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!!
The first hour featured all new releases from some of my favorite artists… then opened up with a jazzier feel as our signal was tested for improvements forthcoming. Don’t forget to pledge starting this Sat. and Oct. 15 22 on Global Beat for our 30th Anniversary Fall Pledge Drive… also my own 30th anniversary of dj’ing on Fresh Air Radio.
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.