Before I talk about this week’s update I just want to chat a little about last Friday’s Soul Party! radio show. I was delighted to be joined by the super talented Mr Adam Gibbons aka LACK OF AFRO who swung by for a chat and played a couple of exclusive songs from his forthcoming new album “Hello Baby”. Adam also treated us to some of his personal favourite funk/soul/mod jazz tracks ahead of his gig in Belfast that night which sounded great.
If you missed the live show, please check it out again at http://livestream.com/belfastunderground/tv/videos/114689376 where you’ll be the first people anywhere in the world to hear the upcoming Lack Of Afro single “I’ve Got The Rhythm” due for digital release on April 1st, with the limited 7″ due on April 15th. The new album should be released sometime around the end of April/start of May, but I’ll let you know when I have the date confirmed.
All of which brings me nicely on to today’s selection. This record was the opening track on Friday’s Soul Party! show and is as good a slice of funky sister soul as you’re likely to hear. Released on the fantastic Checker label in ’69, it has that feel of Aretha/Etta James at their funkiest and is an absolute steal at around £10 for a decent quality copy, so do yourself a favour and grab a copy if you can!!