Reclaimed Soul (Thursdays 8-10PM CST)

Featuring sound rich interviews and an all-vinyl playlist (courtesy of host Ayana Contreras), Reclaimed Soul is about taking old materials (records, buildings, ideas, et al) to push us all forward.
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The melody for 1967’s Bacharach/David classic “The Look of Love” was inspired by Bond Girl Ursula Andress; and that iconic melody has inspired countless artists to record their own versions of the song. Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras brings us a selection of soulful vintage covers of “The Look of Love”. Plus, we hear groovy covers of other Bacharach compositions, as well (like “Walk on By” and “I Say a Little Prayer”).

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

Reclaimed Soul’s host, Ayana Contreras, wrote about the demolition of St. Laurence’s church on Chicago’s South Side:

There’s a metaphor here, somewhere. Perhaps it’s like watching a sleeping giant. Or a fallen warrior. Watching this building decay slowly has been surreal. Now that slow decay has been quickened.

I had a student a couple of years ago who didn’t really talk a lot. I asked her one day to sum up the toll an abandoned building puts on a block, on a community.

Her words still haunt me: “They are a black hole in the community”. Of course. Every thing dark circulates around them: drugs, crime, strife. Darkness itself is housed within it. Yet, St. Laurence’s still shone bright, especially on sunny, cloudless days. A passerby might almost forget that time was ravaging the building from the inside out. Still, if a building could be proud, despite decay, that building was.

Read more here.

In this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras uncovers “covers”, or versions of popular songs that were created by local artists. The Chicago artists that she featured, like Gene Chandler and Rotary Connection, often injected a distinctly Chicago Sound into songs originally sung by artists like The Beatles and Otis Redding, respectively.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras digs into vintage tracks that live on as samples, and suggests the value in listening to the uncut music, too.

Featuring music from Willie Colon, Pamoja, Mandrill, and more.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

On this episode of Reclaimed Soul, we check out some soulful Beatles covers and host Ayana Contreras’s interview with Alexis Bouteville, owner of Hyde Park Records, in honor of Record Store Day.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

On this episode of Reclaimed Soul we dive into some groovy slow jams, by artists like The Lost Generation, Linda Jones, and Lee Charles.

Plus, we hear a special 1970s Chicago Kiddie Soul mini-mix featuring the Eight Minutes, North, South, East & West, Love’s Children, and more.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras provides smooth, slow jams, groovers, and more. Plus, local Kiddie Soul by Love’s Children (pictured, with Curtis Mayfield on piano), and by North, South, East, and West.

Tune in, then groove in!  Thursdays at 8pm (CST) http://vocalo.org  90.7fm and 89.5fm

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins 1970s Sunny Ade, The Dapps, and more. It’s African classic jams, plus 1960s soul and jazz.
Kick off at 8pm (CST). http://vocalo.org/, 89.5fm and 90.7fm

On this installment of Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras spins some stepper cuts from both local artists and artists from elsewhere, including James Brown. Also featured is a clip from her interview with Reggie Torian from the Impressions and her advice on how to write a “Vinyl Is Back” article as Record Store Day approaches.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

This episode of Reclaimed Soul takes the lead from last week’s Music & Stories event, pairing some stories with classic soul tracks spun on vinyl. We’ll also hear a clip from this week’s episode of Practically Speaking regarding what feminism means to people of different genders, colors, and ages.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)