Apr 30, 2014

The Blue Eyed Soul Sessions

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I remember being a kid and riding in the backseat with Moms and when certain songs would come on the radio, I would get excited and sing along at the top of my voice! There was something like “Baby Come Back” from Player or “Biggest Part of Me” from Ambrosia made me feel good and put me in a good place. All those classic, blue-eyed soul songs that I would hear on the radio continues to have a special place in my heart and on this podcast of The Soul Brother Show – The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk, I wanted to relive those good moments. As always, kick back, relax, and enjoy!


Tracklist:


The Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes


Chicago – Feelin’ Stronger Every Day


Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By the Light


Bee Gees – Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)


Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me


Carole King – It’s Too Late


James Taylor – Mud Slide Slim


Captain & Tennille – Muskrat Love


The Beach Boys – Sail On, Sailor


Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love


Seals & Croft – Summer Breeze


Player – Baby Come Back


Ambrosia – How Much I Feel


Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E.’s in Love


David Bowie – Young Americans


Boz Scaggs – Lowdown


Elton John – Bennie and the Jets

 

Apr 27, 2014

Chasing Utopia with Nikki Giovanni

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It’s an honor and a privilege to bring to the listeners of The Soul Brother Show – The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk one of the greatest writers of all time, Nikki Giovanni. As a spoken word artist who has rocked the mic since 1997, I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to have this extraordinary artist grace this podcast with her words of wisdom as she waxes philosophic about her career as well as her thoughts on the Hip-Hop community. To round out this spectacular show are some of the greatest poets to ever grip a pen and a pad such as Maya Angelou, the Last Poets, and Rita Dove to name a few. As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Tracklist:

The Last Poets – Niggers Are Scared of Revolution

Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon

Sarah Jones – Blood

Sonia Sanchez – Tupac

Etheridge Knight – Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

Maya Angelou – To a Man

Langston Hughes – The Negro Speaks of Rivers

The Roots w/Ursula Rucker – Adventures in Wonderland

Kim Fields – Harlem Honey

Larenz Tate – Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina)

Boogie Down Productions – Poetry

Eric B and Rakim – Casualties of War

Public Enemy – Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

Nikki Giovanni – Nikki Rosa

Nikki Giovanni – My House

Sonia Sanchez – Ima Talkin About the Nation of Islam

Amiri Baraka- Bang, Bang Outishly

Rita Dove – Shakespeare Say

Saul Williams – Ohm

Tracie Morris – Project Princess

Brooke Jean – A Poet’s Intuition

Sarah Jones – Metaphorplay

2Pac – Me Against the World

Apr 16, 2014

The Supreme Wisdom of Susaye Greene

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On this Supreme podcast of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk, I am delighted to bring back one of my favorite guests, Susaye Greene! The lady who I affectionately refer to as "Mama Supreme" talks about her role in the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom as well as the reissue of the much-heralded 1979 Scherrie & Susaye classic album, Partners. She also speaks about her upcoming projects and gives her opinion about the state of today's music business. Rounding out this episode are several classic tracks from the Partners album as well as cuts from 20 Feet stars Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, and Lisa Fischer to name a few. As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy the Supreme Wisdom of Susaye Greene!

Tracklist:

Susaye Greene – "High Energy"

Scherrie & Susaye – "In the Night"

Michael Jackson – "I Can’t Help It"

The Supremes – "Come Into My Life"

Lisa Fischer – "How Can I Ease the Pain"

Judith Hill – "Desperation"

Darlene Love – "You’ll Never Walk Alone"

Claudia Lennear – "From a Whisper to a Scream"

Merry Clayton – "Gimme Shelter"

Scherrie & Susaye – "Lovebug (with Ray Charles)"

Stevie Wonder – "Joy Inside My Tears"

The Supremes – "High Energy"