Carolina Soul “Thursday Night Feature” on WXYC 89.3 FM (2011)

I’ve just completed my 9th Annual Carolina Soul “Thursday Night Feature” on WXYC 89.3 FM in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The program is available for download below, in three parts, and the playlist, annotated with links for further reading, follows.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:


United Sounds “It’s All Over (Baby)” (United)


Brown Sugar Inc. “Sweet Love of Mine” (Impel) On “Said I Had a Vision” compilation, available for purchase here.
Elijah & the Ebonies feat. Mary Sexton “I Confess” (Gitana) Further reading, plus photo of Ann Sexton signing my copy of this very record.
The Constellations “If Everybody” (Impel) On “Said I Had a Vision” compilation, available for purchase here.
Black Experiences “In The Dark” (Microtronics)
Wall Street “Let’s Make Love” (Nu-Tone)


Infinitie “Guess I’ll Get High (By Myself Again)” (Condaglo)
Something Special “Lose Myself in Your Love” (Condaglo)
Faze “Heart Wide Open” (Sound Star)
Saints “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Sound Hut)
Saints “Love Can Be” (WigWam)
Saints “Tell It To Your Love” (Sound Hut)
Cornelius Crawford “Come on Back” (Entertainment Enterprises)



Cal Brandon “I Kept on Smilin” (Hit Man) R.I.P. Cal “Skeeter” Brandon (1948-2008).
Free Spirit “No Finance - No Romance” (Greene’s) R.I.P. Cal “Skeeter” Brandon (1948-2008).
Satin Finish “Took a Chance on Love” (Green Back)
Renee “You Treat Me Bad” (McGregory)
Fewell Family “Heaven Was Made for Me” (Power)
Ulysses & Crystal “Tonight My Love” (Sail Away)
Mel-O-Madnezz “Beautiful Day” (M.O.M.)
Bobby Cutchins “I Did It Again” (Lasso)


Root Doctor & the Voodoo Men “Witchcraft Is My Thang” (Mister D)
Gilbert Barnes “It’s Our Thing Darling” (Kix International)
Chuck Wells “Railroad Blues” (ELL) Recent video of this artist.
Travis Ricks and the Pearls “Lost Pride” (Pride)
Evening Light Gospel Singers “Have Faith” (Goldleaf)
The Gospel Echoes “God Won’t Change” (Echoes)
The West Family Singers “God Can Do Anything But Fail” (no label)



The Columbians “Stormy Monday” (Klub)
J. Wesly Smith with the Rubies Orchestra “Mama Laid The Law Down” (Merri)
Joey Graham & the Rubies Orch. “So What” (JCP)
Rick St. John “It ‘Sho’ Is Funky Down Here” (Nu-Beat)
Rick St. John “One Heart Hurting” (Independent)
The Fabulous Bowties “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (Top Hat)
Jackie Cheeks “Can I Get to Know You” (Nebo)
Jackie Cheeks “Love Got a Hold on Me” (Pixxmattt)
Robert Lea & the Pack “I’m Gonna Get You” (Budweiser Showdown)


LMC Band & Show “Chopping Wood” (Mega Sound Studios)
Realistic Funk Band “Shock The House” (Mega Sound Studios)
Van Scott “Delicious” (VAAL)
Pilgrim Stars “Lord I Thank You” (Alpha)
Western Un-Yun “Do What You Like” (Choice Cut)
Lustre “Better Days” (‘Bout Time)
Bobby J. “Can I Come Over Tonight” (Prime Time) The artist’s Myspace page.

Kirby Hamilton “A Different Place” (Accent)
United Sounds “And When It’s Over” (United)


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