Thursday, October 29, 2009
* * * WAGRadio * * AND zipDJ * * * TOP FORTY DANCE & URBAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC CHART - - OCTOBER 31st TO NOVEMBER 6th - - ! TWO THOUSAND AND NINE !
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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.
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 **
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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
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.
Friday, October 9, 2009
STUFFED UP THE SOUL-HOLE ! AND OVERFLOWIN' WITH FLAVOUR ! ! YES ! - IT'S AN ALL-NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 09-13 ! ! !
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Hey GrandMaMas! & GrandPaPas! WAGRadio WANTS YOUR 1955 TO 1960 **BEST - OF** LIST - - TRY IT - - IT COULD BE A LOTTA FUN ! !
Saturday, October 3, 2009
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
Friday, October 2, 2009
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