Having been struck down by the lamentable bug of laziness for the last couple of weeks, I feel that a few tunes of invigorating sunshine are in order.
First up, this delicious number from the George Shearing Quintet. Watch Your Step is just one of a thousand or so tracks that Shearing released in his lifetime. The melody from 1.27 is particularly nice.
Next in line, Stax legends Booker T. & the MGs with Outrage, a classic keyboard boogie backed up by an exemplary rhythm section.
Powercut by The Cameos is wholly unique, I have yet to find a song which is comparable. A quirky, strange tune that never fails to raise an eyebrow.
While it may be in a minor key, there is no doubting the uplifting nature of Scoop Out, hardcore funk by Japanese virtuosos Soil & “Pimp” Sessions. Hectic.
And finally, what I consider to be the greatest of them all. If you are in attendance at my funeral (morbid?), then expect to hear this at full volume.