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UpFront Soul with Sanguine Fromage

Series produced by WERU

Caption: Hammond organ virtuoso Billy Preston
Hammond organ virtuoso Billy Preston 

Join Sanguine Fromage for the best in funk, soul, and jazz. UpFront Soul... 120 minutes of soulful sounds to which you may get down!

If you want your soul... get it UpFront! Producer and host Sanguine Fromage, WERU dj since 2005, serves up a weekly blend of funk, soul, and jazz, plus sprinklings of R&B, gospel, and hip-hop. UpFront Soul showcases obscure artists and back-catalogue offerings from more familiar names. You'll find West African funk, funk-enriched jazz, deep soul, and only the best modern music.

UpFront Soul is available to all public and community stations worldwide free of charge at PRX, Pacifica AudioPort, and through the A-Infos Radio Project. It airs weekly on grassroots stations from coast to coast. UpFront Soul is a weekly series, with holiday shows and specials available for one-time use.

Upfront Soul is the next incarnation of The Nightfly with Sanguine Fromage. The name has changed, but the sound remains the same.


129 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Julian Taylor
We'll sit down to a soulful Thanksgiving dinner with Little Eva, Nat Kendrick and the Swans, and The Chips, hear new soul from the Julian Taylor Ba...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lucky Peterson
We'll hear a cut from Lucky Peterson's new album, Tribute to Jimmy Smith, plus a new Stevie Wonder mashup from Amerigo Gazaway, and we'll be buzzed...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KMXT, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Fats Domino
We'll pay tribute to the late, great Fats Domino, hear new Syrian jazz from Khaled Kurbeh and the Raman Khalaf Ensemble, and hear a cut from Charit...

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: LaVern Baker
We'll get kooky and spooky with LaVern Baker and Count Yates, ride the Double Dutch Bus with Frankie Smith, and Splashdown with Breakwater.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WOUB, KZUM, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jackie Shane
We'll hear a set of Latin music featuring Lin-Manuel Noriega's fundraising single for Puerto Rican relief, catch a tune from the newly released Jac...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, KSRQ, WOUB, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Butch Tavares
We'll hear new tunes from Butch Tavares & Lecrae, catch a jazzy version of a favorite from the musical "Hair," and explore The Windmills of Your Mi...

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, KMXT, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Eddie Harris
We'll open up with a slab of Eddie Harris, dedicate a set to the people of Puerto Rico, and soothe our souls with Sam Cooke.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Charles Bradley
We'll pay tribute to the late, great Charles Bradley, hear a new tune from Bonerama, and catch some live Otis Redding.

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, KISA Digital Studios, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mavis Staples
We'll hear new music from Mavis Staples, travel to Jamaica with a new song from Morgan Heritage, and hear The Voices of East Harlem with an adaptat...

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ginger Johnson
We'll serve up a disco sandwich with L.J. Waiters and the Testimonial Singers, ride the Funky Donkey and the Boogie Truck, and throw an African Par...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Walter Becker
We'll pay tribute to the late Walter Becker, hear a couple of tunes from sometime Steely Dan drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, and hear Duke Ellingt...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Courtney Pine
We'll hear new soul jazz from Courtney Pine and Omar, feature a set of Herbie Hancock originals and covers, and head to South Africa to hear from H...

Bought by KZUM, WJAB, KMXT, KMRE-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nikki Giovanni
We'll hear a Gil Scott-Heron cover from Penny Goodwyn, serve up some Cold Bologna with the Isley Brothers, and hear Nikki Giovanni's poem for Areth...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, KISA Digital Studios and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Miles Davis
We'll hear tributes to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess from Al Green and Miles Davis, hear beautiful gospel from Liz Vice, and find out why we're overwei...

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, KZUM, KSRQ, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jackie Shane
We'll get a sneak preview of the new definitive collection of soul sensation Jackie Shane, hear De La Soul's homage to School House Rock, and hear ...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KKRN, WJAB and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: James Reese & the Progressions
We'll hear a hot-off-the-presses rerelease of New Orleans funk from Claude and Hank Carbo, hear Billy Paul ask the musical question "Am I Black Eno...

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 07, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Mel Alston, Jr.
We'll hear new soul from Mel Alston, Jr., check out some new sounds from Cameroon via Nigeria with Colonel Faat, and get funky with Johnny Guitar W...

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, KSRQ, WOUB, KZUM and more


  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Gary U.S. Bonds
We'll travel to Ghana with Blay Ambolley, dive deep into soul with Gary U.S. Bonds, and get religion with The Gospel Clouds.

Bought by WJAB, Royalton Community Radio, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Don Bryant
We'll hear the latest from veteran soul singer and songwriter Don Bryant, sample some divine disco, and hear from football player and soul man Rose...

Bought by WJAB, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tank & the Bangas
We'll hear from Tank & the Bangas, check out the latest from Ahmad Jamal, and sample some Syrian soul from Bassel & the Supernaturals.

Bought by WJAB, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ, KZUM and more


  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7