Thursday, December 19, 2013

* * * AND, LO, THE GROOVIN' BLUE SHOW #3 CAME UPON THEM, AND THE SOULFULNESS OF THE GROOVE SHONE 'ROUND ABOUT THEM: AND THEY WERE AFRAID THEY DIDN'T HAVE 'NUFF TIME LEFT IN 2013 TO DIG IT ALL . . . AND SOMEHOW THAT WAS ALL GOOD - AND NOW YA' KNOW ! ! * * *

     Photo: "Christmas dinner!" by Billy Barraclough

OH YES INDEEDY DO ! !  YOU'RE GONNA HEAR SOME NEW-TO-YOUR-EAR NEW WORLD AFRICAN PIECES OF MUSIC ON THE ALL-NEW AND SO, SO, SOULFUL  GROOVIN' BLUE XMAS SHOW #THREE ! !
THERE'S A GREAT JOEY DeFRANCESCO B3 SINGLE . . . AND A CHOICE GOSPEL 45 rpm BY MARIAN WILLIAMS ON THE CLASSIC 1940's AND '50's LABEL - SAVOY !  ADD SOME GREAT NOT-OFT-HEARD CHOONS BY THE FIVE KEYS, THE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, PEABO BRYSON, TRINA BROUSSARD, VIBRAPHONIC . . . WELL, DON'T IT JUS' GO ON AND ON.  DJZigZag SEZ THAT THIS IS THE BEST OF THE THREE PODCASTED 2013 CHRISTMAS SHOWS.  AND THA'S THE WAY IT S'POSED TA BE ! ! !

WAGRadio Management


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

OH YES! OH YES! IT'S CHRISTMAS GROOVIN' BLUE 2013 SHOW NUMBER TWO ! ! AND IT'S JUICY AND TASTY AND IT'S PODCASTED . . . RIGHT NOW !

        Photo:"Baked Ham" by TagDragon

2013 Christmas Groovin' Blue Show Number Two is now up and podcasted.  

WAGRadio Management


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WAGRadio MUSICOLOGIST/LIBRARIAN Mr. MORGAN TANNER AND DJZigZag HEAD TO WASHINGTON STATE TODAY DEC. 11th, 2013 FOR THE 55th ANNUAL XMAS VINYL AND COMPACT DISC FORAY. WISH THEM LUCK.


THE VAST WAGRadio LIBRARY  COMPRISED OF 20, 000 LONG PLAYING 33 1/3 rpm VINYL ALBUMS, 8,000 45 rpm SINGLES AND 8,000 COMPACT DISCS HAVE, FOR THE LAST FIFTY-FIVE YEARS, BEEN AUGMENTED BY A DECEMBER INPUT OF CHRISTMAS PRODUCT.  THIS YEAR, WAGRadio MUSICOLOGIST/LIBRARIAN MORGAN REESE TANNER AND THE ZIGSTER ARE HOPING TO FIND AT LEAST A COUPLA' PIECES IN THE GOSPEL, URBAN OR JAZZ FIELD.  A YULE CD BY THE WONDERFUL TWINKIE CLARK AND  JOEY DEFRANCESCO'S XMAS CD ARE FRONT-OF-MIND.  WISH THEM LUCK - CUZ IF ENOUGH GOOD CHRISTMAS SOUNDS ARE FOUND . . . GROOVIN' BLUE XMAS SHOW THREE WON'T BE FAR BEHIND.  

WAGRadio Management

Monday, December 9, 2013

DJZigZag IS MIXING A LITTLE SCHMALTZ INTO THE FLOW THIS CHRISTMAS AND HE'S DOIN' IT WITH AN ENSEMBLE CALLED FRED WARING AND THE PENNSYLVANIANS. CHRISTMAS SOUNDS FROM THE EARLY NINETEEN SIXTIES.

     Photos: Discogs

SURE.  IT'S A SCHMALTZY BIT OF XMAS MUSIC FROM THE EARLY SIXTIES BUT IT SEGUES INTO R. KELLY AND JIMMY SMITH AND BOYS II MEN REAL NICE!  CAPITOL RECORDS FRED WARING WITH HIS MUSICIANS AND CHOIR KNOWN AS THE PENNSYLVANIANS WERE A TOP-NOTCH POP AGGREGATION BACK IN THE DAY AND AS PROFESSIONAL AS CAN BE.  DJZigZag SEZ HE'D LOVE TO HAVE HAD A CHAIR AT THE BACK OF THE RECORDING BOOTH IN 1963 WHEN THIS ALBUM WAS PRODUCED BY ANDY WISWELL.  DJZZ KNOWS IT WOULD BE A MARVELOUS LEARNING EXPERIENCE BEING A FLY-ON-THE-WALL BACK IN THOSE DAYS.

WAGRadio MANAGEMENT

IT'S THEM AGAIN . . . THE MUCH-LOVED CLARK SISTERS IN 2005 WITH THEIR SOULFUL VERSION OF "O COME EMMANUEL".


WHEN YA' GOT STARBUCKS SELLIN' YOUR XMAS CD - YOU GOT A HIT! DESERVEDLY SO TOO MS. MARY J. BLIGE! HERE'S MS. B. ON THE U.S. TV SHOW "THIS MORNING" WITH "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS". MARY AND THE CLARK SISTERS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE SOON-TO-BE-PODCAST "GROOVIN' BLUE XMAS 2013 SHOW TWO ! !


FROM THE 2007 HOLLYWOOD FILM "THIS CHRISTMAS" A VERY YOUNG CHRIS BROWN SINGS THE DONNY HATHAWAY XMAS CLASIC AND THE FILM'S TITLE CHOON.


IT'S JUST A 78 rpm RECORD REVOLVING ON A TURNTABLE BUT DJZigZag SEZ IT BRINGS BACK MEMEORIES OF FALLIN' IN LOVE WITH "RHYTHM 'N' BLUES" CHRISTMAS RECORDS WHEN HE WAS A MERE LAD . . . THIS IS ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT SINGERS SINGING ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT XMAS CHOONS - CHARLES BROWN and "MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY" ON SWINGTIME RECORDS.


THE WONDERFUL YULE GOSPEL SOUND OF THE SISTERS CLARK JOINED BY KIERRA SHEARD . . . SOON TO BE HEARD ON THE 2nd CHRISTMAS GROOVIN' BLUE SPECIAL on WAGRadio ! !


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ho Ho HO HO HO ! ! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR LOYAL WAGRadio LISTENERS. HERE IT IS ! XMAS GROOVIN' BLUE 2013 SHOW #1 ! ! A LITTLE DIFFERENT G.B. HOLIDAY OFFERING THIS YEAR. CAN YOU HEAR THE DIFFERENCE?

        Photo: One plate of Christmas Dinner by Munchmaedchen

THIS YEAR DJZigZag HAS CHANGED THE SOUND OF WAGRadio's HOLIDAY GROOVIN' BLUE SHOWS RIGHT FROM THE OPENING BARS OF THIS THE FIRST OF TWO PRESENTATIONS.  FOR INSTANCE . . . LEADING OFF G.B. SHOW ONE IS THAT GREAT NEW WORLD AFRICAN ARTIST FRED WARING AND HIS PENNSYLVANIANS.  THIS TALENTED SYMPHONIC AND VOCAL GROUP ARE MORE THAN WELL REPRESENTED.  OLDER LISTENERS WHO REMEMBER THIS GIANT OF SO-CALLED GOOD LISTENING MUSIC (THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES) WILL CHUCKLE AT THE MENTION OF MR. WARING'S NAME IN CONJUNCTION WITH WAGRadio - HOME OF HIP HOP, REGGAE AND THE MORE FUNKY FORMS OF TIN PAN ALLEY.  IT IS A PROGRAMMING DECISION THAT DJZigZag TOOK ON WITH GUSTO.  HE'S USING THE TECHNIQUE OF BORROWING VARIOUS AUDIO SOURCES THAT IS SO FAMILIAR TO OUR ACID JAZZ, RAP AND CONTEMPORARY NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSICAL STARS.  ALSO, WITH THESE TWO NEW SHOWS (# 2 SHOULD BE UPLOADED IN TWELVE DAYS) THE VERBOSE ONE . . . THE RAPPIN' MAD RADIO RECLUSE . . . THE LAD WITH THE MADNESS IN HIM . . . YOUR GROOVIN' BLUE HOST - DJZigZag - HAS TAKEN DECEMBER OFF.  THESE SHOWS HAVE NO HOST.  DJZZ TOLD US THAT "(he wants) to give the listeners a sense of radio drama which is best served by allowing the borrowed voices and music to paint a large-scoped picture".  RIGHT . . . WE ALSO DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE'S TALKIN' 'BOUT ??  BUT WE DID ENJOY, AS WE KNOW Y'ALL WILL, THE TWO BRAND NEW XMAS GROOVIN' BLUE SHOWS.
ENJOY. ENJOY. WASSAIL!!

WAGRadio Management


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TWO DAYS LATER . . . AND THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER CONTINUES ON THE WEST COAST OF CANADA AND MOUNT BAKER CONTINUES TO SHINE . . .

                      Photo: Ebba Reiter

OH, THOSE COLD, COLD FOG LADEN MORNINGS THROUGH THE STUDIO "B" WINDOW HERE AT WAGRadio AND SOME WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMMING IS HEADED YOUR WAY.  IT'S YULE Y'ALL!  AT LEAST TWO NEW ALL-XMAS NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC PROGRAMS ARE 'BOUT TO BE PODCAST.

WAGRadio Management

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH . . . IT WILL BE VERY EXCITING TO FOLLOW THEIR CAREERS IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS . . .

Sunday, November 24, 2013

THE WAGRadio STUDIO "B" ON SUNDAY MORN. SOON COMING - - TWO GROOVIN' BLUE XMAS SHOWS AND A BRAND NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 14 - 01 ! ! GETTIN' READY FO' A GOOD TIME ! (Sun. Nov. 24/2013)


Quiet today.  Tomorrow?  The ubiquitous presence reaching out to WAGRadio across the glassy Fraser River is the active volcano Mount Baker.  The sky, on this morning, heralded mother Sun spreading across the coldness of its snow capped peak.  "Baker" is the friend we see through the Studio "B" window.  One of our strong natural friends along with "the Fraser" who guide our creative endeavours. 
Want to read more about Mt. Baker?   Go to the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center blog:

http://mbvrc.wordpress.com/

WAGRadio Management

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

* * WAGRadio FANS ARE ASKED TO DONATE TO THE CANADIAN RED CROSS AND HELP THE HAIYAN TYPHOON VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES * * *


       Photo: Reg Silva

IT SEEMS EVERY CANADIAN KNOWS SOMEONE WHO IS OF PHILIPPINE DESCENT OR HAS THEIR LIFE CLOSLY TIED TO A FILIPINO FRIEND OR LOVED ONE.
DURING THE LATEST GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 12 A SECTION OF THE SHOW WAS DEDICATED TO THE MUSIC-LOVING PHILIPPINES AND ITS PEOPLE . . . AND THIS WAS BEFORE DJZigZag OR ANY WAGRadio PEEPS KNEW OF THE DEVESTATION THAT WAS HEADED THAT NATION'S WAY . . .  ZIGZAG HAD RESPECTED THE LOVE THAT THE PHILIPPINE PEOPLE HAVE FOR MUSIC AND WAS RECENTLY TELLING US THAT IF YOU TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRIES IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD IT WILL PROBABLY BE A FILIPINO BAND OR ORCHESTRA THAT IS MAKING THE MUSIC YOU DANCE OR LISTEN TO.  THEY ARE THAT MUSICAL A PEOPLE.

TO HELP THE HAIYAN TYPHOON VICTIMS . . . WAGRadio ASKS ITS LISTENERS TO DONATE TO THE CANADIAN RED CROSS.

http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-typhoon-haiyan-fund?sitelink=CurrentAppeals&gclid=CKfCzIj44LoCFSgSMwodx20Agg


WAGRadio Management





Saturday, November 9, 2013

* * * GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 12 IS JUICY-FY-ING-LY SCRUMP-DIDDLEY UMP-TIOUSLY GOOD AND WAITING TO BE HUNGRILY AND AUDIOLY DEVOURED BY ALL Y'ALL ! ! ! * * *

                 Photo: "Pulled Pork Barbeque Sandwich" by ranzino

OY, OH, AY, AND A YAH YAH YAH ! ! !  THE LATEST GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 12 IS ON TARGET FROM THE OPENING NOTE . . .  THIS IS A SLIGHTLY SPECIAL GROOVIN' BLUE IN THAT IT'S THE LAST SHOW OF 2013 . . . THE NEXT TWO SHOWS WILL BE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS AND THEN A WHOLE NEW YEAR OF DJZigZag IGNANITIES BEGINS AGAIN.  ENJOY GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 12 FEATURING MARIAH CAREY, FITO BLANKO, SOLOMON BURKE, WILLIE LINDO, TY DOLLA $IGN, RANDY VALENTINE, TADESCHI TRUCKS BAND, LOU RAWLS, TORCH, GOODIE MOB AND A WHOLE BUNCH MORE ! !

WAGRadio Management

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

* * * WAGRadio's AUTUMN 2013 TOP ONE HUNDRED * * *








* * * WAGRadio TOP ONE HUNDRED - AUTUMN 2013 * * *
                                   as compiled by DJZigZag and staff   final draft Oct. 20, 2013

1.  "Happy" - PHARRELL WILLIAMS [Interscope Records]
2.  "Carnibal Tabanca" - BUNJI GARLIN [VP]
3.  "Age Ain't A Factor" - JAHEIM [Atlantic/Warner Bros.]
4.  "Sensational" - TREY SONGZ [Atlantic Records]
5.  "V.S.O.P." - MICHELLE feat. YOUNG JEEZY [Atlantic] Prod. Pop and Oak
6.  "Groove Makes Us Harder (Less Hate Mashup)" - DAFT PUNK Vs RAY PARKER JR. [white label]
7.  "My Story" - R. KELLY feat. 2 CHAINZ [RCA Records] Prod. R. Kelly
8.  "Struggle" - STEPHEN 'Di Genius' McGREGOR [DiGenius Records] * Freddie's son
9.  "Unruly Rave" - POPCAAN [Adde Instrumentals/21st Hapilos Digital Productions]
10."Sunny (Umami Remix)" - UMAMI / BOBBY HEBB [Kater Mukke] *orig. 1966 release [Philips #40365] Umami is Sam & Robert / Berlin, Germany
11."Love Is" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd #8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
12."Creez" - TY DOLLA $IGN feat. B.o.B. & KID INK
[www.datpiff.com/Beach-House-2-mixtape] Prod. D. Mile
13."La Fique (Original Mix)" - ROBSONIC & ADANA TWINS [2DIY4] Hamburg, Germany * samples "Looking Up To You" by Michael Wycoff - 1982 orig. 45 rpm [RCA # 13214]
14."Clipped Wings" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd # 8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
15."Good Reggae Music" - TORCH [Silly Walks Discoteque]
16."Collard Greens" - SCHOOLBOY Q feat. KENDRICK LAMAR [TBE]
17."Billie Jean" - REAL EL CANARIO feat. KUBIK [Beat Dis Records]
18."World Is In Trouble" - JAH CURE [DJ Frass Records] - Diamond And Gold riddim
19."Rat Race" - RANDY VALENTINE feat. ADDIS PABLO [Hemp Music Production] 
- Unfair Games riddim
20."66 Impala" - BOOKER T feat. PONCHO SANCHEZ & SHEILA E. 
[Stax Records/Concord Music Group] Cd # 34121-02 "Sound The Alarm"
21."Funky Nassau (Original Mix)" - FEDERICO SCAVO [d:vision]
22."Non-Stop" - GYPTIAN [Hilltop Records & JK4 Productions] - Elm Street riddim 
- real name Wendel Edwards
23."Darkness" - KEZNAMDI feat. KABAKA PYRAMID [Higher Intelligence] Prod. Zincfence
24."Give Your Love A Try"- MARQUES HOUSTON [Musicworks] - a regular on '94-'99 TV show "Sister, Sister" [DePasse Ent./Paramount Television]
25."Funky Smile" - UC BEATZ [294 Records] * samples "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" by James Brown
26."Only You" - MARQUES HOUSTON [Musicworks] 
- Prod. Marques Houston & Emmanuel Rich
27."I Ain't No Joke (Abstact The Ism Bootleg)" - ERIC B & RAKIM [white label]
28."Bad Up Who" - BUSY SIGNAL [Juke Boxx Productions] - Peas Inna Pot riddim
29."Fun" - BOOKER T [Stax Records/Concord Music Group] 
Cd # 34121-02 "Sound The Alarm"
30."Harvest Time" - GAPPY RANKS [Pure Music Productions] - Push Come To Shove riddim
31."Magnetic" - TERENCE BLANCHARD [Blue Note] Cd # BOOBQ1DEPS "Magnetic"
32."Like You" - DI GENIUS [23 Heno] Prod. Zj Heno - Passionate riddim
33."Be My Baby" - LESLIE GRACE [Top Stop Music]
34."City Of Angels" - AUSTIN BROWN [South 5 Records]
35."K In The Trunk" - TIM VOCALS [www.datpiff.com]
36."Deep In The Weeds" - BOB JAMES & DAVID SANBORN [Okeh]
37."Set Up" - BUSY SIGNAL [Turf Music]
38."Come Over" - GYPTIAN feat. MAKIA DOWNING 
[Game On Lock Entertainment/Eastlink Records]
39."I Can't Tell You Why" - SWON BROTHERS [Republic Records]
40."Friends" - PREZIDENT BROWN & AXX OF JAHPOSTLES [Tad's Records Inc.] 
* real name Fitz Albert Cotterell
41."Party Hard" - VOICEMAIL [Fraz Twins Music] - Starizma riddim
42."Do Me Now (vocal/Inst.)" - K ROOSEVELT feat. HIT-BOY [Interscope Records] 
Prod. K Roosevelt
43."Good Good Girls" - MOVADO & CHINO [Di Genius Records] - Re-entry riddim
44."Can't Take Di Pressure" - HEZRON [Whatage Music]
45."Taxi Tune Up - STEPPER [Taxi Records]
46."Feel Good" - BOOKER T [Stax/Concord Music Group] Cd #34121-02 "Sound The Alarm"
47."Amy" - GOODIE MOB [The Right Records]
48."Chai Tea" - REY FONDER [The Inavator Brand] - Prod. Apollo DeLorean
49."Alpha & Omega" - CHRONIXX [Inna Rub A Dub Style] - John John riddim
50."Man A Star" - ROBERT MINOTT [World Beat Music Group]
51."Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)" - HOT NATURED feat. THE EGYPTIAN LOVER 
[Big Beat/FFRR]
52."Give Life Back To Music" (Orig. & Ghost Loops Remix) - DAFT PUNK [Sony Music] 
Prod. Rob Fusari
53."Fyah Pon Dem" - RAPHAEL & DREAD SQUAD [Superfly Studio] - Bun Dem riddim  
Prod. Marek Bogdanski
54."N.Y.C." - TIM VOCALS [www.datpiff.com]
55."Silly" - ETANA [VP Records]
56."Made To Love" (Orig. & Benny Benassi Remix) - JOHN LEGEND 
- real name John Roger Stephens
57."Liquid Spirit" - GREGORY PORTER [Blue Note] Cd # 001880002 "Liquid Spirit"
58."Ricky Ricardo (Inst.)" - KAPTN [Island Def Jam]
59."Poppin' Off" - WATCH THE DUCK [Epic Records]
60."Treasure" (Mr. I Like That Remix & Cosmic Dawn Remix) - BRUNO MARS [Warner Music]
61."Point Of Attraction" - LAWSON ROLLINS [Infinita] 
Cd #
62."Taking You Home" - COURTENAY MELODY [Black Shadow] - Happy Buzz riddim
63."Every Time" - BOBBY McFERRIN & ESPERANZA SPAULDING 
[Sony Music Entertainment]
64."Wait A Minute (Ming Bootleg)" - ESTELLE [Homeschool Records] 
- real name Fanta Estelle Swaray
65."Part Of Me" - TADESCHI TRUCKS BAND []
66."Hot Wave (Original Mix)" - WAXFOOD 
[Kingdom Digital Music/Sugo Music Group/Mac Da Knife Digital] Prod. Mac Da Knife
67."Beautiful" / "Hermosa (Spanglish version)" - MARIAH CAREY feat. MIGUEL 
[Island Def Jam]
68."I Know" - WAYNE MARSHALL [Ghetto Youths International]
69."The Way (Spanish version)" - ARIANA GRANDE feat. MAC MILLER [Republic Records]
70."The Game Of Love" - DAFT PUNK [Sony Music]
71."Differentology" - BUNJI GARLIN [VP Records] 2012 - Official anthem of Trinidad Tobago 2013 Carnival - Background vocal & Spanish guitar by Nigel Rojas
72."Radon Radon" - BLACK & WHITE feat. CHARLIE COLER [Artillery Records]
73."You Mi Seh" - DUDSYMIL [Wasp/Ghetto Lynx Records] - Happy buzz riddim  
Prod. Kashka Bo Bo Campbell
74."Till The End Of Time" - CHIELI MINUCCI and SPECIAL EFX [Shanachie]
75."When A Man Lies" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd # 8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
76."Nah Run Lef Mi Fren" - KONSHENS [Daseca Productions] - Groupie Love riddim
77."Fine China" (Vocal / Inst. / Remix) - CHRIS BROWN [RCA Records] Prod. Roccstar & PK
78."Grown Woman" - BEYONCE [Columbia]
79."I'm Ur MF" - RORY HOY Vs KITTEN & THE HIP [Tall Horse Digital] U.K.
80."Get Lucky (Sexy Salsa Remix)" - FITO BLANKO [Crown Loyalty Enterprises]
82."Body Go Bop (vocal & Inst.)" - DETROIT feat. BIG CHOO 
[Top Notch Promo/Boss Hog Entertainment]
83."Right Wine" - VYBZ KARTEL [TJ Records] - real name Adidja Palmer
84."Better Be Good" - RAVAUGHN BROWN feat. WALE [Columbia Records] 
Prod. Jerry Wonda
85."Bout That Life" - SHAWN PEN feat. MALIK YUSEF & STYLES P THE GHOST [Brainpower Records]
86."Tears Of Joy" - FAITH EVANS [Frontside]
87."773 Love"- JEREMIAH [Def Jam Recordings] Prod. Mike Will Made It
88."Don't Wanna Be In Love" - BROOKE VALENTINE [Subliminal Entertainment Inc.] 
Prod. Deja
89."Not Impossible To Me" - SKARRA MUCCI [Bizzarri Records] - Impossible riddim
90."So Many Ways" - MARCUS DARC feat. JONITA []
91."Smoker" - RDX & DREADSQUAD [Superfly Studios]   
 Prod. Hugo Chegwin and Harry Craze
92."If I Lose Myself (Love Thy Brother Remix)" - ONEREPUBLIC 
[Mosley Music/Interscope Records] Prod. Ryan Tedder, Benny Bianco & Brent Kutzie
93."Like You" - DI GENIUS [23 Heno] - Passionate riddim
94."No More War" - EXCO LEVI [Larger Than Life Records] - Broke Life riddim
95."The Next Chapter" - DELLY RANKS [Pure Music]
96."Put This Thing On Ya" - DJ MUSTARD feat. TY DOLLA $IGN [www.datpiff.com] 
- Mustard's real name Dijon McFarlane
97."Blurred Lines (vocal & Inst.)" - ROBIN THICKE feat. I.I. & PHARRELL 
[Star Trak/Interscope Records]
98."It's A Queens Thing" - TONY TOUCH feat. ACTION BRONSON & KOOL G RAP [Sony/Red] Prod. Statik Selektah
99."It's You" - DUCK SAUCE [Republic/Universal Music]
100."Take It" - MAVADO feat. KARIAN SANG [Troyton Music]


WAGRadio
1802am / 180.2fm

The Groovin' Blue Format

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OH JOY ! ! WE GOT IT DISHED UP AND READY, READY, READY TO FILL YOUR RECEPTACLES WITH SWEET FONKY SOULFUL NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC . . . THE ALL-NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 11 IS READY TO BE CONSUMED ! !

    Photo:  "Hot Wings" by knightbefore_99

YES, YES, JOY, JOY, REIGNS SUPREME AND STEAMS OUTTA THE ALL-NU GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 11 . . .
WE GOT TREY SONGZ SINGIN' AND TIM VOCALS VOCALIZING WITH SLIM & THE SUPREME ANGELS BEIN' ANGELIC AND STEPHEN McGREGOR BEING DI GENIUS.  IT'S ALL HERE PLUS THE SWON BROTHERS, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, POPCAAN, R. KELLY, LESLIE GRACE AND SO MANY, MANY MO' . . .
GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 11 IS ON THE AIR ! !
WAGRadio Management


Thursday, October 3, 2013

DJZigZag ASKED US TO BRING IN EXTRA STAFF AND ENLIST SOME OF OUR TOP EXPERTS TO HELP COMPILE THE AUTUMN 2013 WAGRadio TOP ONE HUNDRED . . . AND IT IS COMIN' TOGETHER LIKE IT SHOULD ! !


The WAGRadio New World African Music Autumn Top One Hundred is being prodded, pulled, pushed and parlayed into a reasonable facsimile of a playlist and shall be presented to you - our dear listeners - real soon.

WAGRadio Management


Monday, September 30, 2013

OH, YA' DOITY LITTLE BUGGAH K. MICHELLE . . . LIGHTIN' CANDLES AND GOIN' DOWN LIKE THAT ! ! WHAT A HUGE CHOON ON WAGRadio ! ! "V.S.O.P." IS EVA'THIN' URBAN MUSIC SHOULD BE IN 2013. NOW . . . WHERE DOSE CANDLES AT . . .? ?

and . . . THIS IS THE OTHER FILM - POSSIBLY THE NUMBER ONE OF THE TWO FILMS THAT WILL BE PART OF THE VANCOUVER INTL. FILM FESTIVAL - "MUSCLE SHOALS"



DJZigZag TELLS US THAT THERE ARE TWO THINGS HE WISHED HE HADN'T TALKED SUNNY SWEET DADDY FONK OUTTA DOING ON THEIR WONDERFUL 2010 TRIP OF MUSIC REDISCOVERY TO THE SOUTHERN U.S. OF A.  THE FIRST "MISTAKE" WAS DENYING HIS LIFE-LONG PAL A BUCKET LIST VISIT TO A BISON FARM IN TENNESSEE.  THE ZAGSTER TELLS US HE CAN'T LOOK AT A PHOTO OF A BUFFALO WITHOUT FEELING THAT GUILT.  THE OTHER REMORSE-PLAGUED BURR IN ZIGZAG'S MIND IS NOT ACQUIESING TO SWEET DADDY'S NEED TO VISIT MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA.  DJZigZag FEARS THIS 2010 REQUEST AND SUBSEQUENT DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MR. WONG WILL BE RE-KINDLED WITH THE RELEASE THIS COMING WEEK OF THE MAGICAL FILM "MUSCLE SHOALS" WHICH CHRONICLES THE MUSICAL LIFE OF THE HAMLET'S LEGENDARY STUDIOS AND MUSICIANS OF THIS DIXIE TOWN ON THE BANKS OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER.  THE TOWN HAS BEEN CALLED AN UNLIKELY BREEDING GROUND FOR SOME OF THE U.S.A.'s MOST CREATIVE AND DEFIANT MUSIC.  FAME RECORDS AND ITS OWNER RICK HALL FEATURE PROMINENTLY IN THE FILM "MUSCLE SHOALS" AS DOES THE  SEARCH BY NEW WORLD AFRICAN AND POPULAR ROCK ARTISTS WANTING TO CAPTURE AND INCORPORATE THE "MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND".  IT'S A FASCINATING STORY OF BLACK AND WHITE SOLIDARITY AMID THE CAULDRON OF SOUTHERN RACIAL HOSTILITY.
OH, AND A HINT.  THE FILM IS OFFERED AS A "FREEBIE" WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR $12.00 V.I.F.F. MEMBERSHIP.

WAGRadio Management

Sunday, September 29, 2013

COME HERE POPCAAN AND LEMME GIVE YA' A SLAP ! ! CUZ YA' SO GOOD, DON' YA KNOW, YA' LITTLE CUTIE ! ! HERE IS THE HOT, HOT, HOT JAMROCK BRUVVA AND HIS LATEST "UNRULY RAVE" . . HA, HA - RITENOWMENAHGIVEAPHUCK ! !


HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY IS WHAT PHARRELL WILLIAMS HAS GOT 'TA BE WITH HIS LATEST CHOON . . . AND THE NAME OF THAT PIECE OF HAPPINESS IS "HAPPY" . . . HUH? FANCY THAT - CUZ WE DO AND YOU WILL HEAR IT HIGHLIGHTED ON THE SOON-TO-BE-PODCASTED GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 11 ! !


"THE GREAT FLOOD" IS ONE OF TWO NOT-TO-BE-MISSED FILMS WHICH ARE BEING SHOWN AT THE 2013 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL . . . THE OTHER IS THE MAGICAL "MUSCLE SHOALS"



THIS 2012 DOCUMENTARY IS HAVING ITS CANADIAN PREMIERE AT THIS YEAR'S V.I.F.F.  THE FILM RELATES THE STORY OF THE 1927 MISSISSIPPI FLOOD.
1920'S BACK PORCH ACOUSTIC BLUES ARTISTS LIKE CHARLEY PATTON ("HIGH WATER EVERYWHERE") AND MEMPHIS MINNIE ("WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS") SANG OF THIS CRUSHING NATURAL DISASTER.  A DREADFUL, DEVASTATING EVENT THE FLOOD LED TO AN EXODUS OF DELTA SHARECROPPERS FROM THEIR RURAL HOMES TO THE INDUSTRIAL NORTHERN STATES.  THE DELTA MUSIC THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM MORPHED INTO RHYTHM 'N' BLUES, ROCK 'N' ROLL AND CHICAGO ELECTRIC BLUES.
DIRECTOR BILL MORRISON MELDS THE U.S. NATIONAL ARCHIVE AND FOXTONE NEWS FOOTAGE OF 27,000 SQUARE MILES OF DROWNED DEVESTATION WITH THE MUSIC OF BILL FRISELL INTO THIS MUST-SEE EIGHTY MINUTES OF CINEMA FOR ALL NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC LOVERS AND SOUTHERN MUSIC FANS.

Showtimes:
Wednesday, Oct. 9th 2:00 pm - The Centre For The Perf. Arts 777 Homer at Robson
Friday, Oct. 11 7:00 pm - Van. Intl. Film Cent. 1118 Seymour at Davie- 

WAGRadio Management

Saturday, September 28, 2013

* * * TONIGHT ! ! IN VANCOUVER. BC, CANADA . . . THE PRODIGAL SOUL SON RETURNS HOME . . . APPEARING AT THE RIVER ROCK CASINO IN NEAR-BY RICHMOND, BC . . . IT'S DONNY "MR. SOUL" GERRARD - TONIGHT ! !



THAT'S MR. D. GERRARD ON STAGE WITH MS. STAPLES IN THE NATTY BLUE SUIT, BLUE SHIRT AND POIPUL TIE PUTTIN' ON HIS CODGER GLASSES AT THE LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
DONNY HAS BEEN PART OF THE MAVIS STAPLES SHOW FOR (WE'RE GUESSING) TWELVE YEARS NOW AND HAS SEEN THE WORLD.
MAVIS STAPLES (AS WE'VE SAID BEFORE) IS A VERY LUCKY ARTIST.  SHE IS "A DRAW" AT HOOTENANNY FOLK FESTIVALS, BLUES VENUES, SOUL & R'N'B GET-TOGETHERS, BLACK PRIDE WEEKENDS AS WELL AS ROCK'N'ROLL NOSTALGIA SHOWS AND A MYRIAD OF OTHER CONCERTS ETC.  NOT MANY ARTISTS HAVE THE WIDE FAN BASE THAT MAVIS STAPLES DOES.  OUR PAL DONNY GERRARD A WONDERFUL ARTIST IN HIS OWN RIGHT HAS LUCKED OUT AND REGULARLY TRAVELS TO EUROPE, AFRICA, THE ORIENT AND EVERY PART OF THE WORLD WITH THE MUCH LOVED DAUGHTER OF ROEBUCK.

WAGRadio Management

Sunday, September 15, 2013

HEY ! HEY ! ! HEY ! ! ! ALL NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 10 IS PHRIED, PHRESH, PHUNKY & QUITE TESTY . . . uh, TASTEE ! ! !

    Photo: "Sukyolunt Chick'n" by Morgan Tanner

OH YEAH, BABEE . . . FROM THE TEETH-SINKIN' VOICE OF JAHEIM TO THE FONKY-'NUFF ORGANS OF BILLY PRESTION and BOOKER T AND THEN 'ROUND THE CORNER TO TERENCE BLANCHARD, BOB JAMES, DAVID SANBORN and RAY BARRETTO and DOWN THE BLOCK TO THE SOUL-POUNDIN' SOUNDZ OF THE ISLEY BROTHERS, LINDA WILLIAMS, NAS, RORY HOY AND REY FONDER.
GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 10 HAS GOT IT ALL AND THEN SOME MO' ! !

WAGRadio Management


Thursday, September 12, 2013

DJZigZag and SUNNY 'SWEET DADDY FONK' WONG WANTED US TO SHARE THIS PHOTO WITH ALL Y'ALL . . .

The City of New Orleans AMTRAK passenger train leaving Chicago for The Crescent City  via Memphis.


"Lower Mississippi Delta Region hosts historic small towns and farms.  The ever-present porch reflects not only the Delta climate's high temperatures and humidity but also the influences of Caribbean and African architecture."  
SO READS AMTRAK'S 'CITY OF NEW ORLEANS ROUTE GUIDE'.  NOW, IT MAY SEEM THAT DJZZ and S.D.F. Wong ARE GETTING AHEAD OF THEMSELVES BUT THE HOSTS OF THE MUCH-LISTENED-TO EIGHT-PART 2010 SERIES "EAST END SOUTHERN MUSIC TOUR (IS FUN)", SO WELL RECEIVED ON WAGRadio, ARE TACTFULLY PLANNING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER OF NEXT YEAR (2014).  A MUCH-ANTICIPATED PART TWO EAST END MUSIC TOUR SERIES IS FORMING IN THEIR ROVING MINDS.   OUR TWO SOULFUL LADS TELL US Pt. 2 INVOLVES NOT ONLY A RENTED CAR AND THE STATES OF ARKANSAS, TENNESSEE & MISSISSIPPI VIA THE HIGHWAY OF THE BLUES (HWY 61) BUT ALSO A TOUR 'ROUND THE BON TON ROULANT STATE OF LOUISIANA.  
ALTHOUGH IN THE PLANNING STAGE, THE TRAIN RIDE FROM MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS (OR THE OTHER WAY 'ROUND - NEW ORLEANS TO THE TENNESSEE HOME OF THE BLUES) SEEMS TO BE THESE TWO TRAIN-LOVER'S OPTION.  
WE HERE AT WAGRadio ARE LOOKIN' FORWARD TO THE BOYS DOIN' THIS AND GIVING US SOME MORE GREAT SHOWS FROM THEIR GROWIN' UP IN THE EAST END OF VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA PERSPECTIVE.  BRINGING THEIR FANS A LOOK-BACK AT THEIR YOUTH AND THEIR GIRLFRIEND'S AND PALS DIGGIN' AND DANCIN' TO NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC.
OH, AND THEY WANTED TO SAY TO ALL OUR DEAR LISTENERS THAT THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 2010 SERIES IS ARCHIVED AND READY FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO.

WAGRadio Management

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SHITMOTHAFUCKAGAWDAMNPUMPTUCKIN'MOODAH . . . . WHAT A GREAT FCKKIN' CHOON THIS IS ! ! ! "LET ME SEE YA' CLAP DOS' HANDS" . . . IT'S BUNJI GARLIN - PROBABLY THE HIT OF GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 09 . . . AND WATCH FOR G.B. 13 - 10 COMIN' REAL SOON ! !

TWENTY-THREE AND A QUARTER MILLION CHINESE CAN'T BE WRONG WITH . . . OH, WAIT A MO' . . . 23,500,000 JAM-ROCK MUSIC FANS CAN'T BE WRONG . . . THIS IS ONE NICE LOOKIN' VIDEO . . WONDERFUL SET DEC., SHARPEST OF COSTUMING AND A PIECE OF DANCEHALL THAT IS PASSABLE. WATCH THIS FOR THE GREAT VIDEO - A GEM BY ITSELF ! ALONE !



THIS HERE ONE FEATURE BUSY SIGNAL, THE FLEXICAN & FS GREEN and IS BY MAJOR LAZER - - - IT'S CALLED "WATCH OUT FOR THIS (BUMAYE)".

WAGRadio Management


ONE OF OUR FAVOURITES HERE AT WAGRadio . . . FROM FIVE YEARS AGO . . . BROTHA PREZIDENT BROWN and "JAH ONLY" . . HIS LATEST CHOON IS "FRIENDS" AND IS FEATURED ON THE GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 09.

IT'S TEN TO NINE IN THE A.M. IN CENTRAL PARK NYC AND THE DATE IS JUNE 21, 2013 . . . JOHN LEGEND sings "MADE TO LOVE"

WATCH FO' DIS HYAH CHOON ON THE ALL-NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 10 . . . COMIN' SOON TO WAGRadio . . . MAQUES HOUSTON and "ONLY YOU"

BRITISH NEW WORLD AFRICAN SINGER ESTELLE PERFORMS "WAIT A MINUTE (JUST A TOUCH)" LIVE ON THE JOOLS HOLLAND TV SHOW (2012)

YOU NOW ROCKIN' WIT' DA BEST . . . MR. R. KELLY feat. KERI HILSON AND A WONDOFULL PIECE O' FLUFF . . . "NUMBER ONE" . . . THE BROTHER DON'T MISS DO HE . . .

IT'S AUTUMN 48 YEARS AGO AT THE OLYMPIA IN PAREE. THE DIZ IS TIN TIN DEOING . . . GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 10 SOON TO BE PODCASTED . . .

SLIM AND THE SUPREME ANGELS . . . SHU' FYAH HIT CHOON . . FROM THE NEW WORLD AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC WORLD . . . . IT'S "BLIND MAN" and HE BE WALKIN' ON STREETS OF PURE GOLD! WHAT A GEM ! !

Monday, August 19, 2013

POSTED AND WAITIN' TO BE HEARD * GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 09 *


THE LATEST GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 09 IS ANOTHER SUMMAH 2013 MUSIC FEST!
THIS ALL-NU GROOVIN' BLUE FEATURES THE SWEET VOCAL SOUL of R. KELLY, BRUNO MARS, GREGORY PORTER AND JAMES BROWN . . . plus . . . THE JAMROCK IRIE SOUNDS of BUNJI GARLIN, PREZIDENT BROWN, RAPHAEL, BUSY SIGNAL . . . and . . . THE FONK-FILLED INSTRUMENTALS OF BOOKER T, DR. BLANK, STEPPER, & UC BEATZ  - and . . .  THAT'S ENUFF OF THIS RUN-ON SENTENCE . . .


WAGRadio Management

WORKIN' HARD INTO THE NIGHT 'TIL EARLY MORN AT WAGRadio PRODUCING A BRAND NEW GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 09 . . . WHILE THE MIGHTY and SOULFUL FRASER RIVER GLIDES SILENTLY AND POWERFULLY PAST A WAKING NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA . . . .


The mornin' view through WAGRadio's Studio "B" window.

WAGRadio Management

Sunday, August 18, 2013

FIRST THERE WAS THE WORD - "MEMPHIS BOYS: THE STORY OF AMERICAN STUDIOS" - A GREAT BOOK WHICH TOLD US A LITTLE BIT 'BOUT THE BOYS OF MUSCLE SHOALS, ALABAMA. AND NOW, WE HAVE THE MOVIE "MUSCLE SHOALS" . . . A HIT AT SUNDANCE AND COMING SOON (?) TO A THEATRE NEAR Y'ALL.




Here's an excerpt quoted by The Ponderosa Stomp website from the documentary "Muscle Shoals" by Magnolia Pictures; "Rising out of the Deep South of 1960's America, a sound emerged that began to attract artists as diverse as Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones.  That sound and the people who helped create it, would go on to leave its mark on music history.  The place was Muscle Shoalsl Alabama, and this is the story of how it gave birth to some of the most memorable music of our time."

The director, Greg "Freddy" Camalier was quoted in Rolling Stone magazine as saying; "The coming together of races at that time, as well as the landscape and this rural, beautiful town, as well as the singing river, as well as these incredible characters and all the other musicians down there - it all sort of came together."

http://muscleshoalsmovie.com/



*Thanks to Ron Simmonds (host of "Blues In The Dark" / Co-Op radio Vancouver, BC for hippin' us to this most looked-forward-to film.

WAGRadio Management

HERE . . . SMOKE 'DIS . . . A HUGE CHOON ON GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 08 - SCHOOLBOY Q feat. OUR LAD KENDRICK LAMAR . . . IT'S "COLLARD GREENS" - SOME SOULFUL SHTUFF GOIN' ON IN COMPTON ! !

MARQUES HOUSTON ? ? . . . AIN'T HE THE GUY WHO WAS ON THE '90's SIT-COM "SISTER, SISTER"? YEAH . . . AND THE YOUNG BROTHER CAN CHIRP TOO ! ! BIG ON WAGRadio - MARQUES SINGS "GIVE YOUR LOVE A TRY"

WOW ! WHO KNEW THAT GEORGE PRENTICE: THE PUPPET PRANKSTER ! ! WAS AT VANCOUVER, BC's CAVE THEATRE RESTAURANT IN 1962 . . . OH YEAH, AND A SINGER HEADLINED.



This poster of Della Reese appearing for nine days in spring of 1960 at VanCity's "The Cave" and backed by the wonderful Chris Gage Orchestra is for sale on ebay.  Thanks to WAGRadio researcher Jas Vanderhill for letting us know.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Della-Reese-Concert-Poster-Cave-Vancouver-BC-Canada-Framed-/190887426094

WAGRadio Management

Sunday, August 4, 2013

WHAT AN AUGUST HEAT FEST GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 08 IS ! ! SUMMAH FUN FOR ALL Y'ALL ! ! !



DJZigZag HAS ECELLED HISSE'F . . . GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 08 IS SUMMAH, SUMMAH AND THEN SOME MORE SUMMAH ! !
YOU ARE GONNA HEAR SOME SINGIN' BY KEITH WASHINGTON, K. ROOSEVELT, COURTENAY MELODY, GAPPY RANKS, JAH CURE, DAFT PUNK, MARQUES HOUSTON, BEYONCE AND SO MANY MORE . . .
ADD THE INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS OF BOOKER T. & FONZWORTH BENTLEY PLUS SOME NEW AND RAUNCHY WAGRadio / DJZigZag STATION ID's (Produced by Daddy MIKE CHERRY) . . . AND YA' GOT A NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL COMIN' OUTTA Y'ALL'S SPEAKERS.

WAGRadio Managemaent


Saturday, August 3, 2013

ONE OF THE GUYS THAT DJZigZag GREW UP WITH IS SOON COMING BACK TO VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA WITH MAVIS STAPLES - THE BARE CHESTED, AFRO'D WHITE-PANTED SINGER WITH BRIT 70's SOUL GROUP - THE REAL THING - IS NOT CANADA'S OWN DONNY GERRARD . . .



FRIENDS: A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOUR HERE THAT DJZigZag SHARES WITH THE GERRARD FAMILY OF BURNABY, BC, CANADA CUZ THE GOOD LOOKIN' BROTHER IN THE GROUP THE REAL THING COULD BE TAKEN AS A SHORTER DOUBLE FOR WAGRadio's GOOD PAL DONNY GERRARD (BIG HIT - "WILDFLOWER" on Capitol Records)
WILDFLOWER WAS COMPRISED OF B.J. COOK, CARL GRAVES, DAVID FOSTER, NORMAN McPHERSON, STEVE PUGSLEY AND D. GERRARD.
THIS SONG BY THE REAL THING ENTITLED "YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING" ISN'T HALF BAD EITHER.

WAGRadio Management

Friday, August 2, 2013

"BROTHER" MIKE CHERRY SENDS WAGRadio A WONDERFUL GIFT - THIS COLLECTOR'S PLAYLIST (Chart/Survey) FROM 1963. CJJZ HEAD HONCHO MIKE SEZ: "THIS IS THE STATION SLY STONE WOULD EVENTUALLY END UP AT".



HEY BROTHER MIKE . . . WE GOTTA ASK . . . IS THAT YOUR HEAD IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT?  R U JUMPIN'  GEORGE ?   WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT (ha bloody ha - a poor attempt at humour) BUT LOOK FOR A COUPLA POSTS COMIN' UP IN THE FALL RE: MIKE CHERRY'S CAREER AT NEW WORLD AFRICAN RADIO STAION KYAC IN SEATTLE, WA.
KSAN 1450-AM MORPHED INTO KSOL - A GIANT OF SOUL MUSIC AND SLY STONE'S RADIO HOME IN THE BAY AREA.
Mr. C also wrote; "KSAN 1450 started with religious/ethnic programming and had a few sponsored 'Race Record' shows as early as 1950.   Eventually it adopted a full-time R&B/Soul playlist with a change in call letters to KSOL"

WAGRadio Management


OH YEAH . . . TWO GREAT SUMMAH 2013 FILMS FOR WE LOVERS OF NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC . . . "20 FEET FROM STARDOM" and "THE SECRET DISCO REVOLUTION" . . . RUN, WALK, HOP, SKIP AND HIPLY GET TO THE NEAREST THEATRE NEAR Y'ALL TO SEE THESE TWO GREAT DOCUMENTARIES . . .





OH YEAH, WE ALL HERE TA' PAHTAY ! ! 
THESE FILMS ARE ON NOW . . . HOPE YOU DON'T MISS WHAT BE A SHORT RUN IN (HOPEFULLY) A THEATRE NEAR YOU.
NOW, LET'S SEE YA MOVE DAT THANG ! ! ! 

WAGRadio

THAT'S THE WAY WE LIKE IT . . . BURN THAT MO-FO DOWN ! ! ! BBCOne TAKES AN HOUR LOOK AT DISCO . . . SO WOMAN, TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS AND ROCK ME BABEE ! ! !

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

THIS IS THE OLDEST YouTube VIDEO WE'VE EVER POSTED ON WAGRadio's BLOG. IT'S THE KING OF JAZZ IN 1933 - MONSIEUR LOUIS ARMSTRONG IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK SINGING AND PLAYING "DINAH" . . .



HERE AT WAGRadio WE'VE ALL BEEN RE-WATCHING KEN BURN'S 2000 PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES SIMPLY CALLED "JAZZ" ON THE WEST COAST OF CANADA'S WONDERFUL KNOWLEDGE NETWORK TELEVISION.
WHEN WE SAW THIS DYNAMIC FILM OF 'SATCHMO' AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC POWER AND ABILITY WE HAD TO LET Y'ALL SEE IT.  THE EIGHT PART SERIES IS HEART-WARMING, SADNESS-INDUCING, TOE-TAPPING AND A MUST-SEE FOR ALL BLACK MUSIC AFICIONADOS.

http://knowledge.ca/program/jazz

WAGRadio Management

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WE HERE AT WAGRadio ARE HARD AT WORK LOOKIN' OUT THE STUDIO "B" WINDOW AND PUTTIN' THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON GROOVIN' BLUE 13 - 08 . . . COMIN' REAL SOON ! !


TWO WONDERFUL SUMMAH 2013 BOOK TITLES FOR YOUR DELECTATION . . .



DJZigZag has turned all of us here at WAGRadio on to two great summer tomes.
"The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama": has a title that calls out for readers.  The wonderful pay-off is that is delivers 20 times over.  The Dozens is the street cool verbal dueling persued from Harlem to Compton and everywhere in between.  Writer Elijah Wald persues the hard-to-find and lost-in-time annuls of its history.  They're lost cuz of the dirty, low-downness of its poetic self.  Always changed by researchers when finally written down, so as to not offend, this wonderful New World African verbosity can't be found in no book - especially when the early years are discussed.  In today's world there's a laxity unparalleled in history - witness this book's unexpurgated pages).  Today everything and all is openly said & talked about [current WAGRadio hits "Do Me" - K. Roosevelt and "No Love" by Future are two examples] but back in the 1800's and 1900's writers couldn't transfer The Dozens verbatim to respectable reviews of the day.



WAGRadio personality Sunny 'Sweet Daddy Fonk' reminds us that one of his favourite choons from the late 1950's - Bo Diddley's "Say Man" (Checker #931) - was in fact Dozens-based.
Grandmamas & Grandpapas will remember this un-rhymed discourse between Mr. Diddley and the band's percussionist Jerome Green;
Diddley:  "I was walkin' down the street with your girl."
Green: "Yeah?"
Diddley: "I took her home.  For a drink, y'know."
Green:  "You took her home?"
Diddley:  "Yeah.  Just for a drink."
Green:  "Oh."
Diddley:  "But that chick looked so ugly, she had to sneak up on a glass to get a drink a' water!"
Green:  "You got the nerve to call somebody ugly. Why, you so ugly 'til the stork that brought you in the world oughta be arrested."
Diddley:  "That's all right.  My mama didn't have to put a sheet over my head so sleep could slip up on me."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWgNKUMlzM&list=TL6F-OtqVfoG4



So if ya' didn't know it before - now ya' know - 'The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama" is one fine historic and ribald book of knowledge - great fo' yo' mama's summah reading . . .  ha ha . . . true dat!

The Zagster also tells us he's just starting to read; "Fever: Little Willie John - A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul" by Susan Whitall.

In the book's forward we read these words about Little Willie John by Stevie Wonder, "You hear his influence in lots of people who sing today.  It's impossible for people to talk about Rhythm 'n' Blues and talk about singers and not mention the voice and talent of Little Willie John as being one of those great people.  You can hear (him) when you hear Usher."
More on this unexpected (so many years after his death) contemporary book 'bout one of our New World African Musical heroes.

WAGRadio Management



Saturday, July 20, 2013

MORE OF THE WONDERFUL DJZigZag T-SHIRT / SHIRT COLLECTION GOES UP FOR SALE ON EBAY !

More great Tees!  Some of the last batch went to three NYC buyers.


A COUPLA' WINNERS OUTTA THE COLLECTION OF DJZigZag T-SHIRTS and SHIRTS FROM HIS VAST CLOSETS OF MUSICAL DEPOSITS !
THE LITTLE BROTHER 'MINSTREL' TEE IS A PROMO PIECE THAT DEEJAYS RECEIVED FROM RAPPER LITTLE BROTHER'S  RECORD COMPANY   .  .  .


WAGRadio Management


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WAGRadio's DJZigZag SELLS HIS T-SHIRT COLLECTION ON EBAY


THE FIRST HALF OF THE DJZigZag (Mostly Music-Related) T-SHIRT COLLECTION IS UP FOR SALE - RIGHT NOW! - ON EBAY . . . LOOK FOR THE 2nd HALF TO BE LISTED ON EBAY THIS COMING SATURDAY.  THERE ARE CURRENTLY  TWELVE TEES (approx.) UP ON EBAY (bidding closes this Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 10:00 pm)
WITH A DOZEN MORE GOING UP FOR SALE ON EBAY THAT SAME DAY - SAT. 7/20/13

http://www.ebay.com/sch/jmv-bc-ca/m.html?

WAGRadio Management


Thursday, July 11, 2013

* * * THE WAGRadio TOP ONE HUNDRED * * * SUMMER 2013 * * *



** THE WAGRadio TOP ONE HUNDRED FOR SUMMER 2013 **

as compiled by DJZigZag                                                                     final draft - July 14, 2013

1.  "Body Party (Vocal & Inst.)" / "Body Party (DJ Mike D Mix)" - CIARA 
[Sony BMG Music Entertainment]
2.  "Do Me Now" - K. ROOSEVELT feat. HIT-BOY [Interscope Records] Prod. K. Roosevelt
3.  "You Mi Seh" - DUDSYMIL [Wasp/Ghetto Lynx Records] 
- Happy Buzz riddim Prod. Kashka Bo Bo Campbell
4.  "When A Man Lies" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd #8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
5.  "Nah Run Lef Mi Fren" - KONSHENS [Daseca Productions] - Groupie Love riddim
6.  "Fine China (Vocal & Inst.)" / "Fine China (Remix)" - CHRIS BROWN [RCA Records] 
Prod. Rochester & PK
7.  "Struggle" - STEPHEN 'DI GENIUS' McGREGOR [Di Genius Records]
8.  " If I Lose Myself (Love Thy Brother Remix)" - ONEREPUBLIC 
[Mosley Music/Interscope Records] Prod. Ryan Tedder, Benny Bianco & Brent Kutzie
9.  "Who Do We Think We Are" - JOHN LEGEND feat. RICK ROSS [G.O.O.D. Music]
10."Touch Me" - KONSHENS [Seanizzle] - Brainstorm riddim
11."Overtime" - GYPTIAN [VP Music Group]
12."Get Lucky (The Structure Edit)" 
- DAFT PUNK feat. NILE ROGERS & PHARRELL WILLIAMS [Daft Life/Columbia]
13."City Of Angels" - AUSTIN BROWN [South 5 Records]
14."Fly" - HEZRON [Red Boyz] - The Harp riddim
15."Come Here (TV Track)" - TALIB KWELI feat. MIGUEL [EMI Group] Prod. Grind Music
16."Good Good Girl" - MAVADO & CHINO [Di Genius Records] - Re-Entry riddim
17."Tell Us This" - GYPTIAN [Stainless Music] - Rebellion riddim
18."Friends" - PREZIDENT BROWN [Tad's Records]
19."Collard Greens" - SCHOOLBOY Q feat. KENDRICK LAMAR [Top Dawg Entertainment]
20."Nuclear" - DESTINY'S CHILD [Columbia Records] Prod. Pharrell
21."Ready" - FABOLOUS feat. CHRIS BROWN [Def Jam]
22."Only One" - PJ MORTON feat. STEVIE WONDER [Universal Music Group]
23."Garrison We Say" - I-OCTANE [Seanizzle] - Brainstorm riddim
24."No Love" - FUTURE [HPG Music]
25."So Many Girls (Joeyy Molinaa Remix Inst.)" 
- DJ DRAMA feat. WALE, TYGA & ROSCO DASH/FAZE [White label]
26."Nuh Compatible" - BUGLE [UIM Records]
27."Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)" - KENDRICK LAMAR feat. JAY-Z [Interscope Records]
28."Easy Jam" -TIMBA LATIN JAZZ QUINTET [Kyosaku Records] - Valter Paiola (perc/vcl), Giancarlo Ciminelli (tpt/fgl hrn), Carlos Sarmiento (pn), Paulo La Rosa (perc), Tiberio Ripa (bs)  Prod. Valter Paiola Y TLJ5
29."Crazy Love" - NE-YO feat. FABOLOUS [Universal Music Group]
30."The Game Of Love" - DAFT PUNK [Daft Life/Columbia]
31."Crickets" - DROPCITY YACHT CLUB feat. JEREMIH [A&M/Octone Records]
32."L.A. Here's 2 U" - THA DOGG POUND feat. SNOOP DOGG [Gotbars]
33."Like You" - DI GENIUS [23 Heno] - Passionate riddim
33."Jerk Ribs" - KELIS [Federal Prism] Prod. Beady Eye
34."We Up" - 50 CENT feat. KENDRICK LAMAR & KIDD KIDD [Interscope Records]
35."Ants Falla Fat" - BUSY SIGNAL [Warrior Music]
36."World Is In Trouble" - JAH CURE [DJ Frass Records] - Diamonds And Gold riddim
37."Set Up" - BUSY SIGNAL [Turf Music]
38."I'd Rather Have Love" - JOE feat. FAT JOE [Massenburg Records]
39."Too Much Die" - RIPPA JACKSON [Hothead Kulcha]
40."Silly" - ETANA [VP Music Group]
41."The Trick Bag" - ANDREAS OBERG [Resonance Records]
Cd #1002 "My Favourite Guitars"
42."Non Stop" - GYPTIAN [VP Music Group]
43."Blurred Lines (Vocal & Inst.)" - ROBIN THICKE feat. T.I. & PHARRELL 
[Star Trak/Interscope Records]
44."Take It" - MAVADO feat. KARIAN SANG [Troyton Music]
45."Taxi Tune Up" - STEPPER [Taxi Records]
46."Bad Up Who" - BUSY SIGNAL [Juke Boxx Productions] - Peas Inna Pot riddim
47."Give Your Love A Try" - MARQUES HOUSTON feat. PROBLEM 
[Silent Partner Entertainment]
48."Carnival Tabanca" - BUNJI GARLIN [Caribbean Music] Prod. Sheriff Thompson 
- Bunji's real name is Anthony Alvarez
49."Give Life Back To Music" - DAFT PUNK [Daft Life/Columbia]
50."Fyah Pon Dem" - RAPHAEL 7 DREADSQUAD [Superfly Studio] 
- Bun Dem riddim Prod. Marek Bogdanski
51."The Way" / "The Way (Spanglish Version)" - ARIANA GRANDE feat. MAC MILLER [Republic Records]
52."Hit Me (Vocal & Inst.)" - MYSTIKAL [Universal Music Group] / "Hit Me (dj100proofedit)" 
- 100  PROOF [White label]
53."Bad (Inst.)" - WALE feat. TIARA [Maybach Music Group]
Prod. Tiara Thomas & Kelson Camp
54."Suit & Tie (Two Inch Punch Inst.)" - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE [Sony Music Group] 
Prod. Timbaland, Justin Timberlake & 'J-Roc' Harmon
55."X.O.X." - ELIJAH BLAKE feat. COMMON [Def Jam]
56."Mary (Vocal & Inst.)" - 2 AM CLUB feat. DEV [RCA Records]
57."V.S.O.P." - K. MICHELLE [Warner Bros. Records]
58."Taking You Home" - COURTNEY MELODY [Black Shadow] - Happy Buzz riddim
59."Differentology" - BUNJI GARLIN [Sheriff Music] 
- Official anthem of Trinidad Tobago's 2013 Carnival
60."Clipped Wings" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd #8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
61."Right Wine" - VYBZ KARTEL [TJ Records] - real name Adidja Palmer
62."Harvest Time" - GAPPY RANKS [Pure Music] - Push Come To Shove Reloaded riddim
63."Tell Us This" - GYPTIAN [VP] - Rebellion riddim
64."Go To The Mo" - JEREMIH [Def Jam] Prod. The Fr3shmen
65."I Am" - TOTAL KAOS feat. MICHAEL STOKES [Key Figure Music Group Inc.]
66."Grown Woman" - BEYONCE [Columbia Records] Prod. Timbaland
67."Fyah Pon Dem" - RAPHAEL & DREADSQUAD [Superfly Studio] - Bun Dem riddim
68."Something In The Water" / "Something In The Water (Ghost Loops Remix)" - 212 GREEN [212 Green Music] Prod. Rob Fusari
55."Nah Dweet" - KING YOUTH [Warrior Chief] - Chronic riddim Prod. August Massive
71."Pusher" - 2 PISTOLS feat. K-MAJOR [Universal Music Group] Prod. Bolo 
- 2 Pistols real name is Jeremy Lamont Saunders
72."Only One" - BRAMMA [Prosonic Production] - Love Bounce riddim
73."Better Be Good" - RAVAUGHN BROWN feat. WALE [Columbia Records] 
Prod. Jerry Wonda
74."Bout That Life" - SHAWN PEN feat. MALIK YUSEF & STYLES P THE GHOST [Brainpower Recordings]
75."Love And War" - TAMAR BRAXTON [Streamline Records] Prod. LaShawn Daniels
76."A Couple Of Forevers" - CHRISETTE MICHELE [Motown] Prod. Pop & Oak
77."Pink Matter (Remix)" - FRANK OCEAN feat. ANDRE 3000 & BIG BOI 
[Def Jam Recordings] Prod. Frank Ocean
78."Be Deedle Dee Do" - GRAHAM DECHTER [Capri Records Ltd.] Cd #74117-2 "Takin' It There" - Tamir Hendleman (pn), John Clayton (bs), Jeff Hamilton (dm), Graham Dechter (gtr) Prod. Graham Dechter, Thomas Burns & Will Snyder
79."Rock And Come In" - BRYAN ART [VP]
80."I Do" - OLIVIA feat. FRENCH MONTANA [Wonda Music] Prod. Jerry Wonda 
- Olivia's full name is Olivia Longott 
81."Anything Out There" - VIVIAN GREEN [Entertainment One]
82."Be A Freak (Inst.)" - IVON IKON feat. DREADLOX HOLMES [Hava Vision Records]
83."Tears Of Joy" - FAITH EVANS [Frontside]
84."Age Ain't A Factor" - JAHEIM [Atlantic/Warner Bros.]
85."Road Dawg" - KHAGO [Markus Records] - Bar Bounce riddim
86."Special Delivery" - BRIDGET KELLY [Roc Nation]
87."773 Love" - JEREMIH [Def Jam Recordings] Prod. Mike Will Made It
88."Road Song" - GRAHAM DECHTER [Capri Records] Cd # 74117-2 "Takin' It There" - Tamir Hendleman (pn), John Clayton (bs), Jeff Hamilton (dm), Graham Dechter (gtr) Prod. Graham Dechter, Thomas Burns & Will Snyder
89."Don't Change Your Number" - CHRISTOPHER ELLIS feat. BAY C 
[Ghetto Youths International] Prod. Damien 'Jr. Gong' Marley
90."Accompong" - DONALD VEGA [Resonance} Cd #1019 "Spiritual Records" - Christian McBride (bs), Lewis Nash (dm), Anthony Wilson (gtr), Donald Vega (pn)
91."Try Afta You" - LION D [Bizzarri Records] Prod. The Magista & Leo Bizzarri
92."Don't Wanna Be In Love" - BROOKE VALENTINE [Subliminal Entertainment Inc.] 
Prod. Deja
93."Brand New Me" - ALICIA KEYS [RCA Records]
94."It's Over (Get The Fuck Out) [Jersey Shore Club Mix]" - GHETTOMAN A.D. 
[Rough Luxury Records] Prod. David Patterson & Chris Is Bliss
95."U.O.E.N.O." - ROCKO feat. FUTURE & RICK ROSS [Island Records]
96."Love Is" - R. KELLY [RCA Records] Cd #8691-94816-2 "Write Me Back"
97."Sixteen (Extended Remix)" - RICK ROSS feat. ANDRE 3000 [Maybach Music]
98."Real Ganja Man" - BOBBY HUSTLE [Larger Than Life Records] 
Prod. KLC (The Drum Major)
99."Janice" - BLU MANKUMA feat. SIBEL THRASHER [white label]
100."New Dawn (Inst.)" - MOJO MORGAN & PEETAH MORGAN [VP] Prod. Mojo Morgan

WAGRadio
1802  -  am
180.2 -  fm
The Groovin' Blue Format