“Freedom & Good Times” A Mix By: HeavySoulBrutha

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I hope all is groovy in your world! Nothing like the freedom of a day off, and the good times of playing records. A couple of these are recent finds, the incredible O’Donel Levy & Larry Willis LP’s on the Groove Merchant label were particularly smile inducing. Somehow Donald Byrd’s “Street Lady”…

E. Blaze: “For The Luv’ Of It, Vol. 3”

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! I stumbled on this cat’s facebook page, I don’t know, about a year ago. There were regular posts of videos from a back room of, I’m assuming, a record shop. Usually with his enthusiastic intro of, “Yeah, Yeah,” all the vids featured E. Blaze playing a bunch of excellent records and samples….

Digging In John Peel’s Archive!

SoulSistas & SoulBruthas! Talk about a dream day for a record digger. I’m always shouting about my favourite things and people, and DJ Mr. Thing is a cat that definitely makes the cut. He and some friends were granted the opportunity to dig through legendary British disc jockey, John Peel’s music archive. They were allowed…

Classic HeavySoulBrutha Mix: The Record Shop!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! I always get excited for Record Store Day. I mean, to all serious music lovers and vinyl collectors, every day is Record Store Day. But, this little mid-April celebration of independent record shops is really an official holiday for me. I love the excitement of lining up with, mostly, other music lovers,…

New Music From Oddisee: The Odd Tape!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! One of my favourite cats out of the DC/Maryland area is Oddisee. A supremely talented producer and MC, he’s been releasing a great mix of vocal and instrumental projects for a while now. Last year he dropped one of the finest Hip-Hop records of 2015 with, “The Good Fight.” His upcoming release,…

Free Music From The M-Tet: “Carol Of The Bells”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Love this band out of San Francisco called, The M-Tet. They lay down some real tight Funk, Soul and Jazz and have, for all you vinyl lovers, put out three excellent 45’s! They’re now working on a new full length LP, and I can’t wait to spin it. They just sent out this…

Adventures In Cratedigging: Larry Willis “Inner Crisis”

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! There’s a few things I’ve learned over the years when digging for records. One of those things is most definitely, any record on the Groove Merchant label is gonna be dope. Inner Crisis from Larry Willis is no exception. Larry is a badass keyboard player who toured with Blood, Sweat & Tears…

James Hunter Six Set To Release New LP On Daptone Records!

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! the James Hunter six have signed with Brooklyn’s House Of Soul aka Daptone Records. The album, “Hold On” will be released on February 5th, 2016. The preview single is a swinging affair with some Ray Charles vibes that I totally dig. Pop over to www.jameshuntermusic.com and download the tune for free. You can pre-order…

“Needle Drops” A Mix By: HSB

SoulSistas And SoulBruthas! Got a chance to do a few NEEDLE DROPS this afternoon. Was in the mood for some Jazzy Funky joints. Had a nice dig in my own collection and the fingers landed on these. Might be a couple in there I’ve shared before, but there’s just some records that need to hit…