“Soul,” you say? Yes. Soul. In spades (!!!). What happened to it, I don’t know. Maybe he had soulposuction once he became majorly mainstream because it’s all gone now. But the man that used to be? Ooh wee, he was one of the funkiest mofos to ever put his lips to a horn and blow!!!
Anyway, those days are long gone and all we’re left with is a pasteurized shadow of the musician that used to be. Oh well, no use crying over spilled funk. At least we have the memories, the music, and YouTube, so let’s take a trip back to the days when soulful rhythm ran richly through his veins (damn, that was kind of alliterative). Herewith, from Duotones…
…the 1986 cd that made him a superstar, is a live version of one of my favorite cuts, “Sade.”
This next song, “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love),” is from the same album. It’s nice and funky and should get you moving in your seat and ready for the weekend.