Soul

  • Tue
    Feb 24
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 26
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

All Hail The Mighty Sceptres!

Two incredible albums dropped today.

The first I have been anticipating for a long time now, it's the debut album of The Mighty Sceptres, a collaboration between guitarist Nick Radford and singer Angeline Morrison. On All Hail The Mighty Sceptres! they effortlessly and beautifully capture the sound and attitude of 60's soul, from funk to doo-wop to R&B.

 

The second is one that I wasn't expecting but am just as excited about, it's a new album by rapper Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul, where he's backed by Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, who lay down some great 70's blaxploitation style beats for the Ghost to flow over.

  • Tue
    Jan 20
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 22
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

New Soul, Afrobeat & Trip-hop

 

2015 has barely begun but there has already been some great soul, afrobeat, funk and trip-hop released in the last few weeks.

Brighton Beat, an afrobeat/funk group from NYC, released their second studio album: Off We Go

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, an afrobeat group from San Diego, released a new 45: City Heights/Strollin Adams.

Monophonics, a pshychedelic soul band from San Francisco, released two singles from their upcoming album, Sound of Sinning.

Skeewiff, a production duo from the UK, remixed multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee's Soul Foods 2 LP on their new album: Skeewiff vs Shawn Lee.

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

Best of 2014: Jazz-Funk Edition

  

On today's edition of That Righeous Jive we've got my favorite instrumental funk, jazz-funk and soul from 2014. Fifteen different artists, fifteen great songs. Stream it live December 23rd, 5pm-6pm CST 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!

 

  • Tue
    Oct 07
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Afrobeat of 2014 Featuring Jungle Fire

  

What happens when you take 70's-inspired funk & soul, stir it in a pot with Afro, Latin and Cuban rhythms, then turn the heat ALL the way up? You get the LA-based 12-piece funk group Jungle Fire and the amazing debut LP they released last week: Tropicoso.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from Tropicoso, as well as a whole lot more great afro/latin funk & soul from 2014. On the roster we've got: The Souljazz Orchestra, Budos Band, Euforquestra, Ikebe ShakedownMotherlode and Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. Stream it live October 7th, 5-6pm CDT 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.

  • Sat
    Jul 12
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jul 16
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Funk of 2014

 

2014 has been an incredible year for funk, with new bands emerging all across North America. On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite funk and jazz-funk to have come out so far this year. I'll be featuring Atta Kid, a group from Oakland, California, and the debut ablum they released last week: East Basics. I've been so impressed with their debut that I'm going to be playing the whole thing in its entirety.

We'll also hear from debut albums by Beat Mosaic, Analog Son, Swift Technique, The Brooks, The Blacksmiths and Phonograff. On top of that we've got new albums by The New Mastersounds, Euro Cinema, Shawn Lee and Here Come The Mummies. Stream it live July 12th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

 

  • Tue
    Jun 17
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 18
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

More New Jazz & Funk Of 2014

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing some more of my favorite jazz, soul and funk (all instrumental) from 2014. On the roster we've got:

do Dna, an experimental jazz-funk quartet from Slovakia, last March they released their debut EP: DNA.

The Blacksmiths, a funk, blues and soul quartet from Montreal, last March they released their epynomous debut album.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, a big band jazz ensemble from Los Angeles, last May they released a new LP: Life Inside The Bubble.

Organ Explosion, a jazz-funk trio from Germany, earlier this month their epynomous debut album was released in the USA (came out in April overseas).

Stream it live June 17th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jun 10
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 11
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Jazz & Funk of 2014 Featuring Organ Explosion

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I've got some more fresh funk for your body and soul, this time courtesy of Organ Explosion and the eponymous debut album they released earlier this year. This trio from Germany plays "melodies for millions, with the sex of funk, the dirt of the blues, a punk attitude, and the freedom of jazz."

On top of that we've got some more of my favorite jazz and funk of 2014 with Stanton Moore, The Brooks, Euro Cinema, Souljazz OrchestraThe New MastersoundsOmaha Diner and DopeGems. Stream it live June 10th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRRU radio.