CHI-CENTRIC


The Impressions: I’ve Been Trying
From Keep On Pushing (ABC Paramount, 1964)

The Notations: I’ve Been Trying
From 7″ (Twinight, 1971)

The Kaldirons: To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)
From 7″ (Twinight, 1970). Also available on Twinight’s Lunar Rotation.

J.C. Brooks and the Uptown Sound: To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)
From 7″ (Addenda, 2010)

Recently got in one old 7″ and one new one and coincidentally, both are covers of some classic Chicago sweet soul tunes. To be sure, I don’t think either cover improves over the original but […]

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LOVE MODE

The blog, Themes for Young Lovers, recently interviewed me about my songs o’ love, sex and romance. Yeah, it’s true, I had absolutely no music at my own wedding. Like Will Hung, I have no regrets.

As I noted, when asked “Name 3 songs that would be no-brainers to put on a mixtape for that special someone you were trying to woo”…I included nary a soul/R&B song on there. I think part of it is that my favorite soul songs tend to be about breaking up, not making up but taking a quick spin through […]

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