SHADES OF SOUL EPISODES, NOW AS PODCASTS

When I first started taping the Shades of Soul, I made a conscious decision not to do
them as podcasts, partially because I wanted to create a separate identity for them away from my pre-existing podcast series, The Sidebar. However, I’ve been taping SOS shows for over a year now and not coincidentally, The Sidebar has been silent for over a year now. It’s time I finally unite the siblings.

I’ve started to upload specific SOS episodes into the Sidebar feed (RSS or iTunes links). Unless by specific request, I don’t think I’m going to upload every single show (almost all of which are on available on both Mixcloud and RadioSombra.org) but I’ve begun pulling out those shows I liked best.

The trio I’ve already uploaded:

Again: you can download them either through the direct RSS feed or iTunes (though iTunes may not have updated their server with the latest shows yet).

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).