Favourite 60s Soul Songs Of 2018 – Part 1

John Roberts - I'll Forget You - Duke

My Favourite 60s Soul Songs Of 2018 – 1-7

To summarise 2018, my Soul musical journey this year, has been a really good one. There is a buzz for me of the rediscovery of old tracks as well as new ones. As I have found, I hear one track that is mesmerising and then I am on the lookout for others. As always with me it’s predominantly listening to 60s Soul or club Soul as some of my friends call it. My listening pleasure is derived from old vinyl, new CD purchases, MixCloud, the Mod and Soul related events I attend, discussions with friends, You Tube and the sharing of music on Twitter and Facebook. It’s what I feel akin to as delving into a giant lucky bag.

I have heard so many good 60s Soul & 60s R&B tracks, as well as some modern Soul this year. Therefore it’s been difficult to shortlist some of my favourite listens. However although I initially was intending to list 12 songs that are of significance in my musical calendar of 2018, I cheated and decided to list 14 instead. 😀

I have tried to list them in chronological order, as I have a tendency to have certain ear worms for different months. Here are the first seven from those fourteen tracks. As always when I share music, I like to credit the source. After all without these musical sources, I would not be able to expand my knowledge. So to those who have introduced me to my 2018 ear worms I would like to say a big thanks … Jayne 🙂 In chronological (ish) order, here they are. I hope you enjoy some, if not all, as much as I do.

1. The Groove – Love (It’s Getting Better) – Wand – 1967

I absolutely adore this track. I think it’s utterly divine. Okay, I know I drive most people dotty mentioning it rather too much, but without a shadow of a doubt had to be in my top 5 favourite Soul listens of 2018. It featured on the Magic Touch LP by Kent records. the LP was released in 1986, but stupidly I never bought a copy. I heard it for the first time on Monkey’s Wandering Wireless Show on Fusion Radio, back in January. Cheers Mark … One of the best 2 minutes and 22 seconds of my music listens in January.

bricomaligno Published on Aug 13, 2012


2. John Roberts – I’ll Forget You – Duke 1968

I have to admit that my tastes vary regarding Soul music. The older I get the more Soul ballads I like. Equally though I also do like Latin Soul & some Gospel Soul. However this I do like, it’s got a funky edge to it. I first heard this on the uploads of The Atlantic Soul Collective entitled He’s The One Who Rings My Bell – Caroline’s 60’s R&B mix.

LtGolub Published on Sep 11, 2011



3. Bobby Bennett Alone With My Tears – V-Tone

My first Soul ballad ear worm for this year. A beautiful slice of Philadelphian Soul. Whilst I admit I heard this a while ago, this has become a prominent listen of mine this year. I think it’s wonderful. I first discovered this track on Mixcloud Weekend Warm Up #16 by Alan Handscombe- McGrath  One I wish to add, is one of my favourite Mixcloud uploads, because it is filled with happy, feelgood music.

bricomaligno Published on Jun 5, 2011

4. Gospel Pearls – Two Little Fishes

A Gospel Soul entry … This track I think is incredibly uplifting, such a feelgood and happy soulful track. Well it certainly puts a smile on my face, everytime I hear it. I have spoke to several friends about this track this year and everyone of them likes it. Pure chocolate for the ears. I first heard this on Mik Parry’s Pow Wow channel on You Tube. A channel well worth a visit, if you have’nt done so far, because the music uploads I find are so uplifting. 🙂

POWWOWMIK Published on Mar 27, 2016

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