Listening with Larsupreme Episode 15: Voice Your Choice

Every Friday, during the height of the 60’s, Motown would host quality control meetings that would pit recordings against each other for release. For this episode of Listening with Larsupreme, we have the following battles set up where efforts by the following women of Motown went up against each other. You can vote along to…

Thank You, Mary Wilson

I’m not normally phased by celebrity death. Death is part of reality. Yet something hit me really hard about the passing of Mary Wilson this past Monday at the age of 76. She is not just a founding member of The Supremes, the most successful all girl group of all time. She is larger than…

“Tune in” – The Latest from “Listening with Larsupreme”

Happy Autumn, Happy month….whatever of Shelter-in-Place. It’s been a bit of time since we’ve collected our latest round of Listening with Larsupreme episodes together. The last few months have had us look into the vaults of Motown records, at the envy of Dionne Warwick’s catalog, The Marvelous Marvelettes and tunes to ride along with me…

Monday Moxie – Top 10 Throwbacks week of February 8, 2021

We’re coming into 2021 with a quickie playlist and some grabs of mini-blog entries from the old Tumblr Blog bought to you. It’s Black History Month, so we’re gonna soul you up with some Soul Sirens you need a history lesson on. 1) Mable John “It’s Catching” (Stax 192-B, 1966)With enough strut to carry herself,…

An Obituary To Soul Nights

You’ve seen them, DJs streaming on twitch, Facebook and Instagram Live. “Ain’t No More Room” by The Kittens inevitably features in the set. The hearts and likes and comments float in as people sit in their living rooms, probably snapping their fingers to the beat, maybe, just maybe dancing along. The “Soul Night” is performing…

On The “Radio” – The Latest from Listening with Larsupreme

Happy Summer! Happy Pride Season. While we ride out more and more of shelter in place, I thought, as we head into a holiday weekend, I’d share with y’all the latest episodes that will hopefully keep you company! Our latest themes range from Imitation Motown, to Uptown Soul, then, if you need some exercise, we’ve…

Playing Favorites: A Top 40 Selection of Your DJ’s Favorite Singers

Here we are, winding down the mixes and the decade that brought them to life. For the penultimate mix in the old format, we’re gonna go with voices that have brought me the most joy over the years. In our current world, people aren’t really allowed to ‘play favorites.’ I’m sorry. But not. I do….

The Candy Bowl: 31 Flavors of Men to Savor

As I head towards the finish line of mixes, I do realize that my homage to women in music history through the mid-century and beyond has dominated the proceedings. I am also a queer that loves a good man. Whether that’s one that’s easy on the eyes or easy on the ears (preferably both) I’ve…

The Second Heaven of ’67: 42 Gems from the Sunset of the 60’s

It’s complete. With this particular mix, I can call conclusion to a journey that started 4 years ago. Yes, oddly, 1967 is the hole in a series of not so much hits for those Misses of Soul Music (here’s 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969 for reference). As we head into…