Sunday, 10 August 2014

Instincts that can still betray us

Here are the runners and riders for the next @lpgrp vote. The theme is Funk/Soul.

The listening session will be 9pm, Sunday 7th September. 

You can vote for four albums by sending the numbers (not names!) of your choices to the @lpgrp Twitter account (via a direct message or an ordinary tweet mentioning @lpgrp). 

You are allowed to vote for the albums you nominated. 

The deadline for voting is 11pm, Sunday 17th August.

1. Archie Bell & the Drells -Tighten Up
2. James Brown - There It Is
3. James Carr - You Got My Mind Messed Up
4. Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
5. Randy Crawford - Secret Combination
6. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
7. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
8. Marvin Gaye - There, My Dear
9. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
10. Al Green -  I'm Still in Love with You
11. Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
12. Donny Hathaway - Live
13. Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
14. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
15. David Holmes - Essential Mix 1997
16. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall  
17. Curtis Mayfield - SuperFly  
18. Parliament - Mothership Connection
19. Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
20. Prince - Parade
21. Otis Redding - Otis Blue
22. Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
23. Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
24. Andy Smith - Andy Smith's Northern Soul
25. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
26. The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack
27. Voices of East Harlem - Right on be Free
28. Bobby  Womack – The Poet II
29. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
30. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Hot Buttered LP Group

The theme for @lpgrp’s September session is ‘Soul & Funk’.

The listening session will be 9.00pm, Sunday 7th September.

We need to create a shortlist. Please send me the name of two 'Soul/Funk' albums you’d like to nominate. Use a direct message or a tweet mentioning 'lpgrp' to contact me. Your deadline is 9pm, Saturday 9th August. Once the shortlist is ready, I’ll publish further details about how to vote. 

Here is Mojo's list of 100 top soul albums. And here is a list of funk albums.