Nick Austin

Nick Austin New Soul Sunday, Sundays from 5pm - 8pm on WDET 101.9-FM, merges genres like soul and hip-hop with electronica and funk into a rich tapestry of rhythm and sound that is uniquely Detroit.

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12/09/2018
Donald Byrd - Wind Parade

87 years ago today, Donald Byrd was born in Detroit. A legend in his own right as a jazz trumpeter and teacher, he was influential in fusing jazz with R&B vocals in the 70s with groups like "The Blackbyrds." What's your favorite Donald Byrd track?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoCS0LQ5so8

Off The Best Of Donald Byrd Album. Make sure to download this album on itunes or Amazon!!!

12/09/2018
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life" album, released when he was only 18 years old! We're enjoy select cuts from this offering, while also resetting some of our favorite tracks from 2018 including music from Janelle Monáe, showing her connection to Prince, on Soul Satuday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imsB543zqSM

1968 - For Once in My Life

It's fundraising season, bringing in new members right now at WDET 101.9FM.
09/24/2018

It's fundraising season, bringing in new members right now at WDET 101.9FM.

Always a pleasure to hang out in the WDET studios and bringing in new team members with Jon Moshier, Carmen Garcia and E...
09/22/2018

Always a pleasure to hang out in the WDET studios and bringing in new team members with Jon Moshier, Carmen Garcia and Eli Newman.

Enjoying music from the ASABA Trio at the @detroitjazzfest
09/02/2018

Enjoying music from the ASABA Trio at the @detroitjazzfest

07/05/2018
Donald Byrd - Sky High

#SoulSaturday remembers producer/song-writter Fonce Mizell, who passed away 7 years ago today. Fonce was best known for both his work with Motown hit-makers "The Corporation" creating classics for the Jackson 5, as well as later venturing out with his brother Larry to create Sky High Productions creating classic LPs with Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey and Gary Bartz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC53ow6wgJ8

06/30/2018
IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY by Sly & The Family Stone

Today on #SoulSaturday, we will feature work off of Sly & The Family Stone's 6th album "Fresh." Released 45 years ago today, the album was the last LP to reach the US Billboard Top 10 prior to the band's dissolution:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwcu1Qm9pA0

*Enjoy the particularly long ending of Soul Train, the longest ending I have ever seen* YOU KNOW THIS WAS SOME SONG BACK WHEN.......PARTY WITH THIS ONE. GREA...

06/29/2018
Dwele - I Wish

8 years ago today, Dwele released "W.ants W.orld W.omen," a thematic release including thoughtful prose from the Detroit crooner, as exemplified by this reflective single:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYJ0iZn0iRs

Track: 02 Artist: Dwele Title: I Wish Album: W.ants W.orld W.omen Year: 2010 Possessing a cool, conversational tenor, an ability to create lush, aquatic groo...

06/27/2018
India.Arie - I Am Not My Hair ft. Akon

12 years today, India.Arie released her 3rd studio album, "Testimony Vol 1: Life & Relationships." The album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, was nominated for 3 Grammys: Best Album, as well as Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for this single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_5jIt0f5Z4

Music video by India.Arie performing I Am Not My Hair. (C) 2006 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

06/26/2018
Res - They Say Vision - Live 2002

17 years ago today, Philadelphia songstress Rés released her debut album, "How I Do" which became a staple in the neo-soul scene courtesy of several tracks including the Billboard Dance chart topping cut, "They-Say Vision."

03/15/2018
Medley I (Live At The London Palladium/1976)

As noted this past #SoulSaturday, 41 years ago, today, Marvin Gaye released his "Live at the London Palladium" album, featuring wonderful medleys of his favored tracks including this set, featuring work written by Smokey & The Miracles:

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Medley I (Live At The London Palladium/1976) · Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium ℗ ℗ 1977 M...

03/14/2018

#SoulSaturday wishes a happy 75th birthday to Sly Stone. Founder of the trendsetting band, "Sly & The Family Stone," Sly's music made America get up and dance with this single back in 1967:

03/13/2018
Common - The People

Happy Birthday to MC, Poet, and Actor, Common. The Chicago native was not only born on this date back in 1972, but the instrumental for this single (featuring Detroit's own Dwele), actually served as the initial theme for #NewSoulSunday way back in its infancy.

Music video by Common performing The People. (C) 2007 Geffen Records

03/05/2018
Teena Marie - Lovergirl

62 years ago today, Teena Marie was born in Santa Monica, California. Known for her powerful vocals and collaborations with Rick James, this 1994 single off "Starchild" became her biggest hit reaching #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Teena Marie's official music video for 'Lovergirl'. Click to listen to Teena Marie on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TeenaMarieSpotify?IQid=TeenaMLG As featured...

03/04/2018
John Legend | Chapter: Creation

As mentioned on the show, John Legend with his take on a Stevie Wonder classic - how does it compare to the original? #SoulSaturday

Celebrating The Art of Elysium's HEAVEN Gala's 10th Anniversary Visionary Stevie Wonder and the launch of the first ever philanthropic studio EB Studio's…

03/03/2018
Stevie Wonder - Love Having You Around

This evening on #SoulSunday at 8p EST on @wdet, we will feature sets inspired by/linked to songs from Stevie's "Music of My Mind," on it's 46th anniversary... and not always in expected ways!

(Stevie Wonder-Syreeta Wright) Recorded N.Y. ; produced by Stevie Wonder Album: Music Of My Mind (1972) DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to the original s...

03/03/2018
Stevie Wonder - Superwoman (Where Were You?) (Music of the Mind, March 3, 1972)

46 years ago today, Stevie Wonder dropped his 14th studio album, "Music of My Mind," featuring one of the legendary tracks from his iconic library:

All Instruments-Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind is a landmark album by Stevie Wonder, released on March 3, 1972 when Wonder was only 21 years old. Many observ...

03/02/2018
Raheem DeVaughn - Nobody Wins A War

7 years ago today, Raheem DeVaughn dropped his 3rd album, "The Love & War Masterpiece," ft the lies of Jill Scott, Bilal, Anthony Hamilton, Algebra, Chrisette Michele, Shelby Johnson, Ledisi, Citizen Cope, Dwele, Chico DeBarge, Rudy Currence on 1 single:

Track: 15 Artist: Raheem DeVaughn Title: Nobody Wins A War Album: The Love & War MasterPeace Year: 2010 The Love & War MasterPeace is the third studio album ...

03/01/2018
Marsha Ambrosious "Butterflies" Acoustic

7 years ago today, Marsha Ambrosius, known for her time as one half of Floetry, dropped her debut solo album, "Late Nights, Early Mornings," ft songs penned by the singer including her popular single originally written for & performed by Michael Jackson

Marsha performs "Butterflies" Acoustically at CMJ.

02/28/2018
The Robert Glasper Experiment- Move Love featuring KING

6 years ago today, the Robert Glasper Experiment dropped their transformative debut album, "Black Radio" including appearances from several established + up-and-coming artists like Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Dwele, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, and this single w/ KING

Artist: The Robert Glasper Experiment Song: Move Love featuring KING Album: Black Radio (I don't own this song, for promotional use only. Robert Glasper is t...

02/27/2018
Maxwell - The Urban Theme

Today also marks the 22nd anniversary of Maxwell's debut release, "Urban Hang Suite." Featuring several formative tracks in the neo-soul movement including "Ascension," and "Sumthin' Sumthin'," I've always been partial to the lead instrumental track:

02/27/2018
Aretha Franklin: Sweet Lover

On this day 57 years ago, a 19 year-old Aretha Franklin released her 2nd proper studio album (and 1st w/ Columbia Records), "Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo." Who could have foreseen what was yet to come?

Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. In a recording career that has spanned over half a cen...

02/26/2018
Amp Fiddler ft. Corinne Bailey Rae - If I Don't

#SoulSaturday also wishes Corinne Bailey Rae a very happy birthday! Born in 1979, the English singer is known for several amazing performance including working with show favorite Amp Fiddler on this playful, throwback single:

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We love your Soul Saturday Music! Thank You!
Your program tonight is tight!!!!!
Love all of the music you play! Keep up the great work!
Thought of New Soul Sunday with this Tiny Desk Concert by DJ Premier:
What happened to New Soul Sunday?