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BHM2022, Weekend 1

The Soul Show’s WYEP Saturday Afternoon Edition

Jasmine Tate

Welcome to the first weekend of Black History Month. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • WYEP’s BHM focus this year is Roots music, and The Soul Show will jump right in with Odetta, Our Native Daughters, Little Axe and more. Also, Jasmine Tate is featured on Three Rivers at Three, my weekly Pittsburgh music showcase.
  • We’ll have a semi-centennial listen to the Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway duet masterpiece of 1972.
  • Maceo Parker covers what is often regarded as the first song of the soul genre.
  • In the last hour, 4-5pm Eastern, we’ll be heavy on beautiful ballads of old.

  • On Three Rivers at Three, we debut Deanna Witkowski’s tribute to jazz great Mary Lou Williams. With her new single. Also during this Pittsburgh-centric segment, Phat Man Dee brings a big band sound with her cohorts Tony Campbell and Reggie Watkins.

The Soul Show’s Nationally Syndicated Edition

  • Greg Spero’s ‘The Chicago Experiment’ full album has dropped , so we begin a dive in.
  • We continue to explore the new Bill Summers and Azar Lawrence releases.
  • A couple of tracks from Stevie Wonder’s 1973 “Innervisions” masterpiece, in sequence so you can experience his flow. Also, a case study in flow, juxtaposing Donny Hathaway’s “Extension Of A Man” opening sequence with a 2018 release by Philly’s Ill Doots.
  • For BHM, something from Adrian Younge’s 2021 “The American Negro” project.
  • Tank & The Bangas, with the first track from the upcoming “Red Ballon” album.
  • Odes to the great Leon Ware in the first set.
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