The Sweet Spot is your sweetest, funkiest musical biography show that airs the third and fourth Thursday of the month on WBAI 99.5 FM and wbai.org. Check out our blog at http://www.thesweetspotnyc.com
Diggin for Weldon Irvine on the Sweet Spot
We were honored to welcome filmmaker Victorious De Costa into the studio for an extended chat on his heartfelt documentary on one of our overlooked musical geniuses, Weldon Irvine.
Digging For Weldon Irvine explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon. Learn more about the authorized documentary here and check out the conversation and the music above.
Mr Reed's Recession Free Music!
East New York’s own Mr. Reed joins us to discuss his philosophy of soul, music and life and brings along plenty of sounds that illustrate why this hard working musician is a jewel in the crown of new R&B and soul music.
The Elegance of Dionne Warwick on the Sweet Spot
One of the most accomplished and distinctive voices that transcends genre, Dionne Warwick is a true legend.
The Sweet Spot was beyond thrilled to speak to her about her decades of hits, her partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David and her new release "I'm Back".
Every bit as warm and lovely as her music, tune in for a warm and wonderful conversation followed by a Dionne Warwick power hour of music!
Besides Bossa on The Sweet Spot Jan 17th 1019
January is a perfect time to heat it up in the studio! So we had our fave Brazilian Musical Auntie come by with a dose of modern Brazilian tunes. is a percussionist focusing on African and Brazilian drums, and a trained singer as well. For 20 years...
A KOOL & THE GANG FAMILY INTERVIEW
2019 marks an incredible 50 years of the seminal jazz/funk/r&b band Kool & the Gang and we were beyond thrilled to have Robert “Kool” Bell in the studio to play some of the deeper cuts from the bands vast catalog of hits and b-sides before they hit stages worldwide this year to “Celebrate”.
Prince Hakim Bell joined his father in the studio and debuted his new single and proved indeed that talent runs deep in the Bell DNA.
This was an incredible two hours of radio where we learned of Mr. Bell’s humanitarian efforts in Africa with sustainable energy, The Kool Kids Foundation which provides musical education opportunities in schools, a new “Just Kool” fragrance to keep you “Fresh” and a “Le Kool” champagne to celebrate half a decade of groundbreaking music.
NOT to mention a whole lot of incredible stories to go along with the even more incredible tunes these legends have gifted us.
Rumour has it that there is a book and movie in the works and we can’t wait but until then take a listen to the longest running and one of the most groundbreaking R&B bands ever.
After 50 years we still can’t get enough of that “Funky Stuff”!
This episode is dedicated to the memory of “Lady Kool”, Sakinah Bell.
Roy Hargrove - a life in service to music w Frank Lacy, Justin Robinson, Evan Sherman and Funmi Ononaiye
Special guest DJ Funmi Ononaiye brought friends Frank Lacy, Justin Robinson and Evan Sherman to the show to pay tribute to a great musician and dear friend.
The music community suffered a devastating loss with the transition of Roy Hargrove.
The relationship Roy had with music was so vibrant and crackled with so much energy and feeling that it is hard to believe he is not with us anymore.
Roy did leave us with the great gift of his music, however and we spent the show celebrating his music and his life.
Long live Roy Hargrove!
"Roy Anthony Hargrove, one of the most respected and loved musicians in the New York City community and the world at large, was a trailblazing multiple Grammy Award winning trumpeter. He was known just as intensely for his brimming fire and fury as he was for his gorgeous, signature balladry. Over and over, his sound attested to and sanctified his deep love for music. His unselfish timbre covered the waterfront of every musical landscape. Owning his music, his sound, Roy inspired generations of musicians. He was a game changer."
Quoted from Jazz at Lincoln Center
Customer ReviewsSee All
Enlightening AND Grooving
The sweet spot that this podcast holds is between enlightenment and groove.
I listen on my headphones while walking in the street - keeps out the noise and I'm better off with every episode.
This show is incredible, inspiring, full of depth. These guests are sharing their gems and giving insight to their perspective and how they fulfilled their creative accomplishments. This is a very transparent, fun, enriching program I definitely recommend. Good vibes all the way!
Music is Love!
Always engaging with superb guests including Roy Ayers, Patrick Adams, Wunmi and so many more.. add it to your weekly pod-playlist for immense enjoyment.