Sunday, September 20, 2009

Soul podcast Hot Slop: music feature of the week

If you are like me, you are more than a little disillusioned with the music on the radio. Whenever I listen to the radio for more than a couple minutes, I realize something is missing. That something is soul. It seems that In order for music to make it onto commercial radio, all of the soul must be produced right out of it.

Which is why I was so delighted to find Hot Slop. This podcast is a part of the GaragePunk podcast network. Host Rob Baker digs up some gems, mostly in the R&B (real R&B, not the electronic and vocal stuff that passes for R&B today) and soul genres, but he also taps into blues and rockabilly. These are songs that make you want to shake what your mama gave you, and not in any polite sort of way. These songs will make you want to dance in the nastiest way you know how.

He plays some artists you'll recognize (Little Walter, John Lee Hooker), artists you should know but may not (Joe Tex, Rufus Thomas), and artists you may never have heard of.

If you, like Mojo Nixon, think "we gotta have more soul," then you must check out Hot Slop. And hey, do a favor for yourself and the host; subscribe to the podcast. Trust me, you'll love it.

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