SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.19: GRAB BAG

Shades of Soul, EP 2.19: Grab Bag by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

A mix of old and new joints for this episode. I was overdue for a grab bag post anyway so this seemed more…efficient. But for real, next post (I hope) will be a long-awaited break down of a slew of tracks I’ve gotten in over the summer.

BLIND ALLEY – ALTERED TAPES REMIX

Folks know that “Blind Alley” is one of my all-time favorite breaks.1 Just wanted to say that Altered Tapes does a killer little edit, apparently by remixing the original multi-track stems with a little BDK thrown in for good measure.

  1. In fact, it might be the very first example of how I learned what a “break” (as in sample) was.

SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.18: DONNY HATHAWAY SPECIAL

Shades of Soul, EP 2.18: Donny Hathaway Special by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

Thanks to Emily Lordi, I realized that 10/1/14 would have been Donny Hathaway’s 69th birthday and in tribute to one of the great ones, I did a whole show around Hathaway-related recordings, including a few rarities and a slew of classics.

SHADES OF SOUL: EP 2.17, END OF SUMMER

Shades of Soul, EP 2.17: End of Summer by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

Forgot to post this two weeks back but I heralded the end of the season with a combination of songs I first learned about over the last few months plus a few personal favorite tracks to send summer off into the sunset. Enjoy! (And I’m back on the air 2pm PST on Friday, Oct. 3).

DO YOU LIKE 7″S? (OF COURSE YOU DO)

Diana ross and the supremes hes my sunny boy

My dude Hua Hsu, when he’s not being name-checked in the New Yorker, has a grip of really good condition soul/funk 7″ cheapies for sale. 5-for-$20 is a fantastic deal, especially for titles like that Diana Ross and the Supremes joint or James Gadson’s “Let the Feeling Begin”. (I’d also cop that Jesse Anderson if you don’t already have it).