train like motion. I just got chills running up my spine picturing what an Aces Of Soul show would have been like. Did they ever do local shows? The world may never know!
Daily Discovery - El Lobo b/w Top of Ol Smokie by Ricardo Lewis - Latin Mod Soul 45 on In Records #6303
Latin Mod tune straight from Berkeley California. In Records has some sought after Northern Soul tunes, including the Eddie Foster tunes "I Never Knew" (In Records #6311) and "Do I Love You" (In Records #6326) which Ricardo Lewis produced. I don't know much else about this label, other than everything that I have ever heard on it is good. If you have anymore info on this label please feel free to share!
Daily Discovery - 'Tis Your Kind Of Music b/w Release Yourself by Graham Central Station - Funk Soul 45 on Warner Bros. Records #8025
This is dedicated to one of my mentors Stephen Tisdale from Vinylshuffle.com. Tis, you have made such a difference in my life and I will forever be grateful to you! When I saw this title, I knew I would use it as a moment to acknowledge you for the contribution you have made in my life and others lives as well. It had to be a Daily Discovery! As I told you before, Tis, you are the man! Keep it funky and keep it on the ONE! Thank you! Peace, Love & Possibilities, Robert Rodriguez
Daily Discovery - The Skate b/w Come Back Baby by THE LARKS - Northern Soul 45 on Money Records #127
The Larks (aka The Meadowlarks) are a classic Los Angeles Soul group led by Don Julian. He is my favorite Los Angeles soul singer and I could have chosen any song to showcase him, he is that good! Amazing singer from the 50's and even was a part of music into the 90's when he collaborated with Too Short on his album Shorty The Pimp, which sampled Don Julian's song of the same title. An influential singer/writer/producer from his early days until his death in the late 1990's. I was lucky enough to speak to him on a call in show put on by the Doo Wop Society in the late 80's. I felt privileged and honored to speak to this Doowop, R&B, Soul, Funk legend before his passing.
Daily Discovery - Honky Tonk Popcorn by Bill Doggett featuring James Brown - Funk Soul 45 on King Records #6239. Flip side is "Honky Tonk". Great Funk double sider.
Sampled on "Are You Ready" by The Beatnuts featuring Grand Puba. Also sampled and twisted on Funky Acid Stuff by Luke Vibert. Both cool versions. Put some funk in your trunk. James Brown productions were ahead of their time in my opinion.
Daily Find – You Can’t Love Me, If You Don’t Respect Me by The Female Preacher Lyn Collins – Funk Soul 45
Daily Discovery - You Can't Love Me, If You Don't Respect Me by The Female Preacher Lyn Collins - Funk Soul 45 on People #650. A James Brown prouduction. This is not your everyday Lyn Collins record. It's a little more obscure but every bit as funky as her other stuff. You hear break beats, the JB's announcer, some funky middle eastern style horn in the middle, background singers, tempo changes, and of course Lyn's deep soul vocals.
Daily Discovery - Peace Love & Happiness by Peace Love & Happiness. Killer Los Angeles Group Soul 45 on the Abab label. Possibly sampled by Tupac or Dr. Dre for 2pac. Anyone have any info on this?
Daily Discovery - Harper Valley P.T.A. by Bobbie Dee. Snotty R&B Soul Dancer. On the independent Los Angeles Megatone Record label. Cover of the classic by Jeanie C. Riley. I like this version more than the original. What can I say, I'm a sucker for the snotty vocals.
Daily Discovery - Humpin' by Bar-Kays. Funk Soul tune that was sampled by Ice Cube in "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" and by Black Sheep in "The Choice Is Yours". In other words, Humpin' will forever live in Rap/Hip Hop junky's mind. If you didn't know that, know you know.
Daily Discovery - Let It Crawl by Society's Bag. Mellow 1972 Funk Soul out of Los Angeles on (WB) Warner Brothers records. Produced by Fred Smith and written by Fred Smith - Earl Nelson - Gene Page - Robert Relf.