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Bill "Watermelon Slim" Holmans. What can you say about this man? Bonnie Raitt probably said it best when at a 2009 concert she called Slim a "living blues legend".
Born in Boston, Slim was raised in North Carolina listening to the housekeeper sing John Lee Hooker songs.
Watermelon Slim & The Workers have garnered 17 Blues Music Award nominations including a record-tying six in both 2007 & 2008 and Slim is the only blues artist in history with twelve in two consecutive years.
So much to this man's life, we will try and fit it all in!
He will be joined by Sean "Bad" Apple and Bluesberry Cafe Owner, Arthur Crivaro to talk about the 2014 Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival which is on April 10, 11 and 12.
Chefjimi will be here with his Blues411 Report for the month and as we are getting into Festival season, Jimi should be full of info!
Then Ron Tanski will join me for COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENT #1
We met at the 2012 IBC and then Ron took his seat in May of that year.
His new album Never Pet A Burning Dog and we get to share it with y'all on this evening.
Then COUCH KID NEW MUSIC SEGMENT #2 brings Harpdog Brown back with his new album What It Is
Harpdog originally joined me back in November of 2012.
We will chat with Harpdog about the album and his 2014 tour.
"MUSICIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW"
Tune into the Hottest Urban show on the internet with your show host Brown Suga! We will discuss everything from the latest Hollywood Headlines, the essence of living your Best Life, or overcoming various issues we all may have dealt with.
Join us in our live chat where all the action takes place. Brown Suga Radio...Where Entertainment is extraordinary!
Harpdog Brown was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, started playing Blues in 1981 and never looked back.
He has shared the stage with such greats as Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Pinetop Perkins, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne and others.
In 1994, Harpdog won the prestigious Muddy Award – the only Canadian to receive this honor - and in 1995 was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Blues Album, Home Is Where the Harp Is.
I will sit with Harpdog and discuss his career and music.
The Nighthawks current lineup is; Mark Wenner: Vocals, Harmonica, Johnny Castle: Vocals, Bass, Paul Bell: Guitar
and Mark Stutso: Drums, Vocals.
Formed in 1972 by Wenner, The Nighthawks have been making great music ever since. The lineup may have changed, but the Nighthawks are about Blues & Rock and having fun.
In 2011, their album Last Train To Bluesville won the Acoustic Album of the Year at the BMAs.
Now the band has released Damn Good Time and we will chat with Mark about the 40 years of music and the new album.
Rick Holmstrom grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, surrounded by the sounds of 50's rock, 60's surf, folk, and the Beatles.
Since he found the guitar in 1986, Rick has been playing almost constantly, experimenting with his sound - and at time losing fans - to develope his own sound.
For the last three years he and his band have also backed up the great Mavis Staples.
Now Rick has released Cruel Sunrise, another step in his journey.
Rick and I will chat about his life and listen to tunes from the album.
"Musicians You Should Know"
Hosted by dark-skinned free-thinker Vincent E Brown, this show discusses a myriad of issues from the political, moral, and religious. Of course, every now and then a bit of controversy is liable to show up at any time, so tune in and listen to a host who is black, Christian, and conservative.
Today, I will discuss the developments going on in Ferguson, MO over the incident involving the shooting of a black teen by a white police officer. Are we too eager to rush to judgment?
Join us today as we look at the developing events in Ferguson, Missouri. We also look for answers to the following questions:
Is city of Ferguson conducting itself in a manner that will get the best results?
Are the Ferguson Police being transparent?
Does the law favor Mike Brown or Police Officer Darren Wilson?
If the crime was relevant, why is Dorian Johnson not being charged?
Where are the 911 tapes?
What is holding up the autopsy?
Why was the robbery video released at the time when they released the officer’s name?
These are a few of the questions we take a look at today. We also, discuss the Louisville Purge, Rick Perry, Chuck Todd and much, much, more!
To join the conversation, the number to call is 323-580-5712
Join me for a special edition of the Author Chat show on Tuesday, August 12th when I interview author/dietitian Karen Donaldson about her new book, Beat the Belly Fat Blues: Mind-Body Solutions for Permanet Weight Loss. This book is getting rave reviews on Amazon and is currently on their best sellers list!
About the book:
If you’ve ever asked yourself the question “I know what I’m supposed to do to lose weight, so WHY can’t I do it?”, you need this book. In the tradition of Deepak Chopra in What Are You Hungry For? and Geneen Roth in Breaking Free From Emotional Eating, Belly Fat Blues explains the complex interaction between carbohydrates, stress, cravings, emotional eating, and brain chemistry in a way that is easy to understand.
As a registered dietitian, Donaldson explains how our comfort foods raise the serotonin and dopamine levels in our brains, making us feel calm and happy. But “self-medicating” with carbs ultimately backfires as it leads directly to belly fat. As a recognized expert on emotional eating, Donaldson’s intuitiveness and compassion shine through as she explains how negative beliefs and traumas stored in your mind prevent you from losing weight and keeping it off. Losing weight is not about what you eat, it’s about what’s eating you.
Sunday, August 17th, my guest is author Tiana Nicole. Tiana will be chatting with me about her book, Deceitful Temptations. This book is an Amazon best seller and the storyline is very compelling !
About the book:
Lord, please forgive me, I prayed silently and placed one of the heavy towels over the baby's face to stop it from breathing. It didn't take too much of an effort, because in a matter of seconds , the baby was lifeless again. I sat numb as I cried aloud, in total shock because I didn't have any signs of pregnancy, and still having periods. I didn't understand how I did not know a life was growing inside of me. I should have told my story to that TV show ‘I didn't know I was pregnant’.
I gathered myself and began to clean the blood from the hardwood floor, placed the baby in the bag, and sat there shocked,guilty, and confused until the sunlight of a new day crept through my living room window. I finally got the courage to get up and clean myself up. I decided to catch the ferry over to the Jersey City boardwalk. I discreetly placed a few bricks from the boardwalk deck into the garbage bag, then grabbed a bite to eat. I re-boarded the ferry back to the city, I made sure no one was watching, then dumped the garbage bag over the side of the ferry into the water , and watched as one of my many secrets sunk deep down to bottom .
About the author:
Author Tiana Nicole was born in Chicago, Illinois where she was raised by her great grandmother Lillian E. Hudson. She attended the College of Technology where she earned her degree in Computer System Technology.
After discovering that she had the talents of a jack of all trades she went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and also a Masters degree in Business Management.
Join SC host Ron Jackson & co-hosts Aira & Mike as they chat it up with renowned guitarist/producer/composer Paul Brown about his new release Truth B Told. In addition to jamming to some of the hot tracks that will be offered, listeners with questions or comments for Paul can call in on 858-777-8436. Hope to "see" you there!
My guest on today's show is author Dwight Slaughter. I'll be chatting with Dwight about his book, Inner City Strength: The Last Unknown Name Slaughter. Dwight was a sports hero in the '70's. This is his story!
About the book:
If you fall down get up and finish. Dwight Slaughter graduated from Verbum Dei High School, a school with one of the top 10 winning basketball teams of all time. While at Verbum Dei High School Dwight was voted number one player in the Country in 1972 by different sports magazines. He then went on to further his education and play basketball at Cal State Los Angeles from 1972 to 1976-a period that would set a precedent with new laws changing how colleges accept athletes. During his athletic career, Slaughter was interviewed by such greats as Howard Cosell, on his show SportsBeat and in his book, I Never Played the Game; Morley Safer from 60 Minutes; and John Chancellor from World Nightly News. He was voted by ESPN and Sports Illustrated as one of the top 100 basketball players in the State of California. As a child, Slaughter relied on basketball to build his self-esteem and relieve the stress of mental and physical abuse. His gripping memoir follows his public career and takes the reader inside his personal life as well-into a childhood of abuse, betrayal...even murder.
About the author:
Dwight Slaughter was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1954. His expertise is basketball and mentoring youths and adult men, and he promotes concerts that give back to life-changing organizations and people.
When actress and comedian Cocoa Brown takes the stage, the world stands still.
Brown is undeniably one of the most talented comics and performers of this generation.
The Newport News, Virginia native, born Farah Brown, assails her craft with such
passion and soul-searching veracity, when she claims a stage the ensuing act is nothing
short of a force of a nature. Cocoa Brown audaciously draws from painful reminiscences
and hard-knocked lessons, bravely weaving humorous tales that uplift, upend, and
upgrade everything you thought you knew about comedy. What drives the comic who
female fans nationwide have nicknamed the “The Truth”? The sheer will of a woman
who survived the worst life had to offer and is still standing.
“I could see so vividly what was going on because I was so close,” said Johnson, who said he was within arm’s reach of both Brown and the officer when the first of several shots was fired at the teen. Johnson says he feared for his life as he watched the officer squeezing off shot after shot.