On this first weekend of May... yes, there will be Beatles but not from that disc. Its a surprise. What isn’t a surprise to me is how great my snap, crinkle & pop platters (a.k.a. LP records) sound. We have a saying in Croudeland. Be good to your vinyl and it will be good to you. There is a decidedly English edge to this week’s assortment before we head back across the pond to the colonies. Part of a sonic celebration--WCVE Public Radio turns 24 years old this Sunday. And the Croude is now 27. No word on how old the Cricket is.
I was having breakfast the other day at O’Bank’s Cafe and Grill when the friendly waiter/bartender asked, “Do you like jazz?” That sounded like a trick question*, so I hesitated by saying “Umm…,” when he followed up with, “Let me rephrase that. Do you like New Orleans jazz?” I answered with a resounding “Yes!” The reason he asked is because traditional New Orleans jazz band The Doctors of Jazz will be performing a jazz brunch at O’Bank’s this Sunday, May 6 fr
Sure...you can say this is a bit much to do a radio show--but John and I need all the protection we can get as we try to capture elusive blues! Join us for Time for the Blues this week (4/29/12) as we present more artists not normally associated with the blues! You won't believe it!
On this week's World Music Show (4/28) we put on our detective hats and begin a tireless search for hidden Reggae beats in some classic New Wave/Pop songs. Sure, it's going to be a tough job, but with your help, we'll be able to achieve the ultimate trophy--an interesting show to tell the kids about.
Who’s next, Tommy? Ok. No more bad puns as we enter our concluding weekend of celebration with International Guitar Month (IGM).
If you are a player you’ll dig this... Jimi Hendrix would have been 70 this year and Guitar Player magazine has the maestro as its cover subject for the May issue. A lot of what Jimi did has not been widely heard from across the pond but you will on this week’s Croude--his BBC sessions.
See this woman? OK, now you MUST hear this woman sing the blues! Listen to Time for the Blues this week (Sun 4/22/12) for one of the most powerful and soulful voices on the scene today, Janiva Magness! We'll hear tracks from her new CD, Stronger For It. We'll also sample a classic 1998 outing from the Jimmy Rogers' All Stars!