On WYEP, The Soul Show’s theme for Weekend 3 of WHM is “Bloodlines.” We’ll feature women and members of their musical families, like Akina Adderley and her grandfather, Nat Sr.; Taka Boom/Chaka Khan; and the Hathaways. Toshi Reagon, daughter of Sweet Honey in the Rock’s founder, is also part of the presentation. If you’d like some background, check out my 2019 interview with her.
I’ll play more music from Gayelynn McKinney, daughter of the great jazz musician Harold. I selected her album ‘Zoot Suit Funk’ as a March album pick in my Pittsburgh City Paper column.
On Saturday night, the syndicated edition of TSS will feature a bit of new music. IZY of Australia has an album named ‘Irene’ that is already feeling like a 2021 Top Ten candidate. I’ll dig deeper into ‘Nocturne Unplugged’ by David Walters. Lenora Zenzalai Helms’ ‘Love of Big Band’ release will get a play – it was also written up in my City Paper column. New music from Str4ta, a Brit-funk side project by Bluey of Incognito, will be introduced. Midnite represents the Virgin Islands; Jeffrey Osborne & L.T.D., Providence; and Leaky Faucet, the city of Pittsburgh.