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FlinterFile: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats- S.O.B.

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In 2015, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats made their debut. The group was formed in 2013, after two solo records from Nathaniel Rateliff, which were more Americana based. With his group, he plays more a sort of R&B, and they made their debut this year. It is about alcohol, and more specific: about a man who wastes his life drinking. It was more a joke than a real song, but luckily decided to record it after positive feedback from others. In the US, it had made the Top 5 of several charts, even number 1 on the Adult Alternative chart! Enjoy

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats- S.O.B.

FlinterFile: Lianne La Havas- What You Don’t Do

lianne la havas what you don't do

In 2015, Lianne La Havas released her new album Blood. The album was based on the renewed connection with her roots on Jamaica. This meant new inspiration, and a lot of styles which combined together. This song is a mixture of jazz, doowop, R&B, but also has horns and even a gospel choir. The song is about the relationship of La Havas with her boyfriend, in which they know what they want without saying it. A very good song and probably one of the finest made this year! It charted number 29 in the US R&B chart. Enjoy

Lianne La Havas- What You Don’t Do

Song of the day: Natalie Cole- This Will Be

nathalie cole this will be

Yes, this was the debute single of Natalie Cole! Of course, her father was already very famous (the old Nat King Cole, a popular crooner), and now his daughter was out there to become famous, too. And she took a good shot with her debute: it was a number one R&B record, and a number 6 pop record. And I understand that: it’s just a great song, danceable and it makes you happy! Enjoy

Natalie Cole- This Will Be

Song of the day: Timex Social Club- Rumors

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Yes, this group was a one-hit wonder! Finally found a real one. They made one album, had one big hit and then it stopped… Maybe the Rumors catched up with them and made them break up. Fact is, that in the eighties, this was a real hit. It has some influences from the R&B and funk, but I wouldn’t call it a record in one of these sectors. What it is, I don’t know. A good record! Enjoy

Timex Social Club- Rumors

Song of the day: Etta James- I Just Wanna Make Love To You

etta james i just wanna make love to you

Wow! This woman has got real power in her voice, and still, she can sing such nice things (I just wanna make love to you), and then she gets angry again. The music behind it suggests all: this is real R&B by a real black woman (there’s difference in the voices, or at least: they believed that in the fifties and sixties). Enjoy:

Etta James- I Just Wanna Make Love To You