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J.J. Thames was raised in a blue-collar family.
J.J. began performing at the tender age of 9 years old, and became a blues- shouting banshee by the time she was just 18 years old.
She cut her teeth after moving down to Jackson, MS. Where she began to perform with the celebrated "Chitlin' Circuit superstars like; Marvin Sease.
J.J. and I will explore her roots and check out tunes from her album, Tell You What I Know.
Ken Chester "Sugar Brown" Kawashima was born in Bowling Green Ohio.
His attachment to the Blues came while he studied at the University of Chicago by day and prowled the blues clubs at night, backing artists such as Taildragger and "Big Eyes" Smith.
He now lives in Toronto, and his latest album is entitled Sugar Borwns Sad Day and Sugar and I will chat about his journey to where he is today while we listen to tunes from the album.
Polly O'Keary began playing music in bars in Mexico at 16, and after a early rock career that included a record deal, she fell in love with blues at 28.
She was first named Washington Blues Society Female Vocalist of the Year in 2004, and has won it twice more since then.
Her first and second albums were well-reviewed, and the second was named Album of the Year by the WBS, and Polly was named Songwriter of the Year.
She spent time touring with Too Slim & The Taildraggers and is now back in the Northwest with a new trio. Polly and I will discuss her career and listen to songs from her latest, Compass.
Tweed Funk originally came to The Couch back in April of 2012. They return with their new album, First Name Lucky and we will find out what the band has in store for 2014 while we listen to cuts form the album.
The band Tweed Funk earned their way to the 2012 IBC by way of the Grafton Blues Society. Not bad for a band together for less than a year.
Their debut album, Bringin It brought the band huge recognition and airplay.
Joseph "Smokey" Holman on vocals, JD Optekar on guitar, Marcus "MG" Gibbons on drums, Eric Madunic on bass and Jon Lovas on Sax are the core of Tweed Funk.
They have a new album dropping the week they are on the show entitled Love Is and we will be playing cuts from it on the show as we chat with the guys.
Then Boy Wells will make his trip to The Couch after having to reschedule his first appearence.
Wells is a veteran of the southern rock scene that was rooted in the geographical and multi-stylistic pocket around the nation’s capital, who now resides in the artistically fertile hills of Central Texas.
His album Blue Skies Calling is a collection of sweet tuneage.
Boy has had some difficult times in his life and we will explore how they shape his music and where he is headed in his career.
In this episode, we interview Funk Roberts from Funk Roberts Fitness.
"Funk" (Marc) Roberts, was a former professional beach volleyball player (athlete), turned MMA Conditioning Coach, Certified Personal Trainer CPT, Certified Metabolic Trainer, Kettlebell Training Specialist and Fat Loss Guru.
Jesse Stoddard, fitness boot camp business coach, personal trainer, and author featured in CNN Money, along with the well-known and highly regarded fitness expert Georgette Pann, owner of NutriFitness Bootcamps, the founder of Sure Victory Fitness Bootcamp Club, and creator of the famous Sure Victory Boot Camp Business in a Box program, host this discussion about the personal training career and fitness business. Along with exclusive interviews with fitness experts and trainers who run successful fitness boot camp companies, they discover why some personal trainers fail and others succeed.
TODAY AND IN THE COMING WEEK, WE TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC AND TALENTED SONG WRITERS, AND SINGERS EVER ,,MOTOWN'S AL HUDSON.WE WILL PLAY MUSIC HE CREATED FROM BOTH, THE SOUL PARTNERS THRU HIS DEALINGS WITH THE WORLD RENOWNED GROUP ONE WAY. TODAY IS PART 1 OF THAT JOURNEY FEATURING MR HUDSON WITH ONE WAY
TODAY AND IN THE COMING WEEK, WE TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC AND TALENTED SONG WRITERS, AND SINGERS EVER ,,MOTOWN'S AL HUDSON.WE WILL PLAY MUSIC HE CREATED FROM BOTH, THE SOUL PARTNERS THRU HIS DEALINGS WITH THE WORLD RENOWNED GROUP ONE WAY. TODAY IS PART 2 OF THAT JOURNEY
Do you know somebody who revels in playing the victim, constantly gripin' and moanin' about things (s)he can actually change but chooses to blame on everybody else? Well, we do .... and we DON'T entertain the bullshit! Givin' it the only way we know how, Straight, No Chaser, Tigga & ArmageDon will explore, expose and enlighten and Empower on this and whatever else we choose to discuss. Another Hit Dog Holla Production where ALL are welcome to join the conversation.
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About damn time too...it took me 8 YEARS to get him but I did!!!!!!! Please join me for an oh so special episode as a I celebrate the artistry of he who I affectionally refer to as my "husband"...Van Hunt...u don't wanna miss this shyt right here...He just dropped a dope new album,"The fun rises,The Fun sets"..
Van Hunt, a Dayton, Ohio-born musician, made his way to Atlanta where he drew acclaim for his production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. His own self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly establishing Hunt as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic melding of R&B, neo-soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Hunt received a 2005 “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” Grammy nomination for his breakthrough hit single, “Dust” that was featured on his debut album. That was then...I fell in love..fastforward to NOW...I love him even more..wait and see
April Deep Aries Presents is Proud to announce Chris Jasper on the show again with his latest single "Still in Love". Mr. Jasper is of course a legend in himself and all of his contributions to music. Also, in depth conversation again!
If you are familiar with THE ISLEY BROTHERS, then you have heard the music of CHRIS JASPER, who was primarily responsible for writing and producing all of THE ISLEY BROTHERS music during this time, including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You” and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power.” His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-trained musician, and his expertise on the keyboards and synthesizers, are the foundation of the legendary “Isley Brothers Sound.” When the six members of THE ISLEY BROTHERS disbanded (1984), Marvin and Ernie Isley joined CHRIS JASPER and formed ISLEY-JASPER-ISLEY. Without this crucial musical component, THE ISLEY BROTHERS were no longer a self-produced, self-contained group.
#ClassicFunkSunday w/ Special Flava Guest Maurice Cooke
What you know about that funk? That get down, to get up! Cant get enough of that funky stuff...Funk. Well if you don't know Poppa L's, CM Dubb and this Sunday's Special Flava Guest the Legendary Maurice Cooke will teach you a thing or two...
Mr. Maurice Cooke has performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The 1st Morning Show for 170 Children, the 2nd Gospel Festival Celebration, the 3rd Michael Jackson Tribute that aired on CNN, as well as Special appearances in movies like "Skate Town USA", "America Town" and a Hanna- Barbara TV show as "Scat Cat"... this brother has been working and his motto is "I Can Do it"...so let's all do it together and tune into Poppa L's #Oldschoolflavasundays only on #PoeticDesignsRadio at 4pm.
Listen Live via 657-383-0107 or www.Blogtakradio.com/PoeticDesignsRadio...What's your Flava?
TODAY AND IN THE COMING WEEK, WE TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC AND TALENTED SONG WRITERS, AND SINGERS EVER ,,MOTOWN'S AL HUDSON.WE WILL PLAY MUSIC HE CREATED FROM BOTH, THE SOUL PARTNERS THRU HIS DEALINGS WITH THE WORLD RENOWNED GROUP ONE WAY.
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