They just don't make soul music like this anymore. It's a fact -- although this classic platter from San Francisco mack daddy Darondo was released in '06, the tracks were originally recorded in the 1970s, when Daron "Get That Dough" Pulliam was knee-deep in the Bay Area music scene. Imagine Al Green's devotional warble shimmying alongside Sly Stone-ish minimalism and JBs-style, on-the-one funk and you're getting close. Playful, serious, and greasy with groove, this lost gem was unearthed by the ever-diligent Ubiquity Records. Props.