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Sam's Jams

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, hiphop, dance, and soul genres.

Every Monday and Thursday, Sam Beaubien goes on CultureShift to discuss his jam of the week featured in a post below. The Sam’s Jams Spotify playlist will update with a new batch of songs on Mondays after airing on CultureShift, so bookmark this page to find your new favorite song each week, and make sure you hit "FOLLOW" on the Spotify playlist!

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