I'm a fan of all kinds of eclectic styles of music, but having grown up on my father's Motown vinyl, soul holds a special place in my heart. So, this week's Tuesday Double Feature recognizes the rich new voices of the next generation of soul.
The Right Now - "He Use To Be"
The warm grooving swing of The Right Now has all the heart filled power of 70's styled soul. Belting out her lyrics with a gigantic voice that can rattle you to the core, Stefanie Berecz will easily find her way into the pantheon of soul's matriarchal hierarchy someday very soon. Make sure you check out their dark new album Gets Over You and start praying that they make it to the west coast sometime next year.
Leela James -"Something's Got A Hold On Me"
Covering the likes of Etta James, you can be certain that this soul sister knows her stuff. Wielding lusciously bold vocals and the confidence of soul divas of old, Leela James is the real deal and all business. It's her ability to harness the past and use it to create presently relevant music that makes this songstress and the art she's creating so poignant.