Harding, Curtis / Soul Power
Album: Soul Power   Collection:General
Artist:Harding, Curtis   Added:May 2014
Label:Burger Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-19 Pull Date: 2014-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 16 Sep 28
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2014: A-philiac
Keep On Shining, Next Time, Freedom
3. Sep 17, 2014: A-philiac
Heavens On The Other Side, Freedom, Castaway
2. Sep 22, 2014: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Keep On Shining

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-09-17
Retro Soul / Southern soul / Roadhouse. Curtis Harding was born in Michigan but spent his childhood on the road singing gospel with his evangelical mother. They settled in Atlanta and Curtis sang back-up for a variety of acts including Cee Lo Green, Outkast and side projects with the garage band Black Lips. His music is very much retro southern soul, however some tracks have a rock likeness to the rolling stones or even roadhouse music. RIYL: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Nick Waterhouse, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield. FCC clean.

1. (4:30) ** Drums with much cymbal and strummed guitar, nice intro, good feel and pace, love song “We can start again”, horn section with chorus.
2. (3:40) **Mid/slow jam, super chill, love this song. Retro soul with a modern flare.
3. (3:23) *Moving, jangle guitar, horn section, great song.
4. (2:44) ***Soft groove, great bass with electric guitar solo, verse has clarinet, very chill, amazing song
5. (3:05) Upbeat, heavy drums with shakers, electric guitar, repetitive through verse. Chorus is “ohh ohh ohwhoa whoa..”
6. (2:16) Acoustic guitar intro, gets almost roadhouse,
7. (3:23) *Two guitars run intro, strum jangle in background with reverby front guitar playing melody. Cee lo Green-esque reverb laden vocals. Gets better when song is in full swing.
8. (3:43) **Interesting constant percussion, with strummed electric guitar, reverby electric lead, trumpet, great song.
9. (3:59) **Poppy guitar riff, heavy bass, and horn section, chill love song.
10. (2:58) Roadhouse blues, bass strut
11. (3:14) Chill soul song, classic horn section and funk guitar, falsetto vocals, bass solo
12. (3:52) Bluesy rock song, multiple singers, “It’s a cruel cruel world that we living in”

Track Listing
1. Next Time   7. Beautiful People
2. Castaway   8. The Drive
3. Keep On Shining   9. Heavens On The Other Side
4. Freedom   10. Drive My Car
5. Surf   11. I Need A Friend
6. I Dont Wanna Go Home   12. Cruel World