The Anthony Hamilton Project by Bamalovesoul
Soul

The Anthony Hamilton Project by Bamalovesoul

Another lovely project by BamaLoveSoul, one of my favorite Soul-oriented websites out there. In case you weren’t aware, Carolina soulman Anthony Hamilton is currently on tour in the effort to drum up some buzz for the December 13th release of his new “Back To Love” LP. He’s always been one …

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Sa-Ra Creative Partners “Episode III: Exodus to Earth”
Mix Of The Day
Beats Soul

Sa-Ra Creative Partners “Episode III: Exodus to Earth”

Enter Episode III: Exodus to Earth, the final act in the Sa-Ra Creative Partners podcast trilogy. Exhibiting the various styles employed by the trio of Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn and Taz Arnold, the music found in this third installment ranges from soothing soul to funkdadelic jams then back again. Expanding their sonic empire, …

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Roger Troutman on The Talkbox
Video Digs
Soul

Roger Troutman on The Talkbox (Video Soul 1987)

Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 — April 25, 1999) was the lead singer of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the Funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast hip hop due to the scene’s heavy sampling of his music over the years. Troutman was well known for his use of …

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Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Lee Dorsey “Yes We Can” (1970)

I remember playing this one out this summer at a street jam outside. I was hanging with a fellow digger Ilya and he was surprised about this track. He didn’t know that “Yes We Can” popularized in 1974 by the Pointer Sisters was actually originally written by New Orleans funk …

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Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: David Ruffin “I Want You Back”

Motown Records was pretty famous for having tons of artists have a go at the classics of the label. Guess it’s save a lot of money on the rights and when you’ve got all tons of classics it’s just good business. There are a couple of versions of ABC’s “I …

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Future Classic: Declaime “Self-Study”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Declaime “Self-Study”

Had to find a way to share this with you all because this was one of the last tracks I sadly had to cut from my MIMS Show #51. Such a beautiful track… Taken from the new Studio album from West Coast hip hop artist Declaime also known as Dudley …

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Sarah MK “Think Dat” (Free Track)
Soul

Sarah MK “Think Dat” (Free Track)

Canadian artist Sarah MK is well-intent on redefining the preconceived notion of what a modern-day songstress should sound like. From the harmonious nature of her vocal arrangements, to her melodic compositions reflecting the thoughts and ideas of a woman with a strong sense of purpose, Sarah MK strikes the balance …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Shuggie Otis “Aht Uh Mi Hed” (1974)

I’ve loved this track for a really long time. I think the term that really comes to mind is that it falls under Psychedelic Soul. It has this atmospheric quality that I also like in people like Arthur Russell, Rotary Connection, War: that really really raw and organic feeling. For …

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Future Classic: Thundercat “200$ TB” (Japan Bonus Track)
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Thundercat “200$ TB” (Japan Bonus Track)

via our good friends at Moovmnt.com : WTF!?!!…where the heck has this beauty of a song been hiding all this time? Flying Lotus produced (and streamed on his Soundcloud) this extremely sexy bonus track of the Japanese version of Thundercat‘s “The Golden Age of Apocalypse”. It features Austin Peralta and …

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Rahsaan Patterson’s “The Wilhelm Scream” (+ bonus Wilhelms)
Video Digs
Soul

Rahsaan Patterson’s “The Wilhelm Scream” (+ bonus Wilhelms)

Our good friend and great producer Scott C let us know about this one. It’s a cover version of one of James Blake‘s better tracks called “Wilhelm Scream” done by american neosoul singer Rahsaan Patterson. and also while we’re on the subject, I’m not sure if like me, you had …

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Forgotten Treasure: Chaka Khan “What You Did”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Chaka Khan “What You Did” (1980)

Wow, talk about a dope A-side B-side combo right here. “What you did” came out in 1980 as a B-side to “Clouds” by Ashford & Simpson. Both tracks are just a perfect mix of the soul, disco and boogie sound. Something that could only have come out in the late …

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Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”

It’s no secret that we at MIMS have always had major love from Jose James. James is one of the freshest voices to hit the jazz and soul scene for a long long time and in addition to being ridiculously talented the guy is really prolific. Since he hit the …

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