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Soul Music Thu Nov 16 2017 05:04:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The first episode of my new Heat Rocks podcast is now live.You can find show notes + some bonus beats material on the official Heat Rocks website.   The first episode of my new Heat Rocks podcast is now live.You can find show notes + some bo
I couldn’t be more excited to announce, finally, the public launch of my new podcast: Heat Rocks. Alongside my co-host, music supervisor extraordinaire Morgan Rhodes, and co-producer/editor Nick Liao, we’ve been plugging away at t
Charles Bradley has died at age 68. Folks here know how much I liked and respected the man and his music. I got to review his album in 2013 and then write about “Things We Do For Love” a few years later. And Tommy Brenneck broke d
Honestly, I could devote an entire podcast series to only slow jams and firme rolas (hmmmm….) but for now, we’ll start with a single episode. (Subscribe to this and future podcasts) Playlist: The Exceptionals: What About Me? (GRT,
The Joe Cuba Sextet: Maana Te Llevo Nia From El Alma Del Barrio (Tico, 1964) Joe Cuba is an interesting figure to me insofar as his career precedes the boogaloo era by over a decade but songs like “El Pito” and “Bang Ban
Fania All Stars (Joe Bataan and La La): If This World Were Mine FromLive at the Red Garter Vol. 2(Fania, 1972) There’s something quite enjoyable about finding surprises within your own collection. True, maybe you should have caught them the
Been promising this one for a minute. I am, by no means, a deep disco head (that particular well runs incredibly deep) but I do respect/appreciate it. These aren’t my absolute favorite cuts but randomly selected ones that I think do a good
Sorry for the long hiatus. After getting back from New Orleans, I got hammered with work and am only now getting back ahead of it. To make up for the prolonged absence, I super-sized this episode with 13 tracks, including songs I brought home from NO
Sad news: David Axelrod has passed. I’ve written about him many times on this site and it’d be hard for me to do him any better justice than when I tried back in 2002. Sad news: David Axelrod has passed. I’ve written abo
I’m headed back to NOLA this week and decided to dedicate a shorter episode to some of my favorite Crescent City songs. (Subscribe to this and future podcasts) Playlist: Robert Parker: Caught You In a Lie (NOLA, 1967) Willie Harper: I Don&a
Just uploaded my latest episode of the Record Wheel; thanks for the positive feedback! I’m serious: I don’t do this stuff to hear myself talk so as long as folks out there enjoy it, I’m happy to do it. I put up a poll on