Instrumentals Soul-Style: Kinda Groovy by Various ‎Artists


Instrumentals Soul-Style: Kinda Groovy by Various ‎Artists


Condition: New

Label: History Of Soul ‎(HOS4)

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition 

Country: UK

Released: 2016

Genre: Funk, Soul

Style: Rhythm & Blues

Add To Cart

Club Sounds, a bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Plenty of organ. Plenty of soul. No twangy guitar. No swing jazz. No frantic honkin’ and screamin’. Just Instrumentals Soul-Style. The blues instrumental record stretches back to 1940s jazz, and with the introduction of funky, Latin bass lines in the 50s, things got a little more interesting. In 1956, Ernie Freeman reached top ten R&B with Jivin’ Around and Bill Doggett’s Honky Tonk went gold. Bill Justis kicked off the twangy guitar craze with Raunchy in 1957. But it was Doggett’s 1958 hit Hold It with Billy Butler’s slinky guitar figures that really laid the ground for the soul instrumental. 1960 saw top 10 R&B slots for James Booker’s Gonzo and Ray Bryant’s Little Susie. But if you’re looking for the record that defines the genre, take a pick between The Mar-keys Last Night, Phil Upchurch’s You Can't Sit Down (1961), James Brown’s Night Train and Booker T & the M G’s Green Onions.


A1 Wasted by Chuck Bernard & The Satellite Band

A2 The Hawk by Freddie Robinson

A3 Closer Walk by Jimmy Rivers Combo

A4 How About It, Pt. 2 by Big Bo Thomas & The Arrows

A5 Besame Mucho, Pt. 1 by Johnny Heartsman

A6 Baby Dumplins by Eddie And The De Havelons

A7 Miss Delores Funk by Leon Ferguson

A8 LB's Place by The Gaytones

B1 Domino by York Wilborn

B2 Soul, Pt. 1 & 2 by Al Browne's Band

B3 Beat by The Nu-Trons

B4 Skippin' by Harold Smith

B5 Kinda Groovy by Ray Johnson

B6 Soul by The Wrecking Crew & Leon Russell

B7 Hot Fudge by Bill Doggett

B8 The Squash by Hank Marr