In between the last Headphone Music post and the next one, the main thing I’ve been listening to is a fantastic mix by my guy Jared Boxx, formerly of The Sound Library record shoppe and now reppin’ Big City Records, NYC. This mix, entitled Thanks For Waiting, features some rare and ridiculously nice soul music- I guess the kind that most people today would call modern soul or boogie or whatever.
Me, I’m from back in the days when that soul actually was modern so I don’t know nuthin’ about those particular monikers… it’s just soul or R&B to me. But you know how it goes, a rose by any other name yadda yadda.
Anyway, one of my favorite joints out of many on Jared’s mix is by an obscure group out of Cali named Spaceark. I could type out a quick bio on them, but you know I’m not going to go to the trouble to do that. But I will do something even better and link you to this site that will tell you just about everything you could ever want to know about the group.
But back to the song, “Welcome To My Door”… this might be on my list of all time favorite songs (I probably have over 10,000 tunes on said list so I don’t know how special that designation really is). It’s basically a song about hitting the pipe- I assume a pipe full of weed since this is from back in the 70’s and not the crackpipe era of the 80’s, but who really knows what the hell Spaceark was tokin’ on even back in 1978. Regardless, just as Troy Raglin sings it, this jam has me “feelin’ fine all the time”.