I enjoyed the “retro soul” conversation that jumped off yesterday. Wanna keep it going? Below are three more videos with that ’60s flavor... from artists I had not heard of.
The first one is Jully Black (pictured). Born in Toronto, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Ms. Black is a gold-album artist in Canada.
This 2007 video is for her biggest single, “Seven Day Fool” (an old Etta James cut).
The middle one is Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators. Ms. Willis is a native Brooklynite who got her music career cooking in London. The Soul Investigators are “Finland’s premier funk band.” (Seriously.)
The video – “If This Ain’t Love” – was in support of their 2007 album “Keep Reachin’ Up.”
The bottom one’s Ricky Fante, and he was ahead of the curve. His 2004 CD “Rewind” was all about some Otis Redding.
But it didn’t sell. Now you can find plenty of used copies of “Rewind” at Amazon.com for one cent. The video is for “It Ain’t Easy,” the lead single off that album.
Any other soul revivalists out there we haven’t acknowledged yet?