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UpFront Soul (formerly The Nightfly 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, the show formerly known as The Nightfly... 120 minutes of soulful sounds to which you may get down!

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 (formerly The Nightfly) 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 the next incarnation of The Nightfly with Sanguine Fromage. The name has changed, but the sound remains the same. Find the new series here: http://www.prx.org/series/34301-upfront-soul-with-sanguine-fromage


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Nikki Giovanni
We'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WJAB, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and commemorate the anniversary of his assassination (4/4/68). We'll hear from Dr. Ki...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ella Baker
We bring you the sounds of soulful sisterhood as we celebrate Women's History Month. We'll get out on the dance floor with Chaka Khan and Gloria Ga...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 12, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Albertina Walker
We'll bring you danceable anthems from Diana Ross and Donna Summer, poet Nikki Giovanni's ode to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and gospel fro...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bobby Humphrey
We celebrate Women's History Month with the iconic voices of Aretha Franklin and Eartha Kitt, pioneering instrumentalists like Bobbi Humphrey, and ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WJAB, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nina Simone
We feature funk, soul, and jazz designed to inspire and empower from Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Gil Scott-Heron, interspersed with the voices ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WJAB, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Red Flame Hunters All-Youth Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, Credit: https://www.facebook.com/redflamehunters
We bring you a slew of Crescent City tunes to take you on a virtual trip to Carnival in New Orleans. We'll bring you old favorites from Irma Thomas...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAWC, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis
We pay tribute to New Orleans legend Big Chief Bo Dollis, hear a set of Motor City tunes, featuring sisters Erma and Aretha Franklin, and experienc...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
It's Carnival Time! The Nightfly gives you a seat in the reviewing stand as the Mardi Gras parade rolls by. We'll bring you big noise from brass ba...

Bought by KZUM, KPIP-LP, KBYS 88.3 FM, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Village People
We'll escape winter's chill with sizzling tunes from The Village People, James Reese & the Progressions, and The Hesitations, and jump-start the Ca...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have A Dream speech at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, Credit: National Archives
We honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll hear excerpts of his sermons, speeches, and interviews, along with funk, soul, jazz...

Bought by WUKY, KPIP-LP, KBRP Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4