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CD | Blues - Classic Blues
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Baby When I'm Wrapped Up... some 2007 soul

Artist Song Buy
Ryan Shaw  We Got Love (This Is Ryan Shaw, 2007)  buy on itunes
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings  Tell Me (100 Days, 100 Nights, 2007)  buy on itunes
Ruthie Foster  Heal Yourself (The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, 2007)  buy on itunes
Mavis Staples  Turn Me Around (We'll Never Turn Back, 2007)  buy on itunes
JJ Grey & Mofo  Mississippi (Country Ghetto, 2007)  buy on itunes
Leon Russell  Angel In Disguise (Angel In Disguise, 2007)  buy on itunes
Solomon Burke  That's How I Got To Memphis (Nashville, 2006)  buy on itunes
Cat Power  Could We (The Greatest, 2006)  buy on itunes
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint  Tears, Tears And More Tears (The River In Reverse, 2006)  buy on itunes
Corinne Bailey Rae  Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae, 2006)  buy on itunes
Marc Broussard  Love And Happiness (S.O.S.: Save Our Soul, 2007)  buy on itunes
Joan Osborne  Midnight Train To Georgia (Breakfast In Bed, 2007)  buy on itunes
The Holmes Brothers  (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding (State Of Grace, 2007)  buy on itunes
The Temptations  Let It Be Me (Back To Front, 2007)  buy on itunes
Hall & Oates  I'll Be Around (Our Kind Of Soul, 2004)  buy on itunes
Amy Winehouse  Tears Dry On Their Own (Back To Black, 2007)  buy on itunes
Gnarls Barkley  Crazy (St, Elsewhere, 2006)  buy on itunes
Bettye Lavette  I Still Want To Be Your Baby (The Scene Of The Crime, 2007)  buy on itunes
Joss Stone  Tell Me 'Bout It (Introducing Joss Stone, 2007)  buy on itunes

Comment:

Title from the opening line of the opening song. 2007 was a good year for classic soul music. While putting down some tracks for another mix of 2007 stuff I just had to do a separate soul mix. Some of the greats from the past, some special new talent and of course there is always plenty of soul wannabes doing some credible grooves. So here is some of the best soul of 2007, a few from last year too and the boys from Philly.
The Ryan Shaw, Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples albums are right up there on my best of the year list. The Bettye Levette, Ruthie Foster and The Holmes Brothers are also wonderful albums. The Amy Winehouse is a classic too.

The Joan Osborne was very consistently well done and the Temptations was a nice collection of covers but not essential. Same with the Marc Broussard; interesting covers. JJ Grey was fun and the Leon Russell was a cool comeback. The Joss Stone was inconsistent but with some highlights.

I really liked the selections here from last year and especially played the Cat Powers and Solomon Burke albums a lot this year. Leon Russell on the cover of course.

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Feedback:

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doowad
Date: 12/19/2007
This looks excellent, I hope the download lasts till the 29th when I get back to the states...
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 12/19/2007
Nice!
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gabechouinard
Date: 12/19/2007
Very, very, very nice. And I agree; 2007 was good for (the) soul. The one here I haven't heard is Ryan Shaw; based on everything else here, he's a must purchase.
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hemizen
Date: 12/20/2007
All a board your soul train. This Is Ryan Shaw, 100 Days, 100 Nights, and State Of Grace are among the best release of 2007-any genre.
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Jenergy
Date: 12/20/2007
Wow - this is awesome. Thanks1
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anthony lombardi
Date: 12/20/2007
this looks super fuckin' cool - white hot, in fact - my faves include the amy winehouse, elvis costello/allen toussaint, solomon burke & gnarls barkley cuts - superb
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musicgnome
Date: 12/20/2007
This looks awesome. Thanks for the link, as I am unfamiliar with a fair bit of this.
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sammyg123
Date: 12/20/2007
My kind of mix George. This looks fantastic. 2,6,7,14 & 18 being my pre-listen picks....
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2old2matter
Date: 12/20/2007
Outstanding! Who said melodic soul is gone? Hell, it's just been resting, that's all. And a great representation of talent. While I have most of these, I appreciate the link. My only additions would be a cut from Ricky Fante's debut CD "Rewind" and one from The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker CD "Kaboom!" Haven't noticed any of the mixes including cuts from these current soul artists. Let's hope this is a sign of a resurgence in the genre. Oh, and thanks for the photo of Leon, another highly underrated artist who thankfully continues to stop by Boston at least once a year.
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SwankQueen
Date: 12/20/2007
Looks rad! Happy Holidays, but hopefully Xmas won't get any whiter in WNY!
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 12/20/2007
Fan-fookin'-tastic!
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Barrydali
Date: 12/20/2007
Post lisren comment - Wow George this is a keeper!
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Barrydali
Date: 12/20/2007
listen obviously! The keyboard's been drinking not me ;)
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 12/20/2007
Yr a soul man, George.
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sport !
Date: 12/20/2007
Looks great!
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French Connection
Date: 12/20/2007
As the Gnome said!
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Moe
Date: 12/21/2007
A keeper indeed. Yes, that Winehouse CD released this year is a classic. Hope she's still with us at this time next year. Also diggin' the Sharon Jones and that ultra-hip Santa on the cover ;)
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valis
Date: 12/21/2007
I'll echo Moe, (one of the Wise Men), and hail Leon! (How's his new album?)
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Salman1
Date: 12/22/2007
This is a killer, George. So much soul, so great. Lovely.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/22/2007
Very cool. I love a lot of this.
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SteveRaglin
Date: 12/22/2007
Great to see many old school artists are still at it, and that a brood of new performers are keeping soul alive.

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