We'll spin a track from 1968 featuring Rasheed Ali's new album, plus we'll start off an Afro-Latin set with new music from Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, serve up a set of soul food tunes from Don "Sugarcane" Harris, The Basic, and Chocolate Milk, and get funky with ENDRECHERI, The Vocal Aires, and FSQ! Listen anytime on Public Radio Exchange: https://exchange.prx.org/p/371303
We'll hear from incredibly soulful vocalists Patrice Quinn, Dolette McDonald, and Bettye LaVette, stretch out with jazz from Herbie Hancock, Anthony Joseph, and the Cannonball Adderly Quartet, and get funky with ENDRECHERI, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Parliament. Listen anytime on Public Radio Exchange:
We'll kick off a set for Geminis from Nat Adderly's Soul Zodiac, hear Nina Simone's take on the Five Stairsteps classic, Ooh Child, check out King Curtis' cover of The Weight by the Band, and spin Jerry Lawson's interpretation of Paul Simon's Peace Like a River. Listen anytime on Public Radio Exchange:
We'll spin new music from Anthony Joseph, Joan Armatrading, and Arturo O'Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, plus we'll dish up some Mean Greens from Eddie Harris, Pass the Peas with the JB's by request, and add some SALT from Joey Alexander! Listen anytime on Public Radio Exchange: https://exchange.prx.org/p/368643
We'll spend the first hour of our Poetry Month special in conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, featuring tracks from her powerful new album, I Pray For My Enemies. Plus we'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll hear from Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and many more!
This week on UpFront Soul, after "Hangin' Out With You" and Bobby Hutcherson, we'll do the Peanut Duck with Marsha Gee and enjoy Breakfast in Bed with Baby Washington (pictured). We'll finish the first hour with the Aretha Franklin rarity "Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)! Tune in tonight at 10 on WERU, or listen anytime on PRX: https://exchange.prx.org/p/276099
Opening the shrinkwrap on a new album is always exciting...even more so when it's the three-record “Héen” (which means "water" in Tlingit) from Indigenous jazz-funk ensemble Khu.éex' ! With five sides of powerful, beautiful music and one side etched with a design by bassist and artist Preston Singletary Glass, this album is a multimedia work of art! https://www.khueex.com/
This week, we'll take it to the dance floor with FSQ's blazing new version of the Talking Heads' "I Zimbra" featuring Dolette McDonald (pictured), hear new soul from Tanika Charles, Carlton Jumel Smith, and Andreya Triana, and get down with the classic Fatback Band "Backstrokin'" as reimagined by Bosq and Kaleta! Listen anytime on PRX: https://exchange.prx.org/p/275314 5/6
Sanguine Fromage, WERU radio personality since 2005, current host of UpFront Soul, former host of The Nightfly, Off the Wall, Enjoy Yourself, and Sound Travels.
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