1. AUDIO: High Society Brothers – “Soul Sides” (Free Download).

    Helsinki, Finland’s High Society Brothers – the folks responsible for heavy-ass recordings like this and sublime ballads like this – put together a near 2-hour podcast/radio show/mix thing of soul 45s recently. For those unaware, these dudes are part of the same HKI soul-funk aficionado axis composed of the likes of Club Soul Sides and Timmion Records . The selections herein are, of course, uniformly strong on the northern soul-crossover-funk-ballad tip, and the mic patter in Finnish adds a touch of the exotic. Perfect for the early dose of spring we’ve been enjoying this week in the Big Apple – or really wherever the hell you are, you be. Listen below or download it for free .

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