As the political campaigns go negative, the Rockhouse responds with the artful insults of Bo Diddley playing the dozens! Also an incendiary live set from Otis Redding in London, 1967, some new music from the Diplomats of Solid Sound (accompanied by the Diplomettes!!) and birthday sets for Thelonious Monk, Shirley Caesar and O.V. Wright!!
Birthdays-in-Blue for Blues Shouter NAPPYBROWN, Honkin’ Tenor Sax Man HAL ‘CORNBREAD’ SINGER, Pianomen IVORYJOEHUNTER and SAMPRICE, Memphis Soulman O.V. WRIGHT, and Liverpool’s Own JOHNLENNON. We’ll hear a number of the sounds that fired a young Lennon’s musical imagination. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include a pair of Jazz Immortals: THELONIOUSMONK and ARTBLAKEY.