We go back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s once again today with my sixth (yes, it is technically the sixth since one had the subtitle 'Slow Jams') Funk, Soul & Disco Sessions. Any true lover of house music knows that, without this kind of music, house simply wouldn't exist. You'll be hard pressed to … Continue reading New Mixcloud Upload–Funk, Soul & Disco Sessions 5
The clue is in the title! In ascending order, here are the tracks I listened to the most in 2018 according to my phone’s music player. There isn’t really much I can say by way of introduction to this post, so I’ll just leave it here and hope you enjoy the tunes! 5. Sister … Continue reading My Five Most Listened-to Tracks of 2018
Once again, I was fooled, By the bringer of the light; They held a torch aloft, To brighten up my night. They assured me they were genuine, As they held me in embrace; I allowed the glow to fill my soul; To set smiles upon my face. Little did I realise, They were just like … Continue reading Another Apparition (Poem)
It's been a while since I shared any of my Mixcloud work, so I thought I'd share it all in bulk. I've picked up the pace where my DJing is concerned and started posting more regularly in the last few months. Recently, I finally started compiling some old school funk, soul, and disco sets that, … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Mixcloud Catch-up
Quiet music plays in the background. It’s a self-made compilation of slow funk and soul music with a smattering of jazz-fusion. My ears register that a Donald Byrd track is currently playing, though my attention is primarily drawn the way of the other person in the room who is talking. They’re talking great sense. I … Continue reading Confidant (Flash Fiction)
(Lots of YouTube video links contained—you have been warned!) My recent break was really good for one reason in particular: my love for music that had taken a leave of absence came back with a vengeance. Writing had consumed me so much that my brain didn’t seem to have the capacity to appreciate music as … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Tracks That Were Remade or Sampled to Great Effect
I gave up a long time ago on ever attempting to make a list of my favourite tracks. It’s physically impossible. I swear that discovering what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole is more possible than me compiling a top twenty of favourite tracks. Certain music suits certain moods, so some days … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Tracks That Make Me Happy
“I am who I am and nobody can change me”. Oh, how many times I’ve heard people say words to that effect. It’s usually from females that I’ve heard it and I don’t mean that in any prejudiced way. It’s a stubborn and stoic sense of self-esteem that’s often aloof in delivery. Great! I’m an … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – How Much Is Your Soul Worth?