When life comes at me hard and I need to slow down, I always put on a bit of southern soul. It’s just what the doctor ordered to deal with the inescapable grind of modern life. Sometimes you just have to put it in first gear and cruise. Motown was great, but there has always been a special place in my heart for the syrupy sweet selections on Stax Records. I’ve mixed up some of my favorites here on the Stax Of Stax Mix, just in time for summer’s laziest days:
And if you like soul, then you’ve got to come see The Slackers do their thing at this year’s booze cruise around Manhattan. Their live show is not to be missed, and I’ll be spinning classic reggae, ska and rocksteady between sets for your listening pleasure. The boat leaves the pier at 11:30 sharp, so don’t be late!