Nothing gets me in the mood for summer more than some vintage, way-down-in-your gut soul. Ryan Shaw's got it, as does, lately, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Eli "Paperboy" Reed. But, perhaps, the album to watch this summer is JIM by Jamie Lidell. I can just picture the typical Baltimore 90 degrees in the shade, hazy kind of day, that would make a Marvin Gaye-inspired tune like Jamie's "Another Day" go down easy like a cold one.
A Brit who was known more for his one-man-band beatboxing chops, Jamie is earning some serious soul cred. Catch some of it below on "Little Bit of Feel Good Goes Along Way." Indeed.
...and check him out live with Jools Holland!