Vincent The Soul Chef

I love music... any kind of music... as long as it's groovy.

After a decade of trial and error, here is the official website where I attempt to chronicle my forty year obsession with all things vinyl. I dedicate this endeavour lovingly and respectfully to each and every single cratedigger the world over who has offered me education and inspiration either directly or indirectly. Without you, this site, much less my record collection, would cease to exist. Thank you and enjoy.

The AntiDivas have returned...

Hello, kiddies...

It only took me about five months to come correct, but I did. I brought the infamous AntiDivas brand out of retirement one more time, in an attempt to get back in touch with this here website. Of course it's not as easy as it once was last decade, with a whole lot more real life getting in the way and all... it's a wonder I haven't completely abandoned everything... let's be honest for a second though, for me to do that would be the equivalent of cutting off a little bit more than just my right arm. Besides, negotiations will soon be in the works for something else that I've been threatening for the last three years. I won't show my hand until everything is etched in stone, but know that it will bring me joy, and fulfill a dream that I've been trying to *not* wake up from for the last ten years. I'll leave that at that for now, and give y'all about two more hours worth of more tried and true favourites... as only I can do...

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There will be a limited edition lossless version of this available for download very soon, I promise...

01 Short John - Dinah Washington (Wing)
02 Find My Man - Linda Mackey (Claire)
03 My Heart Is Closed For The Season - Bettye Swann (Capitol)
04 While You're Out Looking For Sugar - Honey Cone (Hot Wax)
05 Unhooked Generation - Freda Payne (Invictus)
06 I Need A Man To Love - Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin) (Columbia)
07 Ain't No Sunshine - The Sweet Happenings (Tee)
08 Leave My Man Alone - Raeletts (Tangerine)
09 Dead - Carolyn Sullivan (Philips)
10 Casanova - Ruby Andrews (Zodiac)
11 Girls Can't Do What The Guys Do - Betty Wright (Alston)
12 Forget About Me - Carolyn Crawford (Motown)
13 Compared To What - Della Reese (Avco)
14 Save Me - Nina Simone (RCA/Bluebird)
15 Anti Love Song - Betty Davis (Just Sunshine)
16 Here It Is - Dorothy Moore (Malaco)
17 (We've Got) Honey Love - Martha Reeve & The Vandellas (Gordy)
18 Lonely Girl - Andrea Davis (Chess)
19 Rain - Dorothy Morrison (Elektra)
20 Walk Tall - Esther Marrow (Flying Dutchman/Bluebird)
21 Mama Don't Want - Varetta Dillard (Groove)
22 Lee Cross - Aretha Franklin (Columbia)
23 My Baby Must Be A Magician - The Marvelettes (Tamla)
24 Living on Plastic - Stephanie Mills (Motown)
25 Peace With Youself - Labelle (Warner)
26 The End Of Our Road - Gladys Knight & The Pips (Soul)
27 I Like It - The Emotions (Volt)
28 Funky On My Back - Cold Blood (Lydia Pense) (San Francisco)
29 Viramundo - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (Lani Hall) (A&M)
30 Should I Tell Them - The Velvelettes (V.I.P.)
31 Good Morning Heartache - Natalie Cole (Capitol)
32 Up In Heah - Ike & Tina Turner (United Artists)
33 You Can't Always Get What You Want - Maxayn (Capricorn)
34 Maybe - Three Degrees (Roulette)
35 Hey Jude - Petula Clark (Warner)

The closing commentary will consist of nothing but shoutouts to Emery and HeavySoulBrutha... I see you, gents. Yup. Have fun(k), and as always, please be safe.

Peace and blessings.

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