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  • 01:04

    Jerome and Jimmy Ali - The Brothers Ali visit This Side of the River - Part II

    in Music

    LIVE with The Brothers Ali! 

    Jimmy and Jerome Ali are the twin sons of Brenda and the late Jimmy Ali, Sr., an avid jazz enthusiast and pianist Born in Detroit, Michigan at a time when Barry Gordy's Motown Sound was igniting the world. They embraced R&B music and such great jazz artist as Charlie Parker, Eddie Harris, Stan Getz and Art Blakey.

    As young teens, Jimmy & Jerome were organizing "jam sessions!". All of the neighborhood musicians would come & wait their turn to jam with "the twins". Their Dad Jimmy Ali Sr., had an, open door policy allowing neighborhood teens to come over & rehearse so that they could form bands & perform at the High schools & local hot spots with the Ali Boys. Some awesome talent emerged from that basement on Littlefield Street. Mr. Ali (Bart) as he was affectionately called, had a tough policy to abide by~ NO DRUGS, NO DRAMA!! And yes, he WOULD enforce it.

    Jimmy and Jerome have shared the stage and recorded with such diverse artist as: Carlos Santana, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Earl Klugh, Buddy Miles and the Doobie Brothers, to name a few.

    Jimmy and Jerome, known professionally as the Brothers Ali, have performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Caesars, Aladdin, Stardust Hotels, Lake Las Vegas, and the Green Valley Resorts: "The District" They also appeared at the 1st Annual Newport Pacific Jazz Festival on 8-28-05 in Las Vegas and performs at Town Square Live! & the Ritz Carlton. They have also performed at The Wynn Hotel for Mrs. Wynns private dinner party & at the Mirage 8/08 for The Michael Jordan Foundation for the 4th consecutive year. Voted the best jazz group for the American Black Music Awards '08

  • 01:25

    The Conversation

    in Self Help

    It's time for "the Conversation" with hosts Klarque Garrison and Michele Gilliam-Morrissey. Each week we look to inspire, motivate and educate our listeners Worldwide and we're excited about tonight's line up!

    Gigi Ocasio- She's the exec producer, creator and cast member of "Independent Women" a reality show which shows women in a positive light.

    Marvette Coley- Marvette is the founder of "Positive Women Positive Results" is a group of women of all ages and races committed to improving the life and well-being of teenage girls in the community.

    Yupster Review- She back!! Tris Sicignano the found of Yupster an independent arts platform drops by to tell us what new in the World of "Indie"

    Micha Byrd- It's time for the GRAND opening of "Bryd's Boutique" and owner Micha Byrd drops by to fill us in...

    All this and more!

  • 02:02

    R&B artist "Switch" and Promotions Guru "Harry Coombs"

    in Music

    Switch was an R&B/funk band that found fame recording for the Gordy label in the late 1970s releasing hit songs such as "There'll Never Be", "I Call Your Name" and "The Best Beat in Town" and influenced bands such as DeBarge, which featured members Bobby and Tommy's siblings. Named due to their ability to ‘switch’ to different instruments during a song, the group got the attention of Jermaine Jackson who heard the group’s demo tape and within days the group was promptly signed to the Motown Records subsidiary label, Gordy. There, they recorded and released their self titled debut album in 1978. Since 2010 Switch has reunited featuring 3 original members, 1 original sessions/on stage guitarist, and 3 new members.

    Harry J. Coombs is a true legend in the music industry. He was national field representive for Gamble and Huff (Philadelphia International Records) and has been involved with too many artist to beign to name. Harry has worn many hats and is a wealth of knowledge on how the music business works. His story has just been released in the book "My Musical Journey, and we are pleased to have him on WDKK Radio to share with you.

  • 00:31

    Indie Talk live with Mike Dubose & The Dissidents

    in Indie Music

    Mike Dubose and the Dissidents were formed in Austin, Texas in 2006. Currently, Mike Dubose and The Dissidents are comprised of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Dubose, bassist Diana Bruschke, guitarist Tom Cuddy and drummer Susie Martinez.

    MIKE DUBOSE was born in Liberty, Texas and moved to Austin at age 6. Born with cerebral palsy, Mike was told he would never be able to play chords on a guitar. Believing that “can’t never did anything”, he decided to challenge the world by teaching himself to play guitar with open tunings at age 13, thus developing his own unique sound and style. Not satisfied with strumming a few tunes, he again defied the limitations of his “affliction” by writing and singing his own songs. 

    DIANA BRUSCHKE is a founding member of Mike Dubose and The Dissidents. Diana was born and raised in Hillegom, The Netherlands, moved to New Orleans in 1989 and to Austin in 1993. She started playing bass at 22 but was recording on major releases shortly thereafter. She played with Susan Voelz, Do It Now Foundation, Swine King, Posh (in the UK) and did an international tour with Lisa Germano.

    SUSIE MARTINEZ was born in Hebronville, Texas. She's been playing drums for 25+ years and has worked with The Hormones, Ursa Major, Cher UK, The American People, Handful and many more.

    TOM CUDDY is a veteran journeyman guitarist with 40 years experience. He's played on countless records & co-fronted Do It Now Foundation (which also included Diana Bruschke on bass.)

    Mike Dubose and the Dissidents first CD will be released in 2015, with Leonard Cohen bassist, producer and musical director Roscoe Beck joining Grammy-winning engineer/producer Stuart Sullivan (Willie Nelson, Sublime, The Butthole Surfers, Jimmie Vaughan and many more) as co-producer and engineer.

  • 03:00

    Totally Driven Radio #139

    in Entertainment

    This week on Show #139........... 

    Legendary Guitarist, who has played with Ian Gillen, Dee Snider, Ozzy, & Phil Lewis, who is releasing his new solo album BLACKHEART Oct 2

    Kristyn Burtt will be talking the top Hollywood Stories of the week, and DWTS. 

    Plus Bay & Nick, will be talking all the happenings of the week, in Entertainment, & their own lives

    The phone lines are open, 718-508-9883

    Call in with a topic & win a prize

  • 01:01

    Alexander Gershman of the Sasha's Bloc Band visits Cruz Inc Radio

    in Music

    Los Angeles based jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc are releasing their latest single “Feels Like Jazz” off their latest CD release Heart on Fire, featuring the incomparable Grammy nominated singer Jane Monheit providing her signature sultry vocals.

    A blend of contemporary and traditional 1920’s jazz, band leader Alex Gershman and Sasha’s Bloc will transport you back in time to the feel good times of the roaring ‘20s in this new single with its simple, conversational verses, polished production and standout solos from trumpeter Kye Palmer and guitarist Steve Cotter capturing the styles and excitement of the past.

    With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sasha’s Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

  • 02:27

    A Toast to Music, Cooking & Pets

    in Culture

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagnes Sundays show, airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Marc Platt – Publisher of  "How The Beatles Did It!",  a user-friendly guide and multi-media pop gallery that focuses on who influenced The Beatles to write their massive catalog in just an eight-year span. The Pop Gallery also features 14 Audio Notebooks and 12 Special "Deconstructing Videos".
    - Guitarist and producer Micha Schellhaas talks about his upcoming new album that he is recording with producer Carl Verheyen, keyboardist Jim Cox, bass player Dave Marotta, and drummer Chad Wackerman.
    - Chef Jeremy Manley ‘San Diego’s Sustainable Chef’ of Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro, shares a summer recipe.
    - Dr. Gretchen Schoeffler - Emergency and critical care veterinarian with the Cornell University Hospital for Animals

  • Joseph Strider: Friday Night Dance Party w Mary Lou Munroe Rey!

    in Indie Music

    Hour 1 of the Friday Night Dance Party features YOUR requests!  We're flip flopping the format today!

    Hour 2 features Singer/Songwriter Joseph Strider who will be interviewed by our very own Mary Lou Munroe Rey!  An accoustic guitarist, Joseph sings, plays guitar, has been in cover bands and so much more!  He plays a variety of styles and formats and is best described as a modern Indigenous alternative!

    Call 323 657-1493 to ask a quesiton and join the fun!

    Buy Joseph's music on iTunes here!
    Visit Joseph's website here!

  • 00:56

    The Secret VI ... Metal from California

    in Rock Music

    Today Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes the Metal Band The Secret VI to the show!


    Southern California metal band The Secret VI are set to release their new Ep, Mixed Episode on 11 September 2015 via Vanity Digital Music / Vanity Music Group. 
    Comprised of three tracks, "Plastic Smile," "You're All Bark" and "Driven," Mixed Episode takes the band away from the death metal leanings of their 2012 demos and into a much more melodic metal direction.. "I love all kinds of metal, including bands like Morbid Angel and Slayer," says guitarist and founder member, Scotty Ch, "so my writing took a swing in that direction for a while but now we're down to straight forward in your face metal."

    Media Inquiries: 
    Head First Entertainment
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  • 01:42

    No Fear Of Landing w/ Guest - Peter Kelly

    in Self Help

    #TNT 031: He's not the average run of the mill singer/songwriter. His music has proven to be beyond the superficial.  And as a vocalist whose soulful, confessional lyrics breathes a certain relatable life to its listeners...Graduating with a degree in 'Music Performance" from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, seperating from his band HEMENWAY & releasing his first Solo EP "Forever Again" in 2012 which received rave reviews on stations around the world of which one of the songs "Maybe" was featured in Victor Bruno's Short Film "Thanks Dad" and was a finalist at the 2012 Trophest Film Festival. He has maintained live presence performing at major gigs incuding a performance of his song "Oz" at the United Nations Correspondence Awards at Cipriani in New York.. and despite the life altering experience of having his song played in front of an audience of over 10,000 at New York's, "Bryant Park"....he continues to nurture his vision to FLY globally with his music without the posible 'Fear of Landing...".-  A first release off of his soon-to-be-released album coming out this October from "Dont Leave Me Alone" album, has gone on to be featured in a new feature film #50Fathers... So Join The Expressionist - Alex Okoroji LIVE this Talk Wednesday, 16 September 2015 @ 9pm GMT | 10pm (WAT) | 11pm (CAT) | 1pm (PST) | 4pm (EST) {Please check your local time zone} with guest - American Vocalist, Songwriter & Guitarist - PETER KELLY as we talk about his journey, experience and his desire to keep flying non-stop.

    Its Interactive, so feel free to CALL IN +1 (215) 383- 3766 to Join The Conversation or via Skype for FREE

    I Love You For Listening....

  • 01:00


    in Entertainment

    On the heels of the success of their first single, "It's Only Love", which earned a place on USA Today/Mediabase and was #11 on Allen Kepler's Top 20 Smooth Jazz Countdown as well as being a favorite of his for several months, Groove LTD. is gearing up for the release of their debut album, First Class. Produced and written by Billboard Chart Topping Artist and Multi-Platinum Producer, U-Nam, First Class is an energetic album that will have listeners playing it on repeat. Teaming up with up and coming saxtress Shannon Kennedy. The project includes an impressive line up of special guests including keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen, Maysa Leak, Grammy Award winning percussionist Paulinho DaCosta, drummer Michael White (of Maze, George Benson), bassist Dwayne "Smitty" Smith (Boney James), Neo-Soul singer Myron Davis, steel drums master Andy Narell, as well as many more.  

    Follow U-Nam on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Follow Shannon Kennedy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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