Knowing that soul music is my other middle name, my main man pots & pans Joey-a-phonic Joey over there at yon Philebrity has tipped me off to the newest sound of soul who – I swear before I even read a word about him – based on his songs alone – I thought was some old school member of Blue Magic or the long lost son of Smokey or The Dreamlovers or these bad ass dudes from Philly.
But no no no no no! This motherfucker is some motherfuckin motherfucker white dude from Detroit, Michigan. Check it – Mayer Hawthorne & The Country – recent signing to Stones Throw, motherfuckahs who know a little bit about soul music thembadselves, right? Right.
Here’s Mayer’s first single, “When I Said Goodbye”
You want to hear what this dude is into? Check out his podcast on itunes here. And I mean, get a load of this guy’s picks…
“Hawthorne Radio Tracklist
01 Berry Gordy Intro
02 Martha & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room
03 Brenton Wood – I Think You’ve Got Your Fools Mixed Up
04 Bobby Bland – Hands Small But Mighty
05 The Marvelettes – You’re The One For Me Bobby
06 The Steelers – Get It From The Bottom
07 Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind of Fellow
08 Brothers of Soul – I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser
09 Belita Woods – Magic Corner
10 Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love
11 The Escorts – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
12 The 21st Century – I Just Can’t Forget Your Name
13 The Whatnauts – Trouble Making Fool
14 The Superlatives – I Don’t Know How
15 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Baby Baby Don’t Cry
16 Shirley Lawson – One More Chance
17 The Montclairs – Hey You!
18 The Precisions – If This Is Love