Thursday, December 28, 2017
LAST . . . AND . . . MAYBE . . . THE BEST SHOW OF THE YEAR ! ! ? GROOVIN' BLUE 17 - 12 REACHES HEIGHTS OF SOULMAPHURIC PHUN#@$%#$K SELDOM ATTAINED NORTH OF ANY BORDER . . . HOLD ON TO YOUR BEAVER-LINED PELTS 'CUZ DJZigZag IS ROCKALING AND ROKKOLLING LIKE HE AIN'T NEVA' DONE !!!
TAKE ME TO THE BRIDGE AND THEN SMOOTH ME OVER WITH SOME OVEN-BROWNED POMMES DE TERRE AND CREAM AND PORK AND JUICED UP STUFFING AND LEAN, LEAN, LEAN ME OVER SOME ICE CREAM AND TARTS . . . YES, INDEED CHILE' - WE AND THE WAGRadio CRU OVERINDULGEDED & HOLIDAY OVERXMASED ! ! ! NOW, WE GOTTA EASE THE FLOTILLA OF FUNK BACK OVER TO THE SHORE AND EASE ON UP ON THE OARS A BIT . . .
BUT BEFORE WE SCREAM OUT, "YES, LAWD" WITH ANDERSON AND LISSEN TO SOME STONED BLOODS . . . LET'S DIG ON A BIT'A MAKITO, CHASE CROSS, MOTEZ, NSTASA AND NOT TO FORGET BIG K.R.I.T. THEN IT'S GONNA BE . . . GEORGE DUKE, LOU RAWLS, ARETHA FRANKLIN, MOTHER'S FINEST et CHERYL FORTUNE.
GROOVIN' BLUE 17 - 12 STRIKES THE GROUND RUNNIN' - HITTIN' ON EIGHTEEN OH TOO CYLINDERS . . . WE GOT A GOODUN' GOIN' ON ! ! !
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
FROM CONNOISSEUR JON PEARKIN'S REEL RADIO FILES - DJZigZag and SWEET DADDY FONK's 2001 CHMB-AM 1320 SOUL XMAS RADIO SHOW . . . ALL CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME . . .
DJZigZag SOUL CHRISTMAS - CHMB - VANCOUVER, B.C. CANADA DECEMBER 9, 2001
The original 2011 REELRADIO Holiday Presentation again this year of this aircheck marks the sixteenth anniversary of the CHMB broadcast 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". Since that original show, the Groovin' Blue format 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 DJZigZag, and his co-host Sunny Wong appears as Sweet 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 fans of Groovin' Blue who are incarcerated ("things are bad, but they could be worse") and tells a story about a poor pal receiving a Rooty Toot Toy for his only Christmas present.
* From ReelRadio's Jon Pearkin's site with additional music.
RATED #16 ON REEL RADIO'S FAB 40 !
Saturday, December 9, 2017
A MOST JOYOUS, SOULFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND IRIE NEW YEAR TO ALL OF WAGRadio's FAITHFUL AND GALVANIZED PREPARED LISTENERS . . . LIGHT UP THE LOG - SIP THE NOG - DO THE MONKEY, WATUSI AND DOG ! ! ! JOYEUX NOEL AUX PHUNKI PARMI VOUS ! ! !
JOIN OUR SWEETEST CAKE IN THE OVEN, OUR GREENEST TREE ON THE LOT, OUR BROTHER OF MORE YEARS THAN WE CARE TO COUNT . . .
SUNNY "SWEET DADDY FONK" WONG . . . WHO, 'CUZ WE COULDN'T LOCATE DJZigZag ANYWHERE, TOOK THE REINS AND GENTLY GIDDY-YAPPED AND GUIDED THE WAGRadio CHRISTMAS 2017 CHRISTMAS SHOW OUT OF THE STABLE, PAST THE RED-NOSED STUDIO POOCH NAMED GUCCI AND PUSHED IT GENTLY OVER THE PODCASTED AIRWAVES TO THE PREPARED LISTENER.
THIS 2017 XMAS GROOVIN' BLUE FINDS US IN THE LAND OF 25,OOO PLUS HITS IN TEN YEARS ON THE WORLD-WIDE-NET. A MIND-BOGGOGOLING ACHIEVMENT ! ! ALSO - FIFTY YEARS IN TOTAL ON THE AIR FOR GROOVIN' BLUE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FIFTY-FIRST AS WE HEAD TO 2018 ! NO WONDER THE ZIG-ZAGSTER'S NOT AROUND. HE'S TAKING A MUCH NEEDED REST FROM THE HALLWAYS & HIGHWAYS OF NEW WORLD AFRICAN MUSIC.
HOPE HE REMEMBERS HE HAS ONE MORE SHOW AT THE END OF THE MONTH !
Sunny "S.D.F." 'cross the street from Sun Records, Memphis.