Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Raphael Saadiq Is 'Staying In Love'
My latest Raphael Saadiq fix comes in the form of 'Staying In Love,' the latest track to hit the net from his forthcoming album The Way I See It. If you didn't know any better, it would be safe to assume 'Staying In Love' is a 1960's Motown record that never saw the light of day. Saadiq successful recreated the 'Motown Sound,' the use of tambourines to accent the back beat, prominent melodic electric bass guitar lines, distinctive melodic and chord structures, and a call and response singing style. Saadiq describes the song as a "nifty dance floor gem.It reminds me of a Jackson 5 record, with that James Jamerson bass line, the kind of energy folks love from those Motown tracks." Press play and satisfy your soul.