SHADES OF SOUL X ARTFORM RADIO MAR 2020

For your listening pleasure, here’s my latest set for Artform Radio on Worldwide FM. Tracklisting:

  • Junior Mance: Cubano Chant
  • BC & S: Sunshine
  • The Montereys: Get Down
  • Ronny Lapine: Side by Side
  • Weldon Irvine: I Love You
  • Sly and the Family Stone: Time For Livin’ (Alt Mix)
  • Seven Seas: Pat’s Jam
  • Los Grimm: Para Lograr Que Me Quieras (I’m Gonna Make You Love Me)
  • Robb Jarmain: I’m All Alone
  • Julius Brockington & The Magic Force: This Feeling
  • Jean Wells: What Have I Got To Lose?
  • 79.5: Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)
  • Joby and the Angels: Bang Bang
  • Fela Kuti: Lover
  • The Skatalites Meet King Tubby: Heaven’s Gate
  • The Sinseers: It Was Only a Dream 
  • Banda Macho: Party Down
  • San Francisco TKOs: Make Up Your Mind
  • The Village Callers: When You’re Gone
  • Cal Tjader and Eddie Palmieri: Samba Do Suenho 

SHADES OF SOUL X ARTFORM RADIO FEB 2020

Here’s my most recent outing on Artform Radio/WorldWide FM. You’ll have to excuse the few seconds of silence preceding song #2 (Jamila Woods). Warped records = ugh.

Tracklisting:

  • Les Mogol: Sunset in Golden Horn
  • Jamila Woods: Betty
  • Truthettes: So Good to be Alive (Teddy Pendergrass)
  • Ciel Miner: Stardust (Philadelphia)
  • King Nando: Where Is My Future?
  • Jimmy Heath: Smilin Billy
  • Delfonics: He Don’t Really Love You
  • La Zara and the Dominants: Didn’t I
  • Irma Thomas: Hitting On Nothing
  • Breakers Two: I’m Gonna Get Down
  • Flame and the Sons of Darkness: Something
  • Gal Costa: Baby
  • Andrew Oldham Orchestra: The Last Time
  • Ray Alexander Technique: My Special One
  • Exsaveyons: I Don’t Love You No More
  • The New Expression: Don’t Have Time to Lose (s/o Michael Barnes)
  • The Night Walkers: Can I Change My Mind
  • Bola Sete: Bettina

SHADES OF SOUL: BACK ON ARTFORM RADIO

I was recently part of the crew that helped launch the weekly Artform Radio series that’s being broadcast on WorldWide FM. Here’s the episode of the my first show:

Tracklisting:

  • R.D. Burman: Dance Music
  • Crowns of Glory: Lord Hold Me In Your Arms
  • Edith Jones: I Don’t Care No More
  • The Delfonics: He Don’t Really Love You
  • Herman Davis: Gotta Be Loved
  • Fully Guaranteed: We Can’t Make It Together
  • Ahmad Jamal: the World is a Ghetto
  • Los Moskas: Amor Sin Suerte
  • Joby Valente: Tu N’Es Pas Riche, Tu N’Es Pas Beau
  • The Night Walkers: Stormy
  • Nina Simone: Cosi Ti Amo
  • Swan Silvertones: You Pray On
  • IA&P Co: Check Yourself
  • Sir Wales Wallace: What Ever You Want
  • Adrian Younge: Fly Wallenda 
  • Enchanted Five: Have You Ever
  • Willie Brown: Love That Stranger
  • The Ambassadords: Ain’t Got the Love
  • James Taylor: This Girl
  • Deen Dodge: Perfect Love
  • OIympia Brass Band: Tuba Fats

DEEP/UNDER/COVER WITH MICHAEL BARNES ON DUBLAB

Michael Barnes and I recently got to guest host a show on Dublab. For many years, Dublab’s been one of the premier internet stations but on the day we hosted (6/30), it was their very second day as a terrestrial radio station as well, micro-broadcasting on 99.1 FM in parts of Los Angeles. Michael and I both got our start, many years ago, at KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley so it was very exciting to get back on the air.

For the occasion, we went with cover songs (you know me!) and it was a great excuse to pull out a slew of recent acquisitions, and my past favorites, to share with everyone.

Here’s the show notes, including a full track listing and here’s the actual show.

SHADES OF SOUL, EP 2.12: SUMMER JAMS FEAT. DJ EXPO

Shades of Soul, EP 2.12: Summer Jams. feat. DJ Expo by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

For my latest Shades of Soul (summer) episode, I invited DJ Expo, of L.A.’s Motown on Mondays fame.

As I’m doing all summer, I asked my guests to bring in a slew of summer songs and Expo came with a smooth selection, including that DeRobert and Half-Truths 7″ I totally snoozed on.

SHADES OF SOUL EP. 2.11: SUMMER JAMS FEAT. MORGAN RHODES

Shades of Soul, EP 2.11: Summer Jams feat. Morgan Rhodes by Oliver Wang on Mixcloud

For my latest Shades of Soul (summer) episode, I invited DJ and music supervisor, Morgan Rhodes. Morgan and I frequently pair up for the new music segment every Tuesday on KPCC and she, herself, hosts an early morning show on KPFK and used to be at KCRW. She’s pretty much hit for the L.A. public radio cycle.

As I’m doing all summer, I asked my guests to bring in a slew of summer songs and while I kind of f—ed up her playlist by accident, it all worked out in the end.