Soul Train

::: Thanks Don :::

I know we've mentioned Don Cornelius before:

He was a visionary dude who brought a lot of great music to a higher place.  From the dance moves and 70's soul of James Brown and Marvin Gaye to the amazing crossover into elecro and funk that was S.O.L.A.R. records.  Don Cornelius and Soul Train did MTV first.

SOLAR Records

Soul Train maker 'kills himself'

We've been meaning to do more so lets have one more awesome track from our fave time period :::

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http://youtu.be/P0M0OzVs8-g

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http://youtu.be/gomCkCbKHA4

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C U In Outta Space DON !!!!

::: I.F.:::

::: Primary Color Thangz :::

XBS Loves this record. Its one of those one-dollar-freebee-practically-brand-new-vinyl delights that only the old record store can offer. The Deele : Material Thangz . Album : Material Thangz . 1985 Produced By Antonio " L.A." Reid . Associate Producer : Kenneth " Babyface " Edmonds

On another note this was originally issued on SOLAR records, that's Sound of Los Angeles Records. SOLAR was founded by Soul Train's Dick Griffey and Don Cornelius and was responsible for acts like: DynastyLakesideMidnight StarKlymaxxCallowayThe Deele, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

http://youtu.be/idwTjCXWhLo

XBS is so infatuated with the 80's urban territory sometimes that we even get worried!  It's finding great electronic sounds in a catchy, fun, and well put together package that we love.  The records from back then come off of the turntable like an explosion.  Love the Simmons, Love the Bar Kays style breaks and Love the outfits.  So Crayola, so Future Shock, and SO Androgynous!

Also sprinkled with those great funky Prince-isms evident in all electro funk of the 1980-1985 time period.

::: IF :::