As Fidel Castro finally lets go of the reins of power as El Presidente in Cuba – Global Beat takes a fond look at the musical heritage his reign gave us. In the second hour I move from North Africa to Pakistan to Spain and home.
Birthdays in Blue for the Poet Laureate of Motown SMOKEYROBINSON, along with a trio of Louisiana greats: The Queen of New Orleans IRMATHOMA, Crescent City stalwart ERNIE K DOE, and the reclusive songwriter BOBBYCHARLES; chanteuse NANCYWILSON; and the TEENAGERS basso profundo HERMANSANTIAGO. This being the Second Monday of Lent, also featured is more Good-News-in-Song: Gospel Sounds from the Dixie Hummingbirds(vintage vinyl) and Rev Claude Jeter.
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day but to be honest, we talk about love every week. So it’s just another Thursday here at the House. We also play some great stuff by Ted Taylor along with some of the great Harold Arlen songs.