2016 REWIND: REDISCOVERIES

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Orquesta Full Salsa: Full Salsa – Primera Parte (From “Full” Salsa Pa’ La Gente Rumbera Vol. 1. Fuentes, 197?) Les Vikings: Guaganco In Jazz (From Boum Vacanes. Disques Celini, 1975) Eddie Montalvo and Charlie Santiago: Cha-Cha A La Kako (From Drum Solos Vol. 1. Latin Percussion Ventures, 1978) Rovi: Medium Cool (From Pianofender Blues. Omicron, 1975). Pedro […]

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2016 REWIND: NEW DISCOVERIES

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Jamila Woods: HEAVN (From HEAVN. Closed Sessions) NoName: Forever (From Telefone) Chance the Rapper: How Great (From Coloring Book) Kanye West: Ultralight Beam (From The Life of Pablo. G.O.O.D. Music)

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THE YEAR IN MUSIC

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I’m prepping my list of songs from the past year but I’m curious to know what some of your favorite discoveries were (new or old) from 2016? 

MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2016

It’s been a while since I voted in the Village Voice’s annual Pazz and Jop poll but for whatever reason, I decided to do so this year even though I didn’t have a literal top 10 (just top 8). The way Pazz and Jop works is that your picks are weighted so this is what I turned in:

Beyonce: Lemonade (20 points)
Frank Ocean: Blond/e (20)
A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here (15)
Noname: Telefone (15)
Lee Fields: Special Night (10)
Jamila Woods: HEAVN (10)
Frankie Reyes: […]

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SOUL SIDES 2006 REWIND


Hosting this blog is as much a way of discovering music as it is for the readers. Here’s my list of my favorite songs that I first heard in 2006 (and no, sound files are not available on most of these. Real fans already have ’em):

1. Ghostface Killah: The Champ
2. Smith: Baby, It’s You
3. Practically everything off of Soul Boulders
4. Etta James: Sunday Kind of Love
5. Dells: I Can Sing a Rainbow/Love Is Blue
6. The Reflections: My Summer Breeze
7. The Kinks: […]

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