Trying To Get To You

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Soul "Revival" Hits U.S.A. Today

Today's U.S.A. Today features a lengthy piece on the "resurgence" of soul. It namechecks many of the usual subjects - Amy Winehouse and Duffy, and then goes into a bit further depth about Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Eli Reed and James Hunter. For U.S.A. Today, it's not bad.

I will say this: The potential for a true resurgence for soul has barely been tapped. Simply put, the right artist hasn't emerged yet with the right songs and the right sound. Amy Winehouse has come the closest. But mark my words, this could get much bigger. And better.


Philip Clark said...
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Philip Clark said...

I agree that we're on the pinnacle of some great soul, but I don't think this current British retro-60's thing is it. But us funky people are out there, we're coming, and y'all better be prepared :-)