Thursday, April 14, 2011

blast from the past

i was first introduced to raphael saadiq through mike.  at the time, i was falling in love with sharon jones and the dap kings and his style fit in perfectly.  listening to modern artists who can replicate the sweet sound of soul music and make it new, has become one of my favourite pass times as of late.


and for good reason, his music makes my fantasy of travelling back in time almost a reality.  for many years i have dreamt getting in a time machine and landing roughly when soul music was flourishing and new, sometime starting in the 50s and moving through to the 70s.  how exciting it would have been to see any number of the motown artists preform live.  and artists like raphael saadiq and sharon jones and the dap kings have the potential of bringing those dreams to life in a way.   here he is covering the spinners 70s hit it's a shame...

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