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Five for a Friday #4

Today’s Five for a Friday…

Five Soul Ballads

The following songs are some of my favorite mid-tempo soul songs from my childhood.  Let me be clear…these are not songs that I feel are the best soul songs ever created.  (Those types of lists are best left to music magazines and websites in need of catty arguments in their comments sections.)

These songs listed below are mine.  All mine.  They bring up some memory, remind me of someone in my past, or hit some nerve within my memory that needs to be hit every once in a while.  Each time I hear one of these songs, I have to pause a bit and just…I don’t know…just pause, I guess.

I’ll let the songs just play without sullying them with my exposition or explanations.  (Clicking on the song title will open up a new window to a YouTube page so you can hear the song.)  Feel free to leave any comments you wish.

by The Commodores (1977)

Lovin’ You
by The O’Jays (1987)

by Earth, Wind, & Fire (1975)

Love’s Train
by ConFunkShun (1982)

Yearning for Your Love
by The Gap Band (1981)


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