Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Song of the Day - June 9, 2009

Continuing the Summer Song of the Day series I started on Twitter this week, today's selection is from a guy who got himself out of a Jam to serve on a Style Council. Many Paul Weller fans were reluctant to embrace the soul stylings of The Council. Gien that he had been moving The Jam's sound in that direction, it's hard to see why, at least for the initial releases. Later, the project got bogged down in the same kind of pretension and disdain that was exhibited in the band's liner notes. But for a very brief time - 1983-1985 - Weller and co., served up some very tasty and politically astute soul food that, occasionally, reminded me of Mayfield. Long Hot Summer was among the best. It reminds me a lot of philly soul in a way. Only more bookish and British. Don't let this one pass you by...

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