Wilbur Cole joined the show today to talk about his upcoming 21st Anniversary show with the Soul Mates. Wilbur talked about the “branches” of the Soul Mates, which are spin-off bands that have formed over the years. All members of those bands will return on Saturday, November 17th to help celebrate the 21 years of connection, and especially spiritual connection, that has happened since the the band’s inception in the 1980’s. The spin-off bands also represent the line-up for the Anniversary show taking place at the Narrows on November 17th, 2012, 7:00pm.
7:30pm The Spiritual Trio…..WSC
8:30pm Filet O’Soul…the Johnny O’Keefe Trio
9:30pm Willie Walker Band featuring Wilbur Cole and former members of the Bound Band
10:30pm The Soul Mates with Wilbur Cole
And LadyJ Griot…appearing as Emcee…..see you at the Narrows, in Navarre Mn….. Saturday, November 17th 7:00pm showtime
Vicky Mountain came by to talk about an upcoming show with Maryann Sullivan in which the two take on the songs of Anita O’Day and Blossom Dearie. Also talked with Katherine Bergman of Zeitgeist’s New Music Cabaret Series. Got in songs by Reggie Quinerly, Wes Montgomery, and the Atlantis Quartet, among others. This weeks 45rpm song was Smooth Sailing, by Arnett Cobb, from 1959.
Tonight’s program features a super set of Henry Mancini, a salute to Tom Jones, songs about Nightmares, songs about Pineapple Pirates, a song about a burnt hand – I kid you not – and something from an album with the craziest title of all time: “Make Mine Cha Cha Cha… Mambo for Me, Oooh! That Merengue…!