shoo-b-doop

I think this is when I have to put an NC-17 out, but here’s my new favorite Betty Davis album: I don’t think this will be showing up on the iPod at Big Jones due to the timbre of the groove, but I thought hard core R&B fans would dig it.

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Soul Gems

We always enjoy sharing some of the gems from our playlist. The easiest way to do this, rather than starting up our own internet radio, is to find what we can on YouTube and post it up here. I’ve mentioned before that at least some of the inspiration for Big Jones came from our interest […]

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New on the Playlist: Mable John and Jean Knight

We’ve added two artists to our Big Jones playlists recently: Mable John: We were reminded of Mable John’s songs on the massive Stax/Volt compilation by this recent article in The Nation magazine. The article talks about her career in relation to a new John Sayles called Honeydripper. Our playlist features dozens of tracks from the […]

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Sounds

Part of the conceptualization of Big Jones had a lot to do with our interest in old southern soul – I’m a big fan of the Muscle Shoals sound (think Wilson Pickett & Staples Singers,) Memphis Sound (think STAX,) and a family of labels out of Shreveport that included Jewel Records (of Ike & Tina […]

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