New Year Soul (3)2011-02-09 by The Mighty Alboy
Mayer Hawthorne- “The Ills”
Completing (belatedly) the trio of soul for 2011, is this new school number from Stonesthrow’s Mayer Hawthorne.
Born and raised in Michigan, his sound is rooted in Motown soul. With his falsetto vocals and multiple-instrumental talents, he’s part Smokey, part Curtis and part Stevie, but although he’s real old school, and draws from the same well, he’s got his own style and sensibility too.
I strongly recommend getting his album A Strange Arrangement (see Stonesthrow link below).
He’s also something of a vinyl junkie and purveyor of soul rarities- if you can find it, I also recommend his Soul with a Hole mix.
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