Photos above courtesy of Rachel, Darren and Mark
Souls were well and truly psychedelicized and a few minds freed at our Psychedelic Soul session. There was even an outbreak of actual dancing, a rare but beautiful sight at record club. Their asses did indeed follow. Right on!
As ever, we only had time to scrape the surface, but hopefully those who asked “What exactly is Psychedelic Soul?” will have had their question answered in full. It was a real pleasure to share this music with you all and made me think we should get down and funky more often. Plans are being hatched!
Thanks to all who came, listened and danced to the music, and also a big thanks to Brooklyn’s Slice Of Spice Records for suggesting (and sending over) a few tunes to get us warmed up.
Here are a few comments from the world of social media:
At & Mr has done some ace research on Psychedelic Soul. I’m learning so much!
A brilliant Record Club last night. I’m aching from fast stepping to the full version of Poppa Was A Rolling Stone.
Nice grooves Simon. The Chairmen of the Board tracks were a revelation.
Enjoyed it immensely. The dancing at the back was fantastic.
It was fantastic, thank you!
Listen back here or click the player at the end of this post.
We’re back on Thursday 12th July for Krautrock 2 when we’ll further explore the kosmische music of 1970s Germany, including tracks from Amon Duul 2, Neu!, Can and Harmonia alongside a full album by Kraftwerk. Details soon.
Slice Of Spice mix
Young-Holt Unlimited – Hot Pants / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Hard Times / David Axelrod – Mucho Chupar / Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations / Young-Holt Unlimited – Food Stamps / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Mama Get Yourself Together / David Axelrod – The Warning Talk (part 1) / Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger / Young-Holt Unlimited – Rubber Lips / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Running / Dorothy Ashby – Truth Spoken Here / Parliament – Put Love In Your Life
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music (7″, Direction, 1968)
The Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today (from ‘The Time Has Come’, Columbia, 1967)
The Temptations – Cloud Nine (from ‘Greatest Hits II, Tamla Motown, 1970, orig. 1968)
Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go (from ‘Curtis’, Curtom Records, 1970)
(The New) Rotary Connection – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun (from ‘Hey, Love’, Cadet Concept, 1971)
Funkadelic – Can You Get To That (from ‘Maggot Brain’, Westbound, 1971)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed (from ‘Introducing Shuggie Otis’, Epic Records, 2013, orig. 1974)
Chairmen Of The Board – Morning Glory/Life & Death Pt. I/White Rose (Freedom Flower)/Life & Death Pt. II (from ‘Skin I’m In’, Invictus Records, 1974)
Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (7″, BGP, 1969)
Johnny Jones & The King Casuals – Purple Haze (7″, Cream, 1968)
The French Fries – Small Fries (7″, Columbia Special Products, 1968)
Sly & The Family Stone – Underdog (from ‘A Whole New Thing’, Epic, 1967)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – Stand (Epic, 1969)
SIDE ONE: Stand!/Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey/I Want To Take You Higher/Somebody’s Watching You/Sing A Simple Song
SIDE TWO: Everyday People/Sex Machine/You Can Make It If You Try
The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (full version) (from ‘All Directions’. Gordy, 1972)
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