The Soul Show, 12/4/21
- Melanie Charles’ full album, “Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is now released, so we’ll start digging in.
- The Soul Show’s Top Ten Albums for 2021 will be announced in Pittsburgh City Paper on 12/15. Soulshowmike’s Album Picks, my CP monthly column, has provided hints throughout the year, but there are some more candidates you should know about. Listen today for some of those.
- After celebrating Gil Scott-Heron’s RRHOF induction a few weeks ago, I’ll cover others from the 2021 class (Preston, King, Kraftwerk, ….).
- Berry Gordy, Jr. turned 92 this week. Check out some songwriting before Motown, plus a track that you might be really surprised that he was involved in.
- After hearing Dexter Wansel’s interview last week on TSS, get to know some more of his latest release today.
- Also, the full interview is now available at wyep.org. There’s a lot I had to edit out for the program, and here are the full 20+ minutes.
- I’ll play some Zapp, Skyy, Lakeside and Cameo in anticipation of We Want The Funk Festival at the August Wilson.
Amythyst Kiah, 12/4/21 at Kelly-Strayhorn
She’s bringing one of the most important shows of the year. What’s more, Calliope is bringing her to East Liberty. Don’t miss.