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.


201 Pieces

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Caption: Sugaray Rayford
We'll hear new, blues-tinged tunes from Sugaray Rayford and Big Daddy Wilson, find Love in Them There Hills with The Vibrations, and hear the lates...

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


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Angie Fisher
We'll open a tax time anthem from Angie Fisher, hear Ben E. King's wrenchingly soulful ballad "It's All Over," and journey to West Africa with The ...

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Langston Hughes
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 KMRE-LP, KZUM, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and mourn his death on the anniversary of his assassination (4/4/68). We'll hear from...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KZUM, Lower Cape Communications, WLPR, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Fishbone
We'll party with soon-to-retire funk giant George Clinton and his special guests, Fishbone, who'll be touring with him this summer; we'll board the...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jackie Shane
We'll celebrate Women's History Month with empowering anthems from Aretha Franklin & the Eurythmics, Donna Summer & Chaka Khan, soulful strings & w...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Carl Anderson
We'll serve A Little Soul Food with Don "Sugarcane" Harris, hear Carl Anderson's impassioned performance as Judas from the movie soundtrack to Jesu...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Al "Carival Time" Johnson
It's Carnival time! We'll take you to the Crescent City with hot brass from the Rebirth Brass Band, the Sixth Ward All-Stars, and Los Hombres Calie...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Fannie Lou Hamer
We'll celebrate Black History Month with powerful music from Nina Simone, Syl Johnson, and The Freedom Singers, plus we'll hear the voices of Dr. M...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We'll lift our spirits with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, journey to Africa with Vieux Farka Toure, Tiliboo Afrobeat, and Tabukah "X", and stretch out with ...

Bought by WOUB, WLPR, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications, KZUM and more


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Les McCann
We'll stream a healing beam with Les McCann's That Healin' Feelin' and Lionel Loueke's The Healing, we'll accentuate the positive with Curtis Mayfi...

Bought by WLPR, WOUB, Royalton Community Radio, KMXT, and Lower Cape Communications


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The Four Tops
We'll Speed Up with Betty Moorer, hear Jamaaladeen Tacuma's rendition of Leon Thomas' masterpiece, The Creator Has a Master Plan, and spin the Four...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Don "Sugarcane" Harris
We'll open up with a set of Indigenous musicians, starting out with John Trudell, and we'll snack on some Soul Food with Don "Sugarcane" Harris (an...

Bought by KZUM, WOUB, WLPR, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This week, 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,...

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jimmy Cliff
This week, we'll start out dancing with Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and wind up Sitting in Limbo with Jimmy Cliff, we'll hear a set of Indigenou...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nina Simone
We'll warm up with the Ohio Players' cover of Summertime, get even warmer with Nina Simone's "Go to Hell," and Cry Like a Baby with the late, great...

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


  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Redbone
We'll ring in the new year with The Coolbreezers and Jimi Hendrix, observe the 128th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre with Redbone and Buff...

Bought by KZUM, KKWE Niijii Radio, WLPR, KBBI, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Cheech & Chong
I'll be sliding down your chimney with a sack full of soul! We'll celebrate the season with Cheech & Chong, Run DMC, and Miles Davis, hear a trio o...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sharon Jones
We're putting the Christmas cheer in high gear with seasonal songs from Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, James Brown, and Michael Jackson, with a Lati...

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith
The Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin, will take us to the Old Landmark, we'll hear a few soulful Christmas tunes, including the Ramsey Lewis Tri...

Bought by KZUM, WOUB, WLPR, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6