JOHN LEGEND SUMMER TOUR TICKET GIVEAWAY

This summer John Legend is embarking on a tour of the US to promote his latest album, Evolver, and we have a pair of tickets for several shows for you to win! If you can’t stand the thought of missing his show in your town, you can purchase tickets through his official site. But if the budget’s tight and you live in one of the cities below, you and a guest can go for free! All you have to do is answer the trivia questions below to enter.

Here are the cities/dates we are giving away […]

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MULATU AND HELIOCENTRICS WINNERS

I apologize for not posting this sooner. My wife went into labor last week and I have been quite busy taking care of the new mom and baby.

The 3 winners for the Mulatu Astatke and Heliocentrics album are Jim Champion from Texas and Jay Johnson and John Watson, both from California.

Answers:

1Q. Name the Ethiopian label for which Mulatu Astatke recorded many of his classics in the late 60s and 70s.
1A. Amha

2Q. Collaborating with Mulatu on the new album are the Heliocentrics who are led by this drummer.
2A. Malcolm Catto

3Q. […]

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PE HEWITT CONTEST WINNERS

P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble: I’m Wondering Why
From Winter Winds (Now Again, 2009)

The 3 winners of the P.E. Hewitt “Winter Winds” contest are Guillermo Gonzalez of sunny California, Kurt Iveson from the land down under, and Tee Cardaci of Brazil. Congrats to all!

Thank you to all who participated and continue to read the site as well as to Stones Throw/Now Again for sponsoring the contest. Answers are below.

Q1: What label, based out of the UK, is Now Again partnering with for the expanded release of the Spritiual Jazz anthology?

A1: Jazzman Records

Q2: […]

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JAZZ, TELEMARKETERS, AND MATH… WITH A CONTEST TO BOOT!

P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble: I’m Wondering Why
From Winter Winds (Now Again, 2009)

Isn’t it just like a telemarketer to bring you back to reality when you’re listening to some new sounds that have taken you to another place? While jamming (and I mean REALLY jamming thanks to my new Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Series speakers, which I highly recommend) to the the groovy sounds of the P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble, the latest Now Again release, the phone rings. Thinking that it could be my wife, who is due to deliver in the next month, I dutifully […]

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WHITEFIELD BROTHERS CONTEST UPDATE

Whitefield Brothers: Sol Walk
From In The Raw (Reissue) (Now Again, 2009)

Congratulations to Phil Namoc who won the CD of the Whitefield Brothers reissue of In The Raw. We had many entrants and most people had all the correct answers, which you can see below. Thanks to all who participated and continue to read the site!

As an added bonus, take a listen to Sol Walk, above, from the album.

Questions:

1. Jan Whitefield and other Poets Of Rhythm members played on this group’s Afrofunk album last year released by Now Again. Name the group.

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TIMELESS III: ARTHUR VEROCAI THIS SUNDAY

You know how we do!

Soul Sides has three pairs of tickets to give away. If you slept on the previous two Timeless shows…you wack! Don’t make it a hat trick and miss out […]

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CONTEST TIME!!

Soul Sides, in conjunction with Stones Throw/Now Again, is excited to present to you – the loyal Soul Sides readers – an opportunity to win the reissue of the Whitefield Brothers “In The Raw” album. The album retails this Tuesday, March 10, in physical and digital formats.

In addition to the 9 tracks that were on the initial Soul Fire release, 3 tracks that were not on the previous release appear: Rampage, Chokin, and Buster (aka The Bastard).

Now onto the contest.

Contest rules:

1. Contest ends at midnight on March 16, 2009. Entries that arrive […]

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JOE BATAAN GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Things I’ve realized with this Bataan giveaway:

1) I’ve either sold copies of Deep Covers 2 to the maximum amount of readers or else, you folks are cheap… (Kidding!)

2) I need to make my trivia questions just a little easier.

3) Or I can just have been randomly write in but where’s the fun in that?

In any case, winner of the non-signed copy: B. Holt
Winner (and sole competitor) in the trivia contest: H. Mestdach

For those playing at home, here were the answer to the trivia contest:

1) What Latin producer of Alegre […]

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JOE BATAAN GIVEAWAY! (UPDATED)


Common feat. Bilal: Play Your Cards Right
From Smokin’ Aces soundtrack (Lakeshore, 2007)

Joe Bataan: Under the Street Lamp
Available on Under the Streetlamps: The Joe Bataan Anthology 1967 – 1972 (Fania/Emusica, 2008)

Joe Bataan was just here in Los Angeles the last week or so (and I feel stupid for not posting up links to his performances) and we caught up twice during that time, including one meeting where he broke down the entire history behind “Rap-O, Clap-O“. Fascinating stuff and I’ll have to try to write that up sometime.

Anyways, the other time we […]

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PICK SIX: NUEVO LATIN SABOR


Bronx River Parkway & Candela All Stars: Donde
Bronx River Parkway & Candela All Stars: San Sebastian 152
From San Sebastian 152 (Truth and Soul/Candela, 2008)

Johnny Pacheco: Boogaloo De Johnny (Quantic Remix)
Dave Cortez: Happy Soul With a Hook (DJ Format Remix)
From I Like It Like That (Fania, 2008)

Los Po-Boy-Citos: Wobble Cha
Los Po-Boy-Citos: Fat Mama/Mother-In-Law
From New Orleans Latin Soul (2008)

You have retro-soul on one hand but there’s also an equally strong trend of what I’m going to […]

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