I have in the past mentioned that I am no great fan of the music of the whites. My people have made great contributions to musical culture, certainly, but mostly it’s not for me. A little country music, Randy Newman, not much else. Van Morrison, though? Yeah.
My stepmother is from Belfast, and I think Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor are pretty much the only two musicians I’ve ever heard her say an admiring word about. You know why? Because they kick ass.
I’m not really that into the folky hippy-dippy Van Morrison that a lot of other people seem to love, but this right here is some serious, kick-ass soul music. You could put on this or TB Sheets and just listen over and over.