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BeatTips MusicStudy: The Notations – “I’m Still Here”


A Lesson in Cooking the Groove


Once the groove gets established, it’s continuously “cooked”—driven home and delivered with such incredible eloquence.

(Hearing a song like this makes one wonder how The Notations never really made it *big*. Still, their legacy of stirring soul lives on.)

The music video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.

The Notations – “I’m Still Here”

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