My homie Alexis told me I should start a blog called This Old House, and I liked that name so much it is going to be a new series/excuse for me to talk about old house records. Non-ghetto house ect related stuff, though like the above they might share the same labels.
Strong Souls were two guys, Raymond Funnye (Ray-Dilla) and Kamal Sharif (Jazzy-K). I know nothing about them aside the fact they only did one other single for a UK label. I don’t recommend tracking down this 12″ because truth be told, it’s boring as fuck. The smooth jazz equivalent to quirky house music. However, this B-side has this echoed voice exploding into echoed claps that I find pleasing while I’m hanging indoors in front of the AC eating Popsicles. Like if said smooth jazz house was being played underwater. I think it might sound great coming through your neighbors walls, much like Robert Ashley’s avant-garde background music masterpiece Automatic Writing. I don’t know what IT is that they want you to DO, but I hope it’s not dancing. Too passive for that, I’d rather take a cozy nap on a subwoofer. I doubt this will actually convince anybody to listen to this, but it’s some of the best music to ignore in a positive manner that I’ve heard in a minute.