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Soul/R+B

Luther Vandross “The Night I Fell In Love”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Luther Vandross, “The Night I Fell In Love.”

We’re going back to some R + B today.

This is about as good as it gets for some wonderful, smooth, R+B. An absolute masterpiece of the genre.

“The Night I Fell In Love” has eight tracks. They are all easily assessable.

I’ll highlight a few even thou as I mentioned, they’re all great. ‘Till My Bady Comes Home, If Only For One Night’ and ‘Wait For Love’ are just great!

This was released in 1985. It was right before Luther became a crossover star.

Give your self some variety and give a listen to Luther Vandross “The Night I Fell In Love.”

It was produced by Luther and Marcus Miller and reached #19 on the Billboard US Top 200 album charts.

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Was (Not Was) “What Up, Dog?”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Was (Not Was’), “What Up, Dog”

Have you heard this one? I’m guessing many of you have not. Well, you may have heard one of the singles, ‘Walk the Dinosaur’ or ‘Spy In the House of Love,’ but like many great albums, the singles don’t tell the story.

Was (Not Was) is the brainchild of Don Was and David Was. Two outstanding producers/musicians.
Don Was has done many things you’ve heard. From the great Bonnie Raitt album, ‘Nick of Time’ to The Rolling Stones.

The majority of this album is a hard funk/ jazz sound, with a couple great ballads tossed in. The band’s sense of humor also is shown on almost every song.

For instance, guest vocal appearances are made by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Jr., and on other albums even Mel Torme!

I really suggest you grabbing this one. This is on that you can play often. The musicianship is unbelievable.

If this group influences anything that you buy, I’d suggest this one first.

Here’s hot live version of ‘Spy in the House of Love.’


Funkadelic “Maggot Brain”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Funkadelic, “Maggot Brain.”

A little ‘70s hard funk! This was a ground breaking album that combined parts of funk, jazz, soul, rock and roll, you name it.

Funkadelic was led by vocalist George Clinton and keyboard man Bernie Worrell. ( Who later had a stint in Talking Heads.)

It was produced by George Clinton and reached #108 on the Billboard charts.

It was named #486 on Billboards top 500 of all time best albums.