RECORD WHEEL #8: SLOW JAMS

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Honestly, I could devote an entire podcast series to only slow jams and firme rolas (hmmmm….) but for now, we’ll start with a single episode.

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Playlist:

The Exceptionals: What About Me? (GRT, 1971) Nancy: I Promise I’ll Wait (Mercede, 1971) Natural Four: The Same Thing In Mind (ABC, 1969) Little Joe and the Latinaires: Just Because I Really Love You (Buena Suerte, 1966) Smoke Sugar Company: Save a Little Love For a Rainy Day (Teri De, 1973) Black Heart: […]

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RECORD WHEEL #7: DISCO FEVER

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Been promising this one for a minute. I am, by no means, a deep disco head (that particular well runs incredibly deep) but I do respect/appreciate it. These aren’t my absolute favorite cuts but randomly selected ones that I think do a good job of showcasing the diversity of the genre.

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Playlist:

Charanga 76: Good Times (TR, 1979) Ernie Story: The E Groove (Legend, 1976) Manzel: Space Funk (Fraternity, 1977) Gospel Soul Revivals: If Jesus Came Today (Sonic, 1982) Frankie Gee: […]

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RECORD WHEEL #6: BAKER’S DOZEN

Sorry for the long hiatus. After getting back from New Orleans, I got hammered with work and am only now getting back ahead of it. To make up for the prolonged absence, I super-sized this episode with 13 tracks, including songs I brought home from NOLA.

As I mentioned in the show, here’s the Guardian playlist I prepped re: David Axelrod and you can see the cover of Afreaka! above.

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RECORD WHEEL #5 NOLA PICK-SIX

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I’m headed back to NOLA this week and decided to dedicate a shorter episode to some of my favorite Crescent City songs.

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Playlist:

Robert Parker: Caught You In a Lie (NOLA, 1967) Willie Harper: I Don’t Need You Anymore (Tou-Sea, 1968) Allen Toussaint: Louie (Scepter, 1970) Eddie Bo and Inez Cheathem (Seven 7, 1968) Inell Young: What Do You See In Her? (Libra, 1972) Floyd Anckle and the Majestic Brass Band (C&E, 197?)Intro/Outro: King Herbert and the Knights: […]

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RECORD WHEEL #4/SIDEBAR #37: LATIN BOOGALOO WITH FILMMAKER MATHEW RAMIREZ WARREN

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I promised (threatened?) that I’d drop some Latin on you all for a future podcast and what better than to bring in We Like It Like That filmmaker Mathew Ramirez Warren to come in and talk boogaloo with me. We chatted about the inspiration behind the film, tracking down Latin music old-timers, and the importance of public-funded arts (save the NEA!) Then Mathew joined me in running down a playlist of some of our favorite boogaloo jams.

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RECORD WHEEL #3 – THE MERCHANT OF GROOVES

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In honor of the Groove Merchant’s recent pop-up at RappCats in L.A., this week’s playlist is built around songs from that sale and a couple of other GM gems collected over the years.

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RECORD WHEEL #2 – AIN’T NO HALF SLIPPIN’

Just uploaded my latest episode of the Record Wheel; thanks for the positive feedback! I’m serious: I don’t do this stuff to hear myself talk so as long as folks out there enjoy it, I’m happy to do it.

I put up a poll on the Facebook group and folks wanted hip-hop, so that’s what I served up.

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SPINNING THE RECORD WHEEL

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For those of you who subscribe to my (old) Sidebar podcast, you may (or shortly will) discover a new episode awaiting you, the first in nearly two years. One of my ambitions for this year is to produce more audio content and while I’m working on a more ambitious podcast idea, I decided, in the short run, to create something that was simple to throw together at home: an annotated playlist.

Record Wheel #1

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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 […]

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THE SIDEBAR PODCAST IS B-IZ-ACK (IN ITUNES)

Good news (sort of). After I stupidly broke the podcast feed for my Sidebar podcast, the kind folks at iTunes took pity on me and fixed it. That’s good. The bad: you still have to re-subscribe here.

Lesson learned.

Back to good news: no 100% promises yet but methinks my next podcast will be a sit-down with the one and only…