By Gary Hall
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Ride the funk vibe with VibeRide, the original classic funk and soulful grooves podcast. Since its inception in 2009, VibeRide has become a popular non-commercial jazz-funk music show, and its accompanying YouTube channel, which features unique live footage of many of the world's best jazz-funk acts, has become one of the most visited of its kind. VibeRide has received acclaim from the International Jamiroquai Fan Discussion forum, Jazz FM and Ronnie Scott's. Fans of note include former Parliament Funkadelic bassist, Rodney Skeet Curtis; musician Lex Cameron; music journalist & Jazz FM DJ, Pru Fiddy, and musician & celebrity chef, Levi Roots.
||CleanVibeRide: Horns!||A special extended mix of tracks that are all about the horns.||9 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 114||Mix 114 spins up more delicious contemporary and classic funky goodness.||11 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 113||Our first mix of 2018 brings a whole host of solid gold legends of funk and soul...||28 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 112||Mix 112 arrives in time for your 2017 Christmas and NY's celebrations...||10 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 111||Mix 111 debuts D Train, Sparque, Down To The Bone, Cool Million, Lucy Pearl and Ida Nielsen, and spins up more classics from...||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 110||mix 110 features Nile Rodgers new mix of a George Michael classic, a Steely Dan tribute, and lots more funky stuff.||17 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Funkin' Rock||Special mix featuring rock tracks with a funky, dance-able groove.||5 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 109||Mix 109 spins up the Shapeshifters, Opolopo, Joey Negro, Jamiroquai, Noel Gourdin, Patti LaBelle, Gwen McCrae, & lots more...||9 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 108||Mix 108 features Central Line, Bileo, Average White Band, Sam Sparro, Moon Boots, Donna Summer, Gregory porter and more...||11 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVibeRide: Mix 107||Mix 107 features a track from Jamiroquai's new album and a whole bunch of super funky cuts.||3 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I came across this podcast and thought I'd have a listen - I'm glad I did! It's bliss for a funk fan like me and I've already heard lots of classic funk and soul hits from the 70's and 80's, which is a music era I love. But I've also heard new stuff from Sunburst Band, Incognito and the like.
The podcasts are very nicely produced, songs mixed well, and there's minimal talking from the presenter. The music takes centre stage on this show unlike some podcast.
There's hardly any podcasts around playing the type of music that VibeRide does and VibeRide is doing a great job of keeping the mostly forgotten genre of classic funk and soul alive. Keep up the good work!