February 14, 2018

Modcast #402: Still Another Bowlful O' Soul

Get the funk up outta your chair and start movin' and groovin' to that souled out beat. From across the decades comes another bowlful of sizzling soul tracks, new, old, classic and everything in between.

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Baby Charles -- I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (2008)
Marlena Shaw -- California Soul (1969)
Stevie Wonder -- Living For The City (1973)
Angie Stone -- Wish I Didn't Miss You (2001)
Jacksoul -- Got To Have It (2014)
Quincy Jones (feat. Nate Turner, Venetta Fields & The Mirettes) -- Rap, Run It On Down (1969)
Diplomats of Solid Sound -- Soul Connection (2004)
Eddie Kendricks -- Boogie Down (1974)
Basement Freaks w/Kylie Audist -- White Hot (2016)
Otis Redding -- A Hard Day's Night (1967)
Pizzicato Five -- Sweet Soul Revue (1994)
Fay Hallam -- Soul Revolution (2015)
André M -- Kenzy's Choice (2018)
The James Hunter Six -- I Got Eyes (2018)

St. Germain Cranberry Cocktail
1 lime
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce St. Germain liqueur
1 ounce cranberry juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice. Shake vigorously to combine and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and frozen cranberries and serve. Zest 1/2 of the lime into a small bowl and combine with rimming sugar, rubbing the sugar and zest together with your fingers until fragrant. Sprinkle onto a small plate. Cut the lime into wedges, then use one to wet the edge of the serving glass. Gently tap the edge of the glass into the sugar, coating well. Set aside.


California Soul -- Diplo Remix


Pizzicato 5 - Triste


Jacksoul -- Still Believe In Love



January 30, 2018

Modcast #401: The Last Gasp


Here it is, the first of the modcast's second 400 shows! Egads. What will happen first, Trummp's impeachment or my last modcast? Stay tuned to find out. And in the meantime enjoy one last dip into the year in music that was 2017.

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Dirty Fences -- Teen Angel (2017)
Heavyball -- Office Party (2017)
The Action -- Too Scared 2 Dance (2017)
The Buzz -- Tell Me Now (2017)
The Safes -- Disposable Outcome (2017)
K7s -- Every Night (2017)
Liam Gallagher -- Greedy Soul (2017)
New Politics -- Clouds (2017)
The Regrettes -- Seashore (2017)
The Len Price 3 -- Childish Words (2017)
The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown -- The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown (2017)
The Dip -- Sure Don't Miss You (2017)
Tanika Charles -- Soul Run (2017)
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio -- Concussion (2017)
Bee Bee Sea --Chum On The Drum (2017)



Raspberry Le Flor



1½ oz. Raspberry Vodka
½ oz. elderflower liqueur
½ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. water
To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice and shake until well blended. Poor into cocktial glass and garnish with mint sprigs and raspberries.




The Dip -- Sure Don't Miss You


The Regrettes -- Fox On The Run


January 21, 2018

Modcast #400: Mr. Suave Behind The Music Vol. 1

Hitting a milestone this week with the #400th episode of the modcast. Mary Queen of Cosmos sits me down and tortures me with booze to get the real story of how I ended up here. From The Bangs to The Who to Edwin Starr to oh so many more.

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The Standells -- Riot On Sunset Strip (1967)
The Monkees -- Saturday's Child (1966)
The Who -- Cut My Hair (1973)
Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 -- Look Around (1968)
Dead Kennedy's -- Viva Las Vegas (1980)
Rush -- A Passage To Bangkok (1976)
Oingo Boingo -- Only A Lad (1981)
Edwin Starr -- Twenty-Five Miles (1980)
Four Tops -- I Can't Help Myself (1965)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles -- I Second That Emotion (1967)
Three O'Clock -- With A Cantaloupe Girlfriend (1982)
The Bangs -- Getting Out Of Hand (1981)
Fishbone -- Ugly (1985)
Pandoras -- Hot Generation (1984)
The Untouchables -- Wild Child (1985)


Mr. Suave's Mod Mod World Promo Video


The Question -- Wild Child (Live 1988)



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