THE perfect song, in your opinion

akoako 3,409 Posts
edited April 2018 in Music Talk
alright, i gotta say...jimi hendrix / curtis knight - hush nowfucking perfection. never ever ever ever get sick of this song and it gives me the same feeling every time i listen to it.whats your choice?
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  • bonzaisk8bonzaisk8 946 Posts
    for me, it's gotta be Roy Ayers, "My life in the Sunshine". Never gets old for me and puts me in a good mood everytime I hear it.

    peas.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Johnny Burnette & the Rock n Roll Trio: The Train Kept a-Rollin'

    (where R&B & country truly combine to create early Rock & Roll's finest moment)

    The Clovers: Blue Velvet

    (where the Clovers out-popped every vocal group that stole the soul)

    The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset

    (where Dave Davies created a song so flawless, it can be proven mathematically)

    Billie Holiday: Let's Dream in the Moonlight (w/Teddy Wilson & Lester Young)

    (where Billie paints a perfect image of weary innocence)

    I could keep going but I'll stop...

  • mcdeemcdee 871 Posts
    this changes every 2 seconds.. but as of right now

    john fitch and the associates - romantic attitude
    clarence coulter - ride on

  • motown67motown67 4,513 Posts
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again - pure PERFECTION:

    Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road
    Kinetic

  • akoako 3,409 Posts
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again - pure PERFECTION:

    Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road

    ok let me add a perfect funk 45 category to my mind, and then YES, right on the money

    fucking fantastic song.

  • Lowell George - Cheek To Cheek

  • motown67motown67 4,513 Posts
    For slow jams I gotta go with:

    William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
    Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You

  • PrimeCutsLtdPrimeCutsLtd jersey fresh 2,632 Posts
    I was listening to syl johnson - take me to the river. The song is perfect. So is Al green's...my pefect song always changes as well.

  • roistoroisto 877 Posts
    Terry Callier "Ordinary Joe"
    Ennio Morricone "Vamos a Matar, Compa??eros!"
    Krown Rulers "Kick The Ball"
    Darondo "Didn't I"

  • spivyspivy 866 Posts
    an obvious classic but perfect nonetheless:
    "what's going on"-marvin gaye

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz

  • spivyspivy 866 Posts
    another obvious classic that nears perfection:
    i only have eyes for you-the flamingos

  • noreillenoreille 270 Posts
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again - pure PERFECTION:

    Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road

    I'd rather mention the B side: "ALL I WANT IS YOU"...

  • ja_bruceja_bruce 295 Posts
    right now I would say Beach Boys - I just wasn't made for these times , or pretty much any song on Pet Sounds right now.

    Also Beach Boys related Brian Wilson - Surf's up

    I think it's the summer weather hittin' me.

  • theory9theory9 1,128 Posts
    For slow jams I gotta go with:

    William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
    Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You



    For me, Beth Orton--Stars All Seem To Weep

  • The Raise UpThe Raise Up Golden Years... wah wah wah 452 Posts
    John Coltrane's version of Lush Life is just perfect, especially the part at about 2 minutes into the song after the intro might be the most beautiful moment in music I know.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    In Dreams - Roy Orbison

  • m_dejeanm_dejean Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut. 2,946 Posts
    Curtis Mayfield "Right On For The Darkness"

    I will never never never get tired of hearing this song. Emotional singing, heavy lyrics, tight band, arrangement. God, those strings kill me every time. Classic. Perfect.

  • deluxedeluxe 4 Posts
    Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up... i've loved that joint since i was a youngin and it still does the same thing to me, its incredible.

    and Bernard Purdies 'whatcha see is whatcha get' always gets me hype, just the way the horns and the vocals go together, i cant stop myself from singing along with it in my own terrible way. Shit is just fantastic. BA DA BA DA ba dadaadadaaaaaaa oooooo! or suttin like that.

  • hammertimehammertime 2,389 Posts
    Sam Cooke- A Change is Gonna Come

  • leolyxxxleolyxxx 446 Posts
    Ooooooh there's too many

    But here's a few:

    Eunice Collins "at the hotel"
    Leroy Hutson "think i'm falling in love"
    Paris "days of old"
    Pete Jolly "seasons"
    Golden Boys "berimbau" (Anybody knows which lp this was from?)
    Tim Hardin "hang on to a dream"
    Soul Bros Inc "pyramid"


    /L

  • TobiTobi 187 Posts
    Bar-Kays "Holy Ghost" (12" Version)

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts


    jimi hendrix / curtis knight - hush now

    I'm into this a lot.

    Some random joints off the top of my head:
    Archie Whitewater-Cross Country
    Lou Bond-To The Establishment
    Al Green-Love And Happiness
    John Coltrane-My Favorite Things

  • tjamestjames 156 Posts

    At the moment it's Bobby Humphrey's "Harlem River Drive". Maybe not perfect... is there such a thing?



    Slowing down to 45,



    tjames

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Bernard Estardy - Cha Tatch Ka
    Al Green - Wish You Were Here
    Love - Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale (Apart from the title which was a bitch to fit on compilation tapes)
    Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
    Eldridge Holmes - Pop, Popcorn Children

  • SupergoodSupergood 1,213 Posts
    Off the top of my (Modern Soul) head:

    Windjammer - Tossin' and Turnin'
    Sunfire - Keep Rockin' My Love
    Garry Glenn - Feels Good to Feel Good
    Jerry Knight - I'm Down For That
    Klique - I Can't Shake This Feeling

    SG


  • loudwizardloudwizard 358 Posts
    US Warren - Hard Headed Woman always, always make me feel great.

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,736 Posts

    At the moment it's Bobby Humphrey's "Harlem River Drive".
    I was very close to posting this as well. Perfect for early Sunday afternoons.

  • LordNOLordNO 202 Posts
    I've often thought Ramsey Lewis' 'Les Fleurs' is perfect.
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