The Soul of Melbourne
  • Genre:Funk
  • Released:09/11/2012
  • Label:Northside Records
  • Price:$24.95
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The Soul of Melbourne

Various Artists


"This extremely impressive compilation is an acknowledgement and celebration of Melbourne's vibrant and vital soul music community. Presented by two of the city's leading champions and proponents of all things soulful (Northside Records' and Triple R's Chris Gill and The Bamboo's Lance Ferguson) the eighteen track collection showcases some key local jazz, funk, R&B and modern beat-based outfits. Recent releases from artists such as Chet Faker and Kylie Auldist are highlighted, and featured alongside rare and unreleased songs from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and new spiritual jazz group Menagerie." That's right! 18 hand-picked tunes (inc. 4 previously-unreleased exclusives) from the cream of the Melbourne soul scene. Featuring THE BAMBOOS, SASKWATCH, THE CACTUS CHANNEL, KYLIE AULDIST, ELECTRIC EMPIRE, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN' RACKETTES, HIATUS KAIYOTE, AKOLOTL, COOKIN' ON 3 BURNERS & more.


Track Listing

  • The Bamboos - What I Know feat. Kylie Auldist4.07 
  • The Cactus Channel - Emanuel Ciccolini3.21 
  • Saskwatch - Don't Wanna Try3.45 
  • Axolotl - Debris3.13 
  • Electric Empire - Baby You're Lovin'3.56 
  • The Mighty Show-Stoppers - Hippy Skippy Moonstrut3.51 
  • The Bombay Royale - Monkey Fight Snake3.32 
  • Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes - Love Letter3.03 
  • Syl Johnson feat. The Bamboos - Is It Because I'm Black?3.51 
  • Chet Faker - Love And Feeling4.11 
  • Kylie Auldist - Changes3.46 
  • The Putbacks - Waz That?2.39 
  • Gypsy Brown - Stepping Stone4.58 
  • The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Mr Clean Pt. 24.18 
  • Deep Street Soul - Kick Out The Jams3.04 
  • Cookin' On 3 Burners - Skeletor3.18 
  • Menagerie - The Chosen6.08 
  • Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamurra4.35 

Total running time: 69:36

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