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.
R.I.P. BLACKMOSES: REMEMBERINGISAACHAYES, with a number of the songs he wrote for other artists along with a few of his own. Birthdays-in-Blue this week include Our Own DAVERAY as well as the Poet of the Blues Himself-PERCYMAYFIELD. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include BUSTERBROWN of ‘Fannie Mae’ fame, That ‘Rocket 88’ Man-JACKIEBRENSTON, New Orleans’ own JOEJONES and BARBARAGEORGE, JIMMY McCRACKLIN, and the man Duke Ellington dubbed a ‘tonal pantomimist’, AL HIBBLER.