“Groove Me” by King Floyd (1970)/”Groove Me” by Guy (1988)

Here are two funky songs with the same title. Both songs pointed towards a shift in Black music. I can explain the difference in the two songs using Soul Train gifs, which is pretty awesome. Here’s a gif that, to me, exemplifies King Floyd’s “Groove Me”. It’s dirty, backwoods funky. Which makes sense, because King… Read More “Groove Me” by King Floyd (1970)/”Groove Me” by Guy (1988)

“(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go” by Curtis Mayfield (1970)

Curtis Mayfield’s talent for writing plain-spoken songs that spoke reality was well-known by the time “Don’t Worry” came out. I was a few years away from entering this world when “Don’t Worry” was released, but I’d imagine that folks who were familiar with “Choice of Colors” and “Amen” freaked the fuck out when they heard… Read More “(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below, We’re All Going To Go” by Curtis Mayfield (1970)