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    Hello all

    I've spent the best part of this Evening lying on my bed listening to Ella Fitzgerald's 'Sings Gershwin' and it never fails (along with The Rogers & Hart and Porter songbooks) to move me.

    I wondered what songs touch your soul? As I'm just about to go down the pub, my writing is not at it's most spiritual, but you get my meaning I hope.

    Here's a few from me off the top of my head:

    The Beach Boys - Till I Die
    Yusef Lateef - Love Theme From Spartacus
    The Dells - Make Sure
    Ray Pollard - The Drifter
    Almeta Latimore - These Memories
    A lot of Scott Walker songs
    Billie Holiday - Lover Man Oh Where Can You Be/My Man
    Ice T - Lets Get Butt Naked And Fuck

    Ok I lied about the last one, but what are yours?
    He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

  • #2
    Good thread Hayd, off the top of me 'ed -

    Bobby Womack - Harry Hippy
    Jesse James - If you want a love affair
    Bobby Reed - The time is right for love
    Barbara Hall - Drop my heart off at the door
    Inner Life - Moment of my life
    Pockets - Come go with me
    Penny Goodwin - Too soon you're old
    Leon thomas - The Creator has a masterplan
    Lou Bond - To the establishment
    Pharoah Sanders - You've got to have freedom
    Sam Dees - Good guys

    a few for starters that most definately move me in one way or another


    • #3
      I like where you're commin' from Mr Elephant, Rock on sir!, so here are some random choice nuggets that would melt a heart 'o' stone.(seem to be a few of these kind of threads about at the mo&#39
      Shelby Flint-Moonlight.
      XTC-Chalkhills and children.
      Ennio Morricone-A fistfull of dynamite (one of his most sensetive film scores-beautifull&#33
      Donny Hathaway-Love Love Love
      Marvin Gaye-Here my Dear lp (difficult to single out any particular track as the whole lp is sublime, and i had to put Marvin in somewhere&#33
      Durrutti Column-Tommorrow (another artist that's difficult to single out tracks from as this guy's done some special stuff.)
      Big Joe Turner-Chains of love.
      Crosby Stills Nash and Young-Guinnevere.
      Nick Drake-At the chime of the city clock.
      The Associates-Gloomy sunday
      The Beach Boys-Our prayer
      derelicts of dialect


      • #4
        Some music that never fails to move me deeply -

        Rogier van Otterloo - The Eternal Triangle
        Gustav Holst - The Planets Suite
        Debussy - La Mer
        Mozart - Piano Concerto no.21
        Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On (entire album)
        Roy Budd - Fear Is The Key/Diamonds/The Final Option (entire albums)
        James Clarke - Summer Dreams/Tenderly Yours/Soft Memories
        Syd Dale - San Francisco Bay
        Woody Herman - Reunion at Newport '72
        Laurie Johnson - 'Synthesis' symphonic suite


        • #5
          Ella Washington - Sit Down & Cry/I'm Losing The Feeling
          Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
          Melba Moore - You Stepped Into My Life
          Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (all of it)
          The Jam - English Rose
          Sam Cooke - You Send Me (and Aretha's version, too)
          Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
          Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender


          • #6
            Four Tops - If I were a Carpenter
            Tim Buckey - Blue afternoon
            John Martyn - Stormbringer
            Joyce - Feminina
            Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

            John Peel


            • #7
              Linda Lewis 'Reach For The Truth' is doing it for me at the minute. Anything by Beth Orton is always needed. That Melba Moore track that's just been reissued. Lots of obvious stuff like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, etc. Seventies Michael Jackson stuff too, some of it at least. And Girls Aloud.


              • #8
                OK, to bring this up to date, a little;

                New recordings that are touching the soul - go no further than the Abstract Blue label.

                Their output at the moment is phenomenal.

                Look for the Break Reform album 'Fractures', the 12" of D'Nell, and Low Budget Soul.

                Low Budget Soul 'Fills my heart', features Simon S on production and the extraordinary vocal talent of Randolph Matthews. Probably the finest vox talent I've heard for ages.

                Break Reform features Simon S with mate Joel producing, and features Nana Verporrian on vox. Probably the 2nd finest vox talent I've heard for ages.

                It's all on the down low, and it's all made with superb emotion with an ear for the history of their music.

                Go get!


                • #9
                  I've got the D'Nell and I like that, so I'll make sure and check out the other two...

                  Thanks for the tip off Belson
                  He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.


                  • #10
                    Sir Mixalot's 'Put 'Em on the Glass' often brings a tear to my eye...


                    • #11
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