Bottom line: Disney put out some of the finest music ever found on any soundtrack in the history of soundtracking. If your soul isn’t moved in some way back to the halcyon days of your childhood, perhaps your soul’s condition needs examined.
Featuring songs from: 101 Dalmatians Lady and the Tramp Snow White & The Seven Dwarves The Little Mermaid Sleeping Beauty The Jungle Book The Aristocats Robin Hood Beauty and the Beast Dumbo Alice in Wonderland Aladdin Peter Pan The Great Mouse Detective The Lion King Hercules
After scoring a bunch of new gems, nuggets and sounds, I made up my mind to listen to them today at work, because, well, I can.
Hitting lead off: Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of featuring Bubbley Kaur. Consider it pop with a Punjabi punch.
In the two spot: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears’ Scandalous. I fell over on my face after listening to their first record and this snuck in under my radar. Clearly my game needs tightening, because if a band I enjoy this much snuck by unnoticed I must be slipping. Reviews to follow for this funk/soul bouillabaisse.
Hitting third and playing left field: Fitz and the Tantrums Pickin’ Up the Pieces. I’ve talked these cats up to a ton of my friends and they’ve yet to disappoint. The band is a hybrid Motown/Stax beat monster churning out new soul with killer back beats. Love these fuckers. They also got rave reviews from SXSW.
Cleaning up: Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots. This three-guitar wielding band has become the go-to group to back up great singers. I’m stoked for this brand of alternative country rock and I’m especially stoked to enter the lunch hour with four superb records in my head.