A big thank you to Patrick Foisy at the excellent Parka Avenue blog for putting me onto Papa Bill Records. It's a label founded by Benjamin H Shulman, a young soul afficionado from Montreal, who had a dream about making great soul music for our time and decided to go out there and do just that.
He has put together a band called Black Joe Lewis With The Soul Distributors and they have produced a slice of twenty first century soul, "Boogaloo On Clark Street". Pat and Ben have also coined the word "Modtreal", which seems more than a little inspired and, as such, gets the thumbs up from me.
There's a lot more information about the label, how to order the record and an interview with Ben here. This is the song.