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Let’s Talk: What artist has made you stop in your tracks?

I don’t mean a music artist literally getting in your general path and making you stop, but a genuine sit-down moment, when you’ve looked up from whatever you were doing and sank into the music. Even gone the extra mile and shut your eyes for a few.

If this rarity of music excellence has happened to you, let me know when and the artist, because if it’s no one I’ve heard of before, I will certainly know about them from your perspective!

For me, it’s any thought-provoking mellow hip hop with its slacken grooves, relaxed bass and lush lyricism that melts when spoken. I remember this happened when I listened to Loyle Carner for the first time. Oddly enough, it also happens with any jazz experimental that drives off into a tangent of solo ingenuity. Which, again, makes me melt. Anything that is butter music, essentially.

Thanks all. Have a great weekend.

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7 replies on “Let’s Talk: What artist has made you stop in your tracks?”

That artist would be James Brown. It wasn’t only the lyrics of the songs and the way he delivered the vocals that got my attention. It was his band especially the bass player, Bootsy Collins! Once you get bit by that groove, you are infected for life 🙂

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💜 ALL Alphaville Songs particularly ‘Forever Young’ which has been covered several times most famously in some drama series whose name escapes Me EveryOne; it’s Basically Musical Poetry and Marianne Gold has a Golden Voice EveryBody



Oh, that’s good to hear! I’m not too familiar with those artists, I’ll be sure to give them a wee little listen when I get a moments notice today. Appreciate the work with this one, my friend!

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I am forever on the hunt for exactly this moment. You simply can’t beat that moment when you hear a song, have to sit down and go, “What. The. F….” Recently for me that band has been All Them Witches. I stumbled on their song Diamond a while back, and then during a long drive not long ago I listened through one of their Spotify playlists that covered a lot of their work. So many great songs with a bluesy, almost psychedelic sound. If I hadn’t already been sitting, I would have had to sit down.

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