Flashback Friday: Camp Lo and Etta James


Friday has arrived, and it’s cause for celebration. What are you listening to? Here’s what our readers are rocking.

This is it! WHAT! Charles Clark with another great track, let’s get rich! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT!

Camp Lo, Uptown Saturday Night (1997)

Charles said: “Although in some parts they’re rapping real fast and I don’t know what they’re saying or even what the point of the song is, I love Camp Lo’s “Luchini AKA This Is It!” I’m guessing Luchini is money cause it’s falling from the sky. Lol! Any song that contains made up words is OK with me.”

Also check out:
“Coolie High”
“Black Nostaljack AKA Come On”

 Hunter Murphy bows to a true queen of soul.

Etta James, The Definitive Collection (2006)

Hunter said: “I’ll never forget the first time I heard that magical music of Etta James.”Tell Mama” hooked me like a catfish. I would have told that soul woman anything, quite frankly. Shoot, I’d have called her “mama” if she’d asked. Of course, choosing from Etta’s catalog is tough. I love her slower ballads too, particularly “I’d Rather Go Blind.” Mercy, what a wonder. And lastly, I learned to play guitar using the music of The Eagles, sitting on the front porch of our house in Scottsboro. And as much as I appreciate those boys, hearing Etta sing “Take It To The Limit” is an experience no soul music enthusiast should miss.”

Also check out:
“Tell Mama”
“Take It To The Limit”

Now, it’s your turn. Email edward@soulinstereo.com, hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album.  Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.



  1. Thanks, boss! Good timing. I needed a little Etta today.

    I also appreciate the “Luchini- This is It” selection. I’m with Charles on the need to understand lyrics (and I’m a fan of made-up words myself). 🙂

    I think it was Lil Wayne’s bday this week!? I meant to mention it to you on Twitter but got distracted.

    Anyway, I hope all’s well at the new gig.

    You and Mrs. Jai have a great weekend!

    Holla soon!

  2. Introducing, phantom of the dark something something…This is it what!? Lol. I love that song! Think I may listen to it now. Loving Etta James too! Great start to a weekend.

    Preciate the props, now let’s get rich what what what..

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