Somos Novios – The Three Degrees

I’m dead. This Latin drama (coming first from Mexico and here by way of Philadelphia) vibrating through the angelic trinity known to us as, “The Three Degrees” equates, for me, a lethal overdose of a soul sonic sound drug. (But, “It’s Impossible,” you say. Correct. Yes it is to most…but for a moment, in a recordng studio in 1975, on an album titled, “International” that would soon be released by Philadelphia International Records, it was a new hybrid sound we’ll call simply, Spanish Philly Soul.)  There’s just no other way to put it… and no video. You’ll have to see it in your own minds, my readers.

Now, listen. Listen at your own risk but rest assured because it’s merely a temporary death. You’ll be back to life, listening to Sia and The Weekend in about four minutes.

We’re Lovers

we’re lovers
as we both feel a mutual & profound love
and with that, we have already won the biggest prize (prize not included in text, however, in English, cannot simply say biggest)
of this world
we make love (love each other), we kiss
as lovers
we desire each other & sometimes even without a reason
& without cause, we fight (get angry)
we’re lovers
we nurture an innocent and pure love
as everyone does
we wait for night time (lit.: we seek for the darkest moment, but in English we don’t express it this way)
to talk to each other
to give each other the sweetest kiss
to remember the colour of the cherries
without words, we’re lovers

The Three Degrees – Starlight

Well, for openers…this song sends me right off the launching pad into some kind of third degree heaven. “You’re my never ending breath of mystic light?” Lyrics, people. I know the hair is major and the styles are so right on, but get into the words if you can.

Bling Blong. Bling Blong. (Airport Attention Tone) – This blog is issuing a Choreography Check for the following performance video. Bling Blong. Choreography Check, please.

 

NEWS FLASH – There never was a pot of gold. I’m pulverised.

The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby

A MUST for anybody’s music collection. Jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby went beyond Afro-Harping on this, her 1970 release. Rare is not the word. Impossible to find for years, I’m giving you this digital version because you deserve it.

CLICK HERE and ENJOY IT FOR FREE

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because it’s so good, that it should be free.

Seconds – The Salsoul Orchestra featuring Loleatta Holloway

No words are necessary with this post because there ARE no words that can describe, relate or capture the many aspects of this classic Loleatta track.

This is the Salsoul Orchestra original extended 12″ mix and is the highest quality mp3.