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01. Ann Peebles – Come To Mama
Ann Peebles is a beast of a soul singer, doing for Hi Records as a lady what Al Green did as a man. With the phenomenal Willie Mitchell on production, this  cut from 1975’s ‘Tellin It’ tells you all you need to know about her talents.
 
02. Parliament – Mothership Connection (Star Child)

Swing down sweet chariot. Stop and let me ride. Dre knew why he wanted to get funked up, and so do we.
 
03. Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson – A Real Mother For Ya

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson was a one man dynamo of musical genius, producer, arranger, composer and killer guitar man, fusing proto-rap with blues and spoken word, backed by the funk.
 
04. Walter Jackson – That's What My Mama Say

Distinctive Chicago soul from this Florida native, who signs his heart out on this Northern Soul ballad.
 
05. The Jackson 5 – Mama's Pearl

1971 release was their fifth consecutive Top 5 hit straight out the blocks, a pop soul masterpiece showcasing MJ’s prodigious talents to the fullest.
 
06. PP Arnold – Treat Me Like A Lady

It amazes us that LA raised, British nurtured soul singer PP Arnold isn’t a bigger name. Her vocals are always on point and there is a glow to her voice that glistens out the speakers. Effervescent pop soul on this cut.
 
07. Doug Richardson – Salsa Mama

Not often that the saxophone takes central stage to such latin-infused effect. From 1977’s ultra-rare ‘NightTalk’ set, just a monster of jazz-fusion.
 
08. Scott Grooves – Mothership Reconnection [Daft Punk Mix]

Detroit native gives his personal touch to a Parliament classic, and then gets bassed up by Daft Punk themselves who take things to outerspace. Huge tune.
 
09. Fauna Flash – Mother Nature

German jungle and drum’n’bass pioneers Fauna Flash provide their break-heavy ode to all things natural.
 
10. Willie Hutch – Mother's Theme (Mama)

Willie Hutch’s soundtrack to ‘The Mack’ is a masterpiece, as good as Curtis’ ‘Superfly’ or Isaac’s ‘Shaft’, but with some added soul.
 
11. Bembe Segue – Mother Of The Future [Live]

Pure West London sounds from these jazz-soul musicologists. Like a Gilles Peterson house party at 3am.
 
12. Adam F – Mother Earth

Adam F’s ‘Metropolis’ often gets the props, and rightly so as it is the biggest tune of 1996, but B-side ‘Mother Earth’ is hardly a bad alternative. Massive in fact. No one does bigger drops than Adam F.



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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