Jan 27, 2015
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
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
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