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.
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)
After sharing the tables with Nate Smith at last month’s How to Wreck a Nice Beach party, it was a delight and an honor to reunite over the airwaves of Duke University’s collegiate frequency, WXDU 88.7-FM. Winter recess was in full effect, and all but a few students had made their way back to the Garden State for the holidays. Parking was not a problem. Camel City sounds were requested and honored in a variety of flavors. This helpful playlist right here will help differentiate the 336s from the 919s from the 704s. With some creative clicking, you should be able to download the whole show directly to your walkman, or stream it live from Carolina Soul. Either way, we hope you enjoy. Requests lines are open!
Funk Disco Dance Friday, or FDDF, occurs every Friday from 6-8 pm on WXDU.
(Editors Note: These links have expired… Our apologies)
I’ve just completed my 8th Annual Carolina Soul “Thursday Night Feature” on WXYC 89.3 FM in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The program is available for download below, in two parts, and the playlist, annotated with links for further reading, follows.
Part 1 features ‘60s and ‘70s soul and funk selections, most with dance beats:
Part 2 features ‘70s and ‘80s love ballads, a couple of slow cuts that defy categorization, and even a little soulful gospel for good measure:
Harold Dickey and The Passions “She Was Always Around” (Prescot) Further reading.
Chuck Wells “Why Did You Lie To Me” (ELL)
Chuck Wells “The Love Knot” (Goldleaf)
The Superiors Band And Their Soul Singers “Darling I Love You” (Barvis)
Clay Brown “Everybody’s Talking” (Aljon)
Chuck Cockerham “Have I Got A Right” (Mala)
Moses Dillard And The Dynamic Showmen “Go ‘Way Baby” (Mark V)
Prince Paul & The Swingin’ Imperials “In The Beginning (You Really Loved Me)” (Parker)
The Originals Orch. “Who Dun It” (Sok-It)
Frankie & The Damons “The Man From Soul” (JCP) Follow-up 45 is on “Carolina Funk”.
Soul, Inc. “What Goes Up Must Come Down” (Emblem)
The Nomads “Somethin’s Bad” (Mo-Groov)
The Soul Set “Will You Ever Learn” (Bi-Me) Further reading.
Johnny White and the Mighty Crusaders “Physical, Healthy And Trim” (Valle-Dalle) Current website.
Jessie Woods “For Once In My Life” (Leo)
Eloise L. Jackson and the Bloommanets “Tender Loving Care” (United)
The Originals Orch. “Philly Dog” (Sok-It)
Souls Unlimited “The Raving Vampire (Pt. 1)” (Wigwam) Website of member M. Dupuy.
The Golden Toadstools “Silly Savage” (Minaret)
Sound Inc. “Go Away” (Aquarius)
Bob Meyer “I Only Get That Feeling” (Blue Soul)
The Opells “Day And Time” (Linco)
James (Mr. Soulfingers) Arnold “Your Chain Of Love” (Je-eeca)
Moses Dillard And The Dynamic Showmen “Pretty As A Picture” (Mark V)
The Magnificents “Mr. Kool” (Red Coach)
The Appreciations “No, No, No” (Aware)
Gene Barbour And Cavaliers “I Need A Love” (Hit) Further reading.
Kip Anderson “I Can’t” (Tomorrow) Further reading.
Buddy Tee and the Thrillers “If You Don’t Want Me” (Thrill)
Lu’s Grooves to Satisfaction “The Time Is Now” (United)
The Funk Connection “Going Our Way” (TFC)
The Funk Connection “Dedication” (Strawberry Jamm)
The D. J. Band “Ridin’ High” (Lake View)
Harry Deal And The Galaxies “Fonky, Fonky” (Eclipse) Current website.
Moses Dillard & The Tex Town Display “We Gotta Come Together” (Shout)
Opus Seven “Hey Big Brother” (Source)
Manifest Destiny “I’m Missing You” (Mark V)
Exit “I Wanna Be Close To You (When It Rains)” (Rex)
Sudden Change “Used To Think We Were Lovers” (Blackout)
One-On-One “Why Must (It Be That Way)” (Digital Sound Studio)
Tanger Harris & T.M.S. Band “This Lonely Dream” (Showcase) Flipside was reissued.
Toby King “Operator” (Cotton)
The Saints “Love Can Be” (Wigwam)
The Travelers “Love Is A Part Of Living” (Love)
Dorothy Glass & Dorothy Glass Singers “By The Time” (TAP)
The Sensational Brown Sisters and Mother “Tribute To Friends And Relatives” (Florentine) Related to the Brown Brothers?
Laurence Miller & The Carolina Playboys “I’ve Never Been To Vegas” (JSJ)
Cal Brandon “I Kept On Smilin’” (Hit Man) R.I.P. Cal “Skeeter” Brandon (1948-2008).
Brown Sugar Inc. “Sweet Love Of Mine” (Impel)
Style “Do You Miss My Love” (Panda) Myspace page of guitarist Garry Percell.
Babay “In Her Eyes” (SoundTrax)
The Gospel Impressions “Simple Prayer” (Pro Sound)
Ivan R. Sturdivant “The World That Died” (Strategy) Further reading. Video.
The Funk Connection “Dreams” (TFC)
The Funk Connection “Good Night” (Strawberry Jamm)
Harold Dickey “Dance” (DBF)