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Thread started 06/23/10 1:10am

Reel

Blue Eyed Soul

I love Michael McDonald, his voice is amazing. Where are the Michael's of today?

The Dirty Lowdown - Where are the Boz Scaggs of today?

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Reply #1 posted 06/23/10 1:12am

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you can't have a blue eyed soul thread without my boy Bobby Caldwell

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Reply #2 posted 06/23/10 1:17am

Reel

These guys from Scotland, who now can touch them? Is there something in the water that is sapping the talent from everyone these days? Where is the "Average White Band" of today?

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Reply #3 posted 06/23/10 1:19am

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The Style Council

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Reply #4 posted 06/23/10 1:21am

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"We may deify or demonize them but not ignore them. And we call them genius, because they are the people who change the world."
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Reply #5 posted 06/23/10 1:30am

Reel

Hot Damn Bboy87, you aint even give me a chance to listen and catch up. Keep em coming though. If I was an A&R person today, I'd find the funkiest Blue Eyed Soul band and unleash them on the starving ears of all of those who love great music. I'd be rich for it too. LOL.

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Reply #6 posted 06/23/10 1:35am

Reel

I sing this song at Karokee all of the time, and I'm so freggin ashamed that I never knew that Bobby Caldwell was white. Damn. I had some cuts of him from back in the day but there were no pictures on them. Hot Dam! After singing his songs all of these years, I never even heard anyone even mention his race. He was just that freggin good. Damn.

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Reply #7 posted 06/23/10 2:00am

Reel

bboy87 said:

The Style Council

I've never heard of the Style Council before. I had no idea that "Angel" was a remake. I thought that Anita Baker was the first who did this. Were they some sort of a British Group or South African group or something? They don't look American.

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Reply #8 posted 06/23/10 2:07am

Reel

bboy87 said:

More Pop than Soul in my opinion. Now a Soulful one by the Culture Club in my opinion is "In The Church of the Poison Mind". But even that one has a Pop /Soul feel to it.

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Reply #9 posted 06/23/10 2:15am

Reel

To be honest one of the best Contemporary Blue Eyed Soul bands still around is The Group Sade. The lead singer is only that. The group Hale, Matthewman, and Stuart" make up the musical sound of Sade, and they are soulful as hell. I'm like where the hell did they get that from so far out there in Britian. Now of Helen Folsosade Adu lends her sultry vocals to the group., and that makes it extra special. But alone Helen is just a basic singer. It's like as a group they become so powerful.

When the group briefly disbanded (to say) those guys were working with Amel Laurreux, they are like genius.

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/10 4:04am

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Reel said:

bboy87 said:

The Style Council

I've never heard of the Style Council before. I had no idea that "Angel" was a remake. I thought that Anita Baker was the first who did this. Were they some sort of a British Group or South African group or something? They don't look American.

they are from the UK

the leader was Paul Weller from The Jam & featured his former wife DC Lee, she was featured on the early Wham recordings as well as going solo in the early 90's

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/10 9:42am

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George Michael

Teena Marie (#1 Blue-eyed soul singer ever)

Seven

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Reply #12 posted 06/23/10 10:14am

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Reply #13 posted 06/23/10 10:25am

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Reel said:

bboy87 said:

More Pop than Soul in my opinion. Now a Soulful one by the Culture Club in my opinion is "In The Church of the Poison Mind". But even that one has a Pop /Soul feel to it.

No, Time(Clock of the Heart) used to get mad love and air play in the hood. It's definitely got Soul!

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #14 posted 06/23/10 10:33am

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Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #15 posted 06/23/10 1:32pm

SPYZFAN1

..As many on the org know..Lewis Taylor.

.also another honorable mention is Glenn Hughes (ex Deep Purple vocalist). His recent music in the last few years is very soulful with some groove rock. Very (vocally) influenced by Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. He even sent a demo to Paisley Park in the 90's but nothing

came from it.

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Reply #16 posted 06/23/10 2:07pm

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Love me some Phil-I Can Hear It Coming In The Air Tonight is my song. Also Steve Winwood deserves a mention and times even George Michael.

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Reply #17 posted 06/23/10 3:27pm

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HALL AND MOTHERFUCKIN' OATES!!!!!

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Reply #18 posted 06/23/10 4:45pm

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Now this be a good thread! music music

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Reply #19 posted 06/23/10 5:07pm

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ernestsewell said:

HALL AND MOTHERFUCKIN' OATES!!!!!

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Reply #20 posted 06/23/10 5:09pm

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HALL AND MOTHERFUCKIN' OATES!!!!!

And yet they hate the term "blue-eyed soul". lol

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Reply #21 posted 06/23/10 5:13pm

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VoicesCarry said:

ernestsewell said:

HALL AND MOTHERFUCKIN' OATES!!!!!

And yet they hate the term "blue-eyed soul". lol

I cant really blame them, its almost like saying White Boys trying to be black, when we all know (especially with what is "soul" today) black has nothing to do with soul. Annie Lennox is a soul singer, whitney houston is not.


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Reply #22 posted 06/23/10 5:13pm

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I freakin' love me some Bobby Caldwell! That voice. is. incredible! nod

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Reply #23 posted 06/23/10 5:29pm

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nursev said:

phunkdaddy said:

Love me some Phil-I Can Hear It Coming In The Air Tonight is my song. Also Steve Winwood deserves a mention and times even George Michael.

Yeah Steve Winwood definitely needs an honorable mention. That track with he and Chaka "Bring me a Higher Love" was sooo damned hot!

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Reply #24 posted 06/23/10 5:33pm

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Reply #25 posted 06/23/10 5:42pm

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Reply #26 posted 06/23/10 5:43pm

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lastdecember said:

VoicesCarry said:

And yet they hate the term "blue-eyed soul". lol

I cant really blame them, its almost like saying White Boys trying to be black, when we all know (especially with what is "soul" today) black has nothing to do with soul. Annie Lennox is a soul singer, whitney houston is not.

I respectfully disagree with you there. Soul is one of the many dimensions of blackness or perhaps better said "the black culture". The operation of voice, sound (particularly tone), vocal control, emotion and the music itself has always been different in black music than in other genres historically.

There's Soul Food, Soul Brothers, Soul Dances, Soul Strokes.....it's pretty much cultural. Some people outside of the culture have been very good and successful at tapping into that part of the culture. Which is why they were labeled "Blue Eyed Soul" artists. That classic "soul sound" that many hear, really started in the black church. Listen to some Mahalia and take the gospel out, and you have a Soul singer.

Whitney Houston was not marketed as a Soulful Artist but a pop artist....but trust me, I've heard Whitney get down on some tracks (particularly old Gospel tracks) and she could once sound very soulful. Annie Lennox....you really think?

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Reply #27 posted 06/23/10 5:48pm

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Love it wink Also let me just throw Steve Perry in the mix and sometimes Bono (all depends on what he's singing). Folks really should hear George Michael sing with Elton John on Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me-beautiful. I love me some Elton too lol

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Reply #28 posted 06/23/10 5:53pm

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Reel said:

lastdecember said:

I cant really blame them, its almost like saying White Boys trying to be black, when we all know (especially with what is "soul" today) black has nothing to do with soul. Annie Lennox is a soul singer, whitney houston is not.

I respectfully disagree with you there. Soul is one of the many dimensions of blackness or perhaps better said "the black culture". The operation of voice, sound (particularly tone), vocal control, emotion and the music itself has always been different in black music than in other genres historically.

There's Soul Food, Soul Brothers, Soul Dances, Soul Strokes.....it's pretty much cultural. Some people outside of the culture have been very good and successful at tapping into that part of the culture. Which is why they were labeled "Blue Eyed Soul" artists. That classic "soul sound" that many hear, really started in the black church. Listen to some Mahalia and take the gospel out, and you have a Soul singer.

Whitney Houston was not marketed as a Soulful Artist but a pop artist....but trust me, I've heard Whitney get down on some tracks (particularly old Gospel tracks) and she could once sound very soulful. Annie Lennox....you really think?

Yes, we really think. And so do most music critics.

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Reply #29 posted 06/23/10 5:56pm

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