Today’s show featured a live performance by the Bill Crutcher Group:
a jazz/funk sextet dedicated to the higher vibrations of the soul.
Bill Crutcher-vibes;T-Scott-bass; The Truth-keys;Cam Muwata-guitar; Sam Brooks-sax and Kevin Washington-drums. They played live in the studio during the 5 O’Clock hour to promote an appearance at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
And the Radio Gods looked down and laughed at what romantic fools we mortals be…..Big Time Technical Difficulties put the program’s start back by an hour. Aren’t computors supposed to make our Broadcast Life easier? Our sixty minute Lost Weekend was filled by a syndicated special FRANKSINATRA:A VOICE IN TIME.
Meanwhile, back at RB Central, We celebrate the End of another School Year—School Is OUT!!!! The Big Book of Days yields up Birthdays-in-Blue for Sir Paul McCartney, Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris, Unsung Motown Heroine Brenda Holloway, David ‘Little Caesar’ Johnson, and composer Gene DePaul from the Golden Age of American Popular Song.
Katherine Werner representing National Night Out celebrating 25 years! National Night Out will be Tuesday August 5th. For more information call 612-673-3000 or the Minneapolis Information Number 311.
Rose McGee – Juneteenth Sweet Potato Pie Contest on Saturday June 21st. For more information call Rose at 763-544-9366.
Abdul Karim Bilal, PR for Imam W. Deen Mohammed at Plymouth Congregational Church located at 1900 Nicollett Avenue in Minneapolis. Special event on Friday June 20th at 7 PM. For further information call 612-521-3331 or 612-521-1749.
The Grand Deeva delivered a lot of great ole’ school tunes today! Check out the playlist and listen again at www.kfai.org/archives
Birthdays-in-Blue for the ever youthful LESPAUL, key player in the development of the solid body electric guitar, making him grandfather, godfather, and/or stepfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll. LESPAUL—93 Today!!! Today also marks the birthdays of Mr. Excitement Himself—JACKIEWILSON, the ill fated JOHNNYACE, and
American Popular Song Immortal—Composer/Lyricist COLEPORTER.
Other Birthdays-in-Blue this week include SHIRLEYALSTONREEVES of The Shirelles, GARY ‘US’ BONDS, BOBBYFREEMAN, JOEYDEE, The Deepest of the Deep Soul Singers—JAMESCARR, POOKIEHUDSON of the Spaniels, and Blues Titan HOWLIN’ WOLF