The Soul Crusaders Orchestra – Funky Jive

Soul Crusaders - Funky Jive

After a couple of months in recovery mode after my knee op, I was finally able to make my long-awaited return to Belfast Underground for my Soul Party! radio show on Friday. I know some of you tune in to the programme so if you’d like to catch up with what went down you can listen again by going to

Today’s funky piece of wax is a track that featured on Friday’s radio show by way of a pretty obscure outfit called “The Soul Crusaders”. What I know about this band is that they released 2 singles sometime between ’69 – ’72, this one (which is actually the b-side, the a being a track called “Pretty Lil Mama”) and a slow instrumental take on Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour”.

This song is quite slow as well however it certainly is funky. There’s some nice piano work going on here and very heavy breaks with my old favourite funky flute. Maybe one to get your head nodding and foot tapping rather than showing your moves on the dancefloor but it’s cool having a nice slow groove every once in a while!

Just before I leave you this week, I want to let you know that I’m currently working on my next interview with a very well respected funk artist which I hope to bring you over the coming weeks – so stay tuned. In the meantime enjoy this Funky Jive.. 

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