Five Songs, 6/10/2021
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Five Songs, 6/10/2021

The Hit Pack, "Never Say No To Your Baby"

A Motown track from 1965, the heavy horns here really sound a little more like Stax than like Motown, especially from 1965.

Rufus Thomas, "Funky Mississippi"

Yeah, see, those horns!

DJ Vadim, "Your Revolution"

DJ Vadim's second album, U.S.S.R. Life From The Other Side, found the abstract hip-hop producer working with MCs on most of the tracks, which largely was an improvement. I think abstract hip-hop can sometimes get a little lazy, and having to make sure things will work with someone actually rapping makes sure that he tightens things up.

Ernie Hines, "What Would I Do"

Lotta soul today! We had a track from this album recently, but this is one of the less jamming songs on it. The strings are a little treacly, and it's just not quite hitting hard.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, "A Little Honey"

Well, let's keep it rolling! This is from the 2018 album, Tearing At the Seams, which is every bit the retro record that it sounds like. There's not just some serious Stax vibes there with the horns, but also some real blue-eyed soul feel here. Which, I suppose, is still Stax vibes. Anyway, the album is really well done, it's very good.

Joshua Buergel
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