Friday, March 31, 2006

Almost Forgot Your Random Ten

Thanks to the Internet Edition

1. "Friction," Television
2. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," Otis Redding
3. "Damn," Lewis Taylor
4. "Village Ghetto Land," Stevie Wonder
5. "In Her Family," Pat Metheny Group
6. "Country Sad Ballad Man," Blur
7. "Let Me Love You Baby," Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
8. "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" Nirvana
9. "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1," The Flaming Lips
10. "The Offer," The Del Fuegos

Lewis Taylor was my first internet music find. Back when it was free I posted on's forum. I wandered into one thread titled something like What Happened to R&B. You may have guessed by frequent appearances by the likes of Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Solomon Burke that I'm and old school soul/R&B fan. You may have inferred by the absence of, say, Usher or Ginuwine, not so much the new stuff. So on this thread, someone recommends this guy Lewis Taylor. Purely on the strength of the word of virtual mouth I ordered the disc and found, yes, the guy is killin' it. That was something like eight years ago. It wasn't too surprising when a skinny white Brit singing retro R&B failed to set the American charts on fire, but I still listen.

I loves the internets.


54cermak said...

I heard Lewis Taylor a few weeks ago on NPR, glad to see some independent confirmation that the album is as good as the clips I heard. I'm big on an old R&B tip lately.