Thursday, December 29, 2011

*** PRESENTING - WAGRadio's WINTER 2012 TOP SEVENTY FIVE * as compiled by DJZigZag - GROOVIN' BLUE FORMAT PLAYLIST **


**The WAGRadio TOP SEVENTY FIVE for WINTER 2012 **
** (as compiled by DJZigZag) **

1. "Woo (Vocal/Inst.)" - ANTHONY HAMILTON [Mister's Music / RCA / Sony Music]
- prod. by Babyface
2. "Liquid Love" - CHRIS TURNER [Chris Turner] - prod. by The Stuyvesants
3. "No Make Up (Her Vice)" - KENDRICK LAMAR feat. COLIN MONROE [Top Dawg Entertainment]
4. "You Made Me Change My Number (Vocal/Inst.)" - A.M.X. feat. SNOOP DOGG
[Bungalo Records]
5. "Stay" - TYRESE / "Stay (Remix)" - TYRESE feat. FAITH EVANS and RICK ROSS
[Voltron Records / EMI Group]
6. "Take Me As I Am" - KHAGO [G.T. Productions]
7. "Uncle Tom" - DEE 1 [Dee 1] * real name - David Augustine Jr.
8. "Terco" - LARRY CORYELL with THE WIDE HIVE PLAYERS [Wide Hive Records]
9. "Trouble" - JOSE JAMES [Amazon]
10."Everyday Woman" - CHRIS WALKER [Pendulum Records / LLC and WDE]
11."Like I Love You" - MELANIE FIONA [Motown]
12."Thing Called Us" - HAMILTON PARK [Atlantic / Harrell Records]
13."Stay Together" - LIDISI feat. JAHEIM [Verve Forecast]
14."I Am Rich In Love" - ROMAIN VIRGO [Lifeline Music]
15."Movin' Down The Line (Don't You Go Away)" - RAPHAEL SAADIQ [Columbia Records]
16."Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)" - LLOYD feat. LIL' WAYNE & ANDRE 3000 [Universal Music]
17."Magic Happen" - KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL [Purpose Music Group / Shanachie]
* husband & wife team of Fatin Dantzier & Aja Graydon
18."California Soul (A. Skillz Remix)" - MARLENA SHAW
19. "This Old Man (The Cheeky Monkey Lost Tribes Extended Mix)" - RUFUS WHITE
[Sobel Productions]
20."Baby Come Back" - L.J. REYNOLDS [Play All]
21."Break Free" - COMMITED [Epic]
22."It Girl (Jason Nevin Dub Mix / Jason Nevin Club Mix)" - JASON DERULO [Warner Bros.]
* real name - Jason Joel Desrouleaux
23."You Make Me Feel (Dirty Dutch Remix)" - COBRA STARSHIP feat. SABI
[Atlantic Records / Big Beat Records]
24."Look What I've Done (Inst.)" - MAVERICK SABRE [Mercury Records]
25."Bad 4 U" - WINSTON WARRIOR [Vintage R&B]
26."Venice Beaches (Vocal/Inst.)" - FONZWORTH BENTLEY [E1 / Koch Records]
27."Hard In A Earth" - BUSY SIGNAL [Good Good Productions] - Life Riddim
28."Remedy (Zoo Brasil Remix)" - THERESE [Pope Records]
29."Cry Baby (Moto Blanco Club Mix)" - CEE LO GREEN [Warner Music Group]
30."Runaway" - FONZWORTH BENTLEY feat. BUSH [Here To Colors Mixtape]
31."Fly Again" - SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS feat. JAMECIA BENNETT [Malaco]
32."Be My Man" - ASA [Justin Time Records] * pronounced Asha
33."Concrete Waves (Vocal/Inst.) [DJPremier 320 Remix]" - KENDRA MORRIS
[Wax Poetics Records]
34."Don't Kiss Me" - CARL THOMAS [Verve Forecast]
35."Gil's Pinky Ring" - SHAOLIN JAZZ Presents THE GIL SCOTT SUITE
feat. WU-TANG CLAN & GIL SCOTT-HERON / BRIAN JACKSON [Live Wire / SMC]
36."Overload" - I-Taweh [Tap Nat Muzik]
37."En El Temblor" - OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS [ESL Music]
38."White Sails" - MARQUES TOLIVER [http://marques-toliver.blogspot.com/]
39."Mad" - ANTHONY HAMILTON [Mister's Music / RCA / Sony Music]
40."911 (State of Emergency Remix)" - WAYNE MARSHALL feat. BUNJI GARLIN
41."Take You There (Jamaica)" - HEFLA NYAH [619 Entertainment]
42."Work Out (Farrel Uptempo Inst. Remix)" - J. COLE [Roc Nation / Columbia]
43."Nothing On Me" - JACOB LATIMORE [Jive]
44."Dem Try" - JOGGO [The Handcraft] - Light & Shadow Riddim
45."1960 What?" - GREGORY PORTER [Motema] - from the Cd "Water" #233170
46."Black Dress (Inst.)" - NEW BOYZ [Asylum Records]
47."Hold Mi Tight" - LEFTSIDE feat. SYON [Keepleft Records]
48."Crying To The Nation (Love You)" - I-OCTANE [VP]
49."Temptation"- BRIAN McKNIGHT with BRIAN McKNIGHT Jr. [eOne Music]
50."Queen" - TASHA TAYLOR [Tasha Taylor Music]
51."Illusion" - GREGORY PORTER [Motema] - from the Cd "Water" #233170
52."4 A.M." - MELANIE FIONA [Motown]
53."Best Thing I Never Had (Lars Behren Roth Inst.)" - BEYONCE [Columbia Records]
54."Poe Man's Dream (His Vice)" - KENDRICK LAMAR feat. GLC
[Top Dawg Entertainment]
55."Get Better" - NANDO [Heart To Art Music]
56."That Way (Inst./Vocal)" - WALE feat. JEREMIH & RICK ROSS
[Board Administration / MMG / Warner Bros.]
57."Primavera" - OCOTE SOUL SOUNDS [ESL Music]
58."Culture Of Fear" - THIEVERY CORPORATION feat. MR. LIF [ESL Music]
59."Keisha's Song (Her Pain)" - KENDRICK LAMAR feat. ASHTRO BOT
[Top Dawg Entertainment]
60."Now Or Never" - HIROMI [Telarc] - from the Cd "Voice" #3289-02
61."You" - EVIDENCE - prod. DJ Premier [Rhymesayers Entertainment]
62."Up On The Dancefloor" - CE'CILE [Kingstone Zojak Worldwide]
63."Footprints" - CINDY BRADLEY [Trippin' N Rhythm]
64."The Whole Enchilada" - KEB MO [Warner]
65."Anyway (Rhythm Shed Explicit Mix)" - CEE LO GREEN [Warner Music Group]
66."I Made You (First Class)" - SMOKE DZA feat. K-YOUNG & LORE'L
[Elaborate Musik Orchestra]
67."Through My Window" - GYPTIAN [Notice Productions] - Daylight Riddim
68."Transformation" - TERRI LYNN CARRINGTON [Concord Jazz]
- from the Cd "The Mosaic Project" # CJA-33016-02
69."I Hear House Music (Mr. Qwertz Old Skool Tempo Remix)" - JESSE SAUNDERS [Broken]
70."The Real Her" - DRAKE feat. ANDRE 3000 and LIL' WAYNE [Universal Music Group]
71."She's All Woman" - HEZRON [Whatage Music]
72."Mezdeke (Original Version)" - THE LATIN CONNECTION [Dutch Music Mafia]
73."Bubble Pon Mi" - VOICEMAIL [Washroom Entertainment] - Bubble Gum Riddim
74."Heart Of Stone (Dub Mix Instrumental)" - TADDY P [Bass Inna Yu Face Records]
75."That Could Be Us (Inst.)" - MAINO [Hustle Hard / Atlantic]



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1802 AM
"Home of the
Groovin' Blue Format"

GET READY TO SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER CUZ NEW YEARS IS ALMOST HERE ! ! HAPPY 2012 TO ALL WAGRadio FANS ! - WATUSI, WATUSI, WATUSI Y'ALL ! !



FROSTIE THE COOL BIRD GETS DOWN WITH THE GENIUS.
BEND OVER AND LET ME SEE YA SHAKE A TAILFEATHER ! !


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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

HEADING TOWARDS 2012 and we thinkin' 'bout ONE OF OUR NEW WORLD AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL HEROES - "THE GENIUS" - Mr. RAY CHARLES in 1968 FRANCE


GROOVIN' BLUE had been on the air from the year earlier on CKLG-FM in VanCity and Bro' Ray was at the peak of his creative heights.
Going into the new year we reminisce about our musical heroes with no one, no one artist, as esteemed as Mr. RAY CHARLES.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ah.... Yes! A GREAT WAY TO LEAD INTO 2012! ONE of our NEW WORLD AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSICAL HEROES - MR. TONY WILLIAMS with the PLATTERS and "ONLY YOU"


Mr. ZigToTheZag tells us it was the vocal mellifluousness of MR. TONY WILLIAMS that propelled THE PLATTERS baritone lead (fifty years ago) to the DJZZ list of top-three-1950's-voices
but . . .
it seems their was another reason that particular vocal quintet ranked as a pre-teen favourite musical act . . . simply with the addition of Ms. ZOLA TAYLOR. "She was the first Black American woman I had a crush on", confides DJZZ.

And then there was Jeannette "Baby" Washington, we presume ! !
Such a romantic! . . . our awakening 12-year old Canadian lad.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WITH SO MUCH MUSIC by WAGRadio's NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSICAL HERO BROOK BENTON here's A PHOTO OF THE 'SOUL SANTA' HISSEFF ! ! AND AN XMAS SHOUT-OUT ! !


It is the time of year to thank some of the peeps who contribute to WAGRadio with ideas, encouragement and actual physical help . . .We've already mentioned the 'core-people' like Miss A our Production Manager (her title keeps changin') and Keith White our chief engineer plus our on-air cohort Sunny 'Sweet Daddy Fonk' Wong.
DADDY FONK's 8 retro shows with DJZigZag from the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, South Carolina & Tennessee in 2010 and his many special broadcasts like the female audience favourite - 'Groovin' Blue Funk Shui Valentine' - have given him STAR STATUS on WAGRadio.
The voices of staff announcers Ted "Teddy Bear" Bishop and
Blu "King" Mankuma are invaluable.
Web-artiste extraordinaire Ms. Amanda McRoberts (she designed the station's logo and the DJZZ caricature)
is another SUPER INVALUABLE STAR contributor
as is YouTube advisor/co-producer JasMan (Jason Vanderhill).
We've also acknowledged Bermudian-Brit Kenny 'Mr. Brushes' Harris and Hawaiian-Canadian Dennis Jang and Turkistan-Laplander (Capn') Morgan Tanner.
All three are there to offer video and musical advice and criticism (especially young Tanner).
We must applaud our off-site help too. Thanks for the expertise of legendary Co-Op radio show host/producer Ron "Blues In The Dark" Simmonds, Reel-Radio contributor Jon E. Pearkins, musicologist Ari Anas and to these stalwarts; Chapter book stores' guru Glenn McDonald (who we suggest you visit at the Pinetree Village mall (Coquitlam, B.C.), Radio West's Ted Wendland with Northwest Broadcasters and Vancouver Broadcasters Editor/Webmaster Gord Lansdell and B.C. Radio History's Jack Bennest. They're always available when asked for that expert advice.
Mike 'East End Kingada Blues' Cvetkovich and Sam 'Chubby' Hayes are still mentoring DJZZ (and therefore us) with ideas and inspiration.

Add to the list; Red Robinson, "Big Daddy" Dave McCormick, DJ Physik, Sipreano & Kevin Howes, Rico Uno, Jay Swing, Globe & Mail's Tom Hawthorn, Anna McRoberts, Rhysha girl, George Balkovec, Brian Antonson & Bruce Atkinson, Jules Andre-Brown, Henri Brown, U. of Victoria's Marnie Coulter, Garret Louie, Tony Burke, Vince Mai, Al "Mr. Big" Foreman, Stephen Bucek & Stu Bevnick, Ian James Corlett, Richard Dal Monte, SeaBear, Jaayda Wong Dinglasen, DJ Kemo, Richard Liukko, Brian Forst, R&B Indies' Bob McGrath, zipDJ's Kevin Unger, Cilla Huggins, Don "Mr. Soul" Gerrard, John Mackie, Rock 101's 'Bro' Jake' Edwards, Sammy Lau, Phil MacKesy, Miles Hill, Chum-Radio's Mike Occomore, Dickson Loo, Russell Pangborn, Drew Snider, Henry & Yvonne Young, Bill Dulmage, Eric LeBlanc, Tom Jeffries, Flipout, DJ Clarence, Fat Back Caine's Lou Crockett, Alex Usow, Jim Conrad, Mr. Rumble, Sky Radio's Mike Cherry, Don Chessa, Paul DeBarros, Joani Taylor, Rice Honeywell, Mike & Jamie @ Apollo Music, Tara McGuire, Judy Graham, Atrain Boynton, April Thelwell, Gabor Gasztonyi, Neptoon's Rob Frith, Al 'CJAZ' Shimokura, Todd Hancock, David Cole, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Miles Ramsay, Mike Zafiris, Jonathan Rowthorn, SouLMateS' Kentish Steele, "Jolly John" Tanner, EBBA REITER and many other loyal fans and listeners who we can also ask advice from - making them all the more valuable to WAGRadio.
We know we've forgotten somebody and say we are sorry our memory failed us.
It's trite . . . but YOU know who you are and we ask you to mentally add yourself to the thank you list!
Through the New World African Music of Soul Santa - WAGRadio wishes all y'all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy, healthy IRIE New Year ! !

WAGRadio Management




Monday, December 19, 2011

WHETHER Y'ALL DIG THE 1947, 1956 or 1960 CHARLES BROWN's" MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY" (*NO.2 on ReiterRecordRelics*) here's a 'LIVE' VERSION ! ! !


What a wonderfully receptive audience.
True to New World African American music tradition the audience sings, encourages and 'gets down' WITH MR. CHARLES BROWN.
ONLY HIS 'Please Come Home For Christmas'
could land a higher position on DJZigZag's alter-ego BILL REITER's

**BEST OF CHRISTMAS 1946 to 1986**

Here's 1-25 from from that Top 222 XMAS Favourites Chart . . .

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 [Aladdin] 1956 [King] 1960
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. "Snow Bound" - THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO [Cadet] 1964
10."The Silent Night Sermon" - ROBERT BANKS with The Golden Voices Ensemble [Verve] 1967
11."Christmas Tears" - FREDDY KING [Federal] 1961
12."Christmas In The Ghetto" - BIG DADDY RUCKER [GME] 1965
13."Christmas Time For Everyone Else But Me" - HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS
[King] 1963
14."God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - JIMMY SMITH [Verve] 1964
15."When Was Jesus Born" - MARION WILLIAMS & THE STARS OF FAITH [Savoy] 1959
16."Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto" - JAMES BROWN [King] 1968
17."Winter Wonderland" - THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO [Cadet] 1966
18."This Christmas" - DONNY HATHAWAY [Atco] 1970
19."Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday" - WILLIAM BELL [Stax] 1967
20."What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" - KING CURTIS [Atco] 1968
21."Winter Moon" - ART PEPPER [Galaxy] 1980
22."Silent Night" - IMPRESSIONS [Cotillion] 1976
23."Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" - MABEL SCOTT with Les Welch & His Orch. [Exclusive] 1948
24."White Christmas" - JOHN EDWARDS [Cotillion] 1976
25."It's Christmas Time" - THE MIRACLES [Tamla] 1963

And AS FAR AS THE VIDEO (for all you young'uns edjumakashun)
it is a perfect example of an Older BLACK U.S. NIGHT CLUB AUDIENCE experience AT ITS MOST SOULFUL.
ENJOY ! !

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THANKS TO RADIO-LOVING JON PEARKINS - THE CHMB AM1320 'GROOVIN' BLUE 2001 XMAS' IS AVAILABLE FOR SUBSCRIBERS TO THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE - thanks Jon

*Click* on post title to see this page in full . . .

learn about the contributor and enjoy the other selections in this collection
REELRADIO HOLIDAY SPECIAL
This exhibit is available as a special holiday presentation in 2011.
PLAYBill Reiter Soul Christmas, CHMB Vancouver B.C.
December 9, 2001
(61:54)

. . . as we like to say to the hop-hippers . . .

[Description by contributor Jon Pearkins]

Picture of
Left: DJ Zig Zag (Bill Reiter),
Right: Sweet Daddy Fonk (Sunny Wong)
The 2011 REELRADIO Holiday Presentation of this aircheck marks the tenth anniversary of the CHMBbroadcast on December 9, 2001. There were some parts missing in the original recording, so a few segments from the December 2, 2001 show were merged into this exhibit.

Bill Reiter's impact on Vancouver radio is substantial. His voice is still heard most days on the radio as far away as Edmonton, Alberta. This special All Christmas, All The Time show is a continuation of his franchise Groovin' Blue show, featuring "New World African Music", comprised of "Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, Reggae, Blues and Gospel".

Groovin' Blue, produced and hosted by Bill Reiter, first aired on Vancouver radio station CKLG-FM in October, 1967. CKLG management wanted to air a unique program that echoed the type originally hosted in San Francisco by Russ "The Moose" Syracuse on KYA's "All Night Flight". AM 1320 CHMB LogoSince that original show, the Groovin' Blueformat has aired on other Vancouver radio stations including CKST-FM (Coast 1040), CJVB-AM/1470, and CHMB-AM/1320.

For this special Holiday show, Bill is DJ Zig Zag, and his co-host Sunny Wong appears asSweet Daddy Fonk. Sunny never worked in radio, other than with Bill. One promo that includes short clips from Wolfman Jack on XERB and Art Laboe offers a clue for Reiter's influences. He dedicates a song to the incarcerated ("things are bad, but they could be worse") and tells a story about receiving a Rooty Toot for a Christmas present.

©2011 REELRADIO, Inc.

If you love the last sixty years of North American radio . . .

The ReeL RADio website is a gem waiting for you to subscribe to . . .

DJZigZag & all of us here at WAGRadio wholeheartedly endorse this site and the content within. Great memories await all who enter.

And right now you can subscribe for only $12 for 12 months ! !

http://reelradio.com/

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

2nd WAGRadio - GROOVIN' BLUE CHRISTMAS SHOW IS POSTED . . . SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BLUE, SOMETHING BORROWED FROM POP & a COUPLA' NU CHOONS 2 . .




AFTER a FEW YEARS of being lovingly/ruthlessly COPIED by Popular Music Artists (it usually takes 25 years) SOME NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC can also sound 'POPish' to the ear - as the pictured album by The Soulful Strings . . .
but IF YOU'RE WONDERIN' WHAT 'POP' was MIXED INTO 'GROOVIN' BLUE XMAS 2011 #2' . . . LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE artistically technical RCA Recording VOCAL GROUP from THE 1970's CALLED 'LIVING VOICES' . . .
DJZigZag USED THEM AS A MELODIC MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD intro TO WILLIAM BELL's 60's 6LAB 0'6TAX 60UL . . .
"Everyday Seems Like A Holiday" (oh, those opening guitar sounds !)
THIS 2nd GROOVIN' BLUE 2011 CHRISTMAS SHOW IS GONNA SET you a-fire and put you in THE MERRIEST OF MOODS as YOU SIT reflectively . . .
watchin' your Yule log a'burnin' . . .
Ha, Ha, Ho, Ho, Ha !
MERRY CHRISTMAS, once again, FROM ALL OF US HERE AT WAGRadio
180.2 on YOUR CEREBRAL F.M. dial AND 1802 on your A.M. MIND.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HEY ! ! IT'S a BRAND NEW REFLECTIVE GROOVIN' BLUE CHRISTMAS SHOW 2011 w/ SWEET DADDY FONK and DJZigZag and IT IS FILLED w/ N.W. African Musical CHEER



We looked in the crannies and searched the nooks and came up with a brand new WAGRadio XMAS SHOW for 2011 . . . FEATURING DJZigZag and his pal SUNNY SWEET DADDY FONK . . .
This one, as always, features the familiar NEW WORLD AFRICAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC that's brought us joy in the past . . .
PLUS some BRAND NU CHOONS from LYNDA RANDLE, MARIAH CAREY and JOHN LEGEND, DRU and GABRIEL MARK HASSELBACH to carry our MUSICAL TRADITIONS into 2011.
Cuz' XMAS 2011 IS A TIME FOR TRADITION along with A NEW POSITIVENESS ! !

AND DON'T FORGET THAT THERE ARE SIX OTHER Christmas Shows that you can access by looking in the WAGRadio ARCHIVES ! !
"GROOVIN' BLUE 2008 XMAS SHOW #1"
"GROOVIN' BLUE 2008 XMAS SHOW #2"
"GROOVIN' BLUE Retro-Radio 2001 XMAS"
"GROOVIN' BLUE Reiter Record Relic XMAS"
"GROOVIN' BLUE Christmas Show 2009"
and
"GROOVIN' BLUE Christmas Show 2010"

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ! ! !

WAGRadio Management




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ALL THE STAFF wish all-y'all a "Very SOULFUL XMAS & an IRIE and HAPPY NEW YEAR" and especially want to THANK THE WAGRadio FANS FOR LISTENING . . .

IT TAKES MORE THAN DJZigZag
and Miss A (our on-line PRODUCER)
or the talents of SWEET DADDY FONK WONG to keep WAGRadio soundin' & lookin' as
SOULFUL & NEW WORLD AFRICAN
as it does ! !

IT TAKES DEDICATED PEEPS like the incognito-ish
* KEITH "Chief Engineer" WHITE
(seen here wearing a KEITH WHITE AUDIO collectors-ball cap)
http://keithwhiteaudio.com
* click on ALL THE STAFF in blog's title . . .
and
WAGRadio Announcers:
BLU "King" MANKUMA & TED "Teddy Bear" BISHOP
plus those regular morale boosters and music advisors
RON SIMMONDS, Capn' MORGAN TANNER and DENNIS "Aloha Boy" JANG,
and a lot of other people who tell us fonky stuff and give us musical "hip tips".

Oh, and coming soon . . . WAGRadio's XMAS 2011 podcast ! !

THANKS EVERYONE from
WAGRadio Management



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

* * * THE LAST GROOVIN' BLUE FOR 2011 IS NOW POSTED * * * * ! ! IT'S JUICY 'N' GREASY ! IT'S WARMED UP 'N' READY ! ! * * GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 * *


WAGRadio fan SHEPHERD WONG sent us this FABULOUS SOUL-FOOD photo . . .
WITH THE HOPE THAT WE'D USE IT FOR OUR LAST GROOVIN' BLUE of 2011 . . .
AND THAT'S JUST WHAT WE'VE DONE.
GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 FEATURES THE CHICKIN' & WAFFLEY SOUNDS of
L.J. REYNOLDS, JOSE JAMES, DEE-1, MAINO, I-TAWEH, SHAOLIN JAZZ feat. The Wu Tang Clan & brother GIL SCOTT HERON as well as THE Temptin' TEMPTATIONS, KHAGO, CARL THOMAS, DORIS "Just One Look" TROY PLUS a host of other soul-pleasin'
* * NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC STARS * * . . .

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Photo: Shepherd Wong (at Mrs. Whites Golden Rule Cafe, 808 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ)




Monday, December 5, 2011

SOON TO BE PODCAST ** GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 and then WATCH OUT FOR at least two CHRISTMAS WAGRadio SPECIALS - FO' YO' FUNKY, FRISKY LOG-BURNIN' ! ! !


WE HERE AT WAGRadio are LOOKIN' OUT THE STUDIO "B" WINDOW
and WE SEE IT'S GETTIN' FROSTY IN THE EVENING especially with the MOON RISING . . .
SO GET READY cuz WE 'BOUT TO PODCAST THE FINAL GROOVIN' BLUE for this year. . .
GROOVIN' BLUE * 11 - 11 *
and then . . .
RIGHT AFTER THAT - YOU'RE GONA BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD A LEAST TWO . . .
WAGRadio CHRISTMAS SPECIALS.
THAT'S ALL COMING UP IN THE NEXT WEEK ! !

WAGRadio Management


Saturday, December 3, 2011

SHE HAD THOSE BIG THINGS AND A ROUNDABOUT - WHY IS ANTHONY HAMILTON TALKIN' 'BOUT CHOO-CHOO TRAINS? - The BIGGEST TUNE on GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 ? ?



Ooooooooo WEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ! ! !
BABYFACE DONE PRODUCE HISSEFF A BIGGIE FOR
MR. ANTHONY HAMILTON.
BUT . . . Have you heard THE DJZigZag EXTENDED MIX on GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 ?


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OVER 23 MILLION NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC FANS HAVE CLICKED ON YouTube TO SEE THIS VIDEO - JASON DERULO and "IT GIRL" ! !



Mr. & Mrs. DESROULEAU's SON JASON IS A STAR & A HALF ! !

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SAADIQ-SAN FROM SAN FRAN. FOUND HIMSELF JUST DOWN THE EYE-FIVE A PIECE at the BUMBERSHOOT MUSIC LOUNGE IN THE EMERALD CITY - WHA??



RAPHAEL SAADIQ PERFORMS "LOVE THAT GIRL" LIVE at the beautiful
BUMBERSHOOT MUSIC LOUNGE
for SEATTLE Radio's KEXP 90.3 F.M in Sept. 2009


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Friday, December 2, 2011

TYRESE SINGS HIS SMASH HIT FROM GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 09 YES, SIREE - IT'S "STAY" Girl I need you in my world !!



HOLY, PANTS ON FYAH ! !
WHAT A WONDERFULLY RECEPTIVE AUDIENCE
on THE U.S. syndicated T.V programme
The WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW ** OUTTA ATLANTA, GEORGIA **
FOR TYRESE ! ! . . .
THEY JUS' EATIN' OUR LAD UP ! ! !
AND OUR BOY IS GIVIN' IT BACK TO THEM
FROM HIS PLEAS ON HIS KNEES ! ! !
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE . . . WON'T YOU STAY BABEE ! !

ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHOONS FROM GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 09.


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THIS IS AN OK SONG but DJZigZag sez, 'It's the look at 1:58 from beautiful Ms. MELANIE FIONA that makes it video worthy' . . . . SAD DJZZ ! ! Ha! Ha!



WE HERE AT WAGRadio HAD ALREADY DEEMED THIS VIDEO and SONG
NOT WORTHY OF BEING PLAYLISTED.
IT'S A good song but NOT a great song . . .
AND THEN ALONG COMES DJZigZag AND HE TELLS US, "(WE) GOTTA SEE THE LOOK"
Ms. MELANIE FIONA GIVES AT 1:58 of the video.
So . . . here it is.
Poor sad romantic DJZZ ! !


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Thursday, December 1, 2011

WAGRadio's Christmas - "CHRISTMAS IN THE GHETTO" features that 1965 45rpm by "BIG" DADDY RUCKER - from the WAGRadio VIDEO COLLECTION



Sweet Daddy Fonk & DJZigZag were moved by the starkness of the Historic College Hill Courts when they visited Chattanooga, TN. in October of 2010.
With so many middle-class Americans of African descent losing their homes and jobs, the juxtaposition of the 1965 single by "Big" Daddy Rucker with the video's view of the housing development administered by CARTA (the Chattanooga Regional Transportation Authority) didn't seem too far away from today's reality.


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Producers: DJZigZag & JasMan
Director: DJZigZag
Camera: DJZigZag
Asst. Dir.: S.D.F. Wong

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WAGRadio presents FONK*O*FONIC SOUL - LIVE ! Pt. 1



WE ARE CULLING THE VIDEO RANQUES HERE AT WAGRadio and
WE ARE COMIN' UP WITH SOME FINE MOVING PICTURES of WONDERFUL
NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC STARS . . .

WE'RE NOT GONNA TELL YOU WHO'S THE WHO'S ON THIS ONE BUT SUFFICE TA' SAY - Johnny K., Patti L., Gladys K. & Toni B. are comin' your way ! !
YOU WHO LOVE SOUL'eD MUSIC FROM THE 90's ARE GONNA REALLY ENJOY THIS VIDEO.

THE FIRST OF MANY FROM THE WAGRadio VIDEO VAULTS.
Oh and sorry but . . . you're gonna hafta turn up the volume on this one.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DJZigZag IS TELLIN' EVERYBODY 'BOUT THIS BROTHER . . . KENDRICK "The King" LAMAR . . . with nu vid "SHE NEEDS ME"



SO YOUNG, SO HIP, SO SO SO GOOD ! !
GREAT OUTTA COMPTON . . .
KENDRICK "The King" LAMAR - is HIP HOP ROYALTY ! !

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PUT YO' MUVVAPHCUKIN' HANDS IN THE AIR, MILAN, ITALY cuz IT'S THEOPHILUS LONDON ACTING REAL N.Y.C. on ya ASS ! !



HOT & HEAVY at THE HILFIGER DENIM LIVE SHOW at MAGAZINI GENERALI IN MILAN . .
and woudn't cha know it . . .
IT'S MR. CUTE, THE LONDON LAD, THEOPHILUS
and HE'S PUNKIN' UP THE FUNK with "ALL AROUND THE WORLD".


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DAVID T WALKER Y'ALL ! ! joins KEB' MO' who's singing his big hit 'WHOLE ENCHILADA' on the CONAN O'BRIAN show



WHAT A GREAT VERSION ! ! 4 MINUTES & four sec. long . . .
NOT ONLY LIVE but arranged DIFFERENT FROM THE SINGLE !

I GUESS THAT'S CUZ WE GOT THE LEGEND
MR. DAVID T. WALKER

ON GEETAR
with Mrs. Moore's son KEVIN
and D.T. be FUNKIN' UP DA JOINT with TWO (2) SOLOS ! !

Pre-Christmas just keeps gettin' better & better . . .

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Monday, November 28, 2011

EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM DJZigZag TO Sweet Daddy Fonk - 'BIG' AL SEARS and ALAN FREED'S ORCH. from the 1956 Movie "ROCK ROCK ROCK"



AH YEAH ! ONE OF SUNNY 'S.D.F.' WONG'S FAVOURITE CHOONS OF ALL-TIME . . .
FROM 1956 IT'S THE CORAL RECORDS ORCHESTRA of ALAN FREED
LED BY TENORIST 'BIG' AL SEARS.

HERE FOR SUNNY and all lovers of THE TENOR SOUND
'RIGHT NOW, RIGHT NOW'
. . .
Oh, but first ya gotta get through an intro and a kiss
by Teddy Randazzo & Tuesday Weld.


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

THIS JAM-ROCK BROTHER LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD BE A LEFT INSIDE TACKLE FOR THE B.C. LIONS or WPG. BLUE BOMBERS * I-TAWEH and his huge hit "OVERLOAD"



THIS CHOON HARKENS BACK TO
ANOTHER ERA OF JAM-ROCK MUSIC.

SOUNDING MORE LIKE THE IRIE 80's . . .
IT'S I-TAWEH and his wonderfully SOULFUL "OVERLOAD" . . .
AND THIS WILL BE ON THE UPCOMING GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 !

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Monday, November 21, 2011

SING IT SON ! ! RONNIE "RO" JAMES does his version of RADIOHEAD'S "CREEP" - VERY N.Y.C. ! INDEEDIE DOO ! !



OUR LAD FROM SOUTHSIDE JAMAICA QUEENS, NEW YORK CITY GETS SOME VERY, VERY STRANGE LOOKS ON HIS FACE BUT THEN AGAIN HE IS TRYING TO EMOTE and WITH THE EMOTING WANTS TO LEAD US TO THINK OF HIMSELF AS A CREEP . . . so WELL DONE ! ! HA HA . . .
BUT THIS IS A GREAT VERSION. THE BEST SOULFUL VERSION OF THE RADIOHEAD CHOON WE AT WAGRadio HAVE HEARD YET.


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HERE'S DEE-1 and he is PROPERING THE GRAMMAR - BREAK IT IN - BREAK IT OUT - BREAK IT UP.. & BREAK IT DOWN Y'ALL ! !



WAGRadio AIN'T SAYIN' SHIT 'BOUT DIS HYAH ONE ! !

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OH YOU SMOOVE TALKIN' - KOOL WALKIN' INSTIGISYGNYFYING YOUNG'UN * MR. JOSE JAMES * singin' his toes off on "TROUBLE"



WAGRadio HAS GOT TA PAY A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION
TO THIS MINNESOTAN MUSIC MAKER.
MR. JOSE JAMES HAS BEEN AROUND FO' A LITTLE BIT
AND WE INTEND TO FIND OUT MO' 'BOUT THE LAD.

LOOK FOR HIM ON
GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 !


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A VERY SIMPLE CHOON SUNG LIVE IN PARIS AT LA CIGALE on APRIL 4th (of this year) - *click here* . . . by MICHAEL KIWANUKA



THIS MADE ALL OF US AT WAGRadio
FORGET THE NEGATIVES IN THE WORLD
and THINK OF A HOPEFUL TOMORROW.

* when you *click here* in post's subject title
you will go to Michael Kiwanuka's
website


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

PRESENTED FOR YOUR CULTURAL BROADENING . . . A MIXTURE OF JAMAICAN TOURIST BOARD / HOMOPHOBIC YOUTH FOO' - *click here* - & TROPIC PARADISE type video



THIS RHYTHMIC JAMROCK SOULFUL RHYTHMIC RIP-OFF OF THE U.S. SUPER GROUP THE STAPLE SINGERS' CHOON "I'LL TAKE YOU THERE", SEEMS LIKE THE TYPICAL PALM TREES, BIG-BOOB GAL and GOOD LOOKIN', LONG-WALKIN' GUY MIXED WITH A VERY PRO Come Visit Jamaica CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-Financed VIDEO until YOU GET TO WHERE THE LEAD SINGER - HEFLA NYAH - STARTS SINGING ABOUT. . .
"(You)
no bother come a-yard actin' fruity . . . (because WE) tolerate 'nuff things but that no suit we.
HEFLA NYAH also tells us,
"we no like informer so we rebuke (refute?) thee".
I IMAGINE YOU SHOULDN'T CALL THE COPS in JAMAICA IF NYAH and his POSSE IS AROUND AFTER YA GET YOUR WALLET STOLEN
and I'M TALKING TO THOSE EUROPEANS and NORTH AMERICANS WHO ARE HOMOSEXUAL.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE HERE AT WAGRadio ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOK-OUT TO EXPOSE . . .
THAT SEEMINGLY WONDERFULLY HAPPY and JOYOUSLY LIFE-AFFIRMING JAMAICAN or CARIBBEAN PIECE OF MUSIC THAT SUDDENLY DRIFTS INTO HOMOPHOBIA.

BECAUSE WE SPEAK NORTH AMERICAN ENGLISH
and HAVE ONLY A SLIGHTLY PATOIS-EDUCATED EAR,
WE DO MISS SOME PREJUDICE.

WAGRadio HAS TOO MANY FRIENDS IN SHOW BUSINESS
WHO ARE GAY or BI-SEXUAL TO ABANDON THEM
BY TURNING A BLIND EYE TO OUR PLAYLIST.
EVEN THE MOST
FANTASTICALLY SOULFUL PIECE OF
NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC,
IF IT SPEWS SEXIST or RACIAL HATE,
WON'T BE AIRED.

AND with this song it's TOO BAD CUZ it's a fairly GOOD PIECE OF MUSIC!
So....What we're gonna do is decide if we should cut out the section of homophobic lyrics
from Mr. Hefla Nyah's choon
and present it to you the WAGRadio way.
Stay tuned for GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 11 .

*also for your edification
an article written about Jamaican homophobia
can be perused by clicking - "*clik here*" in the post's subject title

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Friday, November 18, 2011

** LOTTA EAST END BROTHERS & SISTERS WILL BE PLAYIN' MUSIC FOR A WORTHY CAUSE THIS SUNDAY ! ! 2 - 5 P.M.

THE MAIN MAN AND DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE BRITISH COLUMBIA LIVE MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY,
MR. KEN GOURLEY,
SADLY PASSED RECENTLY
LEAVING HIS WIFE
THEDDA MARIE WITH THE TASK
OF HANDLING
THE FINANCIAL MOUNTAIN
THAT COMES FROM
A SUDDEN SPOUSAL LOSS.
THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20th
FROM 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WAGRadio SUGGESTS YOU MAKE IT OUT TO THE WILDS OF SURREY
(home of so-many EastEnd ex-pats)
FOR AN AFTERNOON OF
NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC
featuring . . .
**STARS**
JOE CHAPPEL
CANDUS CHURCHILL
JUSTIN JAMES
ROSALIND KEENE (formerly of THE APPOLOS)
DOUG "THE GOOD SON" LOUIE
JOANI TAYLOR
SIBEL THRASHER
MICHAEL VINCENT
and
HENRY "FONG PAY" YOUNG


TRUE TO THE EAST END HUMOUR OF
YOUNG LOUIE & JAMES
(Hey! What a great name for a group!)
THE TRIO BACKING UP ALL THE WONDERFUL CHANTEUSIES IS CALLING THEMSELVES
"THE CHINESE DRIVER BAND"
. . . driving Mr. James NuTs! no doubt!

THIS SHOULD BE A GREAT AFTERNOON !
AND ONLY $5.00 ADMISSION.
CHEQUES and CASH can be put into a supplied DONATIONS BOX also.

Sponsored by BC Live Music Preservation Society
at
Bill & Cynthia's South Surrey home
13681 18th Ave.
email: gypsysin@shaw.ca phone: (604) 535-3644

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Friday, November 11, 2011

GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 IS ON THE AIR ! ! ALL-NEW and FUNKY TOO ! ! HA ! ! Y'ALL IN FO' A TREAT AND A LIP-LICKIN' SUCK-YOU-LUNT GOOD TIME ! ! HA ! !

THE NEW * GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 *
IS ON THE AIR and FEATURES SOME GREAT JAM-ROCK AND AMERICAN
and even
BRITISH NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC.
but . . .
DOESN'T IT ALWAYS ? ?
THIS TIME WE
ARE HEARING
BRAND NEW
WINNERS
FROM
CHRIS TURNER, ANTHONY HAMILTON, N'ERGI, LARRY CORYELL (yes, THAT Larry Coryell), JOGGO, ASA, WAYNE MARSHALL . . . as well as B.I.T.D. MEMORY-JOGGERS FROM
WILLIE TEE, ODELL BROWN and BERES HAMMOND

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RISKY RISQUE VIDEO WITH LEFTSIDE & SYON FROM THE NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 DISS ONE CALL "HOLD ME TIGHT" ! !



YO! DISS MADD STAR KEEP DEM CHOONS CUMIN' YUH ZEET, YO!
(we stole that from the video comments of one returnofsuspect)

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THIS IS THE BEST OF THE MANY MARQUES TOLIVER "WHITE SAILS" VIDEOS CURRENTLY SHOWING ON YOUTUBE sez DJZigZag - Live in NYC



TEXAS BORN AND BRED MARQUES TOLIVER SEEMS TO COME ALIVE WITH THIS NEW YORK CITY AUDIENCE.
LET WAGRadio KNOW IF YOU THINK THE OTHER BETTER-MICed -and-SHOT VIDEOS COME UP TO THE VIBRANCY CAPTURED IN THIS
B&W home-style VIDEO.
"WHITE SAILS" by MARQUES T.
is featured in the UPCOMING
GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 !

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THIS IS HOT AND IT'S ON THE NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10 FROM ENGLAND ** ASA (Asha) "BE MY MAN" **



THERE'S A NEW
GROOVIN' BLUE 11 - 10
COMIN' YOUR WAY ! !
FEATURING THIS GREAT CHOON BY ASA (pronounced Asha).


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

THIS THUR. & FRI. SOMETHING FOR LOVERS OF NEW WORLD AFRICAN CARIBBEAN CULTURE *click here* for tickets


ONE OF OUR FAVE
LADIES
IS AT IT
AGAIN!
THIS TIME
SHE IS PART
OF
"SKINS
AND STEEL"
STARRING THE
AFRO-CARIBS
at the
PAL STUDIO THEATRE
YEAH, WE TALKIN' 'BOUT THE SO-BEAUTIFUL
MS. THELMA GIBSON (recently mentioned in the Harlem Nocturne video).



AND JOINING THE AFRO CARIBS and THELMA ARE PAN DRUM VIRTUOSO KENRICK HEADLEY and VANESSA RICHARDS . . .
THE PAL STUDIO THEATRE
581 CARDERO STREET, VANCITY
NOVEMBER 10th & 11th, 2011

This should be a goodun'
(OHHhhhh and Sweet Daddy Fonk asks did ya' peep Thelma in the 60's 8X10 promo glossy in the Harlem Nocturne YouTube video? He sez he did ! ! Cuz Thelma was his secret crush as a baby Chinese chile' ! !)

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

* * 343 HASTINGS STREET EAST - ERNIE KING'S HARLEM NOCTURNE was where DJZigZag's MENTOR CHUBBY HAYES' MOM COOKED and A LOTTA LOCAL MUSICIANS DID TOO !


ERNIE KING'S HARLEM NOCTURNE CABARET DIDN'T HAVE A LIQUOR LICENCE BUT THE JUICES FLOWED AND THE NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC WAS SOWED BY ERNIE ON TROMBONE with MANY OF THE TOP YOUNG RHYTHM 'N' BLUES MUSICIANS IN THE HOUSE BAND. I REMEMBER BEING REGALED BY UNDER-AGE DRUMMER DOUG CUTHBERT'S 'NOCTURNE FABLES' AND SEEING, IN MY MIND'S-EYE, THE 'BAT' THAT TENORIST LARRY VOLEN SAID ERNIE KEPT BEHIND THE BAR ESPECIALLY FOR THE MORE UNRULY PATRONS.

* *click on the post's title
"343 Hastings Street East . . ."
to access Vancouver Stories
and the original video by Teeanna Monroe

Thanks to JasMan for the tip!

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

THE EAST END / THE EAST SIDE / VANCOUVER EAST / HASTINGS STREET EAST - - BRAND NEW CHUBBY HAYES & DJZigZag WALKIN' #THREE PODCASTED ! ! !


FROM THE OPENING STRAINS OF
ELMORE JAMES' GEETAR
and THE SOUNDS OF 'DUST MY BLUES'
YOU KNOW YOU ARE BACK IN THE DAY IN EAST VAN
with CHUBBY & ZIGZAG and THEY ARE BUSY TALKING 'BOUT THEIR LOVE OF
NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC.

POSTED NOW ON WAGRadio
'THE EAST END WALKIN' TOUR
(IS FUN) 2011 NUMBER THREE!'

featuring these gems . . .
"Make Up Your Mind" - EDDIE FLOYD
"Feel So Bad" - LITTLE MILTON
"Sack Of Woe" - RAY BRYANT
"Let Me Down Easy" - ALVIN ROBINSON
"There's Something On Your Mind" - BABY RAY


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Friday, October 28, 2011

OH, OH, WE GOT ANOTHER GREAT FILM TO LOOK FORWARD TO . . . "EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART: THE JOHNNY OTIS STORY" - This should be a winner ! !



QUOTING FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
THIS FILM IS A PERSONAL and MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF JOHNNY OTIS, THE MUSICIAN, BANDLEADER, PRODUCER AND SONGWRITER WHO IS OFTEN CALLED "The Godfather of Rhythm 'n' Blues'.
BUT IT IS MORE THAN THE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE MAN, JUST AS THE STORY OF R&B IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN MUSIC. JOHNNY'S ODYSSEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC IN THE 20th CENTURY IS A WINDOW INTO THE ARENAS OF RACE AND CULTURE THAT HAVE DEFINED AND TRANSFORMED CONTEMPORARY AMERICA - AND, IN TURN, HAVE TOUCHED THE WHOLE WORLD.

THE PASSION AND THE JOURNEY ON WHICH IT HAS TAKEN JOHNNY OTIS (real name - John Veliotis) ARE AT THE CENTRE OF 'EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART' - FROM THE SWING ERA, TO R'N'B AND THE RISE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL - MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF MUSIC REFLECTED THROUGH THE PRISM OF A SINGULAR LIFE.

Maybe we'll have to travel down to Seattle, WA to see this one.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

AUTUMN FYAH-PLACE & CURL UP WIT'A GOOD BOOK - JUST FINISHING 'CHITLIN' CIRCUIT' and startin' FARLEY'S 'SOUL O'THE MAN' *clik here* BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND


Excerpt from Preston Lauterbach's 'Chittlin' Circuit':
"(Rhythm 'n' Blues band leader Lucky Millinder) stood up for his people. Back in 1940 Down Beat magazine predicted that Negro orchestras were on their way out, which provoked a passionate response from Lucky in an Amsterdam News (black-American newspaper) editorial. "Can Down Beat tell us what hit swing song past or hit swing arrangement the white bands have featured that colored bandsmen or arrangers haven't had something to do with?" he wrote. "I get sick and tired of hearing would-be white critics on colored music telling us how bad colored music is, and yet praising white bands to the skies for playing the Negro's creations."

And here's something I just read when I randomly flipped open Charles Farley's University Press of Mississippi tome
'Soul Of The Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland:
"Meanwhile, (Duke Records president) Don Robey was beginning to recognize the value of integration in the record industry. In February 1957 Billboard discontinued its 'Rhythm-Blues Notes' column and replaced it with a column called 'On the Beat.' Writer Gary Kramer offered this rationale: "No abstract categories prevent the teenager today from buying records by Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins or Little Richard at one and the same time. The trade, therefore, must revise, and perhaps abandon, some of the old boundary lines."

AS WE SAY, SOME GREAT AUTUMN READING WHILST CURLED UP BY THE STOVE, FIREPLACE or A LARGE DOG.

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