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WHERE DOES GREAT BLACK MUSIC COME FROM IN 2010?



Bob Davis (Soul-Patrol.com/RadioIO.com), Dave Marsh (XM/Sirus/Rolling Stone/ect), Judy Tint (R&B Foundation), Claudette Robinson (Miracles/R&B Foundation), and Rhymefest (Rapper/Activist)


The picture above is of the panel "Meet the New Soul - Same as the Old Soul?" that I participated in @ SXSW/2010 this on March 20th 2010. Pictured from left to right; Bob Davis (Soul-Patrol.com/RadioIO.com), Dave Marsh (XM/Sirus/Rolling Stone/etc), Judy Tint (R&B Foundation), Claudette Robinson (Miracles/R&B Foundation), and Rhymefest (Rapper/Activist). My thanks to Judy Tint (our moderator) for inviting me to participate.

I thought that SXSW was pretty interesting. I'm not sure if I would go back again or not because things are so disorganized it's difficult to figure out how best to spend your time there.

Here is a link to an article from the Austin Chronicle that was writen about the "Meet the New Soul - Same as the Old Soul?" panel: http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid:983193

Obviously the author of the article didn't quite understand the panel. His big gripe was that none of the panelists used the term "retro soul." What the panelists did instead was to connect the historical legacy of Soul music to some of the current day music. This was done in order to illustrate the point, that there really isn't anything new. But the issue instead is one of lack of mainstream exposure for much of the great soul music being produced in today's environment and that issue may well be an opportunity (ie; not to be tied into the network of established record labels and corrupt knee-gro radio stations)

My reply is kinda chopped up into different sections because the Austin Chronicle system wouldn't allow me to post the entire thing as a single comment..

Quite a few Soul-Patrol.com readers & RadioIO.com listeners from around the country showed up to see/hear the panel so it was nice to meet those folks in person for the first time. In addition to those folks I got to meet a whole bunch of indie blues, jazz, & soul artists/journalists/label managers, etc. The pictures below (taken by Soul-Patroller Chip Barnett) are from a concert I attended featuring Mayer Hawthorne, Black Joe Louis, Raphael Saadiq, Smokey Robinson and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (not pictured). The concert was fantastic, not only was it like seeing the NU SOUL @ RADIOIO station come to life right before my eyes, it was also kinda like seeing a modern day version of the TAMI Show, right before my eyes. In short it was a show that contained many of the elements that a Soul music fan would drool over; Mayer Hawthorne (Philly Soul), Black Joe Louis (James Brown/Ike Turner/Jimi Hendrix), Raphael Saadiq (60's Motown), Smokey Robinson and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Funk/Chicago Soul). But with a slammin 2010 presentation!!!

Mayer Hawthorne (Philly Soul), Black Joe Louis (James Brown/Ike Turner/Jimi Hendrix), Raphael Saadiq (60's Motown), Smokey Robinson and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (Funk/Chicago Soul)


I also saw a whole lotta really awful rock & hip hop performances...

One thing for sure, SXSW has shown to be an excellent source for new music for me to present both here on Soul-Patrol.com and on RadioIO.com. I came away with lots of excellent music, some of which you will see represented in the updates below for NU SOUL @ RADIOIO and BLUES @ RADIOIO. For example, I was walking down 6th Street in Austin and the manager of UK Blues artist Marcus Bonfanti, literally chasing me down the street and begging me to come & see his artist perform. I took the bait, loved his show and now his music is in the BLUES @ RADIOIO playlist. Mayer Hawthorne & Black Joe Louis got on my RadioIO.com playlist as a result of me seeing them perform live in Austin as well.

However there are many sources for some of the great Soul Music being produced today. A week after I got back from SXSW I was asked to do a presentation for an event in NYC called the Indie Soul Mixer. This was a yearly gathering of the local NYC "neo soul artists." I did a presentation wi8th covered the topic of "economic survival of independent artists. Unfortunately I had to leave as soon as I finished delivering the presentation in order to attend the Christian Scott concert that I reviewed here on Soul-Patrol a week ago. As I was about to leave an absolutely gourgous young woman ran up to me and said; "I enjoyed your presentation very much Mr. Davis. Please take a copy of my CD and if you like it, let me know." I said; "I'll do even better than that. If I don't like it, I'll let you know that as well." Needless to say, as soon as I listened to the first song, I was hooked. Her voice reminds me of Valerie Simpson and she's got an entire album of "compelling music." Her name is Chidi and as you will see there are two of her songs now in the playlist for NU SOUL @ RADIOIO.

Sometimes it comes from the recommendation of friends; Myron Ruffin (Leela James), Rickey Vincent (Steve Arrington), Rio Vergini (Jaye Q), Iris Smith (Dramatics), Jason Miles (Grover Washington Jr. Live), etc. Sometimes it comes from the artists themselves, (ex; Archie Bell, Billy Jones, Sugar Stick, Patafunk, DigiDonz, etc)And yes, sometimes it comes from record labels, who give me GREAT BLACK MUSIC MUSIC THAT WOULD NEVER GET PLAYED ON KNEE-GRO RADIO STATIONS (ex; James Hunter, Macy Grey, Global Noize, Karl Denson, Swing Out Sister, Calvin Richardson, Maysa, Lee Shot Williams, N'Dambi, etc)

Anyhow, scroll down to see the recent add's for NUSOUL @ RADIOIO and BLUES @ RADIOIO. But don't just stop at reading the lists, take a moment to actually tune in and listen, even if you don't recognize some of the artist/song names. If you have read this far, it's because you are a fan of GREAT BLACK MUSIC.

Rest assured that if you thought that the days of GREAT BLACK MUSSIC are over & done with, you are sadly mistaken.

The whole point of this issue of the Soul-Patrol Newsletter is to show you the lengths that we go to to make GREAT BLACK MUSIC in 2010 easily available to you in a radio format that is easy for you to digest, right here online.

::::GO AHEAD & BE BOLD::::
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::::GET OFF THEIR PLANTATION::::
:::::SUPPORT GREAT BLACK MUSIC::::

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS IF YOU DARE)

NUSOUL @ RADIOIO and BLUES @ RADIOIO


--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net

Co-Founder www.soul-patrol.com
Blues, Hip Hop and Soul Music Director www.radioio.com


UPDATES - NU SOUL @ RADIOIO.COM

NU SOUL @ RADIOIO.COM CURES WINTER BLUESbr>
Thank goodness I have an excellent venue available to me to do this and to also share it with all of you as well. The Nu Soul channel @ RadioIO.com is a great place here online to find solace and escape from the overall dreary state of what Black music has allowed itself to become on the commercial/terrestrial tip.

Don't let the name of this channel mislead you, it's content is far different than what it's name might suggest to some of you.

It contains what the commercial/terrestrial arena would call; Classic Soul, Southern Soul, Neo Soul, Jazz, Black Rock, Beach Music, Conscious Rap, Spoken Word and Funk. It contains NO OLDIES and is "eclectic" by design. It's all blended together as a "gumbo of musical styles" that sounds exactly like the type of New Music, for people who think that Black music should have a future that is in synch with it's past as it sprints past the "stars" of BET, Knee-Gro radio and Reality TV shows to provide a foundation for the future.

Of course as the person who selects and programs the music for this channel, I am quite biased. However I have been getting so much feedback not only from folks here, but from all over the internet and mobile worlds, that after I made the updates (new add's) below, I decided to do some intense listening yesterday, in between my shifts of digging out of the latest east coast storm

--Some of this music is serious and made me think
--Some of it is funny and made me laugh
--Some of it is by old favorites from my distant past, and it made me feel warm
--Some of it was stank azz phunky, and made me want to dance
--Some of it was super erotic, and it made me want to grab "mrs earthjuice"
--Some of it was jazzy, but somehow not boring/smooth
--Some of it was by artists that I had just discovered and made me excited about the future

In short I discovered that what my listeners from around the world were telling me was true, this channel has truly evolved into what it set out to be. A place where BRAND NEW BLACK MUSIC can be heard and appreciated in it's proper context and provide a sensible direction for the future.

HERE THE RECENT NEW ADD'S:

All-4-One - I Luv That Girl
All-4-One - My Child
Angela Johnson - Be Myself
Angela Johnson - Indie In Me
Angie Stone - I Aint Hearin U
Angie Stone - I Dont Care
Angie Stone - Unexpected
Angie Stone - Why Is It
Archie Bell - Do That Thang Again
Avant - Joy and Pain
Barbara Carr and Roy Roberts - Its Only You
Bettye LaVette - Salt Of The Earth
Bill Curtis and Friends (Fatback) - The Booty Line
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - I'm Broke
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Sugarfoot
Carmen Rodgers - Heartless
Chantels - Beseme Mucho
Chico Debarge - Oh No
Chidi - So Naturally
Chidi - They Tell Me
Christian Scott - The Roe Effect (Refrain In F# Minor)
Chuck Roberson - Change Is Gonna Come
Da Twinky Man - Livin On a Fixed Income
Darren Rahn - What Cha Gonna Do for Me
Doggett Brothers - Azure Sky
Dramatics- Bad Girl
Eric Roberson - Borrow you
Erykah Badu - Window Seat
FitzAndTheTantrums-BreakinTheChainsOfLove
Global Noize - Wanna Be With U 3
GRADY WASHINGTON -LETS BE MORE THAN FRIENDS
Grover Washington Jr - Sassy Stew
Guitar Shorty - Please Mr. President
Jaye Q - Partytown
Jaye Q - Remix
Joe - Can't Get Over You
Ke Ke Wyatt - Peace On Earth
Kenneth H Williams - Never Gonna Let You Down
Larry Buford - Down Behind the Front
Larry Buford - Things Are Gettin' Outta Hand
Latimore - Around the World
Laura Izibor - Dont Stay
Ledisi - Goin' Thru Changes
Ledisi - Happy Feelings
Lee Shot Williams - Wrong Bed
Leela James - I Aint New To This
Leela James - Party All Night
Leela James - Tell Me You Love Me
Lenora Jaye - Do You Wanna
Macy Gray - Real Love
Macy Gray - That Man
Malina Moye - Yaah
Maxwell - Pretty Wings
Maya Azucena - Get It Together Recall Mix
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
Maysa - A Woman In Love
Maysa - Honey Bee
Maysa - Spend Some Time
Maysa - The Lady In My Life
Monet - Navajo Mood
Mz Pat - Fair Play (Turn Around)
N'Dambi - Free Fallin'
N'Dambi - The World Is a Beat
Nessa Morgan - Treat My Baby Right
Nona Hendryx - Ballad Of Rush Limbaugh
Omar Wilson - Get To Know You Better featuring Angie Stone
Patafunk - OK LA
Patafunk - Venezuela
Prince - Better With Time
Rena Scott - In This Life
Rogiers - The Reason
Ryan Shaw - Get Previous
Ryan Shaw - In Between
Ryan Shaw - It Gets Better
Ryan Shaw - Morning Noon & Night
Ryan Shaw - The Sweetest Thing
Ryan Shaw - We Don't Give Up Now
Shanell Renee - From Me to You
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Better Things
Sharon Musgrave - Beautiful Music
Simone - Starting Over
Smokey Robinson - Dont Know Why
Stephanie Renee - Imperial Theme
Steve Arrington - Holla
Steve Arrington - I'm On Fire
Steve Arrington - Pure Thang
Steve Arrington - Soul Food
Steve Arrington - Sunrise
Sugar Stick - Couldn't Love Another
Sugar Stick - The Boy Who Wanted Too Much
The DigiDonz + Mallia Franklin - Can You Help Me Wit Some 2 Eat
The Revelations Featuring Tre Williams - How Do I Tell Him
The Soul Survivors - Hitch Hike
The Soul Survivors - I Do
The Soul Survivors - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
TJ Hooker - Got To Get My Money Right
Tortured Soul - Did You Miss Me
Vivian Green - Beautiful
WendellB - cus she was an angel
Will Downing - Love Suggestions

I realize that some of you aren't familiar with some of the names or the songs, but don't let that stop you. This station is all about DISCOVERY and if you are of a mind, that you are open to the discovering something fantastic, which flies in the face of the status quo, then Nu Soul channel @ RadioIO.com is the the place for you. The rest of you would probably be best served by pretending that you haven't read what I have just written and return to BET, Knee-Gro radio and Reality TV shows, cuz I can't be of assistance to you at this time :-)

Check it out at the following url: http://www.radioio.com/genres/HipHop-Soul
When you get there, just scroll down and click on "NU SOUL"...Let me know what cha think!!!

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net


BLUES @ RADIOIO.COM IS GONNA START A REVOLUTION OF THE MIND!!! (Da Blues, Da Blues, Da Blues is alright!!!)

BLUES @ RADIOIO.COM IS GONNA START A REVOLUTION!!! (Da Blues, Da Blues, Da Blues is alright!!!) ....And one of the main reasons why DA BLUES IS ALRIGHT IN 2010 is because this is just about the only Black music style that is talking about the issues and concerns of people. Just why that is, I don't know, but my hats are certainly off to the artists. We are living in one hell of a time and it's certainly a time for the artists to use their art ti speak out on the issues of the day. Sadly it would seem that Blues is currently the only Black music style where the artists have the B*LLS TO SPEAK OUT. (and they are getting major props from me this month on the radioio.com Blues channel.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE RECENT NEW ADD'S: Al Miller - Big C Blues
Al Miller - Blues for John Littlejohn
Al Miller - Fallin Rain
Al Miller - I Don't Play
Barbara Carr and Roy Roberts - Its Only You
Billy Jones - Bluez Comes Callin
Billy Jones - Crystal
Billy Jones - Deal Wit Da Devil
Billy Jones - Marry My Mother In Law
Billy Jones - My Hometown
Billy Jones - Personal Manager (Live)
Billy Jones - Revolution Bluez
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Big Booty Woman
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Bobby Booshay
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Get Yo Sh*t
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Gunpowder
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Humpin
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - I'm Broke
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Master Sold My Baby
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears - Sugarfoot
Boo Boo Davis - Don't Wait Too Late
Boo Boo Davis - There's a Roach Crawlin
Calvin Richardson - That's The Way I Feel About Cha'
Chuck Roberson - Change Is Gonna Come
Da Twinky Man - Livin On a Fixed Income
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Bluesman
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - I Got the Blues
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Jump the Joint
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Rome Wasn't Built in a Day
Guitar Shorty - Please Mr. President
Guitar Shorty - Temporary Man
Guitar Shorty - Texas Women
Guitar Shorty - True Lies
Holmes Brothers - Dark Cloud
Holmes Brothers - Edge of the Ledge
Holmes Brothers - Pledging My Love
Holmes Brothers - Put My Foot Down
Izzy & Chris - Leavin' You Baby
Izzy & Chris - Preachin' the Blues
Janiva Magness - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
Janiva Magness - Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel
John DAmato - Got No Shame
John DAmato - Stormy Monday
Karl Denson - Shake It Out
Karl Denson - Where It Counts
Latimore - Around the World
Lee Shot Williams - Wrong Bed
Luther Lackey - Fake It Till You Make It
Luther Lackey - I Got Caught Butt Naked
Luther Lackey - If Shes Cheatin On Me I Dont Wanna Know
Luther Lackey - It Aint Easy Being The Preachers Wife
Luther Lackey - Mister Can I Shine Your Shoes
Luther Lackey - What It Takes To Get her Is What It Takes To Keep Her
Marcus Bonfanti - Goin' Down
Marcus Bonfanti - Will Not Play Your Game
Mr Groove Band - Bold Soul Sister
Mr Groove Band - Rocket 88
Mr. Groove Band - Funky Mule
Otis Clay - I Just Wanna Testify
Otis Clay - Love & Happiness
Otis Clay - Nickel and a Nail
Otis Clay - Respect Yourself
Ryan Shaw - Morning Noon & Night
Tail Dragger - Baby Please Don't Go
Tail Dragger - Blues With a Feeling
Tail Dragger - Bought Me a New Home
Tail Dragger - Everything Gonna be Alright
Tail Dragger - I'm in the Mood
Tail Dragger - Keep it to Yourself
Tail Dragger - Louise
Tail Dragger - Ooh Baby Hold Me
Tail Dragger - She's Worryin' Me
Tail Dragger - Stop Lying
Tail Dragger - Wander
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Alcoholic Woman
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Blues Concerto
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Grits Ain't Groceries
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - I Got Blues for You
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - In the Wind
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - The World's Been Good to You
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Voodoo Woman
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Who Your Real Friends Are
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band -Boom Boom
The Revelations Featuring Tre Williams - How Do I Tell Him
Tinsley Ellis - Rockslide
Tinsley Ellis - Slip and Fall
Tinsley Ellis - Speak No Evil
Tinsley Ellis - Sunlight of Love
TJ Hooker - Got To Get My Money Right

Check it out at the following url: http://www.radioio.com/genres/HipHop-Soul
When you get there, just scroll down and click on "BLUES"...Let me know what cha think!!!

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net


 

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earthjuice@prodigy.net

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