musicology #485


SoulBoy#4

(Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top)

Like I mentioned yesterday…time ain’t on my side for the next couple of days so can’t wax lyrical about today’s artist. Multi talented singer, songwriter, bass player, (today’s cut being a prime example), who wrote his first ‘hit’ at the tender age of 13 for Curtis Mayfield’s Windy C label.

Hip Hop fans, (as well as ‘Soul Boys’), will instantly recognise the BassLine which has been sampled by artists such as Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Mary J. Blige, and OC as well as providing the inspiration for legions of producers. The Jones Girls 1983 cut ‘All Night Long’ was 80’s Soul at it’s finest and of course it was this piece that preceeded it…would Love to share more of the Cats ‘medals’ with you but I HAVE to be out the door in ten minutes so without further delay hold this majestic slice of the 80’s Soul and Boogie pie…

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