Steamy Soul Funk & Disco Part 6: Summer Vibes

It’s officially summer, so I hope you will enjoy the summer vibes of this Steamy Soul Funk And Disco episode!

Earlier this year singer Cuba Gooding, father of the actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was found dead in his car. Cuba Gooding Sr. joined The Main Ingredient in 1971 when then lead singer Donald McPherson died unexpectedly of leukemia. He had served as a backing vocalist on some of their recordings. While he was the lead singer of the band, The Main Ingredient scored five top 10 hits on the Billboard R&B chart. Their highest-charting effort was "Everybody Plays the Fool," which peaked at No. 2 for three weeks in 1972. The track also was their biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, climbing to number 3. The Gooding-led act also reached top 10s on the Hot R&B Songs chart with "Just Don't Want to Be Lonely," "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend" and "Rolling Down a Mountainside." Gooding had left the band for a short period to pursue a solo career when “Everything Man” was released in 1978.


Jamiroquai – Summer Girl (2017)
The Temptations – Ready Willing And Able (1981)
The Reason Why – Step Inside My World (1977)
Phyllis Hyman – Soon Come Again [Extended Version] (1978)
Jeff Perry ‎– Love Don't Come No Stronger (Than Yours And Mine) (1975)
Khari Cabral Simmons – Get Back (2012)
Bill Doggett – Sapphire (1967)
James & Bobby Purify ‎– Let Love Come Between Us (1967)
Stratus – Girl (1976)
The Main Ingredient – Everything Man (1978)
Dazzle – You Dazzle Me!!! (1979)
The Reflections – Three Steps From True Love (1975)
Tavares – Don’t Take Away The Music (1976)
The Impressions ‎– You'll Never Find (1976)
Aeroplane Feat. Tawatha Agee – Love On Hold (2017)


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