Soul Excursion Vol 7 – Björk – 2013


Sound brings forth an energy that words may not describe, it can only be experienced. A while ago, I was drawn the instant, I heard notes from a Björk song in the movie The Professional. I searched for that song for a long time. Whenever the movie aired – I smiled – eagerly awaiting the scene with her and the potted plant in the window. Björk and all that entails her craft were my new guilty pleasure. Guilt by association was cool with me and no one could dim my light as I world-twirled (I think I just made up a new word) in these frequencies.

Björk has a brilliant app of her biophilia album. This app is sooooooooo kid-friendly that, I guarantee your growing ones will instinctively create and take it over – all the while listening to Björk!!! Presentation is stellar and worthy of the 2013 award to m/m for best recording package.

You gotta be a free-thinker and doer……so check out some bjork

Soul Excursion Vol. 5 – Cocoared

Have you ever heard a voice that literally moves your insides to reply with beats and pulsations? Women will agree and the men should be in agreement for the women – that listen to Cocoared. His sonorous sound beckons a without-words response. Most people start AND end their day by groovin’ to the sounds of Cocoared. This sound is where you go to feel love, believe in the power of love and finally share the love. A groove so universal that you know your soul is soothed.

I’d love to hear this voice just behind my ear when I least expected it. I’m surely not alone in that desire to feel the real. Make the most of it and enjoy!!!

Supa Soldier (Soulplate Midnight Mix)




Vocals by Cocoared & Charmaine
Produced, remixed & arranged by Soulplate
Mixed by Thomas Pudell for mindbase-recordings
Mastered by Chris for Fullrange Mastering
Released by Kula Records
Released by: Kula Records
Release/catalogue number: KRD016
Release date: May 7, 2012

Bronx native, and still a b-boy, Gene Roberson, aka GenieQ, is the founder of Dookiejuice (a stem from Porcocoabutta Entertainment.), which is a family of spoken-word artists, mcees and songwriters.


A few years back this young mc in the Bronx, GenieQ, went on to Cheyney University to study communication arts where he found himself turning his high school ryhmes into songs. Later on he was chosen to host ButtaMilk Worldwide, a mark in Philadelphia spokenword/soul history, which featured spoken-word artists and cutting edge soul grooves mixes by QoolDjMarv.

Soul Lounge Grooves

He has a distinctive style that marries perfectly with the feminine …listen!!!

another oldie but goodie to vibe when you don’t have time for the shuckin’ and fussin’

Soul Excursion Vol 2 – Ursula Rucker



I’ve witnessed people nod in silence with eyes wide open when Ursula Rucker is the topic of discussion. If you are turned off from the state of the world – then I suggest you peep out this artist. She will keep you at the crossroads until you decide to move. If you don’t want to watch the tv or see the evening news then get your current transmissions from Ursula Rucker. She reports it all with a no holds bar style that you can only respect and admire. So bear with me as I continue to give respect where it’s due or pay homage to her body of work that IS.

Listening to her over the years reminds me to be in the moment. The force of Ursula Rukus, as only I have come to know, is timeless. Also, feel free to comment and be in this excursion. Understand this is the beginning of a series of posts highlighting the truth – only as experienced. In order to appreciate the truth of Ursula it may best be served by plainly moving your heart and thought. If you have had the pleasure of experiencing her poems, then enough said. However, if you have not heard the word displayed in a matter of fact color, received in a tone of “I know that’s right” where the listener gives Ursula Rucker many “thank you, thank you for saying something” s, then what are you waiting for?………click here to be moved.

Read between the lines (video)

so what (poem)

…to be continued.

twitter @urucker


Soul Excursion 1 – JoGoldie

2014 Update

Feature Video – JoGoldie along with Be Focus Records thanking all for keeping the tradition of music alive.

 Be Focus Records Thank You Trailer



Her calming voice has been around a minute and the newly arrived are welcome to come aboard for the musical journey. Time may stand still as this soul sista is keepin’ it moving. Her vocal and writing journey for some odd fifteen years is inspirational and from the cerebral. You may hear or view her works in awareness campaigns, short film, internet, video, documentaries, radio and press. Works include – live performance shows, background vocals, studio-recordings, non-profit awareness events, fundraising for the building of well waters/systems, paid/non-paid performance shows and more. Her style is not for just anybody – it’s for you.

Listen as JoGoldie pours tasty vivid colors of her soul, coming to the stage and delivering a calming sound with what she has…the word in a quiet storm. Her voice won’t be denied apart from the beat or rhythm which is sure to move you – a privileged voyage. She is currently working on several independent projects with artists in the states and abroad. She’s a story to tell as if some unfinished love recipe.

“I only can do me – I must be frank, witty, and pretty with it”


  • “German artist Pawcut comes with style and class on this 3 track EP featuring Philly vocalist JoGoldie. The tracks are drenched in smoky layers of jazz harmony with the future thinking edge of a perfectly processed breakbeat. The vocals are the true centerpiece however, providing a longing and emotive glimpse into love. Also included are a remix and instrumental! …. this mysterious up and comer!” – NuSoul Musings
  •  JoGoldie full length album release “On My Way” – Coming Soon
  • “Giving thanks to all supporters – S/O Last Dynasty Show – Macnitti!”


Vicki: Who Inspires JoGoldie?

JoGoldie: Nina Simone comes to my thought first. She emotes something familiar in my being and it can be good and bad. When I listened to her music for the first time, back in the late 90’s, I gained an appreciation for the ole saying “it is what it is”. I was stuck in place where singing had to sound perfect or acceptable. I enjoy the little mistakes and off-key recordings I make and now I sing into my experience with no boundaries.

Vicki: If you could sit and talk with the legend today, what would you talk about?

JoGoldie: First it would an honor so I would give thanks and second, I probably wouldn’t talk about anything deep. Again, thank her for being and all she left. Then chill on daily living and how to maintain the force of offering natural gifts to the world.

Vicki: What is the biggest misconception about you as an artist?

JoGoldie: There are none, since my concepts and thoughts are always changing – I trust others do as well. Therefore, it is what it is (smile).

Vicki: Describe who is the JoGoldie fan or your average listener-

JoGoldie: People who “get it” and just smile to know they are not alone or wow, thank you! I am grateful to have support worldwide from listeners and it feels good to know that I’m not alone. The best part is that most of my songs are for all ages and seeing my boys groove to it – isn’t bad at all.


Eunice Kathleen Waymon (21 February 1933 – 21 April 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, rnb, gospel, and pop.

Simone was born in Tryon, North Carolina, USA, one of eight children. Like a number of other black singers in the U.S., she was inspired as a child by Marian Anderson, and began singing at her local church, also showing great talent as a pianist. Her public debut, a piano recital, was made at the age of ten. Her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for white audience members. This incident contributed to her later involvement in the civil rights movement.

Pungent soul deep – All hail to the queen

A favorite Nina vibe

To Learn More – Do Your Homework – You May Be Impressed

connect with JoGoldie on twitter @jo_goldie

Vicki Wilson