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Friday Morning Set playlist, June 19th

Sat, 06/27/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride playlist for Friday, June 19th, 2015 Artist                          Title                                 Album Bonnie Raitt            Since I Fell for You            Bonnie Raitt      Christine Spero       Blackpatch                        Spero Plays Ny... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/26/15

Sat, 06/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2015/6/26 22:03:14 2 Warriors Moana and the Moahunters 01:07 Rua 2015/6/26 22:06:01 3 Piece ... Read more

Friday morning set, June 26th playlst

Fri, 06/26/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride, June 26th, 2015 playlist Artist                             Title                                       Album                                       Play Time Laura Nyro                 Creepin'                             Time and Love:                    ... Read more

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, "Aseni" live

Fri, 06/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
Since the 1960s, Nigerian Afro-pop pioneer Orlando Julius has merged western pop, soul, and R&B with traditional African sounds and rhythms. In this video, he does a steamy, funky version of "Aseni" with the Heliocentrics (a London-based musical collective combining funk, j... Read more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, "Up Above My Head"

Thu, 06/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of the great innovators in twentieth-century American music, gospel's first cross-over artist and a huge influence on early rock-n-roll. Here she does "Up Above My Head" on the show TV Gospel Time (which ran from 1962-66) accompanied by the Oli... Read more

New music spotlight: The Deslondes

Tue, 06/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Deslondes: less honkin' and more tonkin' as they put it in their new album, The Deslondes, out now on New West Records. Signed to the Austin/Atlanta/LA-based Americana label last year, the five-piece released their full-length debut in early June after a whirlwind year ... Read more

Mable John, "No Matter How She Done It"

Tue, 06/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Born in Bastrop, LA in 1930, Mable John's family relocated to Detroit, where she became the first woman signed to Motown's Tamla label. The performance and interview videos below come from 2008 appearance on the BBC's Later...with Jools Holland.You can see Mable John at the... Read more

New music spotlight: Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott have performed together at Buffa's on Esplanade each Thursday for years, but had never recorded with each other until now. The multi-instrumentalist and pianist's new album, City of Timbres, came out in April, and covers everything from trad... Read more

The Soul Ride playlist, May 29th, 2015

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The Soul Ride, May 29th, 2015     Playlist for Rachel Artist                  Title                               Album                           Play Time Ray Charles         Blues Before Sunrise     Mess Around (CD01)     2015-05-29 6:05am Harold Mabern     Fools Rush... Read more

Charlie Musselwhite, "Mississippi Beat Part I"

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by David Stafford
Kosciusko, MS native and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, accompanied by German guitarist Richard Bargel, performs "Mississippi Beat Part I." This performance took place at Altes Pfandhaus, a concert hall and cultural center in Cologne, Germany in March 2007.  Read more

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