Joe Beats: back with your November installment!

I can’t lie: its always a pleasure when I get an email from Joe saying “here’s the next show”. Why? Because I can’t second-guess what he’s going to deliver, and I like that. The first show he did as a permanent presenter for us threw in some real curveballs; blues and soul that I thought only I tended to listen to regularly. This time around, Joe steps up with an admirable show theme, celebrating the unsung heroes of modern soul music; those singer/songwriters who tend to fly under the radar but who are capable of delivering music every bit as nice as those classic soul years of the 60s and 70s.

As Joe himself says: “some of you hip hoppers may not like this, but you know what? TFB”. Whilst I’d like to think he has a point, I’d beg to differ for the simple reason that I think the people who listen to Rhythm Incursions have broad tastes, and in this instance the selection is so stellar, you won’t fail but to love it. Some real surprises lurk in there too; who’d have though Ray LaMontagne had a track like Three More Days in his output? Maybe you did… but I know I didn’t.

But enough talk; grab the show and take a listen. If you’re anything like me you’ll be making notes from the tracklisting below and feeling good that you have a bunch of awesome artists to go learn about. Go!

Click to download the show! (120Mb, 256k MP3)

(00:00) Siji -Yearning For Home
(05:07) Intro
(06:49) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Be Easy
(09:43) Ray Lamontagne – Three More Day
(13:10) Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators –Blues Downtown
(18:18) Al Green – What More Do You Want From Me?
(22:22) Break # 1
(24:20) Esperanza Spalding – Precious
(28:43) Matthew Larkin Cassell – Blind As Love Can Be
(33:28) Corrine Bailey Rae – I’d Like To
(37:32) Break # 2
(39:55) Res – 700 Mile Situation
(44:03) Meshell Ndegeocello – Come Smoke My Herb
(47:55) Citizen Cope – Hurricane Waters
(52:10) Outro
(55:47) Nikka Costa – Lovin You
(58:38) Joe Beats & Blak – Lovin You (Demo Version)

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