Clifton’s Corner :: Volume 21 / Can I Get A Witness


(Volume 21 of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, shares some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, psych and beyond.)

I know. I know. It’s been a minute since the last Clifton’s Corner installment. Although I had every intention of working one up, life kept getting in the way. My apologies. In that time though, I’ve been exposed to some amazing music and have picked up quite a few records that I intend on airing ASAP. So, as a kind of reboot, this installment will be like my first effort. Consider it more of a mixtape. (NOTE: These mp3s were digitized from vinyl. Please excuse any pops, crackles, & hiss.)

Clifton’s Corner :: Volume 21 / The Return

MFSB — Family Affair
The Fabulous Fugitives & Their Review — You Made Me Cry ( Cultures Of Soul reissue)
Michael Kirkland — The Prophet
Union — Strike (rare funk out of Costa Mesa, CA)
The Vibrations — Ain’t No Greens In Harlem
Reuben Bell — Leave My Kitten Alone (super funky Little Willie John’s cover)
Barbara Randolph — Can I Get A Witness (little heard version on Motown’s Soul imprint)
Lou Courtney — Hey Joyce
Gene Chandler — There Was A Time (James Brown)
Ike & Tina Turner — I Wanna Jump
Spanky Wilson — You
Al Green — All Because (rare, tough funk from the good reverend)
Carolyn Sullivan — Dead
Boogaloo Assassins — No, No, No (new group based in Los Angeles. this is their brilliant Latin take on the reggae standard, which borrows heavily from Willie Cobb’s “You Don’t Love Me” which itself is adapted from Bo Diddley’s “She’s Fine, She’s Mine”.)

Previously: Find the Clifton’s Corner archives, HERE…

8 thoughts on “Clifton’s Corner :: Volume 21 / Can I Get A Witness

  1. Any chance on getting a download link for the entire compilation? Or just download each song individually?

  2. probably my favorite so far. super funky!

    hey Marco- try the firefox extension “DownloadThemAll” for easier bulk downloading!

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