Well, the latest series started with a cracker.
Last Friday afternoon, a bit tired of all the sniping, back-biting and navel gazing on my beloved Afterword site, I posted a real old fashioned thread. It was about the first soul music I got into, in the ’70’s. I’m going to use the name Blue Eyed Soul because that is what is was called. I understand that some people feel that phrase has racist implications but I can’t help it – that’s what it was called. The link to the thread is below.
Anyway, I described how this music, sung by white people, pulled me away from rock & prog and filled me with joy. A joy that led me to investigate back in time and look at all of those ‘pesky’ Motown & Stax records in a different light. That has become a 40+ year journey of joy and wonder. I posted 3 examples of songs that started me on that journey and went out for the evening. I am delighted to say that the response has been amazing. Some fantastic music was posted (much of it, new to me) and several people said how much they loved the thread.
The more I thought about it, the more » Continue Reading.
The big man has died. Perhaps better known as a writer of great soul music (just ask Aretha), his songs liven up every party. He had a great ‘gutbucket’ voice. It makes perfect sense that his backing group were called The Goodtimers.
Let’s celebrate the joy the man liked to spread by posting your favourites. I’ll start with the obvious one, See Saw.