Welcome to Soul Train
I am a child of the 60s, and I fell in love with Soul Music, jazz and rock, and you usually heard them all mashed together on most radio stations, especially on underground FM stations.
Although this is a test of how our new blog format displays YouTube embedded music, it’s also a chance to display some of the best in Soul.
First off is Eddie Floyd’s 1967 hit “Knock On Wood”, but it’s served up by a musician few knew had a passion for Soul music. Hats off to Eric for doing a superior version that does great honor to the original.
Our next video combines 2 unique singers doing a rendition of “Stormy Monday”
In 1988, sax player David Sanborn was asked to create a one-hour music show to debut right after Saturday Night Live. WOW, talk about a hot lead-in!
This song should knock yer sox off!
Sanborn’s “Night Music” was unique. There would be always be an assortment of musicians or bands from every segment of music, and often they would all join together to play something that none of them would usually play by themselves.
The folowing is an unusual and chilling rendition of Elvis Prestley’s hit “Heartbreak Hotel” played by that night’s musical guests:
John Cale, Shawn Colvin, David Sanborn, Jo-El Sonnier and Richard Thompson.
If you liked those last 2 numbers, most of Sanborn’s shows (and clips) are available on YT.
Just do a search for:
Sanborn AND Night Music
and you’ll find the mother-lode.
I purchased a small Altec Lansing computer sound system with a subwoofer so I could enjoy YouTube offerings. If you don’t have one, you’re missing most of the music.