Episode 1.2 of my new Shades of Soul program on Radio Sombra included guest DJ sets by Billy Goods & Bobby Soul of the Boogaloo Assassins. Their new album, Old Love Dies Hard is just out (liner notes by moi) and the three of us spun a slew of Latin soul/boogaloo jams for over an hour.
On a sadder note, I dedicated the show to the late Richard Marin, who I just learned passed away a couple of months back. Marin (the older brother of Bobby Marin) was a key producer at Mercury and Decca and is an undersung, pivotal player in the story of how boogaloo blew up. My first set was a selection of Latin soul songs that Marin played a hand in shaping.
Before we get to a music, a quick programming noteâ€¦Radio Sombra is DJ-supported, which means that all of us who have a show pay a monthly fee to the station to help cover operating expenses. As such, I’m asking you all – my loyal listeners – to help support both the station and my show through your financial assistance. The Boogaloo Assassins were good enough to help me with a set of materials for the offering:
1) The Vinyl Package: You’ll get the new Boogaloo Assassins album on vinyl plus a copy of their new 7″ (“No No No” b/w “Evil Ways (Instr.)”). You’ll also get higher quality versions of the show taping from 1.2 onward.
2) The CD Package: You’ll get the new Boogaloo Assassins album on CD plus the 7″ (if desiredâ€¦if you don’t have a turntable, it may not matter!) You’ll also get higher quality versions of the show taping from 1.2 onward.
Each set is $20 and if I find a taker for each, that means the show will be supported through the end of October. If interested, email me and let me know which package you’d like.
Pledge drive over.
Here’s Episode 1.2 and if you need the playlist, check back on the Radio Sombra site.