Wheel of Faite
Now here's an interesting one that I'm probably gonna have a hard time describing.....The Flint Executives' "Wheel of Faite" on Star Route. Opening with vocals only and the very sober lyrics "What the world needs know is a little more understanding", "Wheel of Faite" is a quality group harmony tune with socially conscious lyrics. The vocal duties are almost equally shared, the falsetto bits really getting me. Musically, it is constructed with flute and organ over a funky backbeat. The real focus here, though, is the vocals and the subject matter. There's a saxophone solo near the end that adds an extra bit of gravity. There's a real mix of sounds here - gospel, soul, jazz - in the less than the 2 minutes that the song lasts. Although a short tune, it is very powerful, and one that has me wishing there was more.
You can check it out on one of Mr. Fine Wine's "Downtown Soulville" shows from February 2006.