Good Things

  • Type: Music
  • By: Aloe Blacc
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Jazz/Blues/Soul
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 659457224523
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A mix of R& B, funk and retro-soul.

I tracked down this album after hearing Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” featured on BBC’s Graham Norton Show, but HBO audiences might recognize the single as the them to the 2010-2011 series How to Make It In America. The album is a fabulous retro-soul collection that neatly mixes modern soul with the feel of 60’s and 70’s soul and funk—along with echoes of Buffalo Springfield, The Temptations, and Chicago’s horn section. Fans of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, Bill Withers Just As I Am, or more recently Charles Bradley’s No Time For Dreaming (review) should give this a try.