April 19th, 2014

From the Soundboard is a show that usually focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, April 23, we are will going to focus on the Indo-Jazz-Fusion project called Miles from India.

"It was such a simple concept. Producer Bob Belden (who has directed the Miles Davis reissue series) was talking with Times Square label owner Yusuf Gandhi about Miles’ use of Indian instrumentation during The Complete On the Corner Sessions and wondered aloud what it would sound like if Indian musicians played Miles’ music. Gandhi replied Miles from India, and nearly a year later Belden delivered this brilliant set that not only features a number of India’s finest musicians but a veritable who’s who of Miles’ own sidemen. In perhaps the boldest move, Belden and the musicians looked well beyond Miles’ 1972-1975 sessions with Indian instruments for inspiration, performing tracks from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.” [Sean Westergaard - All Music Guide]

April 15th, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, April 16, we will hear recollections and give tribute to the man who’s known as "The Godfather of House Music", DJ Frankie Knuckles. You will hear recollections from Byron Burke (Ten City)Alan King & Wayne Williams (Chosen Few), Czarina Mirani (5 Magazine), DJ Johnny Medley (DMA) and a surprise guest or two. Featuring a tribute mix by Byron Burke (Ten City).  Don’t miss this one.

March 27th, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On April 2 in recognition of what would have been his 75th birthday, we shall focus on the artist that helped evolve the sound of Soul and Popular music, Marvin Gaye.


"One of the most gifted, visionary, and enduring talents ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit machine, Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. Moving from lean, powerful R&B to stylish, sophisticated soul to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change. “. [Jason Akeny - All Music Guide]

March 22nd, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience.  On March 26, as we close out Women History Month we will focus on one of Japan’s finest Soul vocalist and major contributor to the Acid Jazz movement during the 1990s, Monday Michiru

Monday Michiru stands as one of Japan’s finest soul and R&B singers of the 1990s and whose cosmopolitan sensibility and mixed nationality have made her stand out among her contemporaries”. [Ted Mills - All Music Guide]

March 17th, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. WBAI is still in Winter Fund Drive mode. Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax deductible financial support so that you (the listener) can continue to enjoy WBAI’s programming (like From the Soundboard). On March 19, as we continue to acknowledge Women History Month we will focus on bassist extraordinaire, Meshell Ndegeocello.

"You never know what type of world you’re going to be stepping into when you listen to a new Meshell Ndegeocello album. Those who have followed her career right from her 1993 masterpiece Plantation Lullabies (which is one of the most overlooked and underrated albums of the ‘90s), knows that Meshell rarely, if ever, repeats herself. In fact, this lack of repetition is sometimes so jarring that it’s difficult to follow the path she took from one album to the next. See, for instance, the R&B/soul album Peace Beyond Passion and how it was followed by the super acoustic folk/pop album Bitter, and then how that was followed by the spoken-word hip-hop mixtapeCookie. It’s head spinning”. [Enio Chiola - Popmatters.com]

March 13th, 2014

Just uploaded From the Soundboard #153 to Mixcloud. Listen now!

March 3rd, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience.  WBAI is still in Winter Fund Drive mode.  Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax deductable finacial support so that you (the listener) can contiunue to enjoy WBAI’s programming (like From the Soundboard).  On March 5,we will experience the sounds of Carnaval.  Music courtesy of DJ Miller Cruz.

"The Carnival of Brazil is an annual festival held during the Friday to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period before Easter. On certain days of Lent, Roman Catholics and some other Christians traditionally abstained from the consumption of meat and poultry, hence the term ‘carnival,’ from carnelevare, ‘to remove (literally, ‘raise’) meat.’ Rhythm, participation, and costumes vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória, huge organized parades are led by samba schools.   The typical genres of music of Brazilian carnival are, in Rio de Janeiro (and Southeast Region in general): the samba-enredo, the samba de bloco, the samba de embalo and the marchinha; in Pernambuco and Bahia (and Northeast Region in general) the main genres are: the frevo, the maracatu, the samba-reggae and Axé music.”

February 25th, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. Throughout the month of February, WBAI will be in Winter Fund Drive mode.  Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax deductable finacial support so that you (the listener) can contiunue to enjoy WBAI’s programming (like From the Soundboard).  On February 26, I will share some vintage sounds from Legendary African American individuals that were presevered by the Pacifica Radio Archives.

February 9th, 2014

From the Soundboard is usually a show that focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. Throughout the month of February, WBAI will be in Winter Fund Drive mode. Which means that producers (like me) will be asking for tax deductable finacial support so that you (the listener) can contiunue to enjoy WBAI’s programming (like From the Soundboard). On February 12, we will give tribute in music and talk about dance for quite possibly the most important and influential nightlife party in world (seriously that’s not a exaggeration), David Mancuso’s The Loft NYC. Music compiled by DJ Butch SOS.

"The Loft is the location for the first underground dance party (Love Saves the Day) that was created by David Mancuso on February 14, 1970, in New York City. Since then, the term The Loft has come to represent Mancuso’s own version of a non-commercial party where no alcohol, food, or beverages are sold. Mancuso’s vision of a private party is similar to, and inspired by the rent party and house party”. [An excerpt of a Village Voice article by Tim Lawerence]

February 6th, 2014

Just uploaded From the Soundboard #148 to Mixcloud. Listen now!