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Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
For this soultacular edition of the Motherlode, your miner has unearthed a quintet of rarities, classics, favorites and long-ago posted gems whose download links are miraculously still working. Stop whatever it is your doing (including reading this) and slurp up these treasures straightaway. It's chicken soup for the soul lover's soul.
Percy Sledge ~ In Soul Africa
(Blog: Soul Safari)
Sledge Hammers It
"Not an easy album to track down, I must agree but last February luck was on my side as I went digging into a hospice shop in the Eastern Cape. Between all the nicks and nacks and lots of broken tracks and poor old vinyl, there it suddenly was; Percy Sledge in Soul Africa, music from the soundtrack recording. It’s actually a film about the soul singer touring South Africa in 1970. Most of Percy’s worldwide hits can be heard, although live creates another vibe, another energy. Most of all it contains two really funky tracks, unusual James Brown -type-o-sound like “Soul Fire” and the groovy, funky instrumental “The First Time.“ Percy and his band getting down!! And ’Soul Fire’ is perpetrated by the true Zulu spirit, with tribal chanting in a steaming 7 minutes version. Can you feel it?!!" (Description by Eddy De Clerq, at Soul Safari)
[Note: Only three of the LPs tracks have been posted so far. Keep your ears to the grindstone on this one.]