Monday, April 11, 2011

The Sweet Divines - The New Ikettes?

Wooooh weee! I really lost my mind fellas! These ladies are the real thing! The absolute funkified all gal soul combo of our era! I crashed them accidentally and as it happens usually with things like this, you can only do just one move... To get down on your knees and beg for more! As i searched, found that they 're part of the cool society that encloses, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Dig Deeper soul crew and last but not least, Mighty Hannibal (!). Fuck, how many times in this life should i curse my fate for not be a new yorker? If you're one and you didn't catch 'em live already, you SHOULD be ashamed! I can't wait for a vinyl copy of their "Heckuva Man" EP (sorry, no i-tunes for things that got SOUL!). Sexy, smooth and dirty... My cup o' tea! I wish all gals looked and sound like the Sweet Divines! If you're a fan of sweet southern soul music, if you 're still wearing Stax t-shirts and slam your luck frequently for not having a chance to catch at their heights Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Ike & Tina's Revue jamming with Eddie Bo or Allen Toussaint, you maybe got lucky this time... Their reincarnation in four hot Divas bodies got one name...The Sweet Divines! I need before long a vinyl slice of these gals work! Anyone out there obtain these signals?


  1. Welcome back! Cool post. Cheers, JWW

  2. Thanks for bringing my attention to this group. Any post that mentions Miss Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings is a friend of mine. Would love to hear a Sweet Divines album.

    God Bless Tina Turner.

  3. Hi, big fan of your blog, your musical taste is quite similar to mine, I've got a small blog, in Spanish, dealing mainly with R&B and Soul 45's from my collection as well as pictures of toy monsters, taken also from my collection.

    The link for the blog is: 

    I would really appreciate if you could check out my blog, and if you find it interesting, add it to your blog roll.

  4. I think that the Sweet Divines are descended from a band called the Dansettes, who made similar music. I think that another band with a similar sound, the Nouvellas, are also derived from the Dansettes. All are very worth a listen.

  5. i was able to get a 45 by the dansettes "oh my",but unfortunately not by the sweet divines - the heckuva man download at their website looks like a vinyl label ,but they told me (via email) only the download is available...
    so i'm still waiting for them to come to europe - and the 7inch of heckuva man (even if this track was available on a sampler lp :"soul shaker ,vol.5")

  6. wow... that is soo-weeeeet