Playing tracks by
Roy Hamilton, Little Richard, Little Anthony &The Imperials, The Drifters, Dionne Warwick and more.
SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! I said goodbye to my father last week. He passed away after a long illness at the age of 70. We didn't have the best relationship over the years as he was a stubborn old fella. But, he taught me everything I know about music. The first record I ever remember him playing for me was Ray Charles' "What'd I Say." He said it was THE definition of SOUL! He was a private investigator by trade and a real ladies man. Because of that, my parents were only married for about ten years. My brothers and I affectionately starting calling him "Shaft" as we grew into adulthood. "He's a private Dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks," was of course the inspiration. He was very protective of his albums. I was never allowed to touch them for fear of filling them with greasy kid finger prints. Luckily, he held on to them and I was lucky enough to play them today. Don't worry Pops, they're in caring hands now. I said goodbye to him like always, "Shaft, I'll catch you later."