Foy Vance – Shed a little light
This is a favourite from Northern Irish singer Foy Vance. He was a favourite from university after I saw him play a few times in Belfast and very much enjoyed it.
There is something real about his style (musical, not too sure about the dodgy fedora) and delivery that I can’t help but respond to, particularly in the the live setting.
Shed a little light so I can find you…
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Wake up everybody
This is one of my all time favourite soul tunes. Socially conscious and still prescient today, despite being released in the mid-70’s.
It is classic Philly soul, written by McFadden and Whitehead and featuring Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals on what would be his last album before turning solo.
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes (great name) are well worth some further investigation, having made some great and varied music from Disco to Doo Wop.