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  Soul-Patrol Top CD Releases of 2004 (Tops In Funk, Classic Soul, Jazz, Southern Soul/Blues & Nu Soul)

This year's list is quite intriguing and represents a indicator as to how "soul music" is evolving here at the end of 2004. In my opinion the music continues to evolve from several different perspectives and it should be interesting to see how many from this list of mostly independent artists will get any attention from the "mainstream".
In order to compile this listing I went back and looked at all of the CD reviews that I did over the course of the past year. We reviewed over 100 new releases during the course of 2004 so these selections were not easy to make. Some of the names you know, some of them I hope that you will come to know. Rest assured that these are the CD's that occupied most of my personal listening time during the course of 2004.

First up is the overall Soul-Patrol Top 25 2004 releases. Then it's the Top 10 in Funk, Classic Soul, Jazz, Southern Soul/Blues & Nu Soul. Then we have the Top 10 songs/singles of 2004.


Enjoy
--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

 
Soul-Patrol Newsletter Headlines (01/05/2004)

1. Top 25 Overall 2004 Releases
2. Top 10 By Style: Funk, Classic Soul, Jazz, Southern Soul/Blues & Nu Soul
3. 2004 Top 10 Songs


1. Top 25 Overall 2004 Releases  

1. Queen Latifah - "The Dana Owens Album"
2. Candi Staton - "Candi Staton"
3. Jackson 5 - "Live In Japan"
4. Mandrill - Mandrill Live @ Montreaux 2002
5. Capsoul Story - "Eclectic Soul"
6. Prince - "Musicology"
7. Eleanor Grant - "Magic"
8. Oktbrwrld: "Raw and Natural"
9. Ascendant - "Where Are You Now"
10. Dodge - Starbass Invasion/Seven Eleven - Hot N' Funky
11. Soul Comes Home (Stax Live Reunion)
12. Soul To Soul - (DVD Soundtrack)
13. Raphael Saadiq - "Ray-Ray"
14. D-Erania- "Offerings Of Love"
15. Mo Pleasure - "Elements Of Pleasure"
16. Afroskull - "Monster For The Masses"
17. 'The Soul Lounge Vol 1' (Nu Soul Compilation)
18. Rio Soul - "The Cure"
19. Oscar Jordan - "Eclectic Soul"
20. Leon Ware - "A Kiss In The Sand"
21. Vernon Reid & Masque - "Known/Unknown"
22. Byron Woods - In The Land Of Smooth
23. Waldo Weathers - "Love Groove"
24. Sharon Lewis - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
25. Mia Miata - "Urban Arias"



--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

HISTORY OF SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE BY STEVE REESE (from the 2004 Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention):


2. Top 10 By Style: Funk, Classic Soul, Jazz, Southern Soul/Blues & Nu Soul


CLASSIC SOUL

1. Candi Staton - "Candi Staton"
2. Capsoul Story - "Eclectic Soul"
3. Eleanor Grant - "Magic"
4. Soul Comes Home (Stax Live Reunion)
5. Soul To Soul - (DVD Soundtrack)
6. Byron Woods - In The Land Of Smooth
7. New Birth - "Lifetimes"
8. New Edition - 'New Edition Hits'
9. Alyson Williams - "It's About Time"
10. Kashif - "Music From My Mind"

FUNK

1. Jackson 5 - "Live In Japan"
2. Mandrill - Mandrill Live @ Montreaux 2002
3. Prince - "Musicology"
4. Oktbrwrld: "Raw and Natural"
5. Dodge - Starbass Invasion/Seven Eleven - Hot N' Funky
6. Afroskull - "Monster For The Masses"
7. Rio Soul - "The Cure"
8. Waldo Weathers - "Love Groove"
9. Stozo The Clown - "Dig Donz"
10. Da Phatfunk Clique - "Da Phatfunk Clique"

JAZZ

1. Queen Latifah - "The Dana Owens Album"
2. D-Erania - "Offerings Of Love"
3. Mo Pleasure - "Elements Of Pleasure"
4. Vernon Reid & Masque - "Known/Unknown"
5. Nancy Wilson - RSVP
6. Ozric Tentacles - 'Spirals In Hyperspace'
7. Nestor Torres - Sin Palabras (without words)
8. Eloise Laws - Secrets
9. B3 Bombers - Live at the Green Mill
10. Darryl Reeves - "Diary Of A Bandstand"

ROCK N" ROLL

1. Mandrill - Mandrill Live @ Montreaux 2002
2. Oscar Jordan - "Eclectic Soul"
3. Vernon Reid & Masque - "Known/Unknown"
4. Neftali - "Soul Music"
5. Weapon of Choice - "Color Me Funky"
6. Eddie Hazel - Games, Dames And Guitar Thangs
7. Tricky Dilemma - "The Howling Necessity"
8. Lonnie Youngblood Featuring Jimi Hendrix (Two Great Experiences)
9. Ozric Tentacles - 'Spirals In Hyperspace'
10. Larry Coryell - "Tricycle"

SOUTHERN SOUL/BLUES

1. Candi Staton - "Candi Staton"
2. Soul Comes Home (Stax Live Reunion)
3. Sharon Lewis - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
4. Lonnie Youngblood Featuring Jimi Hendrix (Two Great Experiences)
5. Tad Robinson - 'Did You Ever Wonder'
6. Janice Harrington - "Magic"
7. Inner City Blues Band - "City Limits"
8. Thornwood - "Just A Little Sly"
9. Big James - "Now You Know"
10. Percy Sledge - "Shining Thru The Rain"

NU SOUL

1. Oktbrwrld: "Raw and Natural"
2. Ascendant - "Where Are You Now"
3. Raphael Saadiq - "Ray-Ray"
4. 'The Soul Lounge Vol 1'
5. Rio Soul - "The Cure"
6. Mia Miata - "Urban Arias"
7. Adriana Evans - "Nomadic"
8. Hill St. Soul - "Copasetic & Cool"
9. K.J Denhert - girl like me


--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

HISTORY OF SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE BY STEVE REESE (from the 2004 Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention):
 
3. 2004 Top 10 Songs

1. Eleanor Grant/Clarence Burke Jr. - "Come Back"
2. Queen Latifah - "Hello Stranger"
3. Candi Staton - "I'd Rather Be A Young Man's Sweetheart, Than To Be A Young Man's Fool"
4. Jackson 5 - "Ain't That Peculiar"
5. Dean Francis - "Old School Flava"
6. Marlon Saunders - "I Wanna Get Next To You"
7. Rio Soul - "The Cure"
8. Eric Roberson - "Right Back To You"
9. Daniel Austin - "Something About You"
10. Jimi Bleu - "Who Knows"



--Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net



HISTORY OF SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE BY STEVE REESE (from the 2004 Soul-Patrol East Coast Convention):


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We will be back in about two weeks with the next edition, with any email alerts for local events, Soul-Patrol website updates/chat sessions or breaking news in between, as required.

If you have any comments, questions, etc feel free to drop me an email and let me know what's on your mind.

Bob Davis
earthjuice@prodigy.net

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