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.


166 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Aretha Franklin
We'll pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, spin some latin soul by Joe Bataan and Flash & the Dynamics, and hear from the prince of k...

Bought by KBBI, WLPR, WOUB, Royalton Community Radio, WJAB and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Last Poets
This week, JoJo and the fugitives serve up Chips Chicken Banana Split, we look back at this year's Newport Jazz Festival with Nicole Mitchell and G...

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sean Haefeli
We'll hear beautiful new music by Sean Haefeli, sizzle in the summer heat with Childish Gambino, Al Green, & James Reese & the Progressions, and qu...

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Blackbyrds
We'll celebrate summer with sultry tunes from Childish Gambino, Kool & the Gang, and Sam Cooke, spin new tunes by Nerukhi, Freemen, and The Interne...

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jackie Opel
We'll travel to Jamaica with Jackie Opel, South Africa with Miriam Makeba, and Nigeria with Fred Fisher Atalobhor, plus we'll serve up plenty of st...

Bought by KMRE-LP and Royalton Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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 WLPR, KSRQ, WOUB, KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: William Onyeabor
We'll sample devilish funk from Gene Anderson, fumigate funky Broadway with Chris Kenner, and hear some wild Nigerian funk from William Onyeabor.

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dorothy Donegan
We'll meditate on Independence Day with soulful songs on the state of the union with Allen Toussaint, Paul Robeson, and Jon Batiste, plus not one, ...

Bought by WVAS, KBBI, WOUB, WJAB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Herbie Hancock
We'll sample vintage disco from South Africa, dig into a Joni Mitchell tribute from Herbie Hancock, and hear a plaintive, almost unbearably emotion...

Bought by KBBI, WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, WLPR, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: RuPaul
This week, we wrap a rainbow flag around the turntables and celebrate Pride! We'll hear anthems from The Village People, RuPaul, and Carl Bean, and...

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


  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Babatunde Lea
We'll wrap up a soulful Father's Day package filled with Gil Scott-Heron, The Winstons, and Will Smith, plus Babatunde Lea's tribute to Leon Thomas...

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


  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Frankie Smith
It's a funkdown! We'll ride the Double Dutch Bus with Frankie Smith, Drop a Bomb with the Gap Band, and Give Up the Funk with Parliament.

Bought by WJAB, KBBI, WOUB, WSLR, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Skull Snaps
We'll usher in a New Day with the Skull Snaps, celebrate Gemini birthdays with Cannonball Adderly and Joe Thomas, and check out Indigenous hip-hop ...

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


  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dyke & the Blazers
We'll Move On Up with Curtis Mayfield, get down with the Foxy Girls in Oakland with Dyke & the Blazers, and blow Smoke Rings with Sam Cooke.

Bought by WJAB, KZUM, WLPR, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Andre Williams
We'll get down with soul legend Andre Williams, hear from Omar, the godfather of UK soul, and catch a set of Latin grooves, kicked off by San Lazaro!

Bought by WJAB, KZUM, WLPR, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Redbone
We'll hear new music from Yasmin Lacey, check out an Indigenous set featuring Redbone, A Tribe Called Red, and N'we Jinan (joined by Penbscot youth...

Bought by WJAB, KBBI, KZUM, KSRQ, WOUB and more


  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Hustlers Brass Band
We'll Talk Trash with Sam Cooke, get down with The Octopus with Billy Preston, and take a trip to the Crescent City with the Rebirth Brass Band, Ch...

Bought by WJAB, WLPR, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
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 WJAB, WLPR, KBBI, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Simms Twins
We'll hear a new cut from Bosq with Nicole Willis, catch a rerelease of a killer track by Gabonese singer Jean Ondeno, and sample some sweet soul f...

Bought by WJAB, KBBI, WLPR, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Keishera
We'll hear new music from Yasmin Lacey and Jessica Lauren, sample the Black Panther soundtrack with Kendrick Lamar & SZA, and hear a new cut from K...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7