With Hurricane Gustav bringing rain to Louisiana, and a political convention bringing violence to Minnesota, it was a day dedicated to remembering we are one as a people. And we all get by with a little help from our friends.
SEPTEMBERSONGS Pt 1— A LABORDAYTRIBUTE to America’s Working Men and Women, Elephantine Tunes for the opening day of the Republican National Convention, and Remembering Hurricane Katrina three years later, along with Birthdays-in-Blue for CONWAYTWITTY, JOESIMON, and ARCHIEBELL.
There’s room at the Rockhouse for everyone — even Republicans!! This week we feature music about electoral politics and parties of any kind, political or not. Plus an homage to that Republican mascot, the pachyderm. A birthday tribute to Dinah Washington and music by the Final Solution from an unheard soundtrack for an unseen movie!
If you are a fan of Axel and his Dog (Clellan Card) tune in at about the 45 minute mark of the first and third hours for a few minutes from the treehouse. Also a few songs and assorted stuff in honor of Dr. Lee Deforest. The play list for this week is there as well.
This coming Sunday, our own ‘SPIDER’ JOHNKOERNER turns 70!!! Other Birthdays-in-Blue are a trio of Kansas City Jazz Legends—Mr Five-by-Five—JIMMYRUSHING, The Genius of Modern Jazz—CHARLIEPARKER and PREZ—the President of the Tenor Saxophone—LESTERYOUNG. Additiional Birthdays include the ‘Queen of the Blues’ herself—DINAHWAHINGTON, the Once and Future ‘Mayor of Harlem’ WILLIEBRYANT and GENEALLISON.