Kicking off 2020, I wanted to focus on songs that carry the instrumentation that really evokes the soul, such as funky bass lines, strings, and horns. The first song up is Shalamar's 1979 hit "The Second Time Around." A funky post-disco track with a fun arrangement to get you moving. With that signature disco bell and funk bass line, its definitely a track that should be added to the mix of any house party or family barbecue.
Shalamar is a soul music vocal group that was signed to Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records. The group consisted of Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and Howard Hewett. Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel were popular dancers and trendsetters on the Soul Train. Shalamar had a string of hits from through the 70s and and 80s with producer Leon Sylvers III.
If you are in need of a funky track, make sure you add this to your playlists.
You can learn more about Shalamar here:
About The Curator - Lyris Greene
Lyris Greene is a disk jockey (dj) hailing from Nashville, TN, now residing in Atlanta, Ga. Lyris’s name is derived from the word “lyric”, meaning words of a song. Lyris gravitated to music immediately as a child, influenced by her father’s passion for music. At nine years old, Lyris began collecting her own music collection, discovering and developing her connection with music. Now, Lyris is a full time dj and music curator, spending her days consuming and creating custom music experiences to connect people. Lyris feels her life’s purpose is pretty simple, “To spread love through the art of music.”