soulBlog: soulshowmike’s Shows of Note for the holiday week, On-demand Black’n’Brown Christmas music, Otis Redding and Robert “Kool” Bell specials on The Soul Show

Shows of Note

  • Howie Alexander Trio at Con Alma, 12/23
  • JazzLive at Backstage Bar, 12/24
  • A Taste Of Soul at Genuine Pub, 12/24
  • Calvin Stemley & Stemtecs Band at Wallace’s Whiskey Room, 12/26
  • Roger Humphries at Con Alma, 12/27
  • Jazz Night at Parkway Theater, 12/27
  • Tony Campbell at Wallace’s Whiskey Room, 12/28
  • Live Music Saturday at Backstage Bar, 12/28
  • The Holiday Hangover Jazz Show at Wooley Bully’s Juke-joint, 12/28
  • Artistree at Crafthouse, 12/28

Christmas Music for Folks of Color

Here is the archive of The Soul Show’s 12/21/19 Annual Christmas Special, including the Robert “Kool” Bell continued interview:

and a 100% Christmas Mix, aired on The Soul Show on WTJX on 12/21/19


and here is 12/14/19 edition of The Soul Show on WYEP, including Otis Redding reflections by folks who were connected with his final performance. Also, this episode airs the first segment of a three-part interview with Robert “Kool” Bell, in this the 50th year of The Gang’s existence.


The Robert “Kool” Bell interview

If you’d like to hear the interview segments separately from the actual TSS episodes, here are all three segments for your convenience.

Kool interview, Part 1 – ORIGINS
Kool interview, Part 2 – FIRST ALBUM THROUGH 1975
Kool interview, Part 3 – THE “JT” ERA

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