Jan 27, 2015

Make Some Room for the Suffers!


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!


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


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.


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


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!


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