Summer Soul Radio

Here’s some soul music that makes you relax next to your radio in the grass, by the pool or elsewhere…

The song from Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons is a remake of the classic from the Shirelles (also sung by Leslie Grace recently). It’s a bit strange to hear a man sing the lyrics, because the original song is about respecting a woman after having a one night affair. The song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The latter sings, although a woman, the original (masculine) lyrics of ‘Just once in my life’ on a demo (from ‘The legendary demos’ that came out this year). It was meant for male vocalists, namely the Righteous Brothers. There’s also a version sung by The Beach Boys. They are featured in this mix with a track from their latest album.

Thanks to Flashlites Productions for helping me out. Beautiful picture from Mariah Rea. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

Patti Jo – Ain’t No Love Lost [Leftside Wobble Edit] (1972)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio (2012)
Bob Welch – Don't Let Me Fall [DJ Supermarkt's ‘Goodbye Bob’ Softrock Disco Edit] (1979)
Bell & James – You Never Know What You've Got (1978)
Faragher Brothers– The Best Years Of My Life (1976)
Heatwave – Posin Til Closin [Northern Rascal's Morris Marina Edit 2012] (1981)
Nivea – Don’t Mess With The Radio (2001)
Funkommunity – The Light (2012)
Poolside – Only Everything (2012)
Esperanza Spalding – Radio Song (2012)
Carole King – Just Once In My Life (2012)
The Four Seasons – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1968)
The Beach Boys – That's Why God Made The Radio (2012)
William Bell ‎– I Absotively, Posolutely Love You (1977)
Ronnie Dyson ‎– I Think I'll Tell Her (1973)
Aretha Franklin ‎– Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) (1973)
Lesley Duncan – Everything Changes (1974)
Rumer – Soulsville (2012)
Brenda Russell – A Little Bit Of Love (1979)


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