Definitive Records asks interesting Vancouverites to sift through their memories and pull out the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today we hear from Jorden Foss, owner of New West’s Steel & Oak Brewing Co. (where an “obsession with beer is almost rivalled by our passion for vinyl.”) So grab a six-pack of S&O and your dancing shoes because what follows is a playlist of soulful tunes that you can definitely move to!
The Exciting Wilson Pickett – Wilson Pickett | LISTEN
“I love music that you can dance to. Music that makes you feel good. Music that puts a smile on your face. This album is the epitome of that. Anytime I put this record on for friends you can see them subtly move their shoulders from side to side. Try to listen to it and not dance just a little bit.”
Mad Dogs and Englishmen – Joe Cocker | LISTEN
“I was born in 1983 but I feel like my soul would have done well in the late 60s and early 70s. I was lucky enough to see Joe Cocker live before he died and, even at a later age, he sang with so much soul. This album makes you feel. It’s real. When we play this one at the brewery you can see people sing along quietly all over the room. A surprise love of mine on this record is ‘Girl from the North Country’.”
Stone Rollin’ – Raphael Saadiq | LISTEN
“Raphael Saadiq is a great producer, writer, and singer. He used to be in a group called Tony! Toni! Tone! and has written and produced for the likes of Q-Tip, The Roots, Slum Village, Joss Stone, and Kid Cudi. This album is sexy AF and exudes so much soul and funk that you could play it front to back and dance the whole way through. I love all of Raphael Saadiq’s music but this one stands alone as my favourite.”