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The Soul Show: An O’Jay, a Beatle and a Diamond; plus Juneteenth

On WYEP, 6/18/22 2-5pm, wyep.org

  • A roundup of local and national acts playing Juneteenth weekend in Pittsburgh
  • My first announcement of a 2022 Top Ten Album already…it’s that good
  • Tributes to Jim Seals of Seals & Crofts, incl. my favorite track and an amazing cover of another by the 3+3 Isleys
  • Eddie Levert and Paul McCartney turned 80, so hear an epic O’Jays track replete with Middle Passage backdrop, plus a litany of Beatles and solo covers by TSS regulars: LaVette, Pickett/Allman, Crusaders, Hazel, Franklin, …
  • New music from Brandi & the Alexanders, Ural & the Pain, Ledisi with Meters and Dumpstaphunk people, Lisa Marie Simmons, Output/Input
  • Black Moses and Watergate at 50, with music from Ike Hayes and Gil Scott-Heron
  • A Vanessa Collier interview announcement in advance of her Flood City performance

On WTJX US Virgin Islands, Rhode Island Public Radio, WNAA Winston Salem, KRBD Alaska (and WYEP overnight) – syndicated on the African American Public Radio Consortium (check local listings for times)

  • A dive into the fantastic Fantastic Negrito ‘White Jesus Black Problems’ release, which I’ve already picked as a top album for 2022 even before mid-year
  • The Corinne Bailey Rae interview that covers her trajectory, collaborations, impostor syndrome, upcoming projects (originally aired on WYEP’s TSS)
  • Monophonics’ new album, ‘Sage Motel’
  • More from Jean Carne and her ‘Jazz Is Dead’ project; also, a continued delve into 2022 Kendrick Lamar
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