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Gotta Hear Songs of the Week: Turbo Fruits and The London Souls

Turbo Fruits | Photo by Karlo X Ramos | via facebook.com/turbofruits // London Souls | Photo via facebook.com/thelondonsould
Turbo Fruits | Photo by Karlo X Ramos | via facebook.com/turbofruits // London Souls | Photo via facebook.com/thelondonsould

This Friday at World Cafe Live, WXPN’s Free At Noon features a double header with the New York City rockers The London Souls and Nashville’s Turbo Fruits. All week long XPN will be featuring “When I’m With You” by The London Souls and Turbo Fruits’ “The Way I Want You,” as the Gotta Hear Songs of the Week. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Little Boys with Shiny Toys” by Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones | Courtesy of the artist
Sharon Jones | Courtesy of the artist

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are back with another new classic soul song, “Little Boys With Shiny Toys.”

Last year, Jones released the Grammy-nominated Give The People What They Want, and she’s recovered from the cancer she battled in 2013. The soulful Jones is a high energy show stopper and for a decade she and the Dap-Kings have been keeping soul music and real R&B alive. There’s no shortage of bands trying to take the the soul sounds of the past into the future, and none do it as well as Jones and her band. Continue reading →