Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 COMES TO AN END WITH GROOVIN' BLUE 09 - 16 * * THE TWENTY-FIFTH SHOW OF THE SEASON ! ! ! HAPPY WAGRadio NEW YEAR TO ALL Y'ALL ! ! ! !















You will hear DJZigZag mention the fact that he and WAGRadio have accomplished the magnificent feat of producing sixteen Groovin' Blue shows over the twelve month period just past.
Once again, Ol' ZZ has been filtering the desert sun of his mind thru a lens less clear.
In point of fact, WAGRadio, with GROOVIN' BLUE 09-16 (the final show of 2009), has produced twenty-five programs of NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC.
What ZigZag didn't take into account were the shows he was graciously asked to co-host with Sunny 'Sweet Daddy Fonk' Wong. These very, very popular (especially with the ladies) programs of mostly 70's and 80's Soul Music are known as FUNK SHUI SPECIALS and will continue in 2010. Zig Zag also forgot the two completely-devoted-to JAM-ROCK Reggae specials. Add the three Xmas shows and maybe a coupla others even we have forgotten and - - TWENTY-FIVE programs produced in 2009 is the result.
So, enjoy GROOVIN' BLUE 09-16. It has a new gem entitled "Addicted" by SLIQUE as well as some wonderful new Jamaican single releases featuring CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, NICO D & JAH MASON and the ever prevalent BUSY SIGNAL - and a whole lotta NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC for all y'all.

WAGRadio Management


Monday, December 28, 2009

THE NEW - SOON TO BE POSTED GROOVIN' BLUE 09-16 WILL NOT FEATURE THE HOTTEST NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC SINGLE OUT RIGHT NOW ! ! BUT . .

MY, MY MY - HAS THIS PARTICULAR RECORD GONE BEYON' BLOWIN' UP ! !

WHAT A NUMBER ONE NEW WORLD AFRICAN PIECE OF MUSIC . . . JAY - Z and ALICIA KEYS have got themselves inna 'EMPIRE STATE OF MIND' . . . !

AND WE HERE AT WAGRadio ARE GETTIN' READY TO PODCAST THE LATEST (AND for 2009 the last) GROOVIN' BLUE # 09-16 WHICH WILL FEATURE THE SOUNDZ OF JANET JACKSON, SLIQUE, RAHEEM DeVAUGHN, BUSY SIGNAL, JIMMY SMITH, ODELL BROWN & THE ORGANIZERS and so many more.

WAGRadio Management


Sunday, December 27, 2009

2003 BOOK - READ by DJZZ OVER THE HOLIDAYS - ANOTHER MUST READ FOR BACK-IN-THE-DAY NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC AFFICIONADOS ! ! - "BOOGALOO" -


"BOOGALOO: THE
QUINTESSENCE OF
AMERICAN POPULAR
MUSIC" was about twenty
pages read by DJZigZag
before the Christmas
holiday. It is now twenty
pages short of being finished.
The non-fiction account of
basically three stories from
the history of New World
African Music is insightful
and extremely
well written by this Harvard man.
Author Arthur Kempton, an American of European descent, writes mainly about; Sam Cooke and his time which overlaps Berry Gordy Jr. and his era which leads into George "Funkadelic" Clinton and Hip Hop.

Here is an example of the more flamboyant side of the writing in which Mr. Kempton describes the California service that was held for Sam Cooke after his death. Renowned Gospel singer Bessie Griffin was much too filled with remorse to perform - the F.W. Alexander mentioned at the end of the vignette was a dear friend of Sam Cooke and leader of the gospel group the Pilgrim Travellers.

"The service in Los Angeles was convoked by Billy Preston playing "Yield Not To Temptation" on organ, and featured hymn-singing by Lou Rawls and Bobby Bland. The slain star was to have been sung to his eternal rest in the three-octave range of the great Bessie Griffin, who even her competitors said "could moan and move a mountain." But Griffin was unable that day to move anyone; she was so overcome by the spirit of the occasion, she couldn't perform.
Her incapacitation proved Ray Charles's opportunity to steal Sam Cooke's last show. He would find irresistible his chance at any room this charged and teeming, or any audience so exquisitely ripe for his taking. He stepped from the back of the church and was led down its center aisle, as the overflow congregation's murmurings at their unexpected first sightings of him became exhortations once his intentions were clear.
He teased them as he would a nightclub crowd, by asking if they wanted him to sing. Then, after a "Sam, baby, this is for you," as though addressing a colleague in the house who'd happened by some Thursday night to watch him work, Charles proceeded to sit at the piano and hold church so deep that even J.W. Alexander, holding the microphone for him and long inured to such theatrics as these, broke down and wept unabashedly."

BUY THE BOOK . . .
DJZigZag



2010 IS FIVE DAYS AWAY - BUT we got ONE LAST GROOVIN' BLUE FOR 2009 HEADIN' YOUR WAY - - - FIRST HERE'S A BROTHER NAMED VEL OMARR . . . . .

This song originally sung by the wonderful one Mr. Sam Cooke, embodies the clearing of eyes and the casting of hopes to the far horizon. A shore now made more plainly visible by accomplishments seen and positive inner strengths successfully attuned.

In 2010 I can only hope that WAGRadio puts a hop in your hip and a pop in your skip.

You all have been steadily increasing in listening numbers - but that's not the most important thing to us here at the station that never sleeps . . . except when we get really tired and can't stay up anymore. What we get our kicks from is that you and us are diggin' the music together. This New World African Music that is our music cuz we luv it in our bones and brains and hasn't got a lot to do with what the masses are told people today are diggin'!

WAGRadio Management



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

***ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SHOW - THIS ONE FOR BLUES LOVERS, GRANDMAMAS, SOULSTERS, GRANDPAPAS & GOSPEL FANS . . .

With the addition of this third Groovin' Blue show - WAGRadio has topped last years output for New World African Music holiday cheer.
This Groovin' Blue Soulful Xmas is derived from a series of tapes made available in the EAST END of Vancouver, Canada by Bill Reiter to his pals, associates and fellow music lovers during the 1970's to the 1990's.
In retrospect, they are a history of Black popular Christmas music from the late 40's to the end of the last century.
And now they are the basis of the latest Christmas Groovin' Blue special. Memo to wives - - this is why we never throw anything out!!!

Also, if you scroll down to REITER'S RECORDS (on the right) you will see a list of vinyl records enjoyed by DJZigZag's alter-ego from 1954 to 1986 . . .

Here's the TOP 10 of that list's 222 titles;
1. "Please Come Home For Christmas" - CHARLES BROWN
[King] 1960
2. "Merry Christmas Baby"
- JOHNNY MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS
[Charles Brown - vocals] [Exclusive] 1947
"Merry Christmas Baby" - CHARLES BROWN
[King] 1960 [Aladdin] 1956
3. "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)"
- NAT KING COLE [Capitol] 1946
4. "Christmas Time Pt. 1&2" - JIMMY McCRACKLIN
[Art-Tone] 1961
5 "White Christmas" - THE DRIFTERS
[feat. Clyde McPhatter & Bill Pinckney] [Atlantic] 1954
6. "Snow Is Falling" - RAY CHARLES TRIO [Swing Time] 1953
7. "Winter With McGriff Pt. 1&2" - JIMMY McGRIFF [Sue] 1963
8. "I Hear Jingle Bells" - FREDDY KING [Federal] 1961
9. "Snowbound" - RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO [Cadet] 1964
10."The Silent Night Sermon"
- ROBERT BANKS with The Golden Voices Ensemble
[Verve] 1967

WAGRadio Management


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

* * * RETRO RADIO CHRISTMAS SHOW IS READY * * * GROOVIN' BLUE 2001 * * * WITH SUNNY 'SWEET DADDY FONK' & DJZIGZAG * * * RETRO XMAS RADIO ! ! !

AH YES, A MAGICAL BUNCH OF SUNDAY NIGHTS - ALWAYS CULMIN-
ATING IN
END OF THE YEAR SPECIALS CELE-
BRATING
THE MOST JAZZIFIED,
STONE-SOULED,
BALLSY-
BLUE
CHRISTMAS SOUNDZ ! !
THESE WERE THE TIMES SPENT BY SUNNY 'SWEET DADDY FONK' WONG AND DJZIGZAG PRODUCING AND HOSTING THE NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC SHOW GROOVIN' BLUE ON THE MULTICULTURAL RADIO STATION OUT OF VANCOUVER, CANADA - CHMB - - AM1320.
WELL, NOW YOU CAN RE-LISTEN TO TWO OF THOSE YULE-TIDE MUSICAL EVENINGS WITH THE DISCOVERY OF A COUPL'A EIGHT YEAR OLD CASSETTE AUDIO TAPES . . .
SO, RETURN WITH US. . . TO THE DAYS OF YESTERYEAR - AS OUR TWO FUNKDIFIED DEE-JAYS RIDE SOUTH AGAIN ! !

MERRY SOULFUL XMAS Y'ALL AND AN IRIE NEW YEAR . . . .

WAGRadio Management

* * * RETRO 2001 GROOVIN' BLUE CHRISTMAS RADIO SHOW [CHMB - AM1320] SOON TO BE ADDED TO ALREADY POSTED 2009 OFFERING . . .

WELL, It looked like it WAS gonna be winter. . . .
NOW when we gaze out the WAGRadio Studio 'B' window we just see wet.
But it doesn't dampen the magic time.
Christmas is upon us and Sunny 'Sweet Daddy Fonk' has found a transcription on a 2001 cassette tape (two actually) from when he and DJZigZag hosted Groovin' Blue on CHMB AM1320.
Every Sunday nite, they would broadcast New World African music to their fans in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Sitting faithfully at home for those three years the show was on, was Mrs. Sweet Daddy Fonk - Cheryl . . . taping the proceedings.
Aside from tape hiss and a little bit of 'bleeding through' from another radio station, the sound quality is pretty good.
We will soon podcast this Groovin' Blue CHMB 2001 RETRO - RADIO CHRISTMAS Show. SO Stay tuned! !
And . . . we may also call DJZigZag in so he can host a third CHRISTMAS OLDIES show (kinda like a Funk Shui Special) with or without the Sweet one.

WAGRadio Management


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2009 CHRISTMAS SHOW IS NOW POSTED - FEATURING SOUL & JAZZ & GOSPEL AND NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC IN ALL ITS YULE-TIDE SOULERY ! ! ! ENJOY ! ! ! !

THE GROOVIN' BLUE 2009 CHRISTMAS SHOW IS READY TO BE CARVED UP FOR YOUR DISCERNING EARS. YOLANDA ADAMS, THE WONDERFUL GOSPEL SINGER SHOWS THAT SHE CAN FILL THE BOOTS OF THE BEST OF TODAY'S JAZZ CHANTOOSIES RIGHT OFF THE TOP - AND MARVIN GAYE, BROOK BENTON, VERNESSA MITCHELL and BRIAN McKNIGHT STOKE THEIR WINTERY VOCAL FIRES WITH RENDITIONS OF XMAS CLASSICS OLD AND TO-BE.
SWEET DADDY FONK TELLS ME HE IS GETTING SOME CHOONS TOGETHER AND WILL BE JOINING DJZZ FOR A HOLIDAY FUNK SHUI SPECIAL IN ABOUT A WEEK. . . CAN'T WAIT ! !

Oh, and remember - You can still access the two Christmas 2008 Groovin' Blue Specials . . .

DJZigZag


SUNNY 'SWEET DADDY FONK' WILL JOIN DJZIGZAG FOR A GROOVIN' BLUE FUNK SHUI XMAS SPECIAL - FEATURING GOLDEN EAST END XMAS OLDIES ! !

THE 2nd GROOVIN' BLUE CHRISTMAS SHOW WILL BE A FUNK SHUI SPECIAL FEATURING THE GOLDEN OLDIES OF A SOULFUL YULETIDE - "Merry Christmas Baby" by OTIS REDDING, "Christmas Tears" by FREDDY KING, "Christmas In The Ghetto" by BIG DADDY RUCKER, "Run Rudolph Run" by CHUCK BERRY and so many more of what have become EAST END XMAS PARTY FAVOURITES ! ! !

YES, IT WILL BE A GRAMPA AND GRAND-MAMA'S XMAS with SWEET DADDY FONK and ZIGZAGZ - - TO COMPLIMENT THE MOSTLY CONTEMPORARY GROOVIN' BLUE 2009 PODCAST THAT WILL BE READY FOR LISTENING IN A DAY OR TWO . . . SO, STAY TUNED ! ! !

And to whet your appetite for those classic New World African Christmas Music sounds - here is a just-released video of the Genius himself in 1979 at the Ettal Monastery in Germany singing the Charles Brown classic "Merry Christmas Baby" as only Ray can.

DJZigZag


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TWO CHRISTMAS GROOVIN' BLUE SHOWS TO BE PODCASTED IN THE NEXT WEEK - - - WILL FEATURE B3 ORGAN GIANTS JIMMY SMITH & JIMMY McGRIFF . . .

AND NOT ONLY THE ORGANISTIC STYLINGS OF MR. McGRIFF & MR. SMITH BUT THE FIRST OF THE TWO SHOWS (AN ALL - ORIGINAL 2009 XMAS PROGRAM) WILL FEATURE NEW CHRISTMAS MATERIAL BY TREY SONGZ, YOLANDA ADAMS, BRIAN McKNIGHT, ANGIE STONE and ANTHONY HAMILTON as well as CLASSIC NEW WORLD AFRICAN CHRISTMAS GEMS by THE IMPRESSIONS, BROOK BENTON, BILL COSBY, WILLIAM BELL, THE PILGRIM TRAVELLERS and the usual MANY, MANY MORE . . . . .

DJZigZag


Sunday, December 6, 2009

OH BOY ! ! - - B3 ORGAN KING - MR. JIMMY SMITH - - LIVE IN SLOVAKIA 2004

IS IT BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS THAT JIMMY SMITH POPS UP ON THE WAGRadio RADAR ?

NOTHING SEZ XMAS TO US MORE THAN THE B3 ORGAN STYLINGS OF THE KING OF JAZZ ORGAN - MR. JIMMY SMITH.

THIS VIDEO HAS JUST SURFACED. IT'S MR. SMITH IN SLOVAKIA IN 2004. JIMMY PLAYS LIVE FOR ALMOST TEN MINUTES ! !

WAGRadio Management


Sunday, November 29, 2009

WAGRadio TAKES YOU BACK TO NOVEMBER 1965 - LOS ANGELES 'THE BIG TNT SHOW' STARRING THE IKE AND TINA TURNER REVUE ! !

WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT'S WRONG ? ?
YOU'RE JUST A FOOL - - - YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH TINA AND THE IKETTES ! !


WAGRadio Management

Friday, November 20, 2009

YUM YUM - - FOR YOUR EAR DRUM ! ! GROOVIN' BLUE 09-15 HAS BEEN POSTED AND IS READY TO BE SAVOURED ! ! ! !

GROOVIN' BLUE 09 - 15 RUNS THE NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSICAL GAMUT FROM CHICAGO BLUES TO CONTEMPORARY JAZZ TO HIP-HOP AND BACK AGAIN ! !
Y'KNOW, WE WERE WRONG WHEN WE MULLED OVER WHETHER GB 09 - 14 WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER POD-CASTED ON WAGRadio CUZ WE THINK THIS ONE IS ! ! ! !
FEATURED ARTISTS ARE BILL WITHERS, LIL' WAYNE, RAHEEM DeVAUGHN, ANDRE WILLIAMS, ZIGGI, BUSY SIGNAL, NAPPY ROOTS, TREY SONGZ
and SO MANY, MANY MORE . . . .
Then again Groovin' Blue 09 - 12 is still always a good re-listen . .

WAGRadio MANAGEMENT

Thursday, November 19, 2009

GOTTA BE THE STRANGEST VIDEOS feat. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN CHUNES "SILLY" by TARAL HICKS

The ultimate version of this tune is of course by DENEICE WILLIAMS but Ms. T. Hicks does a masterful job of it.
But what's with all the body-builders??
Anyway - dig the tune. Dig the boyz! Dig whatever turns y'all on! ! !

OH YEAH, and
GROOVIN' BLUE 09-15 is just around the corner...

WAGRadio Management

Saturday, November 14, 2009

AIN'T NO FAKIN' - - IT BE ZIGGI - THE EURO-MAICAN & his video -"NEED TO TELL YOU THIS" which is LIT & BLAZIN' ! ! !

This brother with the gritty vocal abilities (he has that Marley brothers soulfulness) is blessed with great songs with great hooks that have an inherent joy permeating the proceedings.

OH, and at 1:14 of these particular proceedings, for all you heavy-libidoed males, there is a bit of a bouncy treat. WAGRadio can say no more. . .
Whew! !

DJZigZag


"CAN'T GET OVER YOU" by JOE from the MAZE feat. FRANKIE BEVERLY TRIBUTE ALBUM ON Brantera Music out of Antioch California . . .

THIS IS A MUST-HAVE CD FOR ALL CONTEMPORARY SOUL FANS.

"Joy and Pain" by AVANT / "We Are One" by RAHEEM DeVAUGHN and "Happy Feelin's" by LEDISI are just a few of the other wonderful covers featured on this great indie tribute Cd.

Watch for them to show up for WAGRadio fans soon on

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-15 ! ! !

WAGRadio Management


Thursday, November 12, 2009

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO ROCK 'N' ROLL DISC JOCKEY LEGEND - RED ROBINSON - CELEBRATING FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF BRINGING MUSIC TO THE PEEPS ! ROCK ON !!

Fifty-five years of Rockin' and Rollin' on the radio ! !
No mean feat that ! ! !
Add all the other things that the once-red-locked one has done and the mind boggles.
We raise a filled-to-the-brim glass of West Coast Canadian bubbly
to this tireless individual and wish him well

in all endeavours planned and on all of the paths that lay ahead for him, his family and his beautiful wife Carol.

From DJZigZag and all the Management and staff of WAGRadio

Photo provided by: Phil Mackesy
Photo: Red and Clarence Dixon of the Four Knights circa 1955


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DOWNTAEARTH BILL WITHERS TALKS ABOUT THANGS - - AS PART OF THE PROMOTION FOR THE RECENTLY RELEASED FILM "SOUL POWER" - WHADDA GREAT BROTHER.

A TUNE FROM 1974 AND THEN SOME PRAGMATIC TALK FROM MR. WITHERS ABOUT THE BEHIND THE SCENES OF "SOUL POWER".

NUFF SAID ! !
LISTEN AND LEARN YOUNGUNS ! ! !


DJZIGZAG

Monday, November 9, 2009

"DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY" - VOICEMAIL feat. BUSY SIGNAL - Get Up And Dance ! ! !

A WAGRadio Favourite - Featured on GROOVIN' BLUE 09 - 12 in September and could be a reason why that show is still getting so many hits.

What a great dance tune!

DJZigZag


Sunday, November 8, 2009

FROM 1966 - A REITER RECORD RELIC - "VOICE YOUR CHOICE" by THE RADIANTS

Released in 1964, this 45 was an EAST END VANCOUVER house party favourite. The record wasn't played on any of the city's radio stations at the time of its release. It did get airplay when CKLG-FM's "Groovin' Blue" went on the air (Oct. 1967).

THE RADIANTS were originally a five man group formed in 1960 out of The Greater Harvest Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois but only recorded as a trio.

This video sees them on The!!!! Beat T.V. show out of Nashville, Tennessee with discjockey Bill "Hoss" Allen. Featured: Leonard Caston Jr. [tnr], Wallace Sampson [bar] and the wonderful Maurice McAlister on lead.

DJZigZag

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

THE DEATH OF A LOTTA MUSIC - "CRIPS AND BLOODS - MADE IN AMERICA"

I KNOW it sounds a little 'out there' but this film about two rival CALI 'gangs' by director Stacy Peralta can be deftly quoted during conversations about the seemingly impending death of Jazz [and to a lesser degree black Pop and Soul].

Maybe it provided that insight to WAGRadio because our first concern is Black music. The stark understanding that New World African classical music [Jazz] no longer has the once-prolific venues [ghetto clubs, bars, show lounges] to promote itself to working-class Black Americans was, possibly, an unintended bit of enlightenment delivered by "Crips & Bloods: Made In America". An old story. Last to get a job. First to lose it. No work. No spending cash. No income for musicians, record labels, promoters etc.

Please try and see this documentary. I can't stress how evocative its message is. Initially it seems to be a heart-wrenching dissertation on gang violence in L.A., and it is, but then the film's other truer messages begin to appear - told through the clear eyes and voices of the young to middle-aged Crips and Bloods who share their profound knowledge through the camera lens.

DJZigZag and WAGRadio Management

Thursday, October 29, 2009

* * * WAGRadio * * AND zipDJ * * * TOP FORTY DANCE & URBAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CHART - - OCTOBER 31st TO NOVEMBER 6th - - ! TWO THOUSAND AND NINE !

* * - - WAGRadio / zipDJ - - * *
- - TOP 40 DANCE & URBAN MUSIC CHART - -
* * OCTOBER 31st to NOVEMBER 6th * * 2009 * *

1. "Bulletproof" - RAHEEM DeVAUGHN feat. LUDACRIS
[Sony Music Entertainment]
2. "Point Of It All" - ANTHONY HAMILTON
[Sony Music Entertainment]
3. "Gotta Be Real" - CANIBUS & KEITH MURRAY
[Sound Records & Ent.]
4. "The Reeling (Wallpaper Remix)" - PASSION PIT [Columbia]
5. "Sweat It Out" - THE-DREAM [Def Jam]
6. "You're Not My Girl" - RYAN LESLIE [Motown]
7. "Down & Out" - NAPPY ROOTS feat. ANTHONY HAMILTON
[Nappy Roots Entertainment Group]
8."Crime Spree"
- LIL WAYNE, RA DIGGS & J STILLS feat. FLIPPA MAFIA [Universal Music Group]
9. "All Night Long"
- HOT DOLLAR feat. PITBULL, YUNG BERG & K-YOUNG
[Dolla Figga]
10."Starstudded" - HOLLYWOOD feat. BABY & BIZZY BONE [Motown]
11."Million Dollar Bill" - WHITNEY HOUSTON [Columbia]
12."30 Inches (Remix Inst.)" - JUICY J [Columbia]
13."Comfortable (Justin Arenas Remix)"
- LIL WAYNE & BABYFACE [White label]
14."SOS (Rescue Me)" - NATURALLY 7 [EMI Group]
15."Find A Way (Inst.)" - RO DOLLA feat. KARDINAL OFFISHALL [Universal Music]
16."Can't Believe It (Justin Arenas Remix)"
- T-PAIN feat. LIL WAYNE [White label]
17."Whatever You Want (Inst.)"
- CONSEQUENCE feat. KANYE WEST & JOHN LEGEND [Motown]
18."On The Ocean" - K'JON [Universal]
19."The Real Thing (Joshua's Nu Soul Mix)"
- VANESSA WILLIAMS [Universal Music]
20."Neighbours Know My Name" - TREY SONGZ [Atlantic]
21."Kopf ab (Sir Garry Original Mix)"
- THE NIGHTWORKER [V2 Nightworker]
22."Pretty Girls (Inst.)"
- WALE feat. GUCCI MANE [Allido / Interscope / Roc Nation]
23."Anybody Listening (Inst.)" - CLASSIFIED
[Half Life / Sony Music]
24."Keep It Goin' Louder"
- MAJOR LAZER feat. WINASKY & RICKY BLAZE
[Universal Music]
25."Holiday" - DING DONG & CHEVAUGHN [VP]
26."Soul Makossa" - SHOVELL & THE LATIN HOOLIGANS [Defected]
27."Money (Inst.)"
- N.A.S.A. feat. CHUCK D., DAVID BYRNE, RAS CONGO,
SEU JORGE & DJ Z-TRIP [Spectrophonic Sound]
28."Chocolate Legs" - ERIC BENET [Warner Music]
29."Still Waters (Inst.)" - SONNY BLACK [Aires Entertainment]
30."Girl From The Hood (Inst. / Vocal)" - YOLANDA RENEE [Motown]
31."The Thrill Is Gone (Inst.)"
- STATIK SELEKTAH feat. STYLES P., TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK [ShowOff]
32."Sailing" - AVANT [EMI Music]
33."Jealous Of My Boogie (Gomi & Rasjek Remix)" - RUPAUL
34."Lover" - De La GHETTO [Massacre Musical Inc.]
35."Congratulations" - FAT JOE feat. TICO & TA [EMI Group]
36."If U Leave (Maurice Joshua Radio Edit)"
- MUSIQ SOULCHILD feat. MARY J BLIGE [Atlantic]
37."Jungle Boogie '09" - SOULDIERS OF FORTUNE (SOF)
[Vinyl Pusher]
38."Download (Inst.)" - LIL KIM feat. CHARLIE WILSON & T-PAIN [Brookland Entertainment]
39."Be On You" - FLO' RIDA feat. NE-YO [Atlantic] * sorry Kev
40."Walkin' On The Moon (Craig C's Radio Blaster Edit)"
- THE-DREAM feat. KANYE WEST [Def Jam]

WAGRadio


Thursday, October 22, 2009

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-14 IS TRULY LIP-SMACKIN' GOOD AND ON THE TABLE ! ! !

WILL THE ULTIMATE GROOVIN' BLUE EVER BE ATTAINED ?

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-14 IS A GEM ! !
BUT, YOU - THE WAGRadio AUDIENCE - WILL BE THE ONE THAT DECIDES . . . IS THIS THE BEST YET ?
THIS TIME WE RUN THE NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSICAL GAMUT FROM ERIC BENET TO MC JEAN GAB '1 and FROM MICHAEL HENDERSON and ROBERTA FLACK to MONGO SANTAMARIA AND LIL WAYNE and BABYFACE.
SO ENJOY THIS ONE SOULFUL LISTENERS -
GROOVIN' BLUE 09-14 - - THE BEST ONE YET ? ?

Oh, and the chicken? That's Hooli Hooli chicken from Hawaii - it s'poed to be burned like that!

Photo: Frederich Hende

DJZigZag


Sunday, October 18, 2009

JOHNNY JONES TALKS ABOUT HOW BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND WANTED HIS GUITAR STYLE TO SOUND - LIKE WAGRadio FAVOURITE WAYNE BENNETT [IN A T-BONE MODE]

Johnny Jones of Johnny Jones and The King Casuals talks about travelling with the Bobby "Blue" Bland Revue between 1976 and '79 and how Bobby didn't want to hear much bending of strings but a more straight ahead T-Bone Walker style of play. Mr. Jones, who died just the other day, was a student of Bobby's long-time guitarist Wayne Bennett in the seventies and was the perfect fit for the great Duke records vocalist's band.

Thanks to CO-OP Radio's Ron Simmonds, host of 'Blues In The Dark' for [once again] hipping us to another superb video.

WAGRadio Management

Friday, October 16, 2009

ISN'T THIS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT ! ! - - & WE'RE LOOKIN' 4 YOU TO SEND US COMMENTS - - OR YOUR TOP TUNES LIST circa ** 1955 - 1960 **

JUST THOUGHT WE'D TELL YOU THAT WE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR COMMENTS PER POST (We're workin' on more) SO IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU'D LIKE TO COMMENT ON - NOW'S THE TIME TO DO IT!


THANKS AGAIN TO Mike Cherry FOR HIS TOP TWENTY 1955 to 1960 New World African Music Favourites.

And concerning this gorgeous rectangled red box . .
The GENEVA MODEL L Ipod Dock has a built-in Cd player and an FM radio and so very much more.
I can't remember being this excited about a piece of sound machinery since just before entering the discount store in Hong Kong in 1979 [no duty / no tax] and purchasing my NAKAMICHI 1000 ZXL Cassette Deck [$2,500 plus shipping in HK - $5,000 in VanCity at Commercial Electronics].

www.genevalab.com

DJZigZag

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"JOKA SMOKA" - ZIGGI

OUTTA AMSTERDAM (no kidding) It's ZIGGI and he smokin' his pervurbial hoon off.
I luv his 'shy look' [1:14] when he sez (after sayin' he had "one pound in the rover") that there was "one pound in the living-room sofa" ! !
CraZy-Ziggi - that GanJa Lovin' Euro-Brother ! !


Listen to the full 4:35 version of 'Joka Smoka' called "GANJA SMOKE IN THE AIR" by ZIGGI on GROOVIN' JAM-ROCK BLUE 2K9 SHOW #2 - - podcasted on WAGRadio

DJZigZag


"SHORT FAT FANNIE" - BILLY PRESTON

What a giant of New World African Music this multi-talented man was. The video is from the mid-'60's California based TV show "Shindig!" hosted by LA radio jock Jimmy O'Neill. Billy Preston, on keyboards, led the studio band and performed the occasional vocal number on the show. We couldn't get 'Shindig!' in the East End without an antenna. I would watch the show at the Chow's on 41st Avenue at the home of brothers Harry and Buddy [who WAGRadio fans know, contribute musical ideas to Groovin' Blue occasionally].

Billy Preston - one of our musical heroes.

WAGRadio Management


Friday, October 9, 2009

STUFFED UP THE SOUL-HOLE ! AND OVERFLOWIN' WITH FLAVOUR ! ! YES ! - IT'S AN ALL-NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 09-13 ! ! !

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-13 IS BOUNTIFUL AND READY TO BE CARVED UP AND ENJOYED ! !

DJZIGZAG HAS NEW TUNES BY MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD, VANESSA WILLIAMS, MAXWELL, CHICO DEBARGE and ANTHONY HAMILTON - - AS WELL AS VISITS FROM LEGENDARY NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC STARS JAMES BROWN, MARVIN GAYE, GREGORY ISAACS and FISHBELLY BLACK.

And thanks to Mike Cherry [Sky Captain] for sending in his top 20 from 1955 - 1960. Looking for more of the same from other older listeners.

WAGRadio Management
Photo: Supplimentalscience.com


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hey GrandMaMas! & GrandPaPas! WAGRadio WANTS YOUR 1955 TO 1960 **BEST - OF** LIST - - TRY IT - - IT COULD BE A LOTTA FUN ! !

























WAGRadio wants its older listeners to answer the question - - what was your top 20 or 40 or 50 or whatever from the years 1955 [or earlier] to 1960 ? ?
You may already have a list of your favourite tunes from that five year [or more] span OR
maybe you will have to make a project of it . . . and look stuff up on the net and at the library etc.

DJZigZag &
Sweet Daddy Fonk Wong and
Miss A and everybody at WAGRadio would luv to hear about the FAVOURITE record titles from your youth ! ! !

Scroll down to "Reiter's Records" to see the newly posted
Reiter Record Relics ** 1955 - 1960 ** Top 200 Plus

Then when you get a list compiled - - email it to
radio@wagradio.com

Also tell us if you want us to print the list with your name or keep it to ourselves . . . cuz either way we'd dig you sharing it with us ! !

WAGRadio Management


Saturday, October 3, 2009

MORE FILM FESTIVAL FARE - "WHO DO YOU LOVE"

Another biopic about the legendary CHESS RECORDS of Chicago, Illinois. This time focusing on the founder Leonard Chess.

Hot on the heels of "Cadillac Records" comes "Who Do You Love" starring Chi McBride as Willie Dixon, Brit actor David Oyelowo as McKinley Morganfield, Keb' Mo' as bluesman Jimmy Rogers, Mike DeFoor plays Little Walter with Robert Randolph as Elias McDaniel and Alessandro Nivola as L. Chess.

Hope this one comes back for more than the two festival showings in VanCity but if I'm reading the blogs correctly, this film won't be released in the States (therefore Canada) until 2010. So we will just have to wait and see.

It plays the Vancouver International Film Festival on Oct. 10 @ 10:00 pm and Oct. 12 @ 2:10 pm -- djzz will be attending the 2:10 Monday, Oct. 12 showing at the Granville 7

For more V.I.F.F. info - go to - viff.org

WAGRadio Management


Friday, October 2, 2009

AT A FILM FEST NEAR YOU - "SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION"

Hopefully this film will make an appearance at a theatre in or near the town or city where you live.

With archival film from the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960's wed to contemporary musical performances by Anthony Hamilton, Wyclef Jean, The Roots, Mary Mary, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Legend and more, this film is nothing less than a tour-de-force.

It plays the Vancouver International Film Festival on Oct. 2 @ 6:30 pm and Oct. 3 @ 1:50 pm.

for more about this and other Vancouver I. F. Festival films - go to - viff.org

WAGRadio Management


Saturday, September 26, 2009

THE WAGRadio zipDJ TOP FORTY





WAGRadio TOP FORTY LIST OF zipDJ CONTEMPORARY FAVOURITES
**** SEPT. 27 - OCT. 03, 2009 ****

1. "You're Not My Girl" - RYAN LESLIE [Motown]
2. "Million Dollar Bill" - WHITNEY HOUSTON [Columbia]
3. "Sweat It Out" - THE DREAM [Def Jam]
4. "Jealous Of My Boogie (Gomi & Rasjek Remix)" - RUPAUL
5. "On The Ocean" - K'JON [Universal]
6. "The Real Thing (Joshua's Nu Soul Mix)" - VANESSA WILLIAMS
[Universal Music]
7. "The Reeling (Wallpaper Remix)" - PASSION PIT [Columbia]
8. "Starstudded" - HOLLYWOOD feat. BABY & BIZZY BONE [Motown]
9. "All Night Long" - HOT DOLLAR feat. PITBULL, YUNG BERG
& K -YOUNG [Dolla Figga]
10."Keep It Goin' Louder" - MAJOR LAZER feat. WINASKY
& RICKY BLAZE [Univ. Music]
11."Be On You" - FLO RIDA feat. NE-YO [Atlantic]
12."Holiday" - DING DONG & CHEVAUGHN [VP]
13."Soul Makossa" - SHOVELL & THE LATIN HOOLIGANS [Defected]
14."Pretty Girls (Inst.)" - WALE feat. GUCCI MANE
[Allido / Interscope / Roc Nation]
15."Lover" - De La GHETTO [Massacre Musical Inc.]
16."Anybody Listening (Inst.)" - CLASSIFIED
[Half Life / Sony Music]
17."Money (Inst.)" - N.A.S.A. feat. CHUCK D., DAVID BYRNE,
RAS CONGO, SEU JORGE & DJ Z-TRIP [Spectrophonic Sound]
18."Sailing" - AVANT [EMI Music]
19."Harbor Masters (Inst.)" - WU TANG CLAN
feat. GHOSTFACE KILLAH, AZ & INSPECTAH DECK [Koch]
20."Jungle Boogie '09" - SOULDIERS OF FORTUNE (SOF)
[Vinyl Pusher]
21."I Don't Need It (Vocal/Inst.)" - JAMIE FOXX
feat. TIMBALAND [J]
22."Mrs. International (Vocal/Inst.)" - METHOD MAN & REDMAN
feat. ERICK SERMON [Def Jam]
23."Love You No More (Nicola Fasano Mix)" - BOB SINCLAR
feat. SHABBA RANKS [Universal Music]
24."Impossible" - DANIEL MERRIWEATHER [Columbia]
25."Find A Way (Inst.)" - RO DOLLA feat. KARDINAL OFFISHALL
[Universal Music]
26."Money On My Mind" - BLACK RYNO [VP]
27."Sun Come Up" - GLASSES MALONE feat. BIRDMAN,
RICK ROSS & T-PAIN [Motown]
28."Download (Inst.)" - LIL KIM feat. CHARLIE WILSON & T-PAIN
[Brookland Ent.]
29."Brooklyn (Where I'm From)" - MC LYTE [SGI / CMM]
30."It's OK" - DEMARCO [VP]
31."Get To Know You (Inst.)" - SEVEN feat. JADON
[Universal Music Group]
32."Sobeautiful" - MUSIQ SOULCHILD [Atlantic]
33."Next To You (Inst.)" - MIKE JONES [Warner Bros]
34."The Thrill Is Gone (Inst.)" - STATIK SELEKTAH
feat. STYLES P., TALIB KWELI & HI-TEK [ShowOff]
35."Da Piano (Inst.)" - VEE feat. CL SMOOTH
[Ressurection] Japan
36."If U Leave
(Maurice Joshua's New Latin Mix) / (Maurice Joshua Radio Edit)"
- MUSIQ SOULCHILD feat. MARY J BLIGE [Atlantic]
37."Sneakernight" - VANESSA HUDGENS [Hollywood]
38."Eyez" - COLLIE BUDDZ [Harper Digital Ent.]
39."A-Yo" - METHOD MAN & REDMAN feat. SAUKRATES
[Def Jam]
40."Girl From The Hood (Inst./Vocal)" - YOLANDA RENEE [Motown]

WAGRadio / zipDJ TOP 40 is posted at the end of the month.

*** ALSO - - COMING IN DECEMBER 2009 - - WATCH FOR ***
*** DJZIGZAG'z Top FIFTY ***
*** NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC CHART ***
This chart will be posted three times a year - Spring (April), Summer (August) and Winter (December) - and will be compiled from DJZigZag'z Groovin' Blue tabulated contemporary hits.
If it was printed today,
#'s 1-25 (HALF of the DJZZ New World African Music top fifty)
might look something like this;

1. "You're Not My Girl" - RYAN LESLIE [Motown]
2. "The Ropes" - ATMOSPHERE - www.hillydilly.com
3. "Caan Cool" KHAGO [Shacoops Music]
4. "Million Dollar Bill" - WHITNEY HOUSTON [Columbia]
5. "Dance The Night Away" - VOICEMAIL feat. BUSY SIGNAL [Washroom Ent.]
6. "Sweat It Out" - THE DREAM [Def Jam]
7. "Shruggin' " - URTHBOY feat. JANE TYRELL [Elefant Traks]
8."Life" - G WHIZZ [TJ]
9."You'll Never Find" - JAH CURE [Don Corleon]
10."Jealous Of My Boogie" - RUPAUL
11."On The Ocean" - K'JON [Universal]
12."The Real Thing (Joshua's Nu Soul Mix)"
- VANESSA WILLIAMS [Universal Music]
13."The Reeling (Wallpaper Remix)" - PASSION PIT [Columbia]
14."Starstudded" - HOLLYWOOD feat. BABY & BIZZY BONE [Motown]
15."Excuse Me Baby" - DEH DEH
16."All Night Long" - HOT DOLLAR feat. PITBULL, YUNG BERG
& K-YOUNG [Dolla Figga]
17."Keep It Goin' Louder" - MAJOR LAZER feat. WINASKY
& RICKY BLAZE [Universal Music]
18."Be On You" - FLO RIDA feat. NE-YO [Atlantic]
19."The Point Of It All" - ANTHONY HAMILTON
[Mister's Music / Jive / JLG]
20."Oh No" - CHICO DEBARGE [Kedar Entertainment]
21."Bad Habits" - MAXWELL [Columbia]
22."Lean With It" - MR. VEGAS [Taxi]
23."Come Together" - DR. LONNIE SMITH [Palmetto]
24."Soul Makossa" - SHOVELL & THE LATIN HOOLIGANS
[Defected]
25."Holiday" - DING DONG & CHEVAUGHN [VP]


WAGRadio Management

Saturday, September 19, 2009

GET READY TO DIG INTO THE HOT, MEATY GOODNESS OF GROOVIN' BLUE 09-12 ! ! !

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-12
IS READY ! !
GROOVIN' BLUE 09-12
IS FILLED WITH MEATY
SOULFUL GOODNESS ! ! !

FROM THE 60'S PEOPLE'S JAZZ OF
THE YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED
TO THE JAMAICAN CONTEMPORARY SOUNDZ OF
GYPTIAN and BUSY SIGNAL
AND BACK THROUGH
THE SUPREMES AND PANCHO SANCHEZ TO
THE ROOTS, THE DREAM & MUSIQ SOULCHILD.

THERE IS SOME NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC HERE FO' ALL-Y'ALL ! !

DJZigZag

Photo: Frederich Hende


Friday, September 18, 2009

IT'S NOUVEAU-BLAXPLOITATION - - 2009 Film IN THEATRES NOW : "BLACK" avec MC JEAN GAB'1

GREAT 70's FUNGK AND ROLL A' LA ISAAC HAYES IS WHAT THE MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT IN THIS WAY DOWN SOUTH (AFRICA NOT ALABAMA THIS TIME) GEM-HEIST CINEMA ROCKER.

THE 2009 FILM WILL UNDOUBTEDLY HAVE A LIMITED LIFE IN ENGLISH THEATRES IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH SO SEE IT SOON.


WAGRadio Management

NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 09 - 12 WEAVES ITS WAY TO YOU ! !


WAGRadio's pet spider "Gucci-Grabber" winds its (male? female?) way down the front of the Studio B window in the early morning hours as Groovin' Blue 09-12 is being recorded.
Featured in the up-coming GB 09-12 play-list are artists THE DREAM, VANESSA HUDGENS, BUSY SIGNAL, De La GHETTO, THE ROOTS, GYPTIAN and URTHBOY.
AND AS ALWAYS - - SUMP'IN FOR THE MOMMAS AND POPPAS - - THE YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED, PANCHO SANCHEZ and THE SUPREMES.
ONCE AGAIN - - NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC WEAVES ITS WEB OF MAGIKAL FUNGK ON WAGRadio.

DJZigZag

Photo: Ebba Reiter


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"ROLLING STONE" by SPANNER BANNER - - Beautiful song plus beautiful girl BUT SORRY SPANNER --- VERY HUMOROUS THINGS HAPPENING ! !

THIS IS A STOMACH-TIGHTENING VIDEO TO WATCH . . .

BOTH THE FEMALE (cast as temptress/girlfriend) AND VOCALIST SPANNER BANNER LOOK TERRIBLY ILL-AT-EASE (forget about the fact that at the :20 second mark - - it looks as if Spanner is doing the nasty from behind with the young actress/model).

THESE ARE NOT, IN ANY WAY, COMFORTABLE-WITH-THE-CAMERA PERFORMANCES. BOTH PARTICIPANT'S ATTITUDES APPEAR STRAINED THROUGHOUT.

SORRY, BUT IT DOES TAKE ON COMIC PROPORTIONS.

AT TIMES MR. BANNER LOOKS AS THOUGH HE'S 'BOUT TO RUN AWAY WITH AN A'FEARED LOOK IN HIS EYE - 'SPECIALLY WHENEVER THE YOUNG WOMEN GOES ANYWHERE NEAR HIS ABDOMEN OR BELT BUCKLE.

IT IS A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL SONG BUT A TERRIBLY DIRECTED PIECE OF PROMOTION.

RE-EDIT IT FOR GAWD'S SAKE ! ! !

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU (PROBABLY) HAVE ENUFF RAW FOOTAGE.

DJZigZag


Monday, September 14, 2009

K'JON "ON THE OCEAN" - - WAGRadio CONTEMPORARY SOUL HIT ! ! !

WOW ! !

A SOUL - MUSIC HIT FOR TODAY

by CONTEMPORARY SOUL SINGER K'JON . . .

THIS UNIVERSAL RECORDS RELEASE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE MAY BUT IS JUST NOW GETTING THE LOVE IT DESERVES FROM SOUL MUSIC FANS.

"ON THE OCEAN" by K'JON IS ON THE LATEST GROOVIN' BLUE 09-11 WHICH IS PODCASTED ON WAGRadio . . .

LOOK FOR GROOVIN' BLUE 09-12 and a BRAND NEW FUNK SHUI GROOVIN' BLUE WITH SWEET DADDY FONK and DJZZ - - - COMING SOON ! !

** When the "embedding... notice" appears after you click on the video - simply click "watch on YouTube" to view - On The Ocean - by K'Jon **

WAGRadio Management

Monday, August 31, 2009

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-11 IS NOW READY FOR CONSUMING ! !

GROOVIN' BLUE 09-11 HAS BEEN DISHED OUT AND IS READY TO BE ENJOYED ! !
SERVED UP WITH A GENEROUS HELPING OF SOUL, REGGAE, JAZZ and URBAN FUNK plus ALL THE THINGS THAT MAKE THE FLAGSHIP PROGRAM OF WAGRadio SO ENJOYED BY ALL 'O' Y'ALL ! !

WHITNEY HOUSTON and RUPAUL ARE BACK ! !
JAH CURE is FREELY SINGING AGAIN ! !
K'JON & AVANT have SET SAIL ! !
AND FLO RIDA AND NE-YO are LAYING BARE THEIR INTENTIONS ! ! ! ! !
AND WE HAVE A NEW SYMBOL - ::V:: - that INDICATES which VIDEOS FROM THE SHOW ARE AVAILABLE ON THE YouTube PART OF OUR SITE . . .

SO, TELL YOUR MOM, TELL YOUR POPS, TELL YOUR PALS - - GROOVIN' BLUE 09-11 IS ON THE AIR ! ! ! !

DJZIGZAG