Apr 17, 2012

The Soul Brother Show Featuring Gregory Porter

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What's happening, good people? You're in the mix with Mr. Chris for another jazzy episode of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk! April is Jazz Appreciation Month as we feature an in-depth interview with Grammy-nominated vocalist and musician Gregory Porter! Keeping in the tradition of the great Nat "King" Cole, Gregory is moving the masses with his velvety-smooth voice and lush melodies. His albums Water (2010) and Be Good (2012) comes highly recommended and if you're an admirer of classic jazz, you will definitely appreciate these gems. Rounding out this episode are some classic standards and some of today's smooth grooves that will transport you to another space and time! As always, sit back, relax and enjoy! 

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Special thanks to each and everyone of you who continue to show love and support for The Soul Brother Show and The Soul Sister Show. You are appreciated!


Extra special thanks to Georgette a-k-a The Soul Sister for the inspiration and the amazing graphics! 


Tracklist: 

Billie Holiday - "Good Morning Heartache" 

Dorothy Dandridge - "It's Easy to Remember" 

Sarah Vaughn - "Misty" 

Ella Fitzgerald - "In a Sentimental Mood" 

Quincy Jones - "The Birth of a Band" 

Frank Sinatra w/Count Basie and His Orchestra - "Fly Me to the Moon" 

Nat "King" Cole - "Unforgettable" 

Billy Eckstine w/Quincy Jones and His Orchestra - "Sophisticated Lady" 

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - "In a Sentimental Mood" 

Miles Davis - "Blue in Green" 

Gregory Porter - "God Bless the Child" 

Gregory Porter - "Water" 

Gregory Porter - "Be Good" 

Chaka Khan - "Stormy Weather" 

Jill Scott w/Al Jarreau and George Benson - "God Bless the Child" 

Esperanza Spalding - "I Can't Help It" 

Robert Glasper Experiment w/Lalah Hathaway - "Cherish the Day" 

The Crusaders - "It Happens the Every Day"

Apr 8, 2012

A Tribute to New Edition

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What's going on, good people? You're in the mix with Mr. Chris for another stone cold episode of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk! About a week ago, the Soul Sister and I had a chance to catch New Edition live in concert and let me tell ya - what an awesome show it was! All six members: Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, and Bobby Brown were in full effect! Singing some of their classic songs and respective solo hits, the brothers still got it after 30 years in the game! Needless to say, your Soul Brother is still feeling the after effects of that show and thought it was only fitting to drop a podcast featuring some of the best in the NE catalogue! As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy! 

Special thanks to all of you who continue to show love to The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk! and an extra special thanks to Georgette a-k-a the Soul Sister for such an awesome birthday gift of seeing these brothers live in concert and the amazing graphics! 

Tracklist: 

Bell Biv Devoe w/Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, and Bobby Brown - "Word to the Mutha" (Radio Mentality w/Rap) 

Bobby Brown - "Every Little Step" (Remix) 

Johnny Gill - "Rub You the Right Way" (Extended Hype I) 

Bell Biv Devoe - "Poison" (12" R&B Mix) 

New Edition - "If It Isn't Love" 

New Edition - "Hit Me Off" 

New Edition - "Cool It Now" (Extended Version) 

New Edition - "Popcorn Love" 

Bobby Brown w/Whitney Houston - "Something in Common" 

Whitney Houston w/Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Faith Evans, and Monica - "Somebody Bigger Than You and I" 

Stacy Lattisaw w/Johnny Gill - "Perfect Combination" 

New Edition - "Whispers in Bed" 

New Edition - "Delicious" 

Bobby Brown - "Girlfriend" 

Bell Biv DeVoe - "When Will I See You Smile Again" 

Ralph Tresvant - "Sensitivity" (7" Radio Edit) 

Johnny Gill - "In the Mood" 

New Edition - "Can You Stand the Rain" (Under the Lampost Quiet Storm Mix) 

Bell Biv DeVoe - "I Thought It Was Me" 

Bobby Brown - "My Prerogative" (Radio Edit) 

New Edition - "Where It All Started From" 


This episode of The Soul Brother Show is dedicated in loving memory of Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

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Apr 1, 2012

The Soul Brother Show Featuring Rahsaan Patterson

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There was a time when  you could turn on the radio and listen to issues that were affecting the community. When I created The Soul Brother Show, not only did I want to play good music and entertain people, but I also wanted to use this platform to express myself and to allow artists the chance to speak when it came to serious topics of the day. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a very special presentation of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk. This one is near and dear to my heart because it features an in depth interview with my good friend Rahsaan Patterson who is here to talk about a very serious topic and that is sexual abuse.

Statistics show that every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. Each year, there are about 213,000 victims of sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, know that you are not alone and that there is help. You don't have to be silent anymore. For more information, please contact RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) at 1-800-656-HOPE or online at rainn.org.

Special thanks to Rahsaan for taking the time to share his story and to RAINN for their dedication to fighting this epidemic. 


Tracklist: 

The Five Stairsteps - "O-o-h Child" 

Rahsaan Patterson - "Don't Touch Me" 

 Special thanks to Georgette a-k-a the Soul Sister for the graphics and inspiration and to Jalila Larsuel. I appreciate it.