Best Soul/Funk singles of 2017

On the Soul Donuts radio program I counted down the best soul/funk singles of 2017.  Of course a list like this is very subjective but I’m confident, after listening and reviewing tons of music from last year, that I’ve given you guys the very best offerings.  So here it is the top 15 tracks hovering around the galaxy of soul/funk from last year…(w/ download links included.  You’re welcome.)

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Dan Auerbach-Malibu Man

from his solo album Waiting on a Song

14.  1200px-Don_Bryant_press_photo_(2017)Don Bryant-A Nickel and a Nail

from his new solo album Don’t Give Up On Love

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Benjamin Booker-Motivation

from his solo album Witness

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Sinkane-Favorite Song

from his solo album Life & Livin’ It

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Curtis Harding-Face Your Fear

from his solo album of the same name

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Benjamin Clementine-God Save the Jungle

from his solo album I Tell a Fly

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Wayne Snow-Nothing Wrong

from his solo album Freedom TV

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The Blind Boys of Alabama-Train Fare

from their album Almost Home

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Valerie June-Long Lonely Road

from her solo album The Order of Time

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Stone Foundation-Your Balloon is Rising

from their new album Street Rituals

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Cameron Avery-Dance With Me

from his solo album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams

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Son Little-Blue Magic (Waikiki)

from his solo album New Magic

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Jeb Loy Nichols-Never Too Much

from his solo album Country Hustle

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Mavis Staples-Little Bit

from her solo album If All I Was Was Black

and without further ado…

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For this album I could’ve picked any of the songs on it since they were all equally amazing in their own way, but I chose Girl…because it hit me a little bit harder than the other tracks, it spoke to me, and had that perfect vintage feel.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings-Girl (You Got To Forgive Him)

from their new album Soul of a Woman

Well that’s it, I hope you enjoy,…in fact I know you will.

On to the best albums…see you soon.

About spinladen

DJ at KWVA University of Oregon campus radio, record collector, artist.
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