Timeless classics is the perfect addition to any chill music playlist, showcasing the incredible talent and creativity of some of the most influential artists in the genre.
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One More Try – Ashford & Simpson
A timeless classic by the legendary soul and R&B duo Ashford & Simpson. Originally released in 1976 as part of their album “Come as You Are” this song is still widely recognized. Ashford & Simpson’s signature harmonies then enter the mix, delivering lyrics that speak to the power of love and forgiveness.
You Need To Be Loved – Jermaine Jackson
A classic example of Jackson’s incredible vocal talent and his ability to capture the emotions and struggles of the human experience. A soulful and emotional ballad by Jermaine Jackson, released in 1980 as part of his album “Let’s Get Serious.”
Bring Your Sweet Stuff Home To Me – The Pointer Sisters
The song opens with a driving bassline and guitar riff, which quickly give way to the Pointer Sisters‘ trademark vocal harmonies. “Bring Your Sweet Stuff Home To Me” is a funky and upbeat. Throughout their career, the Pointer Sisters achieved massive success. The original lineup consisted of sisters Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June Pointer, with various members joining and leaving the group over the years.
Men Awel Deqiqa – Al Massrieen
A groovy and upbeat song by the Egyptian band Al Massrieen, released in the 1970s. The song is a celebration of life and love, with catchy melodies and a driving rhythm that is sure to get listeners up and dancing. The song opens with a funky bassline and guitar riff, which quickly give way to Al Massrieen’s distinctive blend of Arabic and Western instrumentation. The lyrics speak to the joy and beauty of life, with the chorus repeating the refrain „Men awel deqiqa, hayaty“ (from the first moment, my life).
Stepping Up – Lyn Taitt
A testament to Taitt’s incredible talent as a musician, and remains a beloved track among fans of Jamaican music and funk alike. Its infectious energy and catchy melody are sure to get listeners moving, and its virtuosic guitar work is a reminder of the power and beauty of instrumental music.
Dance to the Music – Enchantment
Enchantment is an American R&B vocal group that was formed in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1960s. The group consisted of Emanuel „E.J.“ Johnson, Bobby Green, Mickey Clanton, Joe Thomas, and Dave Banks. Enchantment was known for their smooth vocal harmonies, soulful ballads, and funky dance tracks. “Dance to the Music” is a groovy and upbeat track by the American R&B group Enchantment, released in the 1970s. The song is a celebration of the joy and freedom of dance, with infectious melodies and a driving rhythm that is sure to get listeners up and moving.
I Refuse To Smile – Mandrill
The track opens with a groovy bassline and upbeat drums, which immediately set the tone for the energetic and upbeat track. The vocals, led by lead singer Carlos Wilson, come in with an emotionally charged delivery that demands attention. The lyrics reflect on the injustices that exist in society, including racism, poverty, and war. The chorus, „I refuse to smile when the world is dying“, speaks to the frustrations and disillusionment that many people feel when they look at the state of the world. A powerful track that showcases Mandrill’s ability to blend socially conscious lyrics with upbeat and groovy music.
Didn’t Say a Word – Patti Austin
A soulful and heartfelt track by American singer Patti Austin. The song was released in 1976. Patti Austin is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active in the music industry since the 1960s. Working with a variety of artists and musicians, including Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, and Steely Dan.
Do What Comes Natural – Jimmy Jones
The song was released in 1972 and features a smooth and laid-back instrumental arrangement that perfectly complements Jones‘ soulful vocals. The track opens with a funky guitar riff and a groovy bassline, which immediately set the tone for the relaxed and easygoing vibe of the song. Jones‘ vocals come in with a smooth and soulful delivery, singing lyrics that encourage listeners to embrace their natural impulses and desires.
Family Tree – Family Tree & Sharon Brown
Their ability to infuse soul and funk into their music is on full display. The song was released in 1983 and quickly became a hit, with its infectious beat and catchy lyrics.
You Can’t Hide Love – Creative Source
The song was released in 1973 and quickly became a hit, with its smooth and soulful instrumentation and powerful vocals. As the song progresses, the instrumentation becomes more complex, with horns, strings, and keyboards adding depth and texture to the track. The background vocals are also notable, with their soulful harmonies adding a layer of richness to the song’s sound. The group was formed in Los Angeles and consisted of five members: Barbara Lewis, Barbara Grant, Don Wyatt, Steve Flanagan, and Charley Myers.
Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) – The Detroit Emeralds
“Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)“ is a soulful and upbeat track by the American R&B group The Detroit Emeralds. The song was released in 1972 and quickly became a hit, with its catchy melody and infectious groove.
L-O-V-E – Leon Thomas
A jazzy guitar riff and a funky bassline, which immediately set the tone for the song’s laid-back and groovy vibe. Leon Thomas then comes in with his powerful and soulful vocals from 1969. Leon Thomas was known for his unique vocal style, which combined elements of jazz, soul, and blues.
Broadway Freeze – Harvey Scales, The Seven Sounds
Harvey Scales passed away leaving behind a rich legacy of music that continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world. Working with artists such as Albert King, The Dramatics, and Johnnie Taylor. He was known for his talent in crafting catchy and memorable funk and soul tracks, often incorporating elements of rock and blues into his music.
Gold Smoke – The Everyday People
The core members of the band included bassist and vocalist Wayne Stalling, drummer Richard „Rick“ Keith, and keyboardist and saxophonist Bill Steinway. The Everyday People released several albums and singles throughout the 1970s. They were also known for their collaborations with other musicians, including George Clinton and Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic fame.
I Got A Suspicion – Bobby Story (Patterson)
A soul song written and performed by Bobby Patterson, an American musician, producer, and songwriter. The song was released as a single in 1972. A catchy, up-tempo groove and Patterson’s soulful vocals. It became a hit in the southern United States, particularly in Texas, where Patterson was based. The song has been covered by several other artists over the years, including Otis Clay and James Govan.
Dusic – Brick
“Brick” is the self-titled debut album of the Atlanta-based band, released in 1977. The album features “Dusic” as well as several other funk and soul tracks. The album was produced by jazz legend Arif Mardin and became a commercial success. The band as a major force in the funk and soul scene of the late 1970s. The group’s tight musicianship and catchy, danceable grooves earned them a loyal fanbase.
- One More Try – Ashford & Simpson
- You Need To Be Loved – Jermaine Jackson
- Bring Your Sweet Stuff Home To Me – The Pointer Sisters
- Men Awel Deqiqa – Al Massrieen
- Stepping Up – Lyn Taitt
- Dance to the Music – Enchantment
- I Refuse To Smile – Mandrill
- Didn’t Say a Word – Patti Austin
- Do What Comes Natural – Jimmy Jones
- Family Tree – Family Tree & Sharon Brown
- You Can’t Hide Love – Creative Source
- Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) – The Detroit Emeralds
- L-O-V-E – Leon Thomas
- Broadway Freeze – Harvey Scales, The Seven Sounds
- Gold Smoke – The Everyday People
- I Got A Suspicion – Bobby Patterson
- Dusic – Brick
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