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The LAST Free Soul Music Saturday, AKA What You Missed In December

You read it right. This will be my last Free Soul Music Saturday post for the foreseeable future. I’ve thought long and hard about this over the past few months, and I believe it’s time to pass the torch of blogging the best free Soul Music on the net to someone else.

The entire idea of Free Soul Music Saturday originally arose from the desire to carry on what HoneySoul was doing years previous. I loved her Free Music Friday blog; and when she decided to hang it up, I felt it was a necessary thing to carry it on in her stead. Hopefully someone will read this and take the initiative to do the same after I’m done.

The reason it’s time for me to stop is threefold. First of all, keeping track of the multitude of new music that hits the web is beginning to become a daunting task. Due to oversaturation, I had to stop including Podcasts a couple years ago and now it’s looking like I’ll have to stop including Beat Tapes. There is simply a ridiculous amount of material that’s being released that several other sources are already covering better than I am. So, for new R&B and Soul Music, I whole heartedly recommend you fix your RSS feeds to BamaLoveSoul, SoulBounce, and There are a handful of additional sources that you can probably find with some creative Googling or by utilizing the means I use to find new music as I’ve covered on my YouTube channel. For Beat Tapes, there’s nothing I’m finding that Strictly Beats, VelvetBeat, Beat Tape Co-op and 92BPM aren’t finding first. Those are my main sources, not including discoveries I simply find by artists I follow on SoundCloud

Secondly, one of the main reasons I decided to do a Free Soul Music blog in the first place was to generate more traffic and/or money to my own website. To be honest, after a number of years, the blog hasn’t grown; neither have my website analytics or fanbase. In fact, I doubt there are many people even really paying attention to what I’m doing with it. And it’s certainly not generating any kind of money. I was ok volunteering my time for a couple years in the effort to build it, but at this point for the amount of time and effort I spend on this blog, it’s just not paying off. Which brings me to point #C…

Probably the best way for me to get new people visiting my personal website and blog on a regular basis is to actually start CREATING NEW ORIGINAL CONTENT. I’ve been stagnant as a songwriter and producer for the past year, mainly due to personal issues and my newfound family. But it’s time to get back to making music for myself. It’s time for me to commit to my own art once again. I’ll continue to enjoy all the wonderful music from other artists that’s hitting. But it’s past time for me to dive back into that ocean of creativity and start swimming for myself.

I’ve been proud to discover and feature the artists and friends that I have on this blog. And just because I’m not posting here doesn’t mean I won’t be putting up the occastional shout-out on my Facebook Page or Twitter feed. Please, by all means, follow me there if you have enjoyed me being your tastemaker for the past few years. And, please, also stay tuned to this space. I’ll be charting more of my progress as an original artist and posting new and exciting material. So I hope you’ll join me for that ride.

Anyway, that’s the long and short of why this is the last Free Soul Music Saturday. I hope you found something here at some point that gave you some pleasure. Now, onto the final list. As you know. I spent all of December posting the Best Of 2012. Well, music still came out last month, so here’s what you may have missed while I was recapping what happened all last year.

Here is my complete listening list for the December, and here is the Spotify playlist for December (good for one month).

Thanks, for the last time, to all the artists, producers, DJs, podcasters and music bloggers that bring this music to light!



QUASAR cover art
Adjoci – QUASAR

Elijah Blake – Bijoux 22 (EP)

Taps – Almost Home –



Angels cover art
Tracy Cruz – Angels

Cocaine 80s - Lucid
Cocaine 80s – Lucid

Ab – Forecast



ADH – Vibe

The Analyst
The Analyst – NonStopFunctional

Austin Brown – Highway 85 (The Mixtape – Vol.1)

CharlieRED - Religion EP Cover
CharlieRED – Religion –

Chris Turner LOVElife Is A Challenge
Chris Turner – LOVElife Is A Challenge

Chrisette Michele - Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation Cover
Chrisette Michele – Audrey Hepburn: An Audiovisual Presentation

Donnie – Live at the O.A.S.I.S. MJQ Concourse ATL

Ginette Claudette – Everything’s Comin Up

Kevin Cossom – Hook Vs. Bridge 2

Luke James – Whispers In The Dark

Marsha Ambrosius – Hors D’Oeuvres

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MYK & Shirosky – Adaptation

80 cover art
Osmojam – 80

Piff Gang – GreenHouse

Eclectic State Of Mind
Rickstar – Eclectic State Of Mind



Ciara "Got Me Good" [BGP RMX]
Ciara – Got Me Good [BGP RMX]

Consequence - "When I Woke Up" (co-starring Estelle)
Consequence – When I Woke Up (co-starring Estelle)

Craig David
Craig David – Fill Me In (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)

Dessy Di Lauro – Jump N Jivin

So Good cover art
the ISH Productions – So Good

Let It Snow cover art
Jesse Fischer – Let It Snow

High City Express
Midnight Runners – High City Express

Miguel – On These Wings

Miles Bonny x Ta-ku - As You Sleep On My Lap
Miles Bonny – as you sleep on my lap [beat by Ta-Ku]

Jamescorp Feat. Morris Alan Spirit Of Christmas
Morris Alan – The Spirit Of Christmas

Mr. J. Medeiros "Two Light Beams"
Mr. J. Medeiros – Two Light Beams

Mylah – Honesty

Robert Glasper Exp (feat King) - Move Love (SaysWho? Remix) cover art
Robert Glasper Exp (feat King) – Move Love (SaysWho? Remix)

Single: Dirty (Original Mixes) - FREE DOWNLOAD cover art
Tortured Soul – Dirty (Original) – FREE DOWNLOAD

Cocaine 80s
Cocaine 80s – Higher Self



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Free Soul Music Sunday for April 24, 2011

Wishing everyone the happiest of Easter Sundays. I apologize for the lateness of this post, but family has taken a front seat this weekend. Thanks to all the music blogger, podcasters, musicians and producers that give this music life.



SoulNRnB’s Street Sounds Sessions 39



'Listen Hear' Cover Art

Cherri Prince – Listen Hear



stickyGREEN (produced by Pete Rock) Cover Art

Chris Turner – stickyGREEN (produced by Pete Rock)



MJ180 Without Us by 4dust




WYRB: Yoruba Soul Radio *HOT*




Eavesdrop Podcast #68


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Shelltoe Soul 190411

Shelltoe Soul 190411


Select Soul Show – April 14th


Universal Communique 04|16|11


Inside MusiCast

Inside MusiCast – Episode 84 (Ole Brud)


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Chocolate Soul presents ~ A Late Night Rendezvous mixed by dj smoove *HOT*



The Mixologists: Keyknow’s House Arrest


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Luther Vandross Vol. 1



Stevie’s Soul Love 101 Chapter 23

Soul Unsigned – 21st April 2011

The Hurst Selection – London to America – 15th/16th April 2011


INnatesounds Radio 23 | #M2GH2



The Praise Party Mix by DJ Cmoove


Soular Grooves Radio Mix from Jul 11, 2009


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A Tribe Called Quest V.2


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Tru Thoughts Podcast No. 36 by Nostalgia 77


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GrantLOVE MiniMix – Step Up Front! Ya Dig[sample session]




BoomBaptism Beat Tape (2010, Archivist Records) Cover Art

BoomBaptism Beat Tape (2010, Archivist Records)


Uness – The Seeker Vol. 3


Evil Needle - Cirrostratus Cover Art

Evil Needle – Cirrostratus *HOT*



The Last Beer Beat Tape Cover Art

Apollo Cream – The Last Beer Beat Tape


The Tesser∆ct Cover Art

Sunclef – The Tesser∆ct


I Never Finish What I star Cover Art

marink – I Never Finish What I star


Rhythm Base 2 "Special Edition" Cover Art

Konstrukt – Rhythm Base 2 “Special Edition”


Wednesday EP Cover Art

Christoph El’ Truento – Wednesday EP


Angels With Filthy Souls Cover Art

LAKIM – Angels With Filthy Souls



BabY JAYMES – Heart and Soul (Instrumental)


The Cactus Channel – The Dap

Free Soul Music Saturday for April 30, 2011

Looks like Spring has sure sprung up a whole lot of great music!  Thanks to all the music blogger, podcasters, musicians and producers that give this music life.



The Favecation Mix • Mixed by DJ Cmoove

The Favecation Mix by DJ Cmoove



The Truth Is... Cover Art

BostonBeatdown – The Truth Is…



Feeding Off the Land (Stevie Wonder Cover) Cover Art

Chris Turner – Feeding Off the Land



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Keith Mac: Episode 23 – Prelude to the Summer Pt. 3 (The Real Talk Edition)




Insatiable Soul 11.4.2011

Insatiable Soul 11.4.2011


Universal Communique 04|23|11



Kev Beadle Solar Radio Show 26/04/11


Turnthemusicuppod5 230411



Soulsorts On Solar Radio – Sunday April 24th 2011


Select Soul Show – April 21st


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DJ Mza Presents Soul Circle Radio Show (4.23.2011)


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Soul Clap Radio Episode 49 *HOT*



BSOTS 111 – Behind Us, Beside Us, Before Us… (pt. 1)

Continuum – Episode 48: Jazz-Funk 1975
The Hurst Selection – London to America – 22nd/23rd April 2011


GrantLOVE – The Slow Down


GPWW 4/20/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape – Austin Peralta


J Rocc’s Droppin’ Science with Blue Note *HOT*





Freddie Joachim live at Beat Cinema April 26, 2011 *HOT*



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Deejay Eric’s May Mixx Tape 1 05 11 *HOT*





Amalia – Art Slave Remixes


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Quality Time – I MADE IT [The Producers EP]


Jagged Edge Mixtape


DJ JAV – The 4 Page Letter


Recycled Soul – Soul Songs Sampled in Hip-Hop


Heather Victoria – Graffiti Diary


Kev Brown – Classic Joints


In The Ruff Intrumentals Cover Art

Diamond District – In The Ruff Intrumentals



Everybody Got Their Something (Nodzilla Remix) Cover Art 

Nikka Costa – Everybody Got Their Something (Nodzilla Remix)


Outasight – So What *HOT*



The Stepkids – “La La” & “Shadows on Behalf”


Monophonics – Like Yesterday


Star Slinger How to Dress Well   Ready For The World (Star Slinger Refix)

Star Slinger – How To Dress Well – Ready For The World


Toki Monsta – Bright Shadows


Julie Dexter

Julie Dexter – Come On Home


Hey (Acapella Cover) Cover Art

Jessica Johnson – Hey (Acapella Cover)


KeKe Wyatt

KeKe Wyatt – Unbelievable