08 / 15 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Blues + Soul in Chicago, The 4 Brothers Story

Chicago is known worldwide for its electrified Delta Blues. Chicago’s also known for its sweet Soul Music. And during the 1960s, those musical traditions combined at a tiny record label based at a famous West Side Chicago record shop. This week, Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras shares hip, soul-flavored blues from the Four Brothers label. Plus we hear soulful blues from all corners of the city.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 15 / 14
The Chicago Westside Music Festival is here on Saturday
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morningamp:

Co-producer of The Chicago Westside Music Festival Michelle Geddes called in The Morning Amp to talk about the festival with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. It covers everything from R&B to soul and Hip Hop. The festival’s happening tomorrow from noon to 8 pm in Garfield Park and features artists including 112, Kenya Simone and Brownstone.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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08 / 06 / 14
Aryk Crowder on Live From Studio 10 (aired August 2014)
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It was in his late teens that Aryk Crowder got into the sounds of James Taylor, Maxwell and Prince. Taking notes from the greats he’s been admiring, Chicago R&B singer has developed a powerful falsetto voice and has been perfecting his songwriting abilities ever since.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's LiveFromStudio10

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08 / 06 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Planes Trains Automobiles

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

Vacation season is upon us and sometimes, getting to your destination is half the battle. Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras brings us soulful tracks that feature tales of both travelers and their journeys.
Featuring music by The Isley Brothers, Fugi, William DeVaughn, and much more.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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07 / 31 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Chicago Soul meets Blues

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

Chicago is known worldwide for its electrified Delta Blues. Chicago’s also known for its sweet Soul Music. And during the 1960s, those musical traditions combined at a tiny record label based at a famous West Side Chicago record shop. This week, Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras shares hip, soul-flavored blues from the Four Brothers label. Check out Wednesday’s preview on WBEZ’s Morning Shift.

The full set will air live tonight (Thursday July 31st) on Reclaimed Soul at 8pm (CST) on 89.5fm & 90.7fm, streaming live at http://vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / WBEZ's Morning Shift

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07 / 28 / 14

Aryk Crowder on Live From Studio 10 - 7/29

It was in his late teens that Aryk Crowder got into the sounds of James Taylor, Maxwell and Prince. Since then, the Chicago R&B singer has developed a powerful falsetto voice and has been perfecting his songwriting abilities taking notes from the greats he’s been admiring. We’re pleased to welcome the soulful crooner in our studio to hear him play songs off his upcoming album 2x4.

Tune in Tuesday, 7/29 at 8pm on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org/player 

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07 / 23 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Funky Funky Bacharach

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The melody for 1967’s Bacharach/David classic “The Look of Love” was inspired by Bond Girl Ursula Andress; and that iconic melody has inspired countless artists to record their own versions of the song. Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras brings us a selection of soulful vintage covers of “The Look of Love”. Plus, we hear groovy covers of other Bacharach compositions, as well (like “Walk on By” and “I Say a Little Prayer”).

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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06 / 25 / 14
Swamp Heat on Live From Studio 10 (aired June 2014)

Chicago’s Swamp Heat bring New Orleans style Soul and Funk to the windy city. Armed with a trombone, a couple of saxophones and a powerful voice in singer Brandi Sanders, the band delivers irresistible grooves and heartfelt ballads, paying homage to long standing Southern musical traditions.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's LiveFromStudio10

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06 / 23 / 14
The darkness behind King Khan's Idle No More album

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Psychedelic soul band, King Khan and The Shrines’s Idle No More album captures the darkness front man Arish was experiencing while writing the record. He joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the album.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

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06 / 16 / 14

Swamp Heat on Live From Studio 10 - 6/17

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Chicago’s Swamp Heat bring New Orleans style Soul and Funk to this often humid city. Armed with a trombone, a couple of saxophones and singer Brandi Sanders’ powerful voice, the band delivers irresistible grooves and heartfelt ballads, paying homage to long standing musical traditions.

Tune in Tuesday, 6/17 at 8pm CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org/player 

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06 / 09 / 14
Sidewalk Chalk deliver a "raw" fusion of hip hop, soul and jazz on new album Leaves

vocalomusicvox:

On the new album Leaves, Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk further their interpretation of Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz. The album is a collection of groove-heavy arrangements and contemplative subject matter. Frontman, MC Rico Sisney and producer of the album Zak Jablow joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the album’s sound and production.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Music Vox

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06 / 04 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Chicago Covers The World

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

In this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras uncovers “covers”, or versions of popular songs that were created by local artists. The Chicago artists that she featured, like Gene Chandler and Rotary Connection (pictured), often injected a distinctly Chicago Sound into songs originally sung by artists like The Beatles and Otis Redding, respectively.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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04 / 30 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Music That Hip Hop Was Built On

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras digs into vintage tracks that live on as samples, and suggests the value in listening to the uncut music, too.

Featuring music from Willie Colon, Pamoja, Mandrill, and more.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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