Mestizo was released in 1980 by Joe Battan, an African American-Filipino Latino Soul musician from New York. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: Latin Bogaloo and African American doo-wop.
CultureShift airs weekdays 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.
Sam’s Jams is the weekly song selection of WDET’s creative producer Sam Beaubien, a longtime Detroit musician who also helms the soul-funk band Will Sessions.
From 70 years ago to contemporary releases today, Sam’s Jams is the musical equivalent of digging for hours in dusty record store bins to find forgotten-but-should-be-remembered deep cuts pulled from the genres of funk, jazz and soul genres.
The Sam’s Jams Spotify playlist will update with a new song on Mondays after airing on CultureShift, so bookmark this page to find your new favorite song each week.