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.


153 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Johnny "Guitar" Watson
We'll hear new music from Roy Roberts and Mor Thiam, Tighten Up with Archie Bell and the Drells, and holler like Tarzan with Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

Bought by Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, KMXT and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nina Simone
As we celebrate Black History Month, we feature funk, soul, and jazz designed to inspire and empower from Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Gil Scott...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Commodores
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, hear new soul from Edith Peters, and travel to Africa for new music from Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids and Mor T...

Bought by KBBI, KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sweet Honey in the Rock
We'll hear the strong voices of women artists like Sweet Honey in the Rock, Joan Armatrading, Aretha Franklin, and Nina Simone, plus anthems from J...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Nerukhi
We'll kick off with political tunes from Nerukhi and Soul Basement, hear a great rerelease of Nigerian afrobeat from SJOB Movement, and hear the up...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 KVNF, KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nancy Dupree
We'll hear a tribute to James Brown by Nancy Dupree and her students in Rochester, NY, spin new tunes by The Adelians and Omar, and get freaky with...

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


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Alicia Keys
We'll hear new music from Omar and Alicia Keys, ring in 2017 with the Black on White Affair, and soak up the sun with a winter-banishing summer set...

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Adelians
We'll hear new music from The Adelians and SUM, Shake it Out with Grace Love & the True Loves, and hear Babatunde Lea's tribute to Leon Thomas' mas...

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


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: James Brown
We'll fill your stocking with soulful Christmas classics from James Brown, Louis Armstrong, and Mahalia Jackson, and light your way with Hanukkah g...

Bought by WVAS, Royalton Community Radio, KSRQ, KMXT, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sharon Jones
We'll hear new music from SUM, pay tribute to the late Sharon Jones, and hear Milton Nascimento's reimagining of John Lennon's "Imagine."

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Somi
We'll hear the jazzy sounds of Somi, spin one from New Orleans favorite Ernie K-Doe, and get down with Nigerian saxophone legends Fela Kuti and Orl...

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Commodores
We'll Rise Up with the Commodores, We Shall Overcome with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Singers, and Fight the Power with the Isley B...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, WOUB, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Lucinda Slim
We'll kick off with smokin' soul from Lucinda Slim, plus music from Miss Tati, Barth Beasley, Ernest Ernie & the Sincerities, and many more. Add th...

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Joan Armatrading
We'll hear new music from Alicia Keys and Mahalia Jackson, and talk with Joan Armatrading about her new CD/DVD, "Me Myself I World Tour Live at Wol...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KSRQ, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mahalia Jackson
We'll hear a new release from queen of gospel Mahalia Jackson, do the popcorn with Kim Melvin, and get in touch with our animal instincts with a se...

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Natural Essence, Credit: David Gahr
This week, we'll be Killin' Time with Natural Essence, checking in with Richie Havens (and a song popularized by him), and scaring ourselves with S...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, KMXT, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Solange
We'll hear a new song from Solange, new gospel from Northern Ghana, and we'll hear from just-turned-90-year-old Chuck Berry.

Bought by WJAB, Lower Cape Communications, WOUB, KSRQ, KZUM and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Prince
We'll hear new music from Solange, Ted Winn, and EKO, get drenched in the Purple Rain with Prince, and hear a long set from the Original Pinettes B...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, KSRQ, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Voices of East Harlem
We'll celebrate freedom with The Voices of East Harlem, hear a rehearsal take of Miles Davis' "In A Silent Way," and tip our hats to birthday Libra...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8