Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The most beautiful guitar sound ever ...

I was just listening to Percy Sledge's Take Time To Know Her. And as I always do when that song plays, I turned the volume up the minute I hear the soft, sweet, soul soothing guitar. Its magic takes me on a trip to the place where life is simple and plain old good. That dancing, dreamy sound takes over, and I forget whatever keeps me from being happy without any restraint ... I lose myself in the world of music.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Soultaker's Treasure Chest 11-27-2016

Posted by Soultaker

This will be the last post I do for the foreseeable future.  I have a lot going on that needs my attention.  Hope everyone is well and enjoy.

1.  California Dreaming  -Lee Moses - Maple Records
2.  Shut-Up!!! - Sweet Inspirations - Atlantic
3.  Til The Morning Comes - Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - SSS International
4.  Don't Make The Good Girls Go Bad - Della Humphrey - Arctic
5.  You Use Me Baby - Willie Hightower - Fame
6.  Sayin' It And Doin' It Are Two Different Things - Bobby Bryd - Brownstone
7.  Tokuta - Jungle Fire - Colemine
8.  Grounded Part 1 - Gloria Taylor - Sliver Fox
9.  The Popcorn - The Soul Believers - King
10.  You Are My Sunshine - Dyke And The Blazers - Original Sound
11.  Give The Baby Anything The Baby Wants - Joe Tex - Dial/Mercury
12.  So Glad To Have You - Shirley Brown - Truth Records
13.  Just Kissed My Baby -The Meters - Reprise/Warner Bros.
14.  A Funky Song - Ripple - GRC
15.  Hang On In There - The Stovall Sisters - Reprise Records
16.  You Can't Hide Love - Creative Source - Sussex
17.  Liquid Love - Roy Ayers - Mukatsuku Records
18.  Easy Does It - Willie Hutch - Whitfield Records
19.  All Night Long - Curtis Mayfield - Curtom
20.  If This World Were Mine - Zuluma - Sussex
21.  In All My Wildest Dreams - Joe Sample - ABC Records


Saturday, November 19, 2016

RIP Sharon Jones

Time for another candle. I am so sorry to hear that Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings has died. According to the news, she suffered from pancreatic cancer.

After a long illness, she finally rests in peace.

Sharon Jones 1956 - 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Fall has arrived, and life is slowing down around here. So, there's time again to post some of my favorites. This post leans a bit towards the Deep Soul side. Looks like the older I get, the more I favor  the Deepies.


The Whispers  -- You’re  What’s Been Missing From My Life
The Flamingos – Straighten It Up
Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson – Til The Morning Comes
Eddie Houston – That’s How Much I Love You
The Mad Lads – Destination
McKinley Travis – Baby, Is There Something On Your Mind
Sam Moore – Audience For My Pain
Gay Meadows and  The The Yobyalps – Only One
Rayfield Reid and The Magnificents – Our Alibi


EttaJames and B. B. King -- "There's Something On Your Mind"

Hey folks!  After a very busy summer I finally found the time to post a gem I just came across the other day when hubby and I were driving home from grocery shopping ... Yep, even a shopping trip can provide for some inspiration.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Soultaker's Treasure Chest 08-02-2016

Posted by Soultaker
It's the beginning of August, which means it's still hot outside. So that means more staying indoors for me until the cooler months come around. So that means more music and drinks of choice. Enjoy.
1.  Baby Let Take You (In My Arms) - Detroit Emeralds - Westbound
2.  Memory Band - Rotary Connection - Cadet Concept
3.  Everything Is Everything - Earth, Wind and Fire - Warner Bros.
4.  My Heart (Needs A Break) - Linda Jones - Loma/Soul Brothers Reissue
5. Why Don't You Do Your Thing - Jackie Wilson - Brunswick
6. Whatcha Gonna Do - The Valdons - Secret Stash
7.  Honey, You Are My Sunshine - Tyrone Davis - Dakar
8. Mr. Cool - Rasputin's Stash - Cotillion
9. The Runaway -  The BlackByrds - Fantasy
10.  Gotta Learn How To Dance - The Fatback Band - Event Records
11. Giving Up - Zulema - Sussex
12.  I'm A Young Man - Joe Quarterman And Free Soul - Mercury
13.  Shoo-B-Doop And Cop Him - Betty Davis - Just Sunshine Records
14. Something You Got - Bobby Womack - United Artist
15.  I Can Sho' Give You Love - Willie Hutch - Motown