Listening with Larsupreme Episode 18: Aries Season

We’re in the heart of Aries season, right before a new moon in Aries this week! It seemed a good time to bring back the Zodiac series I started in 2016-2017 as mixes. Now with the podcast we can honor soul singers by their sign and birthdates, talk a little astrology and have a little…

Listening with Larsupreme Episode 17: Sweet Sisters of Spring

You’ve made it! It’s Spring 2021! As we wrap up March, and Women’s History Month, we take the next hour to listen to some dreamy, soft soul to slowly awaken you as the daylight gets longer. These tunes are intended to soothe you with harmonies warm and breathy for those socially distanced Springtime activities. You’ll…

Listening with Larsupreme Episode 16: Madames Below the Mason-Dixon Line

When you think of Soul Music from the 1960’s, where do you think of it primarily coming from? Detroit definitely leads the list, probably followed by Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. Los Angeles wasn’t a slouch either. Your first thoughts might not think much of the Southern United States. Your mind may be clouded by…

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…

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,…

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…

The Classy Concoctions of Clyde Otis

There’s many names that easily get buried as time passes and history becomes more dense. In the music industry there’s many pillars that held it up. Musicians from prominent drummers, pianists and saxophonists worth noting their shining work on records. Of course there’s our favorite singers. We don’t do much with the legacy of prolific…