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by vivrant thang on free music and great podcasts
NOTE: NO OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY FOR ME TODAY. BE BACK NEXT WEEK!
Even with 80G of music in the palm of my hand at any given time, I still manage to get bored by Pink Panther (aka the ‘pod) on occasion. When I actually practice some restraint and don’t go spending the gas money digging in the crates at a few of my favorite spots, I hit up some of my favorite music-loving folks who work hard to share the love by creating podcasts and mixes that showcase what they are digging at the time.
I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while and I think it’s especially relevant while we are in the midst of voting for the Black Weblog Awards. Ya’ll don’t seem to be that good at clicking on links 🙂 If there was ever a post to do so, it’s this one. Trust me on this.
Be sure to share some of your favorite podcasts in the comments.
Todd Kelly: Flowink.com (Known to many as the “Kaing of R&B Podcasting” (rhythm & blues, vintage soul, hip-hop, jazz, house, world wide soul)
EJ Flavors (I call him the “Master Teacher.” One of the very first podcasts I subscribed to. Since I’m a 90s music junkie, I particularly love his New Jack Swing mixes. They got me through many a morning commute to a job that I hated with every fiber of my being.)
Friday Favecast (a glimpse of urban lifestyle with music, fitness tips and social commentary with a comical flavor)
Soul Sanctuary: Where The Spirit Dwells ( a plethora of mixes from various DJs available for download, including Soul Sanctuary Radio hosted by The Vibe Mistress Stephanie Renee)
Gordon Gartell Radio (Phonte of Little Brother’s podcast; pure tomfoolery and hot music)
RIBS (Rhythms In Black Satin) (T Grundy always takes a sista to school with some classic soul. I wasn’t even a twinke in my Daddy’s eye when a lot of the music he features was released. So I learn a lot.)
DJ Stylus: (aka “The Vibe Conductor” and the name fits; lots of international flava in your ear here which sets him apart from a lot of other podcasts out there. Check out his Project Vibe mixes, a station you should be listening to)
DJ Diva (Do the ladies run this mutha – hellll yea! You know I got love for the female DJ. I love her artist spotlights which have featured music from Al Green, Luther, Prince, Aretha Franklin, and The O’Jays)
The Infinite Ink: Soulrific (the best in Nu Soul, R&B, conscious Hip Hop and Jazz)
My Love For Music (smooth jazz, world fusion, new age, ambient, downtempo music)
Deeper Soul (for those lovers of soulful house music)
Also check out Soul Bounce’s mixtape roundups.
In addtion to the podcasts, on occasion someone will drop a gem in my inbox for me to groove to. This week DJ Cuzzin B who you may remember from that hot True School Corporation party I raved about earlier in the year hit me up with his Soul For Sale mixtape which features tracks from as Jazmin Sullivan, Raphael Saadiq, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Teedra Moses, and Strange Fruit Project f/Erykah Badu, 9th Wonder and Q-Tip f/D’Angelo. Yup, it’s as hot as it sounds. Download here.
Summer is winding down which means that soon my attention will be split between The Green Nation and my musical adventures. Won’t be enough hours in the day. I’m taking the summer out with a bang though. This weekend, I’m excited to get a get a first look at Jazmin Sullivan and Raphael Saadiq who are putting out two of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. I’ve been watching clips of Jazmin today on You Tube and I. CAN’T. WAIT. You know I’ll do all I can to bring it to you here.
J*Davey and Jill Scott videos coming to you next week so stay tuned!
Soul UK said:
The DJ Cuzzin mixtape sounds great, but for some unkown reason zshare will not let me download the file!!!
I occasionally download a podcast or two, the only problem being that I hear a new artist and then have to purchase their entire music library (having just bought my own place music purchases ‘should’ be alot further down my list of priorities than they currently are).
A stressful day at work yesterday led to me having a CD ‘binge’, I am currently waiting on 3 albums by Meshell Ndegeocello, 3 Hill St. Soul albums (I have snippets but want the whole albums) and a replacement copy of Sharon Jones’ 100 Days, 100 Nights – thats in addition to the special edition Janelle Monae EP I have on pre-order from the US (anyone heard the bonus track Mr President?? … Love It!!!)
So bread and water it is until payday!
@Viv – by the way, just thought i would mention how much i enjoy popping in and reading your posts … great blog! (Even your non-music stuff is entertaining although I’m positive you don’t aim it at a 24yr old white boy LOL) … NO OSF?? I’ll forgive you!
nikki indigo said:
man am i glad i found this blog! i don’t have a list of fav podcasts…yet. this list is a good place to start. thanks for sharing!
these are some hellified links you have blessed up with. Where do I start? I had to copy and paste the link of this post in order to really be able to take the time and check each out. I knew about Phonte – that is a hot link.
Ej Flavors and DJ Diva sound like something I need to listen to, asap.
Thanks, and I ended up running across the Top 100 R&B/Soul on SoulBounce a few days ago. Everynight I’m jammin’ those classic. All thanks to you, one of the greatest bloggers known.
Have a good weekend.
Your linkage honors me greatly.
I am humbled, dear Viv.
Thanks for the list. I already subscribe to EJ Flavors, DJ Diva, Friday Favecast and RIBS. The EJ Flavors is always good for that old school vibe, and his In Rotation podcasts never fail to alert me to music that I am not aware of. Of course, just like you I learn a lot from RIBS. DJ Diva and the favecast are waiting in line; I downloaded so many of EJ’s podcasts, I’m trying to catch up as fast as I can.
tha connoisseur said:
Sweety, you know that I always hit up your page when I am not on Ivory (MacBook). 🙂
Your links are pure fyah (had to get all West Indian on ya…). A few of them I have been definitely up on and as usual, you and I are ***here***. The day you reccommended EJ’s Flavors to me, was a day of GLEE!! My brother being an ex-dj is absolutely hooked!
Now, here’s one for you. I know you love your UK vibes, so check out JM Connoisseur’s podcast. It is full of heavy soul tunes that we are so not privy to down here. Here is the link to his page: http://www.jmsoul.com/2008/07/07/jm-soul-connoisseur-fifty/
but you can also go straight to iTunes and find it there as well. I love it, hope you do too. Hit me up and let me know what you think…
Lawd, playing catch up to my existing list is a bitch! And now look what you have done…lol
tha connoisseur said:
BY THE WAY- I went to Earth Wind and Fire down on my end last night…WOW. No words can explain! I had a ball girl, I am sure you will too. I will let you know when to look out for my review on Soultracks-coming soon. 🙂
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Nikki aka Soulrific One said:
‘Preciate the shout out!
podcast directory said:
I absolutely agree
DJ Diva said:
I love u for this mama…Thanks so much for the shout out! I didnt know folks was checkin for me like that!
*walking away singing “can you feel the love tonight”* LOL hugz
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