Funky & Jazzy Grooves From The Capitol Vaults

Again some funky & jazzy grooves from the Capitol and Blue Note vaults and a few tracks from affiliated labels, like Liberty, Stateside and United Artists. One of the tracks is one of the best love songs ever: 'Hey Laura' from Gregory Porter. It's a song about a man who can't accept the fact that his ex-girlfriend is seeing another guy. He goes to her house one night in an attempt to make her say that he's the only one... A very touching song! This is what Pat Les Stache wrote about his album 'Liquid spirit' that came out on Blue Note last month:

This marks the vocalist's debut on Blue Note, which follows up his two previous GRAMMY-nominated releases Water (2010) and Be Good (2012). The album features a nice mix of heart-felt ballads like "No Love Dying", "Hey Laura", "Water Under Bridges" to uptempo groove-oriented cuts like "Movin'", "Free", "Musical Genocide", and my personal choice for "song of the year" in the title track "Liquid Spirit". The recording also features great renditions of Max Roach/ Abbey Lincoln's classic "Lonesome Lover", Ramsey Lewis' swingin' dancefloor hit "The "In" Crowd", as well as the beautiful standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily". Overall, this is really impressive record, building off the momentum that has followed the vocalist over the past few years, which could easily propel him to the same stardom that has recently shined on other young jazz artists like Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper. Porter truly speaks from the heart when he sings, and on Liquid Spirit, that passion flows through the music beautifully.


Waters – Trying Hard To Look Inside (1975)
Donald Byrd – Wind Parade (1976)
Cannonball Adderley – Fun In The Church (1972)
Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta (1975)
Lou Rawls – Your Good Thing (Is About To End) (1969)
Bonzo Dog Band – The Intro And The Outro (1973)
Bobby Womack – I Feel A Groove Comin' On (1975)
Gerald Wilson – California Soul (1968)
Patti Drew – Fever (1969)
Tina Britt – Sookie, Sookie (1969)
Marlena Shaw – Think About Me (1976)
Patrice Holloway – Evidence (1971)
The Ikettes – Two Timin' Double Dealin' (1972)
Amos Lee – Loretta (2013)
Buscemi – Beautiful As Sorrow (2012)
Capital Cities – Love Away (2013)
Gregory Porter – Hey Laura (2013)
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly ‎– Never Let You Down (1983)
Nancy Wilson – Darn That Dream (1969)

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