As we usher in September, we pause to celebrate the birthdays of Little Milton Campbell and the Big O – Otis Redding. Also, there’s cool new stuff out by Flowering Inferno, south California rhythms by Sapo, and newly-issued material by Bo Diddley. The Motown singles project continues today with material released in 1970.
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!