Clifton’s Corner :: Volume 23 – Socking Soul Power

(Volume 23 of Clifton’s Corner. 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.)

It’s been a while since the last Clifton’s Corner; so I thought I’d share some of my favorite soul and funk sounds of the moment to help us get reacquainted.

The Chambers Brothers :: Funky

Probably best known for their psych-soul masterpiece, “Time Has Come Today”, this lesser known track will be familiar to Tribe Called Quest fans as providing the sample for “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”.

Lee Sain :: Them Hot Pants

Lee Sain was born in Muskegon Michigan, where he attended the Muskegon Heights school system. He first started singing at the age of four in a gospel group consisting of him and his four brothers. He recorded his first record in Chicago, “We'll Meet Again," and went on to record “Hey Baby and “I Can't Fight It”, featuring Denise Williams. After leaving Chicago he recorded “Them Hot Pants” and “She's my Old Lady Too” at Stax and was one of “The Stax Golden 13” who performed “Old-Time Religion” at the 1972 Wattstax concert in Los Angeles.”

Samson & Delilah :: Will You Be Ready?

Roy Redmond :: Good Day Sunshine

An interesting cover of the Beatles track off of Revolver. This particular version was featured in the obscure 60s pop art film, The Touchables. Coincidentally (or not), the film was directed by Beatles photographer Robert Freeman. As well as this gem, the soundtrack features songs from the original UK band Nirvana and organist Wynder K Frog.

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