I've received a couple requests to have the Howard Tate "Get It While You Can" re-upped, so I hope you enjoy this soul classic originally released on Verve in 1966. Here is a link to the original post on Howard Tate from May.
In other news, I plan on posting a Best Music of 2007 list soon. Hopefully, I can get it to you in time to purchase some great music for the holidays. My hope was to have this list completed by early December, but you know how life can get busy. I'm heading home to Peoria, IL for the holidays, so I'm trying to get everything wrapped up here before I leave for my trip.
I will try to re-upload some Christmas blues and soul gems that I had on here last year, as well as a few more new ones. You're probably thinking that this blog is turning into a funk and soul blog, but I have plenty of free jazz and discordant improvisation stuff to fill the experimental music enthusiast's stocking too.
Also, after the holidays, I plan on starting a new series of posts on Eclectic Grooves including The Art of Hip-Hop sampling, New Release/artist of the week and Local Band showcases. Those of you who check out Ear Fuzz on a regular basis, know that I have contributed a couple posts on the "Anatomy of a Sample". Essentially, I analyze hip-hop songs and discuss the music of the bands that were sampled. Then, I feature several song samples at the end of the post as a companion to the post. Since the folks are digging those posts at Ear Fuzz, I will be featuring a variation of that here on Eclectic Grooves. I am in the process of figuring out the logistics, but I will have more time to focus on this stuff after the holidays. In the meantime, enjoy the Howard Tate and be on the lookout for the Best Music of 2007 list.
Link for Howard Tate is in the Comments!