Pandora's Groove Box

Artist Song Buy
Al Green  Here I Am  buy on itunes
Angie Stone  U-Haul  buy on itunes
The O'Jays  Backstabbers  buy on itunes
Ike & Tina Turner  I Can't Believe What You Say  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  Baby Don't You Do It  buy on itunes
Irma Thomas  Hittin' on Nothin'  buy on itunes
Benny Sings  We'll Make Lovesongs  buy on itunes
Todd Rundgren  Mighty Love  buy on itunes
Isaac Hayes  Shaft  buy on itunes
Sam Cooke  Wonderful World  buy on itunes
Little Milton  That's What Love'll Make You Do  buy on itunes
Otis Redding  That's How Strong My Love Is  buy on itunes
Aretha Franklin  You Se nd Me  buy on itunes
The Righteous Brothers  You're My Soul and Inspiration  buy on itunes
Sugar Simone  I Want To Know  buy on itunes
The Chi-Lites  Have You Seen Her  buy on itunes
The 5th Dimension  Stoned Soul Picnic  buy on itunes
Xscape  In The Rain  buy on itunes
Deetah  Relax  buy on itunes
Chocolate Genius  Love  buy on itunes
Prince  Pop Life  buy on itunes
Huck Daniels  Foolish Man  buy on itunes
The Meters  Cabbage Alley  buy on itunes
William Bell  I Forgot To Be Your Lover  buy on itunes

Comment:

When sammyg123 and avocado rabbit made their first mix together, the finished product was woefully lacking in the affirmative action, equal opportunity department. It was too damn white, we said. So the two intrepid mixers agreed to do a follow-up mix with songs that would probably be classified as rhythm and blues, a category near and dear to my heart.

Of course, just because a song has soul doesn't mean it has to be sung by black singers just as the President of the United States doesn't necessarily have to be a white person, so I slipped in tunes by Todd Rundgren (a cover) and The Righteous Brothers.

Anybody can have a little soul and here's a mix that brings it out. It also comes with a quiz,of course. One of the songs on the mix was sampled for the Dilated Peoples track "Worst Comes To Worst." Which one?



Feedback:

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njr
Date: 1/26/2009
Nuthin' wrong with a bit of blue-eyed soul the mix, guys!
Quiz answer: Wm. Bell's I Forgot to Be Your Lover. Groove on!
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 1/26/2009
LOL!! Miomi! (my oh my)Well, my favorite Chi-Lites song, Prince, The Queen Of Soul, and o mi Todd...
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avocado rabbit
Date: 1/26/2009
NJR is knocking the quizzes off right and left. She scores again.
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RetroJoe
Date: 1/26/2009
Not bad for a warm up (look forward to future installments in what I hope this to be a series)... I particularly like the tracks 12-14 run (and with a name like The Righteous Brothers they just had to show up in the R&B cha_rts).
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Johnny Dark
Date: 1/27/2009
Fine work guys. Looking forward to reacquainting myself with track 14.
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doowad
Date: 1/27/2009
I'm with Joe, on all points, the blue-eyed soul works great with the other classic artists.Nice, er, cover too.
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freemethodist
Date: 1/27/2009
I once listened to "Pop Life" for an entire dryer's cycle at the laundermat. Nice to see it on a mix as fine as this one. Cheers.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 1/27/2009
Excellent work, fellas!
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/28/2009
whoo-whee! the ones I know here are some of the best. I've clicked my ass off, but can't seem to light this stick of dynamite. fellas?

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