Soul 45s Mix

As soon as i’d put my Deep Soul 45s mix out in February, I knew I wanted partner it with a selection of more upbeat 45s. So four months later here it is, just in time for the Summer months. 20 of my most treasured and loved Soul tracks committed to record, from Funky and Mid Tempo,…

Friday 45s: Syl Johnson – Everybody Needs Love

Today’s Friday 45 comes from Syl Johnson, a flipside to his 1971 single “That’s Why” on the Chicago label, Twinight. This was featured on my mix of Deep Soul from a few months back, which you can hear here, or later on Reform Radio, when it airs as OOQ pt.54.

Friday 45s: Betty Lavette – Ticket To The Moon

  Crushing drums, heavy wah guitar from the legendary Dennis Coffey, and vocals like only Betty Lavette can deliver. This is no doubt one of the heaviest 45s I own. When Betty Lavette re-released her seminal track “Let Me Down Easy”, reimagined as a heavy funk number  the writers at Karen Records, inspired by the recent…