KUTX host Laurie Gallardo spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.
Adrian Quesada – “Funky Chick”
Let us begin with one of the busiest artists in the industry: Austin-based musician and Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Quesada. He put together an outstanding collection of music that’s a rich mixture of R&B and Latin sounds, and it’s called Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul. This is a magical look into an underrepresented area of musical history, and “Funky Chick” features fellow Austinites Tomar Williams–of Tomar and the FCs–and Latin funk and soul outfit Brownout. Here is the link to stream or purchase the song on amazon.
Lee Fields & The Expressions – “It Rains Love
Next we have Lee Fields & The Expressions tearing it up with “It Rains Love,” the title track to Fields’ new album. Once again, this is soul done right and handed to you on a silver platter. Lee Fields and his band take a classic style that’s already hot, and breathe new life into it to make it feel fresh and contemporary. Check out “It Rains Love.”
The Raconteurs – “Sunday Driver”
My final selection may come as no surprise if you listen to KUTX and know my tastes in music, but this one did kind of surprise me for various reasons. It’s The Raconteurs with “Sunday Driver,” and it’s essentially a sneak peak at a new album coming out sometime this year. I did not expect The Raconteurs to record a new album. Jack White has been pretty busy with his solo work, running his Third Man Records label, and probably numerous other projects we don’t even know about yet. But check out “Sunday Driver,” which sounds more like a hot rod.