No list for this day. Too many interviews. Ronn Easton from Ronn Easton’s Soul Revue and Big John Dickerson from the Big John Dickerson Show stopped by to chat with Lady J AND Leon McCormick from Who Nu along with Jerry Eskridge from CBO also stopped by separately for an interview. My guests and I were laughing so much and having so much fun I forgot to keep a list. Especially after Big John and Ronn sang acapella/live in the studio, I lost track of what I was doing.
DAVIDCUMMINGS sits in for Mr LEE with Birthdays-in-Blue for the Usual Leo Musical Suspects, including the other Kid From Red Bank-COUNTBASIE, JACKTEAGARDEN, and a trio of DooWop Immortals—SONNYTIL of the ORIOLES, RUDYLEWIS of the DRIFTERS and Our Own LEONARDPUZEY of the RAVENS.
We observe the passing of Issac Hayes by playing some of the great songs he composed (with David Porter), as well as a set of swim, run, ride and jump songs in honor of the Olympics. Also, new music from Steve Cropper Felix Cavilierre, Johnny Rawls and Eddie Floyd, and a shout out to our own New Orleans soul singer hero, Willie West.
Habib Koite Lucky Dube kick off an Afrikan set leading into an Isaac Hayes tribute – followed by Arrested Development Ozomatli… always a lot more. Ending in a choral polyphonic male chorus from the former Soviet republic of Georgia.