Something a little different for this week's edition of Sunday Soul. To make a long story short - I'm taking a Film and Literature Graduate course and had to read / watch The Commitments this past week. If you haven't read it, it's a killer book about a bunch of blokes putting together a soul band in Dublin. The movie...I'll go easy and call it so-so. In the + column, it does have Glen Hansard in it (although he looks a lot like Weird Al Yankovic), and it has some classic songs, but the music loses most of the soul and gains an 80's pop feel to it (even though the movie came out at the turn of the 90's). Anyway, here are a couple tracks that come up in one, the other, or both.
Al Green - Take Me To The River : Al Green Explores Your Mind
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears : Going to a Go-Go
James Brown - Night Train : 20 All Time Greatest Hits!