Jan 27, 2015

Make Some Room for the Suffers!

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About two weeks ago, I had privilege to be in the company of the Suffers. I have been a fan of this amazing band for quite some time and when I got word they were about to drop their debut EP - Make Some Room - I became so excited that I had to reach out and feature them on this show. I was more than honored to have not just an interview but a conversation with lead vocalist Kam Franklin, saxophonist Cory Wilson, trumpeter Jon Durbin, and trombonist Michael Razo and it was fantastic! On this podcast of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk, these fantastic musicians talk about the making of the new project, their excitement about going on the road, and what it means to be a musician hailing from Houston, Texas. Enjoy!


Tracklist:


OutKast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious


Fishbone - Interdependent


No Doubt w/Lady Saw - Underneath It All


The Tontons - Lush


LaTasha Lee and the Black Ties - Heart Breaker


Chakachas - Stories


Beatfanatic - Cookin' (Funky 7 Mix)


The Suffers - Make Some Room


The Suffers - Step Aside


The Suffers - Gwan


The Hue w/Ladybug Mecca - Slick


Michele Thibeaux - Ready. Set. Go.


The Suffers - Good Day (Live)


Fishbone - Ma and Pa


This episode of The Soul Brother Show is dedicated to Cristina Acuna of Cactus Records here in Houston, Texas. Thank you so much, love!

Jan 21, 2015

The Age of Aquarius

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You've heard the lyrics of that legendary 5th Dimension song time and time again: "When the moon is in the Seventh House/ And Jupiter aligns with Mars/ Then peace will guide the planets/ And love will steer the stars." I should know because everytime I mention that I am born under the astronomical sign of Aquarius, someone is bound to sing that song. It never fails. Nevertheless it's a favorite of mine and as I count down the days to my 40th birthday, I wanted to feature some joints and jams from one of my favorite musical ensembles - The Soulquarians. Consisting of Questlove, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, J Dilla, Q-Tip, Slum Village, Bilal, the Roots, and the man who I happen to share the same birth date with, D'Angelo. On this podcast of The Soul Brother Show - The Home of Heavy Soul and Raw Funk, it's all about an eclectic good time. As always, sit back, relax, and enjoy.



Tracklist:


D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Another Life


Q-Tip - Feelin'


Common w/Bilal - Funky For You


Slum Village - Forth & Back


The Roots - The Next Movement


Mos Def - Close Edge


Talib Kweli - Get By


The Roots w/Cody ChesnuTT - The Seed 2.0


Bilal w/Mos Def and Common - Reminisce


Raphael Saadiq w/D'Angelo - Be Here


Erykah Badu w/Rahzel - Southern Gul


Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty


Q-Tip - Gettin' Up


Erykah Badu - Bag Lady


Common - Aquarius


This podcast of The Soul Brother Show is dedicated to my fellow Aquarian, Kevin Kindred, Jr. Love you, bruh!

Jan 11, 2015

The Get Down

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It's a brand spanking new year and it's time to jam, y'all! Before I hit you cats and kittens with some dynamic new shows with some legendary entertainers, The Get Down prepares you for what's on the horizon. Consider this episode of The Soul Brother Show an opening act, a warm-up before the real deal hits the stage. We're diggin' in the crates with some classic soul and funk courtesy of the Kashmere Stage Band and Bernard Purdie to new schoolers such as Houston's own the Suffers and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Buckle up and enjoy because it's about to go down real soon!



Tracklist


The Soul Drifters - Funky Soul Brother


Bernard Purdie - Soul Drums


Kashmere Stage Band - Kashmere


Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles


The Suffers - Gwan


Raphael Saadiq - Staying in Love


Freedom Express - Get Down


Vern Blair Debate - Super Funk


Innersouls - Just Take Your Time


Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - What Have You Done For Me Lately?


Jean Plum - Pour on the Loving


Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun