Hope you’re planning to stay up late with us as Henry Cook and I have some great blues coming your way on Time for the Blues this week (2/24/13) on WCVE Public Radio. We’ve got a couple of old favorites, and some new players – well new for us – and a bunch of bad jokes lined up, but it won’t mean a thing if you’re not there.
A long time ago, at another radio station in a faraway land, I worked a Sunday morning shift from about 7:00 a.m. until Noon. During that shift, I had to play a national show called "Flashback," in which the host would play songs from the 1970s and 80s (though, to me at the time, that wasn't much of a "Flashback." In any event, while dreaming up this week's World Music Show (2/16), I remembered that job I had and thought, "Hmm, how would that apply to World Music?"
Aren't esoteric titles wonderful? I often wonder if, for those of you who may regularly read these electronic missives, if the headlines I dream up actually get you to peruse the entire text, of if you stall after the first paragraph. In any event, if you bear with me, on this week's World Music Show (2/9), you'll be able to glean what I mean by the title of "From Cuba to The Clash."
I ask you, what kind of World Music Show host would I be if I didn't, at least once in awhile, play some tracks from some of our very own, homegrown Richmond World Music Bands? Not a very good one. That's why, on this week's World Music Show (2/2), I'll be highlighting a few songs from some of RVA's most popular World Beat Bands.
My apologies to those who don't get the reference to Superman. To explain, Bizzaro World is alternate world in which things are the exact opposite as they are on regular earth. So, on that world, Superman does things backwards. How does this relate to this week's World Music Show (1/26)? Well, if you see this week's cover photo of Bob Dylan, you may be thinking "What's Bob Dylan doing on The World Music Show?" Hence, my reference to Bizzaro World.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Gather Round! Gather Round! On this week's World Music Show (1/19), we'll dedicate hour one to exploring and honoring (at least a little bit) all the musical treats the family Marley has given us. From the revered senior Marley, down to a few of his sons (if we had more time and more CDs of the entire family, then we could dedicate a two-hour show to this immense outpouring of music). However, this won't be a "greatest hits" collection culled from simply one or two CDs. No Sir or Ma'am.