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ATS Soulful Selections

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posted on Dec, 3 2010 @ 03:40 PM
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Hey there members, I wanted to create a thread that encouraged peeps to post some tunes that they felt were soulful. It does not have to be from a "soul" genre, but something that if asked what is soulful, you would think of.
I created a set list so that you can hear several songs with one click and it would be cool if you could arrange/post a set in a similar way. C'mon Sound Clouders! But don't let that limit you, post however you'd like, but I think it would be awesome to click on this thread and here chunks of music members have chosen to shine some soul for us all.

Here's mine:
Spec's Soulful Selections

Soul One - Blind Melon - One of their last recordings before Shannon's death, I love this band and No Rain is one of my all-time favorite albums.

Hard Times - RL Burnside - I just got turned on to this cat, a musician/storyteller that's been around a looong time. His words carry heavy emotion and experience, and his nephew recorded him a few years ago. The music is haunting and soul stirring, a juxtaposition of old sound cradled in a contemporary mix...hella cool!

Homeless - Sarah McGloughlin and Lady Blacksmith - Well Sarah's voice is an instrument of divinity, imo, and LadyBlacksmith you may recall from Paul Simon's Graceland. This is the most beautiful acapella's I have ever heard and it makes my hairs stand up on end.

Watermelon(live)- Herbie Hancock - An extraordinary display of musicianship and feel good grooves. I love all of Herbie's projects, a true master.

Soul Shine - Allman Bros - A classic soulful song.....

Riviera Paradise - Stevie Ray Vaughn(rip) - This was one of Stevie's last recording before his death, he was sober for the first time in a long while. He had the studio people turn out all the lights while he played/recorded this one. To this day this is my favorite piece of guitar work ever.

So what songs do think of as soulful?

Peace,
spec
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posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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No soul at ATS?

Okay, you don't have to make a list, just name some songs or upload a utube vid maybe.

spec



posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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reply to post by schrodingers dog
 

Hey there SD, excellent artist choice, Marvin always comes to mind when "soul" is mentioned. I had never heard him sing the national anthem....very soulful!
Thanks for the reply!

spec



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Cool thread spec, here are a couple vids that have a soulful feel to me.













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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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Im not sure if you would think this was soulful, but I do indeed love it.

Kansas- Dust in the Wind.


Chaka Khan- Sweetest Thing.


Prince- Adore


Great Thread!.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Hey there friend, I appreciate your input man, I knew you had some soulful tracks in mind.
Excellent choices here for sure....Simple Man is one of those timeless songs, as true today as it ever was.
Georgia On My Mind oozes with soulful melodies that can melt the worries away, awesome!
With A Little Help is another great song, with Joe's wrangled and gnarly tempered vocals adding an unmistakable distinction.
Thank you for the reply TVN....

Peace,
spec



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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reply to post by NoRegretsEver
 

Hello friend, thanks for chiming in. Good selections and yes, soulful is Dust In The Wind, another song that has a timeless quality about it with great musicianship and a nice sonic mix. Soulful is Chaka Khan too, and she could be considered one of the godmutha's of soul.....Tell Me Somethin' Good.
Prince can push the soul out too, and he is a master of composition imo.
Thanks again NRE for posting...

Peace,
spec



posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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For the sake of convenience I will post a few of my previous mentions via video:

Hard Times - RL Burnside

Soul One - Blind Melon

Riviera Paradisa - Stevie Ray Vaughn


Peace
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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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It Ain't soul without Mr. Green








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posted on Dec, 7 2010 @ 11:55 PM
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Aw man, this cat bleeds and sweats soul, awesome choice Zeptepi!
Thanks for posting...

Peace,
spec



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:35 AM
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Can't forget Bill Withers


Some of the smoothest Smokey Soul of Mr. Robinson.

This Is a timeless classic.


Awesome thread!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:44 PM
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Love Withers man, good stuff! here is another favorite from him and soulful, yes.


Smoky Robinson's Cruisin' always put me in a good mood.
Thanks again Zeptepi!

spec



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 06:48 PM
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Sad news today

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is reportedly suffering from cancer.


new.music.yahoo.com...

The Queen of Soul:
We are praying for you too!



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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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Nice memento Zep, I was unaware.
There should be no conversation about soul music without mention of Aretha.
Best wishes to her and her family.

Peace,
spec



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