Reviewing recent visits from musicians Sharon Jones Cheikh Lo with a little bit of a Labor and American/African spin ; including info on the opportunities for expression over the next week with the RNC in town.
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.
The aroma of hot grease in the air means its opening day at the Minnesota State Fair, and the Rockhouse celebrates with songs about sideshows, merry-go-rounds and the midway. Also — a tribute to the late great record man, Jerry Wexler, new music from Irma Thomas and a tear it up set of soul covers from Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band recorded in 1968!!