She’s Strange – Kool & The Gang

January 4, 2019

  My next selection is off Cameo’s tenth album of the same name. When Cameo first came out there was no doubt they were into Funk. I remember picking up an album by them and another by Slave and believe me that was like hitting pure gold. Both bands took us on a Funky trip. Cameo with Cardiac Arrest and Slave by the group of the same name. That was…


When Doves Cry – Prince

September 7, 2018

Most of you, if not all will remember this next song from the movie “Purple Rain,” the semi-biography of Prince Rogers Nelson or simply Prince. Prince died April 2016, from an overdose of Fentanyl. A drug more potent than Morphine. The world lost another bright star and musical genius that year. Prince’s music before “Purple Rain,” was very suggestive and more into the Pop-Funk genre of music. Especially the album…


Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder

May 25, 2018

Hey, folks, it’s TGIF and time for “Flashback Friday,” and time for great R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and this week a little New Wave. This music to me is everlasting and speaks to your mind, your heart and will always touch your soul. Hence the reason for the website title, Everlasting-Soul. Groups like Blondie and artists like Matthew Wilder can be classified under the genre New Wave. It is…


Tide Is High – Blondie

Another group back in the 1980s to cover Jamaican music was Blondie. The group was called Pop because they did not fit perfectly into the New Wave, Punk sound that was emerging and they did not fit into the R&B, Funk and Soul genres. The group tended to draw whatever genre that interested them. The lead singer was a former waitress and Playboy Bunny. Debbie Harry would lead the band…

February 18, 2018

Love Sexy – Prince

Prince, like Michael Jackson, started out very young in term of his love of music, something his father encouraged in him and his sister He got his first real break in a group, the 94 East, formed by his cousin’s husband Pepe Willie and co-wrote the group’s first song. The rest is history. Prince would experiment with all genre of music, Funk, R&B, Disco, Rock, New Wave, Psychedelic Soul and…

June 11, 2017