Quick opening note: not to sound like a broken record (pun intended) but the vinyl game is always humbling. No matter how many records you have, there’s always more/better ones to still learn about and yearn for. I’m reminded of this all the time, especially when DJing with my betters such as the Southern Soulspinners who always come with crazy heat at every gig. I try not to trains-spot on their sets too much but it’s hard to resist knowing what the hell it is they’re blowing my mind with. [...]
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Dagnabbit, I meant to do one of these for January but then the month up and flew by me and now it’s the end of February. Anyways…for this month’s grab bag, I’m still drawing from some leftovers from 2013 that I’m only now catching up on plus the usual assortments of recent arrivals and the like.
Art Farmer: Soulsides
From Gentle Eyes (Mainstream, 1972)
Ok…so I only just got this album recently despite the fact that it has a song called “Soulsides”. I mean, I’m pretty sure I heard this [...]
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Soul Sides Vol. 3 (2014) by Oliver Wang on Mixcloud
The idea behind Soul Sides Vol. 3, of course, goes back to the first two volumes but the inspiration to finally get around to putting one together is really owed to an old KALX acquaintance, Marin Moran. A few months back, she had sent me a message, apropos of nothing, about how much she still enjoyed listening to Vol. 1. To be honest, I was surprised that people [...]
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BJ Coulson: Squib Cakes + When I’m Kissin’ My Love
From Live at the Elkhorn (Edgar, 197?)
So I was hanging out with my friend Andy last night and he and his partner Lisa spend a lot up of time up in Idaho (long story). Anyways, Andy is a consummate digger, especially with thrift stores and he was saying, “hey, I have this LP for you that I always see in the thrift stores up there. It’s this really bad, private press lounge album.”
(Note: in most cases, all you need [...]
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Shades of Soul EP 2.2: Cover Me! Pt. 1 by Oliver Wang on Mixcloud
You knew this episode was coming at some point. I’m forever stacking cover songs and I finally decided to pull together a few choice bits for this show. I don’t normally do an annotated playlist like this but I realized I had something to say about practically every song I played.
1. Music Makers: United (7″ on Gamble)
I’m assuming it’s [...]
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