Minipost: Wheedle’s Groove, Seattle funk and soul from the 60s and 70s

May 9, 2011

My ole buddy Jorge sent this one my way while I was on the road a couple of weeks ago. Perfect timing too since I was bedridden in Bristol with a cold while my bandmates were out having fun. I watched this entire documentary about the Seattle funk and soul scene of the 60s and 70s when it was up on Pitchfork TV. Here’s the trailer:

The music (which can be purchased here) is bursting with vibrant energy, the analog recording quality so alive and warm, and the film is a great window into a powerful and influential musical scene that has all but been buried away by grunge and its subsequent spinoffs.

Here’s track one:

Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother – Black On White Affair

iGracias Jorge!


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