Tuesday, September 20, 2011

doris troy - he's qualified

I just love Doris Troy. You might know her from the popular song "Just One Look." Her voice is amazing and she was discovered by James Brown at the Apollo and has an album produced by George Harrison so I mean COME ON.


Also, shouldn't all women say that their men are qualified to be with them? I'm into this, ladies!

de la soul + fela = FELA SOUL

I have been listening to this non stop. Two things I really like.

De La Soul + Fela Kuti = FELA SOUL.

This goes so hard! The Internet giveth.

I can't really say much more than you should DOWNLOAD THIS!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

tight people of the day: the casinos

Lately, I've been down in the dumps a little. I'm not going to lie. I miss summer and swimming every day whenever I wanted. I miss drinking my iced coffee and listening to records and reading on the couch in my Old Navy shorts from 1999 that no one ever sees.

Basically, I'm trying to tell you that I really miss not having to go to work. #firstworldproblems

Here's the thing though: When I'm down in the dumps - even a little - I usually want sad, dumpy music to accompany that. I was listening to a crazy mix I have called "Malt Shop Memories." (I know right - LOLZ.) Well, this song is on there. It's got a sad tone and at first, I was settling into it. But then, something happened. I was transformed. This is actually a sweet little love song. It seems to me like the couple in the song really want to work it out. They want to give it a shot. Well, hell, I thought, if they can give it a shot, I can give lifting MY spirits a go. So, here we are, posting on the blog and ordering caftans on Etsy (real thing I'm also doing).

I think this song is what most people, or any people, know The Casinos for. They were made up of ten members - nine bros and a Hammond organ. Joking! But seriously, the Hammond organ is like a person to me. Very special. I think what's amazing about this song is that it charted in 1967. People were pretty much over this type of music by then. But it just goes to show that everyone loves a good love song. Especially one with hope! Even me.

Video and download below for your pleasure.

The Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

Also, I STRONGLY SUGGEST that you check out the New Casinos. You're welcome.

darling baby

I just listened to this while sifting through Google Reader. I was numbing my mind but my heart stayed warm due to the sweet, sweet soul of The Elgins.

Please to enjoy this wonderful Motown hit from 1965, "Darling Baby." I can't confirm this, but I'm pretty sure this was their first single, released as a B-side.

Obvi, I love The Elgins because they have already been tight people of the day.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

throwback sunday

Wow. Today's a tough one for a lot of folks out there. I hope that you told someone - anyone - that you loved him or her today. Respect.

I'm spending this lazy Sunday with some of my favorite oldies. Enjoy a little Iceman.

May your day be filled with peace.