The Soul Show on WYEP
Most weeks, a day or two before broadcast, I send the WYEP staff a few teasers about the upcoming show. Here they are for 7/17:
- On TSS this weekend , Mike features more from Kinetic’s new release, “Dances of Lake Volta.” He’s been following this local band since their beginnings. “Dances” is his City Paper album pick for this month.
- The Soul Show begins the George Clinton 80th birthday celebrations with an extended live track from Metropolis in the UK.
- During 2021, Mike Canton has been looking back at 50th anniversary albums, but this weekend The Soul Show does a decade sweep of 1961 through 2021 (from Gladys Knight through Jill Scott).
- Now that Mike Canton has seen Questlove’s “Summer of Soul” film, he’ll offer some more thoughts on Woodstock’s alternate universe. His research has led him to a photographer who captured Hendrix on film in Harlem that 1969 summer.
- For TSS this weekend, there’s new music from Prince’s last bassist (MonoNeon) and Thundercat’s brother (Ron Bruner, Jr.).
- Before The Soul Show this weekend, do a little homework. Check out his “Bare Your Soul” challenge on Twitter (soulshowmike).
Syndicated TSS on the African American Public Radio Consortium
- There’s music from the cities of The Soul Show’s national broadcasts: Zeng from RI, Blew/Brees/P Busspipe from USVI, and DK Anderson from Pittsburgh
- Rick James is represented as a solo artist and as part of the short-lived Mynah Birds…this is important music history
- A great new instrumental from Tiny Room Sessions, featuring MonoNeon and Ron Bruner, Jr.
- More Geo. Clinton pre-celebration, with songs representing the Cult of Funk
- Black Violin battling the Stereotypes