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Rise of Retro Soul

Over the past couple of years there has been a spike in retro-sounding soul musicians whose work echoes the groundbreaking sounds of early sixties Motown and Stax recordings. For starters, the soul enthusiast looking to delve into some of the newer troubadours will want to grab a copy of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings’ I Learned the Hard Way, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement, Fitz and the Tantrum’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces, and the forthcoming Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’.

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I Learned the Hard Way
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Rise of Retro Soul

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Over the past couple of years there has been a spike in retro-sounding soul musicians whose work echoes the groundbreaking sounds of early sixties Motown and Stax recordings. For starters, the soul enthusiast looking to delve into some of the newer troubadours will want to grab a copy of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings’ I Learned the Hard Way, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement, Fitz and the Tantrum’s Pickin’ Up the Pieces, and the forthcoming Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’.

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I Learned the Hard Way
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Posted by Ryan Gage at 05/10/2011 03:06:42 PM | 


Great stuff!
Posted by: keith ( Email ) at 5/11/2011 7:50 AM


Soul is a music definitely worth reviving again and again. The same is true of all the music that came from the Mowtown era. I love the sound of brass sections myself -they just give the music so much power.
Posted by: R. Cardos ( Email ) at 5/21/2011 11:52 PM


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