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January 19 - Jazz Guitarist/Composer - JazzyfrankHailing from Thailand, Jazzfrank has no problem showing that jazz most definitely has no geographic boundries. Jazzy's compositions exhibit a magnetism that will leave you, the listener, captivated and wanting more. This is truly an up and coming artist you don't want to miss.Join me as Jazzyfrank and I discuss his new CD, and his plans for the year ahead.
November 13 - Blues Guitarist/Composer - Memphis Gold
Blues fans all over the world continue to discover the incredible sounds of Memphis Gold. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Memphis Gold, Chester Chandler was the thirteenth child of fourteen. His father also a musician introduced his son to the guitar at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8, he was a regular on historic Beale Street in Memphis where he played the guitar and danced for pocket change from the crowd.
Following in the footsteps of his famous cousins, Grammy Award Winner, Denise Williams, and Author/Activist/Comedian, Dick Gregory, Memphis has come a long way on a journey that has lasted half a century. Having released four full length albums to date, he has shared the stage with such artists as Bernard Allison, David Banner, James Brown, R.L. Burnside, Barbara Carr, Big Lucky Carter, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic All Stars, Deborah Coleman, Shemikca Copeland, Robert Cray, Eddie Cusac, John Hammond, Little Jimmy King, Bettye Lavette, Johnny Lang, Kenny Neal, Taj Mahal, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Bobby Parker, Louisianna Red, Lil Jimmy Reed, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Guitar Shorty, Elder Utah Smith, Mavis Staples, Hubert Sumlin, Roomful of Blues, Sister Rosetta Tharpe , Otis Rush, The Temptations, Jimmy Vaughn, and many more.
Get ready for an hour of some good old, down home, foot thumpin blues. As the saying goes, Memphis Gold is definitely the real deal.
Ho, Ho, Ho!!! Time to hang that mistletoe, stuff those stockings, decorate the tree, and kickback with some eggnog and your favorite Christmas tunes. We have a great show lined up as we celebrate the holidays, and my brithday, with some very special guests! Have you been nice this year? I sure hope so!
October 16 - Bassist/Composer - Kyle Eastwood
Among other things, Kyle Eastwood comes from a musical family. Both parents, Clint Eastwood and Maggie Johnson, played the piano; and, his maternal grandmother taught music at Northwestern University. So, I guess one can say that his entry into the realm of music was inevitable.
Accompanied by a London-based crew of stellar young musicians, Eastwood and company blend infectious grooves and outstanding improvisations throughout eleven diverse tracks on The View From Here. “They’re all really talented players,” says Eastwood, “and we’ve been playing together for a while now, developing a real band chemistry. We ended up writing a lot of these new tunes together either at rehearsals or out on the road during last year’s tour around Europe. Sometimes I would come up with a couple of ideas or Andrew might bring something in, then everybody would just add on to it after that.”
Kyle's latest CD, The View From Here, is as true to the genre, and culture of Jazz as one can get in these modern times. The pulsating rhythms being extracted from his band's acoustic instruments, are not only pure and exact, but seem to represent a symbolic life source for both the band, and its listeners.
December 8 - Grammy Nominated Jazz Organist/Pianist - Brian Charette
Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was just named the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more.
September 23 - Jazz Vocalist - Toni Lincoln
When vocalist Toni Lincoln was 5 years old, she liked to dress up in her grandmother’s vintage dresses and sing to her dolls which she neatly arranged on her bed as an audience for her impromptu concerts. Little did she know that it would be more than 5 decades later that she would do her first real live singing appearance at a little subterranean Portland jazz club.
Toni Lincoln’s new self-titled CD is testament to her love of the Great American Songbook and her exceptional skill in bringing emotional honesty and her own special sweetness to the genre.
With the haunting sounds of days gone by, Toni is the essence of the crisp, pure, smooth tones that are so reminiscent of standard chirpings made legendary by greats like Ella and Sarah,
PLEASE JOIN ME TUESDAY MORNING FROM 9A-11A CST FOR " THE DOCTOR ICE MORNING SHOW " WHERE PERFORMING ON THE MINI CONCERT STAGE IS MY MAIN MAN " ALEXANDER O'NEAL". TO CATCH THE SHOW PLEASE GO TO MY LIVE STATION SITE AT WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/DOCTOR-ICE AND CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR THE DAY, OR LISTEN BY PHONE BY CALLING MY LIVE REQUEST LINE AT (646) 478-4755, OR GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TONYAKINS1961 AND CLICK ON THE LINK.
On this Memorial Day...we salute the brave men and women of the Armed Forces "Eastcoast, Westcoast...Worldwide" and we remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Join me and my Mid-Michigan Michelin Man Steve "The Baxman" Baxley for 40 minutes of aural hijinx of most things life. Among some of the topics we will be digesting are:
Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens...is this the new superheat at the WWE?
Cheating in Major League Baseball...so what else is new?
Major League Baseball manager ejected from game before the first pitch.
Is the Las vegas Strip big enough for Brittney, Mariah and JLo at the same time?
And would you watch a WWE Hall of Famer do hardcore ?
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The 3rd annual Fade to Black playwright series will be in Houston June 11-13, providing theatre goers with the opportunity to see live stage productions written by some of the best up and coming playwrights from across the country. On this night on the Let's Be Frank Show we interview Fade to Black founder Denise O'neal. She'll give insight as to what kind of jewells to expect in terms of some of the best new works by African American playwrights as well as how some supporters may earn tickets to a Houston Astros game. Also birthday shout outs, comedy corner and of course our own version of the quiet storm, for lovers only.
September 18 - Jazz Vocalist - Dee Daniels
Dee Daniels’ musical career is as varied as her four-octave vocal range is thrilling. She is a unique talent who transcends musical borders when she brings her jazz styling, infused with gospel and blues flavoring, to the stage.
Her vocal style was born in her stepfather’s church choir in Oakland, California, refined through the R&B era, polished during a five-year stay in The Netherlands and Belgium from 1982 to 1987, and brought to full fruition upon her return to North America. During those years to the present, she has performed and recorded with many ‘Legends of Jazz’ including Toots Thielemans, Houston Person, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Monty Alexander, John Clayton, and Jeff Hamilton, Hank Jones, Bill Mays, Dennis MacKrel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, and Russell Malone - to mention a few.
Dee has just released her newest project, Intimate Conversations, and it is nothing less than stellar. Please join me and my very special guest for what I know will be an interesting, entertaining, and just a good old time!
PLEASE JOIN ME TUESDAY MORNING FROM 9A-11A CST FOR "THE DOCTOR ICE MORNING SHOW" WHERE PERFORMING ON THE MINI CONCERT STAGE AT 10:00AM WILL BE HIS ROYAL BADNESS " PRINCE ". TO CATCH THE SHOW GO TO MY LIVE STATION SITE AT WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/DOCTOR-ICE AND CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR THE DAY, OR CALL MY LIVE REQUEST LINE AT (646) 478-4755 OR GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TONYAKINS1961 AND CLICK ON THE LINK.
Unlike the Los Angeles Clippers...I WILL NOT CHOKE!!!
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Among the items on this internet talk radio broadcast this week are:
In the WWE, "The Shield" reuniting? Will it feel so good and is it good for business?
The return of "Clutch City."
A recap of the Billboard Music awards, which i did not see.
And there is more...
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