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1. Leroy Hutson – Lucky Fellow
Hutson is one of the most under-rated soul singers of all time, and this tune tells you all you need to know
about why we think so. Pure soulful mastery in this ultimate love song.

 

2. James Brown – Funky Drummer
Two words. Blue print.

 

3. Al Green – Love and Happiness
Obie’s debut long player is criminally over-looked, but to us is a classic. Eminem on the boards, Nate on the
hook and Trice spitting fire on the mic.

 

4. NateDogg feat. ObieTrice – The Set-Up
One of our favourites, a blast of salsa-tinged funk straight from the LA underground. The Solsonics know how to
swing for real, and bring the sultry sweat of Havana dancehalls straight to your speakers.

 

5. Primal Scream – Loaded
We could explain what links this slice of musical brilliance to the history of hip-hop, house music, guitar rock,
and popular culture more generally. But then the piano break kicks in and we’re back in the rave.

 

6. The Solsonics – Montuno Funk
Original or MAW remix, Sweet Tears remains a standout moment for the Roy Ayers Ubiquity, subtle statement
of jazz-funk sweetness.

 

7. Happy Mondays – Step On
We could explain what links this slice of musical brilliance to the history of hip-hop, house music, guitar rock,
and popular culture more generally. But then the piano break kicks in and we’re back in the rave.

 

8. Roy Ayers – Sweet Tears
Original or MAW remix, Sweet Tears remains a standout moment for the Roy Ayers Ubiquity, subtle statement of
jazz-funk sweetness.

 

9. The Mac Band – Roses Are Red
Babyface and LA Reid sure knew how to pick them in the late 1980s. It may be a radio staple but remind
yourself why. Roses Are Red is insanely good.

 

10. U2 - Desire
Is it about sex? Is it about life? Is it about drugs? Is it just about wanting what you haven’t got? 
Whatever, we can’t front on the stadium rockers at their peak.

 

11. Thelonious Monk – Straight No Chaser
It’s a standard because it changed the face of music. My pops used to say it reminded him of bebop.
 

 

12. Hall & Oates I Can’t Go For That
You know it as the core sample in De La’s “Say No Go”. We know it as the perfect singalong chorus with the
funky ass b-line. Either way, it is a smiler. 

 

 


Good music is the driving force behind everything we do here at Twelve Bar.

That’s why we’ve been digging through the Twelve Bar vaults to pull out our favorite tunes for your browsing and
listening pleasure, and keeping our ears to the ground for what is fresh now and in the future. And then we’re putting
them altogether into a delicious musical gumbo and serving you a fresh bowlful of twelve select tracks every week.

 

 

 
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