R&B

  • Tue
    Apr 19
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

New Rock & Soul

    

  • Thu
    Feb 25
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 28
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

soul and the birth of modern r&b

what music was at the top of both the soul/r&b and rock charts 50 years ago? some killer music, that's what:

wilson pickettmarvin gaye & kim weston - "it takes two"

sam & dave - "hold on"

wilson pickett (pictured) - "mustang sally"

ray charles - "let's go get stoned"

the four tops - "reach out, i'll be there"

and

the temptations - "ain't too proud to beg"

  • Tue
    Feb 23
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 25
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

New Hip-Hop and R&B

Alright folks, now that I'm done with my "Best of 2015" series it's time to dig into some new music from 2016. I've pulled out two recent releases to share with you on today's edition of Music is My Medication.

Up first we have French instrumental hip-hop producer Mounika and his new album of tasty soul-breaks Seagulls. Then, on the R&B side of things, we have legendary Chicago-based soul singer Mavis Staples, and her new M. Ward-produced album Livin' On A High Note.

On top of that, we'll hear from Staples' Grammy Award-winning album from last year: Your Good Fortune, plus some more great hip-hop released in the last couple years.

Stream it all live February 23rd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio. (Re-broadcast February 24th at 11pm).

Some of the music played is available for free streaming/download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist for links: Playlist

 

On tonight's edition of After Hours I'll be playing my favorite funk and soul released last year. Stream it live January 30th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

 

 

  • Sat
    Jun 13
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jun 17
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Funk & Soul of 2015

 

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we've got some of my favorite afrobeat, funk and soul of 2015. I'll be featuring Australian soul-pop group Saskwatch and the album they released yesterday, Sorry I Let It Come Between Us. We'll also hear from The Mighty Mocambos, Social LoversThe Soul Motivators, Monophonics, Orgone, Naughty Professor, Analog SonThe Mighty Sceptres and more! Stream it all live June 13, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

 

  • Sat
    Dec 20
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Dec 24
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Best of 2014: Funk & Soul Edition

2014 has been an incredible year for funk and soul. Later this month we'll be listening to my favorite instrumental jazz-funk and soul, but tonight it's all about the vocalists: the men and women pouring out their hearts and getting funky with it. Thirty different songs, thirty different artists--all from albums released this year. Stream it live December 20th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!

 

  • Sat
    Oct 04
    5:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 07
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Jazz-Funk, Soul & Trip-Hop of 2014

  

I've got some more great music from 2014 to share with you on tonight's edition of The After Hours. We'll start off with some jazz-funk courtesy of the Swedish sextet Beat Funktion and the Northern Cailifornian 10-piece funk train: Motherlode. Then we've got some simmering soul featuring Smooth Antics, a five-piece band from Vermont and their eponymous debut LP. Last but not least, we've got some instrumental hip-hop and trip-hop with Shag, Vanilla and Mr. Moods-Lou Mistrau-Erik Jackson. Stream it live October 4th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Jul 26
    5:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Fresh Funk & Soul On The After Hours

         

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some freaky funk, simmering soul and brooding blues. I'll be featuring Saskwatch and Jesus, the Crazy, and the Bad Kids. We'll also hear from Up Up We Go!North By NorthSufis and Morphine. Stream it live July 26th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Mar 11
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 12
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Jazz, Funk and R&B of 2014

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz, funk and R&B albums to have been released so far this year. I'll be featuring The New Mastersounds and Omaha Diner.

The New Mastersounds are a quartet from the UK who play old-school Meters' style funk. Today (03/10) they released their ninth studio album together: Therapy.

Omaha Diner is a super-group composed of Charlie Hunter (guitar), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Bobby Previte (drums) and Skerik (saxaphone). Together they reimagine (in their own avant-garde jazz style) songs which at some point have reached #1 on the Top 40 pop chart. Ealier this year they released thier debut self-titled album.

We'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from both The New Mastersounds' and Omaha Diner's new albums. On top of that we've got a whole lot more great jazz, funk and R&B courtesy of Ikebe ShakedownKarl Denson's Tiny Universe, Snarky Puppy and Lack of Afro--all from albums released this year. Stream it live March 11th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Tue
    Mar 04
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Mar 06
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Trip-Hop and R&B of 2014

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite trip-hop and R&B of 2014. I'll be featuring Akshin Alizadeh and Lack Of Afro.

Cold Busted is a trip-hop record label based out of LA. They have a long-standing "funky and soulful downtempo beat series" called Street Bangerz. For each volume they tap a different artist from their label to bust out some of his or her best beats. For Volume 8, released last month, they picked Akshin Alizadeh, a producer from Azerbaijan.

"Taking his cue from his native country, this album sits at a crossroad between East and West incorporating the producer’s strong funk and nu jazz influences as well as his ability to combine funky grooves with punchy hip-hop beats." -Cold Busted

Lack of Afro aka Adam Gibbons is a producer and multi-instrumentalist from the UK. Today (03/03) he released his fourth studio album: Music For Adverts. Though Gibbons may not have the 'fro, he's certainly got the soul. His new LP draws on the styles of yesteryear to create an amazing blend of funk and R&B (plus a little hip-hop).

On top of that we've got Broke For Free, Moderator, Zamali, Kognitif and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings--all from albums released this year. Stream it live March 4th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.