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Soul Sides/Heat Rocks Mailbag Ep. 1
This is Ep. #1 of an informal mailbag series of mini-episodes prepped for Soul Sides and Heat Rocks fans. In this one, Oliver Wang tackles a pair of questions: 1) what were some of my favorite artists from when I was in college and 2) What's an example of an artist/album from a genre that Heat Rocks typically does *not* into? Thanks to Eric Peterson for the questions!
The Sidebar, Ep. 37: Sly and the Family Stone Mix It Up (w/ Michael Barnes)
The Sidebar returns to fill the social distancing void. I'm joined by Michael Barnes of the Melting Pot blog to talk about a special version of Sly and the Family Stone's 1974 LP, "Small Talk" that Michael came upon years ago. Much record nerdery ensues.
Singles Servings 003: Carolyn Sullivan's "Dead"
We look at one of the darkest soul songs ever recorded, "Dead," arranged and co-written by Moses Dillard and produced by Fort Worth TX's Major Bill Smith who could commission over a dozen different versions of the song on his various imprints. David Haffner of the record store, Friends of Sound, joins to share details about the song's curious history
Single Servings 002: Amerie's "1 Thing" (Siik Remix)
In this episode, we revisit the 2005 song (and 2015 single), "1 Thing," originally recorded by Amerie but remixed by Siik.
Single Servings #1: The Devons' "Someone to Treat Me"
A new personal podcast series from Oliver Wang of Soul Sides/Heat Rocks, Single Servings tells the stories behind single songs. For this launch episode, we dig into "Someone to Treat Me," the 1969 R&B single by New York girl ground The De Vons. Featured on here: De Vons lead singer, Jimmie Boone Amos!
Record Wheel #9 - West Coast Hip-Hop
A return to hip-hop but with a Cali focus. Featuring songs by: Droop Capone, 7A3, MC Red, The Poetess and more.
Curated playlists from a man with better taste and deeper crates than you.
Back at it again!
This awesome podcast took a long hiatus but they're back at it and I couldn't be happier! Rare funk, groove, soul, latin.. so much good here. And such a great way to jump back into it.
Oliver Wang is a good interviewer with excellent taste. This show digs into some big moments in soul music, and some quirkily interesting small ones. Either way, it's both interesting and dynamic. I hope there's more to come!