Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.
Considered golden-age Art Ensemble of Chicago just as they relocated to Paris, Les Stances A Sophie was recorded with intentions to be used as a soundtrack to the French film. Perhaps this is why the album is so palatable to a listener who doesn't gravitate towards free jazz. The album has a captivating, moody vibe that has made it one of the most acclaimed jazz soundtracks of its time.
For fans of jazz funk & soul, it contains the killer cut "Theme de Yoyo," which will both excite and frighten a dance floor at the same time. It features a magical vocal performance by Fontella Bass and a groove that will be branded in your brain forever making it a favorite for hip hop and dance music producers. The wacky oddball lyrics and collapsing horn section ruin any attempt at being a radio hit.