Donald Fagen – The Goodbye Look

Could be any track from this album. This song is like being pulled into a novel. 

Donny Hathaway – Love, Love, Love

One of the most soothing tracks I know. Donny is my favourite vocalist of all time. This song is a fine example of his ability to truly make someone else’s song his own. 

DONNY HATHAWAY - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way of The World

This is one of those songs that I want to hear in just about any setting. I gotta mention how sublime Verdine’s bassline is here, it’s got a funky way of playing minor under major chords that is so undeniably cool.

Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World (Official Audio)

Emily King – Distance

Soulful and intimate. I wish Prince covered this song.

Emily King - Distance (Official Music Video)

Frank Ocean – Sierra Leone

Vivid songwriting and ruthlessly lean. Never fails to give me chills. 

Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance

Hard to choose between this and Grover Washington Jr.’s version, but an absolute gem of 70s soul jazz.

Idris Muhammad - Loran's Dance - 1974

Janelle Monae – Neon Valley Street

I love how simultaneously futuristic and retro this song is. Love the arrangement and Janelle’s flawless melismatic inflections. 

Janelle Monáe - Neon Valley Street

Jesse Boykins III – Amorous

A friend put me on to this album a while back. Love the dissonance with the strings in the bridge. 

Jesse Boykins III - Amorous (Official Music Video)

Jessie Ware – Sweet Talk

Jessie Ware always brings the class. All kinds of nods to Prince’s production but something completely it’s own.

Jessie Ware - Sweet Talk

Pharrell – Freq

Hypnotic and inventive. Pharrell’s affinity for Stevie Wonder really shows on the B section!

Pharrell Williams - Freq (feat. Jojo, Leah Labelle) | Hidden track from G I R L

HOME GROUND  – THE WILROY REMIXES

Featuring: Chaka Khan, Kendra Foster, Leon Ware, Frank McComb, Andy Bey, Dwight Trible, Mary Griffin produced by https://stephenemmer.com is out now on Electric Fairyland Recordings.

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