June 28, 2020 by [email protected]

I just found out in the wee Sunday morning hours that Don Patterson, co-founder of TSS, died this weekend.  The Soul Show was Don's brainchild, and he and Stef Chatman aired Episode 1 on 6/24/95.  It quickly became a weekend staple on WYEP.  

Don and Stef returned for the 20th Anniversary Show in 2015.  When Stef succumbed to COVID-19 this past spring, Don was an honored guest on the tribute show, providing valuable history on the TSS origins. 

Don and I opted to let the TSS 25th anniversary pass quietly this June, knowing that the earlier Stef tribute show captured the essence of what we needed to present.  

The Don Patterson tribute will take place on July 4th from 2p to 5p.  See you then.

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June 27, 2020 by [email protected]

Hi.  Here are a few items mentioned on the 6/27/20 show:

(1) Sixty Seconds of Pittsburgh: Soulive at the Roxian ..... It turns out that I didn't actually do a video of that show (just took photos), but here's one I did from the Ardmore outside of Philly in '18.  I hadn't seen Soulive in years at that point, so it was worth the drive.  That night I discovered Shots Fired, whose leader is Karl Denson's guitarist. https://youtu.be/LT04Afnfw2w

(2) Here is the longer interview with McCoo and Davis of The Fifth Dimension: https://www.mixcloud.com/soulshowmike/tsswyep081019-the-soul-show-wyep-the-mccoodavis-jr-bill-henry-band-joe-tex-ii-interviews/

(3) In the context of the Angela Muñoz and Roy Ayers collaborations, I mentioned the Adrian Younge 2018 interviews.  Here are the program archive links:

https://www.mixcloud.com/soulshowmike/tsswyep111718-the-soul-show-wyep-adrianyounge-interview-pts-12-tracks-new-maysa-nori-more/

https://www.mixcloud.com/soulshowmike/tsswyep112418-the-soul-show-wyep-thxgiving-wknd-2-of-adrian-younge-interviews-killiam-shakespeare/

Enjoy!

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June 21, 2020 by [email protected]

On 6/20/20, The Soul Show presented a two-part interview with Liza Colby and Kia Warren of the band SUSU (https://www.sususupernatural.com/home).

There was much, much more than the six minutes you heard during the broadcast. The full 41-minute interview covers the band’s origins, the Euro tour, songwriting, their Caribbean heritages, connections with Pittsburgh’s Beauty Slap, …

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/bCJDko6j0-s

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May 23, 2020 by [email protected]

(5/23/30) Good afternoon, TSS listeners.  First, please accept my apologies for not including the usual Memorial Day themes into the 5/23/20 episode.  The holiday is quite early this year, and I was caught off guard.  By the time I realized it on Friday evening, the recorded show had already been uploaded to the station server.  Not doing live broadcasts during the epidemic means having to have everything figured out before Saturday.  

 

Philip Torrez, who is offering reflections on Jorge Santana as part of a tribute today, provided some background materials.  The link below is part of it.  Other material is posted at my FB page (soulshowmike).  

https://ufw.org/jorge-santana-pioneer-of-latin-rock-sound-embraced-cesar-chavez-farm-workers/

Enjoy! Thanks, Philip.

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May 23, 2020 by [email protected]

(5/23/30) Good afternoon, TSS listeners.  First, please accept my apologies for not including the usual Memorial Day themes into the 5/23/20 episode.  The holiday is quite early this year, and I was caught off guard.  By the time I realized it on Friday evening, the recorded show had already been uploaded to the station server.  Not doing live broadcasts during the epidemic means having to have everything figured out before Saturday.  

 

Philip Torrez, who is offering reflections on Jorge Santana as part of a tribute today, provided some background materials.  The link below is part of it.  Other material is posted at my FB page (soulshowmike).  

https://ufw.org/jorge-santana-pioneer-of-latin-rock-sound-embraced-cesar-chavez-farm-workers/

Enjoy! Thanks, Philip.

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April 4, 2020 by [email protected]

As promised, here is the Spotify playlist created by TSS guest Chazz Burke in honor of Stef Chatman.  Enjoy.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5dtHpLA626viPIauLtZUlF?si=kj5m_1lpQJeznFAxe7aKHA&fbclid=IwAR3sUx-HfmVY3hkBxssqLQIRlTl11EylI8Mgld6xkXIhMmiaigR4PYM9Qb8

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April 1, 2020 by [email protected]

Now that all of the pieces are created, the big work of audio editing happens between Wednesday and noon on Thursday... Good pieces need to be extracted from each of the files.

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April 1, 2020 by [email protected]

Don Patterson, George T. and I met this morning via FreeConferenceCall to assemble the narrations for the episode.  Yesterday I recorded reflections from Chazz, Stef's longtime friend and frequent TSS caller.  

Don's voice drifted off from his cell a lot, so I have some leveling and reconstruction to do.  The studio would have been nice, but here we are.

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April 1, 2020 by [email protected]

This was the roadmap prepared for the show.  It probably should have been Step One :) The 1995-era clips come from Jerry's cassettes.

2:00

Intro (just Mike)

  • - Announcement
  • - Explain format

    • - Don, Geo. T
    • - Excerpts fr 1995 Stef/Don broadcast


  •  
  • 2:03
  • Four-song set of regular material
  • 2:20
  • 3-way Conversation, mostly Don
  • - Mike’s intros of Geo and Don
  • - Don: how TSS started
  • - Intro by Don of a 1995 segment
  • 2:25
  • 1995 Stef/Don segment (break, plus 1 or 2 songs)
  • 2:35
  • 2-3 songs (1-2 normal playlist songs, 1 of Stef’s)
  • 2:40
  • 3-way Conversation, mostly Geo. T
  • - Mike’s reintroduction of Geo and Don
  • - Geo narrative

    • - When he started listening
    • - Reflections
    • - Songs Geo liked (then lead us into them)
  •  
  • 2:45
  • 1 song selection from Geo
  • 2:51
  • Mike: mention theme, then back to music
  • 2:52
  • 2 songs (1 from Geo, 1 from normal playlist)
  • 3:00
  • ● Intro by Mike
  • ● Re-intro to Geo T & Don
  • ● Don: story about TSS special projects, incl. RRHOF broadcast
  • ● Mike: “Geo T., Stef’s backdrop was often how past life timelined with music. You’re a bit younger, so maybe there were other things you gleaned?”
  • ● Geo. T. response, then Geo. T. segues into some more ‘95
  •  
  • 3:08
  • Segments from old show(s), incl. 2 songs
  • 3:20
  • ● Mike: How Mike came onto TSS in ‘06

    • ○ Mention Chazz Burke
  • ● Chazz reflections with Mike
  • 3:25
  • ● “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”
  • ● 2 Stef tracks selected by Chazz
  • 3:40
  • Geo & Mike: introduce the Prince special (2016)
  • 3:42
  • Play 2 segments from Prince special
  • 3:51
  • Don & Mike: give reflections for next 1-2 Stef tracks
  • 3:55
  • 1-2 Stef tracks
  • 4:00
  • Geo. T:
  • ● Top-of-Hour intro
  • ● Intro to Guest DJ piece produced by Stef and Brian
  •  
  • 4:02
  • Segment from Stef as Guest DJ
  • 4:06
  • ● “Shining Star”
  • ● 1 “normal playlist” track
  • 4:15
  • Don: reflections on
  • ● Stef as a musical pillar of Pgh
  • ● Stef’s connections to local artists, like DeeLite
  •  
  • 4:20
  • ● “Groove Is In The Heart” by DeeLite
  • ● A ‘Dayton’ track
  • ● A third track
  • 4:40
  • ● 3-way Conversation
  • ● Lead-in to 20th Anniversary show
  • 4:45
  • Excerpt #1 from 20th Anniversary
  • 4:51
  • Don: station id
  • 4:52
  • Excerpt #2 from 20th Anniversary
  • 4:55
  • Final remarks
  •  
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April 1, 2020 by [email protected]

Yesterday, the production work began for Stef’s tribute.  Longtime TSS listener Jerry Pearl provided a boxful of archive cassettes.  Don Patterson sifted through them and selected some gems.  Next came the digitizing for assembly into the episode file.

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March 16, 2020 by [email protected]

A long time ago, I spotted this very cool album cover for a NOLA band called Water Seed, then confirmed that they sounded as cool, then started playing them on The Soul Show. Next thing, our local Big Easy pipeline for indie acts, Music Night on Jupiter, arranged for WS to debut at the Pittsburgh Winery. It was a full house, and this led to many more local outings (DreamOn, Flood City, TRAF, Music for MS, ….).

Even before that, I started paying attention to this wonderful band called Lyndsey Smith and Soul Distribution. They played under a tent at Bakery Square, and I was sold. Lyndsey subsequently played WYEP’s Local 913, First Night, Heinz Field and everywhere else as she established a very prominent role in the Pittsburgh scene. We were all sold.

I’m not sure, but the catalyst for what was to come may have been a 2017 New Year’s Eve party at Spirit, when LS and WS shared a bill. When Lyndsey later decided to move to NOLA to break new ground, I suggested to both parties that they look for each other. Shortly thereafter, an opportunity emerged for Lyndsey to become a lead Water Seed vocalist. I had to keep the secret for a month or so, but made plans to see the Mardi Gras debut at Tipitina’s. It went beautifully, as you can see.

 

https://youtu.be/IOBbJJEarQc

 

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March 7, 2020 by [email protected]

https://youtu.be/IOBbJJEarQc

Sometimes '60 Seconds of Pittsburgh' is not in Pittsburgh, and sometimes it's more than a minute. Our hometown celebrity is worthy. This is her introductory song with Water Seed. Enjoy Lyndsey.

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March 7, 2020 by [email protected]

https://youtu.be/IOBbJJEarQc

Sometimes '60 Seconds of Pittsburgh' is not in Pittsburgh, and sometimes it's more than a minute. Our hometown celebrity is worthy. This is her introductory song with Water Seed. Enjoy Lyndsey.

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