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TSS plans for today, Amythyst Kiah tonight(!), We Want The Funk chats

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 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.

We Want The Funk Festival chats

I had the opportunity to chat with incoming artists before Funk Weekend. David Webb of The Funk Center in Dayton jumped in to support. Here are the links: Cameo/Zapp

, Ladies of Skyy. Enjoy.

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