In this day and age, it is difficult to estimate the importance of the radio in spreading music, old and new, to the listening public. It undoubtedly still plays a major part, regardless of the ease of accessing music legally or illegally, but it does not carry quite the same influence – it is unlikely that there will be an event similar to when Elvis Presley’s version of That’s All Right was first played by American radio stations.
However, upon tuning into BBC Radio 6 before work recently, I was greeted by an absolute belter of a tune and thanked the Lord that the cause of radio was still alive and well………
Though nothing new breaking onto the scene, Ann Robinson’s You Did It instilled in me that feverish excitement of catching onto something that is fresh to your ears and hits the spot in raw funk. God it is good.
Which leads to the compilation album it appears on: The Lost Soul Sisters. Without a second thought, this is the best compilation album I have heard in a long time. There is some absolute gold on here.
I could pretty much link the entire album in this blog, but I will instead implore you to grab a copy and give it a listen – this is dirty funk with ballsy female vocals. It will rescue any situation. Go forth!
Thank you BBC Radio 6.