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.


157 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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
Caption: Melvin Sparks
We'll check out a newly re-released tune from soul jazz guitar great Melvin Sparks, hear Jazz Futures' tribute to Medgar Evers, and dig Rufus Harle...

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


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The Isley Brothers
We'll hear a Gil Scott-Heron cover from Penny Goodwyn, serve up some Cold Bologna with the Isley Brothers, and hear Nikki Giovanni's poem for Areth...

Bought by WJAB, KZUM, WOUB, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Shodekeh
We'll break down with some South African disco from Neville Nash, hear the unearthly sounds of Tuvan throat singing combined with beatboxing from S...

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


  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jessica Care Moore
We'll hear a brass tribute to Duke Ellington from Slavic Soul Party!, check out some smoking new gospel from Spirit of Love, and hear Jessica Care ...

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Rasheed Ali
We'll hear the newest releases from the Athens of the North and Cultures of Soul labels, plus hear an interview with Rasheed Ali, whose latest rele...

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


  • Added: Sep 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Bobby Hutcherson
We'll open up with the late, great Bobby Hutcherson, kick back with Jimmy Cliff, and hear a wild and wonderful brass band version of Marvin Gaye's ...

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


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Herbie Hancock
We'll sample newly released vintage disco from South Africa, dig into a Joni Mitchell tribute from Herbie Hancock, and hear a plaintive, almost unb...

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


  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Loretta Long
We'll visit The Streets of Harlem with La Mount Zeno Theater, hear some Happy Talk from Loretta Long (Susan from Sesame Street), and hear a powerfu...

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Chocolate Milk
We'll sample some unusual soul foods: Cookie Crumbs with Ray and his Musical Family, Fish Heads with Slim & the Soulful Saints, and finally, we'll ...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, KPIP-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Don "Sugarcane" Harris
We'll open up with divine disco from the Gospelaires of Dayton, get in touch with the "Love Within" with James Tillman, and hear some crazy fiddle ...

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


  • Added: Jul 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:07
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Tanika Charles
We'll hear new soul from Tanika Charles and Charles Bradley, ask for "Mercy" with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, and "Make 'Em Bounce" with Jimmy B.

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, Prairie Public, KMUD, WOUB, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Aaron Myers
This week on UpFront Soul, Aaron Myers tells us "Black Lives Matter," we'll hear the words of Civil Rights icon Ella Baker as interpreted by Sweet ...

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Mahotella Queens
We'll boogie with Rasputin's Stash, travel to South Africa with the Mahotella Queens, and hear a revolutionary song from Gil Scott-Heron.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
Caption: Kim Weston
We'll celebrate independence with Jon Batiste and Jimi Hendrix, and hear Kim Weston's interpretation of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," also known as ...

Bought by KMXT, Prairie Public, WJAB, KZUM, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • 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 KMXT, WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Cassandra Wilson
We'll hear a song for fathers & daughters from Gil Scott-Heron, experience some out-of-this-world hip-hop from Copperwire, and the sultry sounds of...

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


  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7