Whether you’re doing your chores or hosting a party—listening to funky, jazzy soul makes it better. I’ve provided a list of ten albums from my collection that I love to play. Some are solely instrumentals, while others have a mix of vocals and instrumental grooves. Some are great for dancing, others for chilling out. These versatile records represent the warm sounds of blues, disco, funk, jazz, and soul. I hope you enjoy.
1. Hip Hug-Her — Booker T. & The MG’s
Besides having a great cover, this album, released in 1967 by Stax, features the Hammond B-3 organ, guitar, bass, and drums on every track. It has a mix of originals and covers, including Smokey Robinson’s Get Ready and The Rascals’ Groovin’.