In hour #2 of “Inspirations Across America,” it’s music from Kurt Carr, Lamar Campbell, Don Lawrence, Lisa Page and many more!
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WAAY-DB plays all the best Swing, Big Band, Jazz, and The Blues Music of all our greatest generations! You’ll enjoy our collection of musical favorites. These are songs not played on your average “Big Box” Radio Station!
In hour #2 of “Inspirations Across America,” it’s music from Kurt Carr, Lamar Campbell, Don Lawrence, Lisa Page and many more!
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It’s a beautiful Sunday on WAAYradio.com! I hope you enjoyed our programs this morning!
Right now One Nostalgic Weekend (the Lone Ranger, Dragnet, etc.) is on the air, with your host Jonathan Rios!
At 2pm we feature our new program, Inspirations Across America! Mike Roberts is your host!
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Murray Hollis is speaking of The Stamps Quartet on Worth Remembering. One of my favorite Southern Gospel singers sang bass for The Stamps. He is none other than the great JD Sumner.
At one time (not sure if it changed) he sang the lowest notes recorded on audio tape!
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Sid Mark has filled this week's Sounds of Sinatra with two hours of classic, Reprise tracks. Take a look at this incredible line up: In the Still of the Night, Without a Song, Night and Day, Change Partners, and many more! Plus: Live performances of It Was a Very Good Year and I've Got You Under My Skin. Stay tuned! Preview courtesy of Brian Mark @ Orange Productions.
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Includes these artists-
Rolling Stones (Live)
Swing Out Sister
Diablo Swing Orchestra
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As more artists enter the political fray, often hard-lining one side or the other, it's important to remember music's incredible ability to also bridge division and bring people and communities together. ___________________________ By Michael Alan Anderson. This first appeared in The Washington Post...
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Should you be taxed every time you spend bitcoin at, say, McDonalds? More and more Americans are getting rid of their US citizenship. The reason? Taxation.
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The Weird and Wonderful Dr. John
Embodied New Orleans Music
By Tom McDermott
Published 06.06.19 7:37PM ET
Photo- Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
The career of New Orleans musician Dr. John, who passed on June 6 at the age of 77, lasted almost 65 years. Born Malcolm “Mac” Rebennack in 1941, Dr. John learned music from various family members, including his father, a record salesman for jukeboxes who exposed him to the latest sounds. At age 13, he met Professor Longhair, the seminal pianist/composer who helped invent New Orleans R&B and funk; his path was set.
Mac's recording history is large and bewildering, with stellar discs scattered through a good part of his six-Grammy career. Here is a guide to his best work.
He began recording in the late ’50s, with the best of these sides collected on Storm Warning (What Records). In the early ’60s, drug trouble sent him to jail, then exile in Los Angeles, where he found work with New Orleans expats, including Sonny and Cher's musical director, Harold Battiste. They concocted a stage act based on a 19th-century voodoo priest named Dr. John Creaux. Mac wanted his friend the pianist/singer Ronnie Barron to lead the band. When he declined, Mac stepped in.
The first fruit of this collaboration, and Rebennack's first LP as a leader, is Gris Gris (Atco, 1968). What a shock this must have been at the time: Mac in face-paint and feathers, accompanied by snake dancers and skulls; the mix of vodun with psychedelic rock. The timbral mix is quite novel too: Cuban percussion, electric guitars firmly in the background, mandolin, clarinet, woman's choir. It yielded only one tune that would enter Mac's permanent repertoire, “Walk on Gilded Splinters,” and did not chart. But it has aged well, and critics and fans can now appreciate the audacity that might have simply mystified back in the day.
After three more LPs in this direction, Mac returned to his New Orleans R&B roots for his second great album, Dr. John's Gumbo (Atco, 1972). A glorious paean to a repertoire from 1949 to the early ’60s, these covers were surely the first time these local hits were heard outside of the Crescent City by many listeners. His version of “Iko Iko,” with its 3/2 clave, has set the performance standard for this piece. “Tipitina” and “Big Chief” show the direct link to Professor Longhair. Mac would perform this material in concert for the next 45 years.
In the Right Place (Atco, 1973), is important for two reasons: It contains his only top 10 hit, the darkly clever “Right Place, Wrong Time,” and it’s his first funk album. His backup band was the Meters, who in their short time together revolutionized New Orleans music. Produced by Allen Toussaint, it also features the ragtimey, beloved “Such a Night,” and lesser-knowns that still enchant, like “Same Old Same Old.”
A critical shift in Mac’s career came with his first solo album, the dazzling Dr. John Plays Mac Rebennack (Clean Cuts, 1981). His blues and boogie virtuosity stunned people at the time, and it led to many solo concerts during the rest of his days. Highlights include the gospel waltz “Dorothy;” a Fess tribute, “Memories of Professor Longhair;” and the seesawing “Big Mac.” A follow-up album, The Brightest Smile in Town (Clean Cuts, 1983), is nearly as good.
In a Sentimental Mood (Warner Bros 1989) is better than most homages to the Great American Songbook for several reasons. His piano playing is as juicy as ever, and there are tunes associated with Ray Charles (“Candy” and “Makin’ Whoopee!,” a duet with Ricki Lee Jones). His voice is lower and rounder than in past decades; the top-notch arrangements are by Marty Paich and Ralph Burns.
Like the aforementioned Gumbo, Goin’ Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros, 1992) is a look back to his hometown, though on a much grander scale. Guests include the Neville Brothers, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain; the big band arrangements are by Nola local hero Wardell Quezerque. There’s great humor here with “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark (When You Come Around)” and “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You.” Past piano professors like Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, and Fats Domino get a grand hat-tip. Mac is dressed as a Mardi Gras Indian on the cover, maybe the only white man who could pull off such a feat.
These, IMHO, are the essential Dr. John albums. But others are good enough for honorable mention: Afterglow (GRP, 1995) is another fine American Songbook sampler, produced, like Sentimental Mood, by Tommy LiPuma. Trippin’ Live (Windup/Surefire, 1997) was a good representation of how Mac’s band sounded if they hit your town around the turn of the century, with ace horn-men like Red Tyler and Charlie Miller. All by Hisself (Hyena, 2003) is a rocking solo performance from 1986, though the electric piano sound is not for all tastes. Locked Down (Nonesuch, 2012) has a more modern (some say Afrobeat) sound, courtesy of producer Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.
In addition, for the cherry-pickers among us, some essential songs from non-essential albums: “On a Mardi Gras Day,” (aka “All on a Mardi Gras Day” or “Big Bass Drum”) from the early Remedies album. If you’ve only heard later versions of this tune, make sure to sample this. “Dance the Night Away,” from City Lights: perhaps the most lovable melody Mac penned, and a fine lyric. “Tango Palace,” from the album of the same name—a nearly-forgotten song with an ingenious chordal scheme.“Witchy Red” from Television: perhaps the best of the gris-gris updates that Mac put out in his later days.
Finally, there is Mac as sideman, a role he filled dozens of times. Donald Harrison’s Indian Blues (Candid, 1992) is a terrific mix of traditional Mardi Gras Indian music and modern jazz. Twilight Time (Capitol, 1990), with the formidable saxman Bennie Wallace, finds Mac providing just the right blues element to a modern jazzman’s work. Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus (Rounder, 1998): Pomus and Mac wrote dozens of songs together; Adams is arguably the greatest of Nola's male singers. Remember Me (Orleans, 1994): Roland Stone was a childhood friend and extraordinary vocalist whose career was sidelined by drugs. This disc is an uncanny recreation of the classic Nola R&B sound, with the superb Johnny Vidacovich on drums.
Tom McDermott is a New Orleans piano player and composer. The most recent of his numerous albums is Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin
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Now in its 27th year, Inspirations Across America is the longest running Black targeted syndicated radio program on the air featuring music by contemporary Gospel and secular artists. Hosted by Mike Roberts, Inspirations features Gospel trivia, Christian comedy, weekly health segments, interviews and "Ready for the Spotlight" - a segment for un-signed Gospel artists.
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This week's In the Mood features Gene Krupa and Ralph Flanagan, along with the best of the Big Bands of the 1930s, 40s and 50s!
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Today I’m going to play the music of a blues artist you’ve probably never heard of. My wife and I were eating at Cracker Barrel the other night. I saw the picture of a nice looking man with a guitar. His name was Gabriel Brown.
Soooooo- I hunted him up and he does have some recordings! Today I’ll play the Black Jack Blues! Stay listening!
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Hispanic listeners are trending away from terrestrial radio and skewing heavily to internet stations.
This has forced the close of Deportees...
35 To Lose Jobs As ESPN Shuts Down Deportes Radio
By Radio Ink - June 11, 2019
On Tuesday, ESPN announced it’s shutting down ESPN Deportes radio on September 8. Ten full-time and 25 part-time employees will be let go. ESPN will close Deportes Radio’s Coral Gables, FL, offices. Some of its New York-based sales employees also will be affected.
There were 44 stations that carried the format. In Philadelphia WTTM-AM announced it would begin airing the format only two months ago. The Television and digital side of the Deportes business will not be affected. Some radio programs will be turned into podcasts.
ESPN issued the following statement: “Hispanic audience consumer habits are changing rapidly and this requires ESPN to evolve as well. It’s no secret Hispanic fans skew heavily on digital and social which is why we made the decision to discontinue ESPN Deportes terrestrial radio in September.”
The move to close down ESPN Deportes Radio will not affect the rest of ESPN Deportes’ businesses, including its TV and digital operations. ESPN Deportes has 44 radio affiliates in the U.S. In the New York market, the company owns ESPN Deportes Radio 1050 AM, which will switch to an English-language sports channel.
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Shmoozing with Sir Paul McCartney
Jun 10, 2019 | by Rabbi Yitz Greenman
It was surreal. Here I was actually chatting with this living music legend, and he was listening!
I went to a charity dinner last night and sat two tables away from Paul McCartney. Born a few weeks before the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, I – like hundreds of millions of others - have been greatly influenced by Sir Paul. There was no way I wasn’t going to introduce myself. After mustering up the courage I went over and shook his hand. He was warm and welcoming. I thanked him for providing generations of people with great music and that I’ve been a lifelong fan. He was genuinely appreciative of my compliment and told me so.
Then I asked him, “Could I ask you a rabbinic question?”
“Please do,” he replied.
“What merit do you have that enabled you to be such a dominant force in the music world and such an influential person for more than 50 years?”
Without batting an eyelash he responded, “I know the answer to that one. My family. I come from a very supportive family. My parents were always there for me and provided an environment in which I was able to flourish. My dad was always behind me and encouraging me.”
He then pivoted by comparing himself to John Lennon. This was becoming a surreal experience. All of a sudden I’m having a real conversation with Paul McCartney (!) and I felt (uncharacteristically) totally out of my depth.
So I can’t remember if he was contrasting his life to John Lennon’s by saying, “You know John Lennon didn’t have that supportive family upbringing that I had” or comparing it and saying “You know John Lennon had this support network as well.” I was just so mesmerized by Paul’s warmth and openness that I lost the content of his comparison.
Then I responded – and I admit it was a most arrogant comment, “I think your merit is due to something else.”
His reaction was fascinating. He didn’t say, “You don’t know me. How can you presume to know what merits I have?” Rather he said, “What do you think it is?”
Paul McCartney was actually curious to hear my thoughts! His humility was so disarming. I shared that over the years I had read that he had written songs and given them to other artists to perform. I told him that I saw an interview of him where he described bumping into Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in London in the early 60s and they were down in the dumps because they needed a good song to cut. Paul gave them one.
“Is this story true?” I asked.
“Yes, I gave them the song I Wanna Be Your Man and they sang it.”
“Wow. That’s a tremendous act of kindness, one that gives you incredible merit to deserve great gifts from Above.”
“Thank you,” he said, “but I think my answer is right. It was my family’s love and support.”
“But you didn’t listen to your dad,” I joked.
Here too Paul was curious and not negative in any way. His face read: “Please tell me how I didn’t listen to my dad.”
“I heard that your father told you to sing ‘She loves you YES YES YES,’ not ‘She loves you YEAH YEAH YEAH’ and you didn’t listen.”
“You’re right. He did say that and I didn’t listen,” to which the small crowd gathering around us all laughed.
If you think about it, here too Paul’s greatness shines. I’m asking him what merit he had to accomplish such greatness and he sincerely attributed it to others. I attributed it to his acts of giving and loving kindness in helping others – and he acknowledges the facts but downplays his role. True humility.
I realize there’s a sea of folks wanting to shake his hand and I go back to my table, thanking him for sharing his thoughts. Two hours later, when the dinner officially ended, I walked back over to him to ask for his advice. (By now I’m sure you realize my persistence is endless.)
“Can I ask you for a piece of advice”
“Please,” he responded.
“We have a teenage son who excels at piano and singing. How can we water this flower?”
“Give him love,” he replied.
“Thank God, we give him love. What else can we do?”
“Give him more love. It’s like what I told you before, my father gave me lots of love and that enabled me to write and sing and flourish. This is what you need to do for your son. Love and more love.”
Wait a second. Paul McCartney is now referring to a conversation we had two hours ago? Does he actually remember me? Here’s a man who is approached non-stop every day and he remembered that we spoke? I was touched.
Hoping to score an appointment for my budding musician son, I asked him if he ever meets with young talent. He shared that he goes to Liverpool every year to a music school there and attends their graduation ceremony and meets the students. He suggested sending my son there – not something that is likely. I wanted to ask him if I could introduce my son to him, but I didn’t want to overstep his boundaries any more than I already had (yes, even I have a limit) so I let it go.
I was blown away by my encounter with Sir Paul McCartney. He was kind, open and genuinely humble. Being at peace with himself, he was present and engaged, embodying so many important traits that are necessary for greatness!
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