“Shows in clubs like these are sad, sorry af­fairs, but the mu­si­cians seem to ac­cept their lot”

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

your watch­ing plea­sure on Youtube), Soul Train was a cel­e­bra­tion of life.

Joy­ous, glee­ful and colour­ful, it was a TV show with pos­i­tiv­ity, en­thu­si­asm, ex­u­ber­ance, verve, am­bi­tion and au­dac­ity. It made you for­get about the daily grind and re­minded you of the amaz­ing power of mu­sic to lift the soul. To para­phrase Bob Mar­ley, it was a case of when the mu­sic hits, you feel no pain. It’s that kind of ex­pe­ri­ence that keeps mu­sic fans com­ing back for more.

Sure, the sup­per crowd ap­plauded the so­los from the God­fa­thers of Groove and laughed at the jokes, but that cer­tain some­thing was miss­ing. You won­der if the play­ers them­selves no­ticed or cared. I re­ally hope they did.

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