August 18, 2019 by [email protected]

Hey! We're pretty excited about our new specialty show blogs and features. As you will see in the coming days and weeks, you'll now have the ability to check out Rollin and Tumblin "On Demand" here at the website. So, if you have to work or just can't stay up that late you can still catch Rollin and Tumblin every Saturday from 9pm to midnight.

Last night we had some fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield and a track from Santana, who was paid $750 to perform 8 songs. Less than $100 per song!

We're working on getting the Blues calendar updated again so stay tuned for further info there. As always, there's a ton of great live Blues going on in PIttsburgh!

Here's a really cool cut from a Pittsburgh band that's Not Necessarily The Blues, but this cut is a lot of fun. Check out this new one from The Commonheart:

https://open.spotify.com/track/7dtlwWHBESV74FJ1j1Rzrh?si=42ZA34KFQimX8a_azPdyzw

 

See ya next weekend on the radio.

Rob

 

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August 18, 2019 by [email protected]

Hey! We're pretty excited about our new specialty show blogs and features. As you will see in the coming days and weeks, you'll now have the ability to check out Rollin and Tumblin "On Demand" here at the website. So, if you have to work or just can't stay up that late you can still catch Rollin and Tumblin every Saturday from 9pm to midnight.

Last night we had some fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield and a track from Santana, who was paid $750 to perform 8 songs. Less than $100 per song!

We're working on getting the Blues calendar updated again so stay tuned for further info there. As always, there's a ton of great live Blues going on in PIttsburgh!

Here's a really cool cut from a Pittsburgh band that's Not Necessarily The Blues, but this cut is a lot of fun. Check out this new one from The Commonheart:

https://open.spotify.com/track/7dtlwWHBESV74FJ1j1Rzrh?si=42ZA34KFQimX8a_azPdyzw

 

See ya next weekend on the radio.

Rob

 

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August 18, 2019 by [email protected]

Hey! We're pretty excited about our new specialty show blogs and features. As you will see in the coming days and weeks, you'll now have the ability to check out Rollin and Tumblin "On Demand" here at the website. So, if you have to work or just can't stay up that late you can still catch Rollin and Tumblin every Saturday from 9pm to midnight.

Last night we had some fun celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Johnny Winter, Paul Butterfield and a track from Santana, who was paid $750 to perform 8 songs. Less than $100 per song!

We're working on getting the Blues calendar updated again so stay tuned for further info there. As always, there's a ton of great live Blues going on in PIttsburgh!

Here's a really cool cut from a Pittsburgh band that's Not Necessarily The Blues, but this cut is a lot of fun. Check out this new one from The Commonheart:

https://open.spotify.com/track/7dtlwWHBESV74FJ1j1Rzrh?si=42ZA34KFQimX8a_azPdyzw

 

See ya next weekend on the radio.

Rob

 

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August 16, 2019 by [email protected]

Brownout

I've been playing Grupo Fantasma on The Soul Show for a couple of years, but only recently became aware of their latin funk derivative Brownout. Brownout reimagined Public Enemy's work with their own "Fear Of A Brown Planet," and prior to that released two volumes of horn-laden Black Sabbath covers. They very recently played "Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath" at Flood City Music Festival 2019. Judging from overheard murmurings of festival attendees, it was clear that many didn't know what to expect. I did :)

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Here's a good NPR article on the Chicano soul movement, including mention of Greg and Beto of Brownout: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/744949593/the-many-threads-and-generations-of-chicano-soul-all-in-one-place?fbclid=IwAR3FgLfC6n-ReD9TIEuZgtrAectzoZhW8vJOvWtpH5JciVVsRqQi1-Oiw-E

 

Maceo

I hadn't seen Maceo play Pittsburgh since TRAF about a decade ago. Ardmore Music Hall is just this side of Philly, so the trek was made to see him there. (Note: this is a piece I've been holding onto for a few months.) The Ernest Stuart Trio opened, and you can hear a piece of their "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana cover. Robert Glasper has permanently affected everyone, and that is a positive statement.

Maceo was tight as always, and he gave nods to co- and departed Funkateers. Also, he presented his daughter as a vocalist. When I saw her, it reminded me of Joya Wesley, who manages dad Fred's affairs with the care of a family member. This has to be a great formula.

 

 

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August 16, 2019 by [email protected]

Brownout

I've been playing Grupo Fantasma on The Soul Show for a couple of years, but only recently became aware of their Latin funk derivative Brownout. Brownout reimagined Public Enemy's work with their own "Fear Of A Brown Planet," and prior to that released two volumes of horn-laden Black Sabbath covers. They very recently played "Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath" at Flood City Music Festival 2019. Judging from overheard murmurings of festival attendees, it was clear that many didn't know what to expect. I did :)

Here's a good NPR article on the Chicano soul movement, including mention of Greg and Beto of Brownout: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/744949593/the-many-threads-and-generations-of-chicano-soul-all-in-one-place?fbclid=IwAR3FgLfC6n-ReD9TIEuZgtrAectzoZhW8vJOvWtpH5JciVVsRqQi1-Oiw-E

 

Maceo

I hadn't seen Maceo play Pittsburgh since TRAF about a decade ago. Ardmore Music Hall is just this side of Philly, so the trek was made to see him there. (Note: this is a piece I've been holding onto for a few months.) The Ernest Stuart Trio opened, and you can hear a piece of their "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana cover. Robert Glasper has permanently affected everyone, and that is a positive statement.

Maceo was tight as always, and he gave nods to co- and departed Funkateers. Also, he presented his daughter as a vocalist. When I saw her, it reminded me of Joya Wesley, who manages dad Fred's affairs with the care of a family member. This has to be a great formula.

 

 

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August 16, 2019 by [email protected]

Brownout

I've been playing Grupo Fantasma on The Soul Show for a couple of years, but only recently became aware of their latin funk derivative Brownout. Brownout reimagined Public Enemy's work with their own "Fear Of A Brown Planet," and prior to that released two volumes of horn-laden Black Sabbath covers. They very recently played "Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath" at Flood City Music Festival 2019. Judging from overheard murmurings of festival attendees, it was clear that many didn't know what to expect. I did :)

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ij506pp6tOM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Here's a good NPR article on the Chicano soul movement, including mention of Greg and Beto of Brownout: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/25/744949593/the-many-threads-and-generations-of-chicano-soul-all-in-one-place?fbclid=IwAR3FgLfC6n-ReD9TIEuZgtrAectzoZhW8vJOvWtpH5JciVVsRqQi1-Oiw-E

 

Maceo

I hadn't seen Maceo play Pittsburgh since TRAF about a decade ago. Ardmore Music Hall is just this side of Philly, so the trek was made to see him there. (Note: this is a piece I've been holding onto for a few months.) The Ernest Stuart Trio opened, and you can hear a piece of their "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana cover. Robert Glasper has permanently affected everyone, and that is a positive statement.

Maceo was tight as always, and he gave nods to co- and departed Funkateers. Also, he presented his daughter as a vocalist. When I saw her, it reminded me of Joya Wesley, who manages dad Fred's affairs with the care of a family member. This has to be a great formula.

 

 

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<a href="//localendar.com/public/soulshowmike">calendar link</a>

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July 9, 2019 by [email protected]

Not Necessarily The Blues. But if you are a fan of Rollin And Tumblin, you might enjoy the Wood Brothers.

 

 

Rob

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July 7, 2019 by [email protected]

July 7

Love Pittsburgh Music Month continues in July on Rollin & Tumblin, each week we’ll feature a Pittsburgh Blues artist with a deeper look at their work with one song each hour.

Tune in from 9pm to midnight on July 13 when we feature the work of Jill West & Blues Attack!

They describe their own style as “hard edged blues with a guitar blast, in the tradition of the Vaughn brothers, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters”. But Jill and the band have certainly infused Pittsburgh into their work and influenced a new generation of women to play the Blues in Pittsburgh.

To learn more about how you can take part in Love Pittsburgh Music Month, click the link below:

https://www.lovepghmusic.com/

 

Thanks again to Ron Esser from Band Together Pittsburgh for stopping in last night to give us a preview of the upcoming 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Blues & Roots Festival!

https://www.pghbluesrootsfest.com/

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Rob

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Lots of new music to get to. Here's a quick look at what you can expect to hear on the show this week...

  • Soul-drenched goodness showcasing Lady Alma, produced by renegade jazz and club music maverick Mark de Clive-Lowe

  • LA’s finest Delroy Edwards returns for his 2nd release on Apron but this time a solo project “Dubonnet” of real honest raw house music

  • Auntie Flo takes us to Brazil, a country that is dealing with having a bona fide fascist president, with an EP recorded in Rio De Janeiro

  • XOA, led by London based producer and musician Nick Tyson, recently release his debut album ‘Way West’ on Five Easy Pieces

  • Lance Ferguson's Rare Groove Spectrum collection of newly recorded versions of classic funk, soul, jazz and latin vinyl rarities

  • Taking its name from such a formidable weather force, ‘Atlantic Oscillations’ marks the return of world-renowned British producer Quantic with his most cohesive and intricate album to date

  • Written and recorded at The Docks Studios (nestled in the Total Refreshment Centre), William Florelle contributes his own vocals, along with Swedish vocalist Bahia

  • Faze Action return with a brand new 12", teaming up with Zimbabwean born Zeke Manyika to create "Mangwana". Sung in Zeke's native Shona, and taking influences from Mory Kante, South African Kwaito to early house, Faze Action manage to create a record that harks back yet still has a modern and contemporary feel and is set to be the soundtrack to countless festivals and outdoor parties this summer

  • LA-based artist Dylan Moon is the latest to join the ever-ambitious RVNG family. Take your first taste of Only the Blues, the album itself due at the end of the August

  • Italian producer and musician DJ Rocca (AKA Luca Roccatagliati) is back on Nang with his debut solo artist album, Isole

  • Their first offering on the La Struttura Della Magia imprint is a delicious 4-tracker that pays tribute to Maestro Gurdjieff and his musical alter ego Prince Ozay

  • Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, Jordan Rakei is back with his third album, Origin

  • DEGO is no stranger on Neroli. This time he comes back solo with a fierce funky double A sider

  • Released by Mello Music Group, VWETO II, is this kind of exploratory turn. It’s the sequel to her 2011 album by the same name. Like its predecessor, VWETO II is an all-instrumental affair, reestablishing Muldrow as one of the most reliable crafters of sturdy, funky, spaced-out hip-hop working today

  • Recorded between his own studio and the world famous Abbey Road, ‘Home Cooking’ is the new, mature sound of London's DJ Yoda

  • The first single from Neue Grafik Ensemble's brand new mini-LP entitled Foulden Road

  • The second single taken from ‘Seven Metal Mountains’, the second album from Norfolk (UK) based musician John Johanna

  • Nottingham's Cyclonix also contributes a live "producer mix" of his catalog

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June 27, 2019 by [email protected]

Greetings, and welcome to the new Rollin and Tumblin blog! Now that each weekend specialty show on WYEP has its own page, I plan to use this opportunity to talk a little more in depth than what I can do on the air every Saturday from 9pm to midnight.

Rollin and Tumblin has been on the air now for almost 8 years (and we’ve now played over 375 unique versions of our title song)! and every week we’ve made it a point to play a handful of Pittsburgh artists every hour of every show.

You probably already know that we have some INCREDIBLY TALENTED musicians right here in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, not enough people know. WYEP and Rollin and Tumblin are proud to be a part of the first ever Love Pittsburgh Music Month in July!

Love Pittsburgh Music is a grass roots, community effort to increase the audience for Pittsburgh musicians. The great part is everyone, musician, music fan, venue owners and other industry members are all encouraged to take part.

Each week in July on Rollin and Tumblin we’ll feature a Pittsburgh Blues artist to give you a deeper look into the local blues scene and fill you in on where you can catch a live show or two.

Next week we’ll announce who the Rollin and Tumblin feature artist will be on July 6th as WYEP celebrates Love Pittsburgh Music Month.

 

To learn more about Love Pittsburgh Music Month and how to participate, click the link below:

https://www.lovepghmusic.com/

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June 20, 2019 by [email protected]

The final weekend of the Three Rivers Arts Festival brought acts with Pittsburgh stories. Tank and the Bangas, whose rise to big stardom included top honors in the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Awards, came to Pittsburgh early on because a small organization called Music Night on Jupiter: https://archive.triblive.com/aande/music/hampton-music-lovers-pay-it-forward-with-traveling-musicians/

They came back for the third or fourth time to a full house at TRAF. It was zany, it was political, it was mood swings, it was spoken word, it was headbanging.

 

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe was originally slated for a weekday performance, but scheduling issues brought him to primetime at the festival weekend finale. The crowd was smaller than hoped, maybe because of the weather concerns, but that same crowd braved the late rainstorm until the end. Karl told the story of a Mr. Small's concert several years ago, and how the song "Millvale, PA" came to being on his latest album, "Gnomes & Badgers."

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November 27, 2018 by [email protected]

WYEP Kyle Smith celebrates 20 years at Pittsburgh's 91.3. Kyle created a playlist featuring music spanning his tenure to celebrate. Kyle Smith marks his 20th anniversary at WYEP on December 1, 2018. Kyle started as The Morning Mix host, then served as Program Director and currently is WYEP's Midday Mix host and Music Director. To celebrate his two decades in the 'Burgh, Kyle has put together a playlist that features songs from every year of his tenure at 91.3! A few words from Kyle about curating his playlist:

How does a Music Director and on-air host that listens to 150 plus new singles, 10 to 15 new albums per week, pair down 20 years of music at WYEP to 5 songs per year?  A lot of spreadsheets, quite a few smiles, a couple of tears, combing through old hand written playlists, and glancing back at WYEP Year in Review books for hours on end. 

It’s always been difficult for me to narrow down and choose a song over another. At first I tried to keep the list to 100 different artists, then after a handful of artists kept bubbling to the top, I gave in, and included a handful of artists that appear on the list twice.  There are tracks on here that remind me of the band’s live performance, experiencing Live & Direct sessions from our studios, and those moments while on-air when you receive an overwhelming amount of reaction from the audience. 

Here are 100 songs, 5 from each year that I’ve been at WYEP. After making several lists, I can go back to these cuts today and say these are great songs that have had an impact on myself and the listeners I’ve shared them with over the years.  Hope that you enjoy this list of 100 of my favorites from the past 20 years while working at WYEP. Music has that power to make our days and lives a little better, hope this playlist does that for you.

 

 

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