late night treat?
Ron Contour & Factor - Wondrous Things
Ron Contour, aka Moka Only, aka Daniel Denton, has done a lot. He was a member of Swollen Members (pun intended unfortunately), as well as the 90’s one-hit wonder band Len and that’s not to mention his extensive solo works. He has released sixty-three albums since 1995. Sixty-three. I definitely haven’t heard even close to all of them but if “Wondrous Things” is any indication, there may be some gold to be found in that mountainous pile.
A beautiful Janis Ian sample coupled with Contour’s smooth vocals make for a surreal, sun-washed two and half minutes. The video, filmed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, only adds to the effect. The song reminds me that summer just around the corner. Papaya.
This guest post was written by Max. Thanks!
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ShortStraw - Good Morning, Sunshine
From Johannesburg in South Africa, ShortStraw is sharing with us this great song from their upcoming album “Good Morning, Sunshine”.
—Shake And Fingerpop
Here’s a Soul Saturday song from Junior Walker and the Allstars. Junior Walker is the lead Sax player who played some great funk/soul for the Motown label. This tune “Shake and Fingerpop” has a deep, in-the-pocket groove, with the guitar riffs syncing up nicely with the drums. The rapid snare hit breakdown is pretty unique as well, it lets the song flow in and out of that solid rhythm. Junior Walker is known most for his similar song “Shotgun”, but a lot of his tunes are pretty damn funky, as this one today suggests. Check out more from him if you like it.