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Table of Contents

1. Soul Music Holiday Special: On Soul-Patrol.Net Radio
2. Get Officially Funk Stamped For Christmas By Sly Stone

3. Editorial: KNEE-GRO RADIO UPDATE (more 'okie doke')
4. Profile: Sonny Boy (The Future of Soul Music?)
5. CD Review: Bird Up - The Charlie Parker Remix Project (Various Artists)

6. CD Review: Moonglows - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
7. The Ongoing Saga of The Black Hippie (2003)

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1. Soul Music Holiday Special: On Soul-Patrol.Net Radio


Soul-Patrol.Net Radio

There has been a lot of talk about Holiday music here on Soul-Patrol lately. Well we also have 3 different flava's of holiday programming here on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio this year. I certainly hope that folks here have been listening, because people from all over the internet certainly have been paying attention. I checked the server logs this morning and discovered that if I were to run a "Soul- Patrol.Net Top 30" RIGHT NOW, here is where these shows would rank....

 

#9. SOUL-PATROL MEMBERS ONLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
#19. SOUL-PATROL'S KWANZA SPECIAL - SEVEN PRINCIPLES A SONG FOR EACH PRINCIPLE
#22. MIKE & BARON'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL


Personally I think those relative numbers are pretty damn good for some holiday music and I'm pretty damned proud of this 3 hours of programming, produced exclusively for Soul-Patrol, coming from the members of Soul-Patrol!!!

Anyhow, here are the links and descriptions for these great shows.
Be sure to take a listen and to pass them around to your friends, family and children on the internet...



  • LISTEN TO: SOUL-PATROL'S KWANZA SPECIAL: SEVEN PRINCIPLES - A Song for Each Principle
    "SEVEN PRINCIPLES" by Steve Cobb and Chavunduka, sounds like a great "Earth, Wind and Fire ish" mixture of contemporary jazz/r&b grooves and vocals that teach us about the meaning of Kwanzza! It also includes as a bonus track, a SLAMMIN remake of "We're a Winner"!!
    I think that it's a perfect way for Soul-Patrol to celebrate the impending holiday season. Be sure that when you listen, that you share it with your children I have :) Buy 'Seven Principles CD' by Steve Cobb & Chavunduka

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!


  • LISTEN TO: SOUL-PATROL MEMBERS ONLY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 1 hour of Christmas Music from Artists On Soul-Patrol!
    GREAT CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM SOUL-PATROLLERS: VocalPoynt, Oscar Jordan Jr, DELLS, Lisa Gay and Thrill, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Candi Staton, Groove Doctors (w/ Maria Howell on vocals), Jay Proctor, Russell Thompkins Jr and The Sheps!! (plus something special at the end for you Motown Fans)

    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!


  • LISTEN TO: MIKE & BARON'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!!
    Featuring historic rare songs and Christmas memories from the past, which became hits during the holiday season. Featuring The Larks, C.O.D's, Jerry Butler, Archie Bell, Mary Wells, James Brown, Clarence Carter, Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips,
    Take a listen....Share it with your children....It's a history lesson!


    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

    --Bob Davis

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    3. Editorial: KNEE-GRO RADIO UPDATE (more 'okie doke')    

    Soul-Patrol Newsletter ' Premiere Radio Networks has agreed to a two-year network radio sales representation deal with Radio One, Inc. The new network, Premiere Urban One, will encompass Radio One stations, Clear Channel Urban stations, and Urban Contemporary formatted stations owned by other broadcasters. Premiere Urban One will be included for measurement in RADAR 80, which will be released in late March, 2004. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

    President/CEO of Radio One Alfred Liggins stated, "This new network will be a powerful way to reach African-Americans throughout the United States which will greatly benefit advertisers looking to connect with this growing and ever more affluent group of consumers."

    President/COO of Premiere Radio Networks Kraig Kitchin stated, "Premiere's goal is to offer national advertisers the most formidable way to reach African-Americans with real media impact. With Premiere Urban One, we offer one more reason for the smart marketer to use network radio to reach and impact this targeted audience.'


    Premiere radio is a radio syndication arm that is responsible for the rise of Conservative Talk Radio (Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, etc) in the United States and it's owned by Clear Channel Communications. As far as I am concerned they are a dangerous entity to freedom of speech.
    This partnership with Radio One (Cathy Hughes) confirms my suspicion that Radio One is just another one of the Bloodsucking entities who is out to bleed our community dry of any sense of integrity, creativity or sense of self worth.

    (Welcome to the terrordome)

    --Bob Davis

    4. Profile: Sonny Boy (The Future of Soul Music?) 


    Dells

    Words cannot describe the "vibe" that emanated through the building the entire evening at the Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh on December 12. I felt it, Stephan felt it, the musicians and poets felt it, and SonnyBoy felt it too. Yes this was one of the moments when you just had to be there. The group SonnyBoy led by Shel Riser put forth some "bob yo head" stank funk.

    I'm serious. At serveral points during their performance that is what exactly everyone was doing at the Lounge as Shel and the fellas played selections from Urban Misfit and previous SonnyBoy recordings. Bob Davis was right....these MOFO's are BADD!! You have got to see them live when they come to your town.
    You don't know about Shel Riser and SonnyBoy?.....Check this out...

    SHEL RISER AND SONNYBOY

    Shel Riser is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who gained his roots writing and producing music in the gospel/R&B tradition. Shel was born in Monroe, Louisiana where he spent his early years. He grew up in an environment where he stated "My momma would not tolerate anyone in her household not going to church". This experience provided the musical foundation where he learned the piano, then organ.
    His family later moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he attended high school and college. The thirst for music was still strong and it took him to another musical plane.


    Soul-Patrollers: Eric Gaines, Stephan Broadus and Kevin Amos backstage w/Sonny Boy Leader Shel Riser in Pittsburgh

    Most of us are familiar with Shel Riser as a member of the group Maserati. This group was part of the Minneapolis music machine that included The Time, The Revolution, Appolonia 6, Prince, Madhouse, and others. Shel was asked to join Maserati while living in Milwaukee when he was 19. At this point in time he was going to school, managing a fast food restaurant, and playing in three bands. This was the opportunity he had been looking for. He remained with the group until they disbanded.

    Shel was fully immersed on the music side of things but thirst for more. He decided to relocate to the New York City area. "The moves to New York made me look at things in a different way from when I lived in Minneapolis". He started working with various members of the P-Funk family including a tenure with Malia Franklin. Shel calls this experience "A musical boot camp". He has written, composed, arranged and produced for SonnyBoy among other artists as well as paying his dues playing and touring.

    Shel Riser founded Sonny Boy in 1993. He became the leading force of the group, who's multi genre music developed within the Minneapolis, MN's live band music scene. He has toured throughout the US with Sonnyboy, introducing their fantastic up tempo and high energy show of soul/funk/hiphop and jazz. In 1996 Shel relocated to New York City, from where he has since operated, taking all or parts of SonnyBoy to Indonesia, Canada and Europe, promoting and presenting SonnyBoy's impressive live show.

    "Touring in Europe is hard work", states Shel. "It's a totally different ballgame". "Some folks who book acts are looking for that MTV type of artist and are not really in tune with independent artists". "It is not as easy as folks think". "This is why you have to come to a balanced place when it come to sharing music and business knowledge".

    As an independent artist his experiences have brought him to meet fellow artists like Ani Defranco who through her Righteous Babe operation has given him and others "A road map for independent musicians to operate…a example of how things should be done".

    SonnyBoy is soul at it's best, recalling nostalgic moments of music from the past with a new sense of direction. Some of my favorite tracks include: Why You Wanna, Like Collard Greens, If You lose Your Faith, and Haters Gone Be Haters.
    The new Urban Misfit is a classic CD that can set the standard for soul music of the future. The recording features Shel, Trevor Allen, Maurice Carr, Todd Snare, and Lenny Johnson.
    Click here to listen to it here online.
    I can't wait until the next time Shel and the fellas pass through the Burgh.

    Thanks for a great show man.

    --Kevin Amos tha Funkoverlord


    5. CD Review: Bird Up - The Charlie Parker Remix Project (Various Artists)

    Bird Up - The Charlie Parker Remix Project  I had to listen to this CD several times before "I got it". If you are a Charlie Parker "purist", then stay away from this CD. However if you are a jazz fan, with an open mind, this CD could very well be something of a "find" for you. It certainly was for me :)

    This CD sounds to me a a whole lot like what "Acid Jazz" was supposed to be. Unfortunately Acid Jazz" turned out to be a whole lot like 70's jazz funk and seemed to lose it's ability to be innovative over time.

    This CD, "Bird's Up" sounds pretty damn innovative to me.

    Here is the track listing and the guest artists...

    1. Now's The Time (No Time Like Now) - Red Hawk
    2. Relaxin' At Camarillo - Me'shell Ndegeocello
    3. Salt Peanuts (The Mr. Peanut Chronicles) - Hal Willner's Whoops I'm An Indian
    4. Bird Of Paradise (Gone) - Serj Tankian
    5. Congo Blues (Silencer) - Donk
    6. Bebop (Live At Rooftop) - The Rza
    7. Steeplechase (Sittin' On 22's) - Dan The Automator
    8. Cheers (X-ecutioners Style) - Rob Swift
    9. A Night In Tunisia (Downpour) - Donk
    10. All The Shadows Of Nuff - Hal Willner's Whoops I'm An Indian
    11. Perhaps (Someday The Roof Will Get Fixed) - Dan The Automator
    12. Barbados (Where Fish Fly) - Hubert Laws
    13. Constellation (Heavenly Bodies) - El-P

    As you can see the guest artists come from several different genres, each one putting their own unique spin on the musical legacy of Charlie Parker. So far the cuts I like best are "Congo Blues", "BeBop" (The Rza does an excellent job) and "Barbados". However I am sure that a few other cuts will grow on me over time, because each time I listen, I like this CD even more...

    --Bob Davis



    6. CD Review: Moonglows - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection


    The BRC

    Vocal harmony is at the very foundation of Rock n' Roll. The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame acknowledged that by their induction of the Moonglows. The timeframe for the Moonglows was the 1950's, as they were the first of the Vocal Harmony (Doo Wop) groups to "cross over" in a big way. They not only had hit records, but they also were "multi media stars" and were in several movies.

    As Mmdells has told us..."The Dells were "clones" of the Moonglows"

    Anyhow, here is my track-by-track review of Moonglows - 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection

    1. Sincerely

    "Sincerely" is the song I most associate with the Moonglows. It is surely one of the greatest recordings ever made and is a great choice to start off this compilation with. Written by Harvey Fuqua, "Sincerely" was also "covered" by the McGuire Sisters and their version of the song was #1 on the pop music charts in 1955. Meanwhile the Moonglows original version only rose as high as #20 on the pop charts during the same year. Here on this CD you get to enjoy the ORIGINAL version in all of it's "blow harmony glory"!

    2. Most Of All

    This is a Monster SLOW JAM about longing for a love that is now gone.

    3. In My Diary

    I didn't know that men kept diaries, or sang songs about them. However here we have the Moonglows singing about the contents of a diary which tells the story of a man who 'paints a picture with words' about a lost love that we don't want to forget...

    4. We Go Together

    This wildly erotic song soars with the joy and emotion of a 'first love'.
    "Let's go steady, you are my first love..."
    Today these words seem so innocent in a world where it's not uncommon for artists to perform songs about killing their own mother.

    5. When I'm With You

    Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning....This jam is badddd!
    This is a...
    "SuperNastyPushHerUpAgainstTheWallInADarkSweatyBasementTillHerHairTurnsNappy..."
    (kinda slow jam)



    6. See Saw

    Not to be confused with the song 'See Saw' from the 1960's (composed by Don Covay and performed by Aretha Franklin), this song is a "fast doo wop" that is a pleasant listen containing a simple message about the up's and down's of love.

    7. Please Send Me Someone To Love

    A cover version of the great ballad originally done by Percy Mayfield, and later covered by Sade. Just goes to show that a truly great song never really goes out of style. The Moonglows turn in a great job on this tune.

    8. (I'm Afraid The) Masquerade Is Over

    Another "fast doo wop" song. One of the things about "fast doo wops" that has always fascinated me is how close their sound is to that of Elvis Presley. (or maybe it's the other way around?)

    9. Blue Velvet

    Another cover version of a song that was a hit for someone else. The Moonglows, this time backed by a string section turn it out and quickly leads one to wonder just how it was that Bobby Vinton could ever have gotten a hit record with the very same song years later?

    10. Over And Over Again
    11. Sweeter Than Words
    12. The Ten Commandments Of Love

    "God created heaven and earth and all that's within and also the TEN COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE." Those words, spoken by Harvey Fuqua and his golden bass, to start off this song are some of the most famous words ever laid down on wax in the history of popular music.

    So what are you getting with this CD?
    It's a part of Universal Music's "Millennium Collection" series. That means this compilation can be had at a bargain price and as such it represents a way for people who weren't around in the 1950's to hear these songs on the radio when they were first released a chance to listen to these GREAT harmonies with some fresh ears.

    Yes indeed, this is OLD MUSIC.
    However it's important to remember that it's artists like the Moonglows, who started the whole multibillion-dollar industry that is today known as "Rock n' Roll".

    As such, there were both among Rock n' Roll's very first heroes and it's very first victims at the same time. A few years ago I got the chance to attend the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies when the Moonglows, led by Soul-Patroller Harvey Fuqua were inducted. (gee, I wonder if the McGuire Sisters have been inducted?)

    A proud moment indeed for all concerned!

    (Proving that sometimes in this world, justice is actually served...)

    --Bob Davis

    7. The Ongoing Saga of The Black Hippie (2003)  

    Black Hippies Obviously this is a topic that is never really very far from my thoughts and so here today in December/2003 I return to it once again. Thinking about it just now for a moment caused me to go back and look at a couple of "ancient web pages" on the Soul-Patrol web site...
    * Me & Jimi & Funky DC 1972

    * First Rays Of The New Rising Sun

    If Being a Black Hippie" was a difficult thing back in 1972.
    (it's even harder to be one in 2003)


    Back in 1972 being a "Black Hippie" literally meant that you could be killed for doing so. It meant not only that you were a person who was willing to deal with racism on a personal level (as opposed to a conceptual level), but that you were literally ready to die for the right to have interpersonal relationships with people of a different race. It also meant that your right of free expression was going to be questioned and come under severe scrutiny from within the Black community. Back then blacks would call you an "uncle tom". Today in 2003, being a "black hippie" sometimes means that other Blacks will accuse you of "acting white"

    Back then the whole idea of "crossing over" carried with it a level of danger that meant that your physical safety was in danger. Here in 2003 the same threat to your physical safety still exists, except that today that threat comes not only from whites, but from Blacks as well.

    In today's world the concept of "crossing over", isn't just restricted to notions such as going to school with whites, working with whites or even having a white girlfriend. It runs much deeper and is more profound. Let's go back to 1972 for a moment and explore some of the differences...

    Back then you had to worry about white racist citizens and the police. Today you have to worry about white racist citizens and the police. (maybe it's not so different?)

    In music there was an explosion in the ideals of "Black Hippies" and Jimi Hendrix was at the center of it. Although he had died, his influence could be felt everywhere and for me personally it was front and center of much of my behavior then. Today much remains the same. Although I have evolved as a person, I find that I have come back full circle to the ideals which are at the heart of being a "Black Hippie" in 2003.

    For example...
    Today in the corporate world the environment has become "mean & lean". Even white people are unable to hold on to their jobs.
    * People are going into bankruptcy.
    * Losing their cars
    * Losing their homes.
    * Losing their businesses
    * Losing their families.
    * Losing their sons in war
    * Losing their minds...

    In 1967 Jimi Hendrix (quoting Bob Dylan) said the following...

    "There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
    There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
    Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
    None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."


    That is a profound statement about the sometimes hidden threat of the rise of the corporation. Even more so today in this age of media consolidation and "Oreo kollored" KNEE-GRO fronts (of course wearing the appropriate "fake afrocentric gear") who threaten to DESTROY any semblance of INDEPENDENT BLACK THOUGHT OR DISCUSSION.

    A few weeks ago, much was made of the fact that Black artists held the top 10 spots on the Billboard charts. I observed both blacks and white on the Internet writing about this as though it was some type of "crossover breakthrough".

    It made me think about two things:

    1. Why don't black people celebrate having "top ten medical students" instead?
    2. How many of those "Top Ten Artists" would be invited to dinner by the same white people who brought their music?

    A few weeks ago something else caused an uproar on the internet among Black folks...
    It was the announcement of an alleged board game called "GHETTOPOLY", loosely based upon the classic board game "Monopoly".

    The reaction was predictable...

    1. White liberals condemned the game
    2. The local and national "knee-gro elite" in cities across the country threatened to boycott the creators of the game.

    However, nobody said that they were going to do anything to actually correct the fact that the "stereotypes" that are featured in the game are in fact the reality of life for people who actually live in ghettoes across the United States. Gee whiz, I was driving around in North Philly a couple of weeks ago and life there looked pretty much the same as the board game depicted. And now that all of the drama has ensued with respect to the board game, including apologies from it's creators, life in North Philadelphia remains unchanged.

    (what an accomplishment for Black people, eh?)

    Fundamentally there isn't anything in "Ghettopoly" that isn't true.
    So why make a big deal out of it?

    Now to be sure, much of this falls under the general category of...
    ..GIVING BLACK PEOPLE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT...

    and I suppose there isn't anything harmful in that?
    (or is there?)

    Well I happen to think that ANYTHING that diverts the attention of Black people away from dealing with the REAL ISSUES that confront us, is indeed harmful. It's harmful because it gives "aid and comfort" to our enemies and allows them a greater opportunity to turn us against ourselves.

    Interestingly enough we are also living in a time, where during the same week, the single most conservative/racist media commentator (Rush Limbaugh) is forced to go on the public airways and admit that he is a JUNKIE.

    So what's a "Black Hippie" to do in 2003?
    * Should 2003 "Black Hippies" just sit by and be "quietly out of touch" with the mainstream?
    * Should 2003 "Black Hippies" just simply pull out their old scratched up records, turn on a black light and fire up some incense?

    Or can they make a meaningful contribution?

    I think that once again, some potential direction for the future can be found in the words of the past.

    "TIME HAS COME TODAY"

    These were some words spoken by some "Black Hippies", back in 1966 named the CHAMBERS BROTHERS. In my opinion, these are words that ring even more true today than they did when they were first sung on stage back in 1966.

    "TIME HAS COME TODAY"

    * Could it be that the time is NOW to make a move?
    * To dare to make fundamental changes?
    * To challenge the existing status quo of white racists and "knee-gro elitists"?

    In 1969, another "Black Hippie" named BUDDY MILES said...

    "WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER"

    Perhaps that is the key?

    Maybe, just maybe that is something that can be worked on?
    However to do so is not without some level of risk...

    Here in 2003, just as it was in 1973 it was dangerous to be a "Black Hippie" and not only verbally espouse these types of messages, but more importantly to actually live your life in this manner. In fact it's so dangerous to be a "black hippie", that you could lose your life.

    However as Malcolm X told us...
    "the price of freedom is death".


    The risk is ultimately worth it
    * Some folks didn't understand it then.
    * Some folks don't understand it today.

    It's something that we had all better learn to not only understand, but more importantly to actually...LIVE IT

    One of the very best things about the East Coast Soul-Patrol Convention this past summer was that we were able to actually bring some folks together, who previously weren't communicating with each other. We brought together a number of different entities, who are now doing business with each other, who previously had not. Those entities all recognized that they indeed have a common interest and that their "common interest" could work well in concert with their individual needs to literally "create something out of nothing"...

    Interestingly enough, some of those people were Black and some of those people were White.

    Now if that sounds a bit like socialism, please do not be alarmed.
    Working towards the "greater good" is the very last thing that the people who are the "natural enemies" of the "Black Hippie" want to see occurring.

    * Therefore, it must be done quietly
    * It must be done without fanfare
    * It must be done intelligently
    * and above all it must be done effectively.

    Perhaps the "time has indeed come today"
    for all of us to learn that
    "we got to live together"?

    In my mind, we have to start now...

    I realize that to the rest of our society, the concept of a "Black Hippie" is one that is antiquated, obsolete and out of touch with modern "knee-gro" realities. However, I'm one "Black Hippie" who is willing to give the concept a continuing shot. I am willing to do so because just as in 1972, here in 1973, I have one simple intention.
    And my intention is very simply....

    "....to take you higher"

    (just like another Black Hippie named Sly Stone did...)

    --Bob Davis


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    Bob Davis
    earthjuice@prodigy.net

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    * Marvin Gaye - I Want You (CD Deluxe) 
    Marvin Gaye - I Want You (CD Deluxe)
    * Dells - Open Up My Heart 
    Dells - Open Up My Heart
    * Will Wheaton 
    Will Wheaton
    * Harptones 
    Vocal Magic Of The Harptones, doo wop, Willie Wingfield, Raoul Cita
    * Rio Soul  
    Rio Soul
    * HIP-O Records - Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey -  
    HIP-O Records
    * Groove Doctors 
    Groove Doctors
    * Mandrill 
    Mandrill
    * BILLY PAUL 
    Billy Paul
    * Black Rock Coalition (BRC)  
    Black Rock Coalition (BRC)
    * Soul of America Travel  
    Soul of America Travel
    * SOUL-PATROL MAGAZINE  
    Soul-Patrol Magazine
    PLAYING IN OCT/2003
    SOUL-PATROL.NET RADIO
    * SOUL-PATROL.NET RADIO  
    SOUL-PATROL.NET 

RADIO
    * 'The Blues From Africa To Today' 
    * Mighty Sam McClain - One More Bridge To Cross 
    * RGB (aka the Moments) 
    * Radio BRC @ Soul-Patrol #11 
    * Soul-Patrol Jazz #2 
    * Ted Mills/Blue Magic Interview 
    * Mike and Baron Talkin Soul With Songs
    * 100 Percent Pure Funk 

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