Tag Archives: soul

#1723: Last Minute

Putting together a weekly two-hour show takes time and just a wee bit of inspiration.  Sometimes you’re running short on both of those, and you have to throw it together.  Here’s to the folks cramming it in before the finish line.

(P.S. I’m spinning rock n roll 8pm to midnight at Robert Bar in Brooklyn on July 19th.  Come on down if you’re in NYC and say Hi!)

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FREELANCE FIENDS BBOX SUMMER SPECIAL (pt. 1 & 2)

Back at our old BBOX Radio stomping grounds, Frank Ramos, Tony Conquerrah and I reunited for an all-vinyl special of summer sounds from rock, disco, funk, world, psych and more. Ideal for throwing windows open and getting the neighborhood involved. SWEAT BABY SWEAT

#1722: Ego Trip

Ah, that summer sauna has begun in NYC. Maybe it’s the heat or the extra exposed flesh but people here and around the world are starting to act a bit overconfident, even a little volatile.

Lots of big riffs and future guitar gods to reflect that bombast in this all-vinyl escapade.  It’s also the season for bands to hit the road, and this week features many groups that are currently on tour (The Well, Winstons, Salem’s Pot, Sam Kogon, Slow Season, Nopes).

Much love to all those folks out on the road and much love to all the folks having a tough time keeping a cool head.  Have a great week!

Full playlist below-> Continue reading #1722: Ego Trip

#1721: Changes In Nature

The OG comedic Batman series sits in the back of my head always, a huge cultural touchpoint of the silliest caliber that anyone with a tv from 1966 to 1996 has probably seen and noone ever forgets. Rest easy, Adam West. This episode is peppered with a few of his most ridiculous clips.

Music-wise there’s a lot of vintage tracks that go on for a bit, plenty of room to stretch out with soul and funk, and a focus on some of the modern outliers that have come my way but not gotten much attention so far. The idea behind this one is transition, of taking the time to register your own changes in nature. Good luck!

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#1719: Switch Opens

A rough week for losses in the rock world. This week has a bit of a country & blues tinge to it in honor of the late Gregg Allman and also a highlight of the bands playing this week’s Chris Cornell tribute brought to you by Rocker Stalker and myself (info below.) Still plenty of garage and psych nuggets for you to sink in to. Have a great week and keep it LOUD.

Full playlist and Chris Cornell tribute details after the jump-> Continue reading #1719: Switch Opens

#1718: Melting Pot

It was a good week for vinyl but another messed up week in the world.

Nothing but wax this week, pulled from a ton of pre-orders arriving in the mail and a fun trip to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair. New stuff from Riding Easy Records’ “Brown Acid” kicks it off, along with new releases from Hydromedusa, Sharkmuffin, and two from Greenway Records. Of course there’s also a nod to Chris Cornell’s untimely passing.  To top it all off there’s a hearty helping of soul and funk to heal your worried mind and move your worried hips.

Keep it weird.
Keep it loud.
Keep the faith, Manchester.

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#1716: Riff Raff

It’s been another busy week and here in NYC spring has hit a cool spot, ie we’re stuck at 60 degrees and below. It’s throwing people off, it seems, and the vibe has been a little…wild?

That’s the mood going in to this week’s mix, an all-vinyl amalgam cobbled together from the WFMU record fair, BOMP records mail-order and some neglected piles already in my collection (plus a slightly tipsy tape echo). Reflections on feeling rough and how that’s okay, and stepping up despite the trouble everywhere you look. Perhaps this set can help you revive, reset, or rekindle some fighting spirit to keep pushing on til the weather clears.

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#1713: Wandering Light

Apparently spring’s arrival has me in the mood for pops and crackles because all I wanna do is spin vinyl right now.  Much like my recent KPISS appearance (thanks again to Sheri and to Tony for bringing the heat) and last week’s show, this week is all-vinyl and almost no talk.  It’s a weird and warm just like spring in NYC, hope that it adds something to your sunny day and if it does, tell a friend!

Full playlist below->

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#1712: The Illusion Crawls

Gorgeous weather in NYC and with no kids around this week I’ve been soaking in music for the past few days. This set’s a little different than usual in that it’s 100% all-vinyl and I hardly talk at all. To share in this dreamy week of mine I figured I’d let you sit back and enjoy the ride, a mix of old and new with that nice vinyl fuzz enveloping it.

Big love to KPISS, Radio Free Brooklyn, the Rodent Hour, Cinema Cinema, Tony Conquerrah, Skunkmello, Winstons & my pal Frank for making spring’s debut week so badass!

Full playlist right down here -> Continue reading #1712: The Illusion Crawls

#1707: Enough

It was mid-winter break in NYC this past week and the weather was beyond beautiful, especially for February. Being able to get the kids outside and enjoy the sun on my face took my mind off the world’s perceived turmoil and put it back on my own here and now. This mix keeps that in mind with both modern and vintage psychedelia, heavy grooves and funky soul.

Dig new tracks from The Falling Birds, Winstons, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Savage Blush, Sundays & Cybele, Baked and so much more.
Put the earbuds in, find a warm spot and enjoy!

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#1705: Out Of My Reality

Gotta get a grip, people. Gotta stay grounded. Here’s how I do it.

Vintage treats galore from funk to punk and new stuff from Ty Segall, The Falling Birds, Winstons. Plus a smattering of garage, psychedelic, hard rock and more from recent decades. It’s a wild mix full of everything from grit to bubblegum, but it can help ease the stress and keep your mind straight.

Eyes up and stay cool out there, folks.

Check out links to the artists and the full playlist below-> Continue reading #1705: Out Of My Reality

5 Favorite Records: February 2017

More great vinyl releases past and present!
Enjoy and if you like Old Time Religion Radio, I’d be much obliged if you’d tell a friend.
Have a great February!

  1. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Diddy Wah Diddy 7″ (1966, reissued 2012)
  2. Danava – UnonoU (2008, reissued 2015)
  3. Sly & the Family Stone – Anthology (1981)
  4. Telephone – s/t (1977)
  5. Slow Season – Westing (2016)

#1702: Turbulence

Well, it finally happened.  As Inauguration Day came and went, millions took to the streets to voice their outrage/agreement/dissent/much more…

It’s no secret which side I come down on when it comes to our current climate in the U.S. but support for a particular party doesn’t change the fact that we’re all in this together.  Seeing so many folks out in the streets, even if I don’t agree with all of them, gives me hope for our future.

As for the music, today we have what you’ve come to expect from me since the election:  A mix of vintage rockers, sweet soul music, modern psychedelia, and punk rockers carrying the torch into the next four years.  Snuck a new King Gizzard track in there, too.

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#1646: I Get High On You

Maybe it was growing up with gospel music, but soul music has always had a way of reaching a deep place and moving me. I imagine it’s the same for many which explains why soul has remained popular and relevant for over 50 years .

I’m not a big traditional christmas guy myself (15 years in retail leaves you with a pointed hatred for xmas music) so as we approach the holiday I’ve gathered some tunes that bring their own joy. Gathered here are many of the greats of soul and funk, with some that may have passed under your radar thus far.

Whether you’re in the kitchen cooking for tonight’s celebrations or in the car on the way to see family, these songs will reach down and grab your heart and your hips. Happy Holidays!

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