On August 27,2021, the world was blessed with the third album of the band Southern Avenue, an LP titled Be The Love You Want. Like its predecessors, self-titled debut album Southern Avenue (2019) and sophomore album Keep On (2017), the third installment is a brilliant compilation of the sounds of Memphis blues/roots, r&b, gospel-infused soul
Many moons ago, the people of Africa are believed to have been the first of mankind to roam the earth. Thousands of years later, I was granted the privilege to walk the same land they walked and inhale the same air that filled their lungs. Africa was a feeling that I had never felt before.
As a fan of the late-60s and 70s music and culture, Sly Stone always stuck out to me. The ‘Fro, the boots, and the romper jumpsuits. Stone’s look was a combination of a blaxploitation hero and a hippie all in one. His music was a combination of Southern Baptist church music and hippie acid party