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Sound Obsession with Kirk Degiorgio: When Soul Goes Jazz


Sound Obsession is a monthly two hour deep dive into specific musical genres, artists, era’s. Host Kirk Degiorgio goes as deep as its possible to go with a chronological approach that includes everything from well-known classics to previously unheard gems.

This months Sound Obsession goes hyper-specific in content as we zone in on the finest examples of soul bands laying it the heaviest jazz jams.

Often consisting of the finest session musicians – the soul bands of the seventies and eighties rarely got a chance to stretch out and flex their jazz caps, but when given the opportunity, it often resulted in some of the most iconic crossover fusion tracks of all-time. Featuring such heavyweight tracks as “The Sound Table” by funk stalwarts Cameo, “Faces” by soul giants Earth, Wind & Fire, “Life On Mars” featuring Instant Funk under the direction of Dexter Wansel, and many more. Sound Obsession goes that bit deeper.

Listen now Tracklist

Kool & The Gang: Dujii (1971 De-Lite)
Mandrill: Mandrill (1971 Polydor)
War: War Drums (1971 United Artists)
Black Heat: Wanaoh (1972 Atlantic)
Donny Hathaway: Valdez In The Country (1973 ATCO)
The 8th Day: Cheba (1973 Invictus)
The 3 Pieces: Shortnin’ Bread (1975 Fantasy)
Commodores: Cebu (1975 Motown)
Pleasure: Jammin’ With Pleasure (1976 Fantasy)
Stevie Wonder: Contusion (1976 Tamla)
Dexter Wansel: Life On Mars (1976 Philadephia International)
Hamilton Bohannon: Andrea (1977 Mercury)
Con Funk Shun: Indian Summer Love (1977 Mercury)
Bill Summers: Brazilian Skies (1977 Prestige)
Ingram: Mi Sabrina Tequana (1977 H&L)
Ripple: Victorious (1977 Salsoul)
Bar-Kays: Angel Eyes (1978 Mercury)
Gaston: Fantasy Garden (1978 Hotlanta)
Quazar: Shades Of Quaze (1978 Arista)
Board Of Directors: Hanging Tough (1978 Record Symphony Corporation)
Rufus ft Chaka Khan: Finale (1978 ABC)
Chameleon: Mysteryos (1979 Elektra)
Earth, Wind & Fire: Faces (1980 Columbia)
Light Of The World: Pete’s Crusade (1980 Ensign)
Mass Production: Shante (1980 Cotillion)
MFSB: Mysteries Of The World (1980 TSOP)
Cameo: The Sound Table (1981 Chocolate City)
Ozone: You, On My Mind (1980 Motown)