August 17, 2020

Modcast #459: In The Style Of

Long have groups mixed soul with jazz and pop, infusing it all with strings and horns, and often synthesizing throughout. Lots of mod and mod friendly bands have experimented with sophistipop over the years, ultimately paving the way for the acid jazz sound that we've all come to love. Here then are some from across the span of time of the modcast that have dabbled in such sophisticated songmanship.

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Animal Nightlife -- Native Boy (1983)
The Questions -- Bottom Line (1984)
Tracie Young -- The House That Jack Built  (1983)
Eggstone -- April And May (1997)
Nick Heyward -- When It Started To Begin (1983)
The Truth -- Exception Of Love (1985)
Cloudberry Jam -- Your Love (2005)
Paris Match -- I Want You To Want Me (2007)

Rhye -- Hymn (2018)
The Pearlfishers -- The Last Days Of September (2014)
The Big Sound Authority -- Soul Man (1985)
Danny Wilson -- Davy (1987)
The Pale Fountains -- The Norfolk Broads (2013)
Incognito -- Talkin' Loud (1993)
Shakatak -- The Blue Zone (2019)
Swing Out Sister -- Breakout (1987)


Animal Nighlife - Boys With The Best Intentions

Big Sound Authority -- (Call Me) Soul Man OGWT

The Pearlfishers: Love & Other Hopeless Things

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