Soul Conversations Playlist 3/29/08

March 29, 2008

Kimberly Washington

Sonic Trance – Nicholas Payton
Dwelle – Red Clay
Broken Vibes – Taylor McFerrin
Fall Back – Middlewood Sessions
Life. Rain Fall – TM Juke
Electric Chair – TM Juke and Elmore
Tea Leaf Dances – Flying Lotus
How Far (feat. Rahel) – Eric Lau
Golden – Electric Conversation
Flickermood – Belle Et Fou
Change – Bugge Wesseloft
Love Mix (Twisted Jazz Mix) – East West Connection
Steel Congo – Louie Vega
High (Feat. Dyanna Fearon) – Reel People
Tortured Soul – I Might Do Something Wrong

DJ YZO (The Al Green new cd is the joint!!)

Al Green – You’ve Got the Love I Need (Exclusive)
Al Green – Lay It Down (Exclusive)
Repercussions – Find Your Way
Musiq – Thereason
Vikter Duplaix feat. Clara Hill – Paper Chase
Break Reform – Ghosts
Dwele – Jimmystaydown
4hero – Give In
Season feat.
MiMi Terris – The Other Side

DJ Ash Gordon aka Derrick Weston Brown’s Playlist

Brother Sister: Brand New Heavies
You Will Rise-Sweetback
Overthought-Bilal Salaam
For You-Heavy
Isobel (Deodato Mix)-Bjork
On The Ground-Beady Belle


Al Green “Lay It Down” review

March 28, 2008


What do you get, when you have guest vocals from Anthony Hamilton, Corinne Bailey Rae, and John Legend, The Dap-Kings Horns, strings orchestrated by Larry Gold, and Amir “?uestlove” Thompson and fellow Soulquarian James Poyser on production? You get the new Al Green release “Lay It Down”. ?uestlove and James Poyser help create that old school Al Green sound, and make it sound like a Nu Soul release. This cd will be played in the SUV for a while. If you want to hear some new Al Green tracks, tune into Soul Conversations tonight at 12:30 am (est). Click me at 12:30 am (est) to listen online.

Al Green feat. Anthony Hamilton – You’ve Got the Love I Need snippet

The Roots “Rising Down” Listening Event Philadelphia 3/25/08 video

March 28, 2008

If you look real close, you can see me grabbing a secret stash of Red Stripes under the table. Thanks okpdan for video. Check out Soul Conversations tonight as I try to deliver you cuts from the new Al Green album coming out in May. That means we will have it first!!!! Click me at 12:30 am (est) to listen online.

Throwback Video Thur. Stone Love feat. Supercat and Nicodemus

March 27, 2008

I was cleaning up the lab last night, listening to one of my old Stone Love cds. It took me back to my days growing up in the Q-Boro, taking the Dollar Van to Jamaica Ave. I had to show my Reggae Massive an old school Stone Love Dance Hall.

The Roots “Rising Down” Listening Event Philadelphia 3/25/08

March 26, 2008


My partner from Def Jam, invited me to The Roots “Rising Down” listening event in Philly last night. The album is crazy!! It was a full house, I got a chance to talk to Truck North, (who is featured on the album) and I was eating Salmon on a stick which was left over for the after party!!!! Check the flicks below. And DC was in the house Bella 76, and Jefry Andres Wright.

Roots Listening Event Photos

On The Road Again…

March 25, 2008


I will be on the road today for a very special listening event from one of your favorite rap groups. (check me tomorrow for recap) As for now, if anybody can get these St. Johns kicks for me (yes i’m a sneaker head!!) Grab em!!!!


India.Arie and Universal Republic Records Launch SoulBird Music

March 24, 2008




(New York, NY, March 24, 2008)  The highly acclaimed singer/songwriter India.Arie has entered into a label deal with Universal Republic Records, with her new label to be called SoulBird Music.  India.Arie musical partner and R&B sensation Anthony David will be the first artist to release an album under the new banner, with his much anticipated major label offering, Acey Deucey, scheduled for in-store release on June 17.   “I’m excited that Tony will be the first artist to be released on SoulBird,” stated India.Arie, “Tony is a great talent and one of my oldest friends.  I have so many memories with him. Not only did he encourage me to start performing professionally, but it was Tony who suggested I use my first and middle name as an artist. There was even a time when he spent his rent money for me to experiment in the studio.”  Describing Anthony’s sound as ‘Bill Withers meets Mos Def,’  India.Arie adds, “ I love his music for how he speaks from a man’s emotional perspective in relationships, and his views on learning about life as a young man of the hip hop generation.” Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic Records also comments,  “India.Arie’s vision and sensitivity toward artists makes her a natural to launch an enterprise like SoulBird, and Anthony David is the ultimate artist to christen the label. His tremendous poise and ability to deliver great R&B songs coupled with his great relationship with India.Arie uniquely positions him as one of our breakthrough acts this year. Everyone at Universal Republic is excited to be a part of this great new endeavor.”