Rhythm And Blues/Soul Podcasts
Rock n Roll and Electric Blues will be played here. This is for the listener who wants to hear first class (A1) artist they will not find on conventional radio with NO talking between songs. One artist will be spotlighted for 20 minutes on Thursday. Only subscribers will receive the Bonus Show on Monday. On Wednesday a Teaser Show will be posted at the site only. All music is podsafe and fat free.
The latest news, information and commentary from Germany-based R&B singer/songwriter/producer Charles Simmons. Lots of discussion about the current state of the music business, as well as interviews and talk with many of Charles' famous and not-yet-famous friends and colleagues.
Blues music originated in the United States. Since birth, blues music has evolved with the times and in some parts of the world, taken the lead in moving into the 21st century.``The Texas Blues Cafe is all about promoting blues back into American culture and taking it into the 21st century.```` Blues legends Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top are key influences in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Texas Blues. It is hard to say where the blues stops and rock 'n' roll begins. Many blues artists play both . While this seems to bother some blues purists, as Muddy said "The Blues had a baby and they named it Rock 'N' Roll". ``[Article context was Johnny Winter]````Texas blues and roots music is as diverse as its people. We intend to promote blues music using independent blues artist's locally and from around the country. If their music``represents the styles heard in the Lone Star state, we will "give them an invite".`` ``Keep an open mind and be ready for a new experience in blues, Texas style. We hope you enjoy the experience.
Brunswick Records to Release Classic Soul Recordings Used to Launch Platinum Albums by Beyonce, Joss Stone and Paul Wall Top 40 R&B Singles 1966â€“1975 double disc remastered collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 9, 2006 -- Brunswick Records today announced that on July 11, soul music fans will be able to purchase the long-awaited â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ collection. Brunswick, along with sister label Dakar, was home to some of the greatest R&B artists from the mid 60â€™s to the mid 70â€™s, including Tyrone Davis, the Chi-Lites, Barbara Acklin The Young-Holt Unlimited, and The Step By Step Band just to name a few. From Jackie Wilsonâ€™s â€œHigher & Higherâ€ to Willie Hendersonâ€™s â€œFunky Chicken,â€ the â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ collection is a treasure trove of very popular and hard to find genuine soul classics. Younger consumers will instantly recognize many of the tracks from recent recordings by Joss Stone, Paul Wall and Beyonce, who sampled the Chi-Litesâ€™ 1970 hit â€œAre You My Woman (Tell Me So)â€ to create her Grammy-nominated â€œCrazy in Love.â€ Under the leadership of Nat Tarnopol and Carl Davis, Brunswick rose to become one of the most important R&B labels of the classic soul era. This collection of 40 hit songs is a great representation of the hundreds of gems produced by Brunswick from 1966 to 1975. With over 20 top 10 recordings, six number one smashes and very rare photographs, this double CD set is an automatic staple in every soul music fanâ€™s collection. Retail giants Wal-Mart and Circuit City will be featuring â€œBrunswick Top 40 R&B Singles 1966-1975â€ on sale the day of its release. Step By Step Band Featuring; Johnnie Gee. Heâ€™s the man in the band who made the Midwest the legendary Northern Soul spot that it is, and he has scored 14 chart songs during his long career, but Johnnie Gee remains something of a â€œLegendâ€ to many R&B and Soul fans who know his songs by heart but often donâ€™t know the man singing them. From 1975 â€“ 1981 Johnnie Gee recorded and started his career at the famous Brunswick Records, who at that time had stars like, Barbra Acklin, The Chilites, Bonannon, Tyrone Davis, and many more. Brunswick Records is set to release their Soul compilation of all the hits from the 70â€™s With many songs recorded by, Jackie Wilson, Eugene Records, The Chilites, Step By Step Band, Willie Hendersonâ€™s â€œFunky Chicken,â€ and many more. Though his recording career, Johnnie Gee has continued to be one of the most influential soul artists of the last quarter century. The longevity of and increase in his popularity is due in large part to the rare combination of gifts he possessed. Johnnie Gee started at the young age of 13, with a Brunswick Records, a major record label with top 20 hit records back in the early 70â€™s and today! As a producer, song writer, music agent and professional entertainer, Johnnie Gee has kept his chops up for 37 years, and the new EP release is another bar to put on the shoulders of â€˜The General of Soulâ€™. Johnnie Gee is a talented songwriter with the ability to write songs thatâ€™s provided, in a secular format, the depth of the most heartfelt Soul music; and he was a remarkable song stylist who defined (or redefined) nearly every song he touched in his career. At their peak, Johnnie Gee & The Step By Step Band were perhaps the most consistent song writers in Soul Music out of the Midwest. They had the best producer in the business Eddie Parnell, some of the most infectious material of the early 70s and perhaps the smoothest falsetto lead vocalist in Johnnie Gee. â€œCash Money,â€ â€œSo very near you,â€ â€œRosesâ€ and â€œPeopleâ€ all rocketed up the Pop and Soul charts, and immediately made the Step By Step Band the most sought after Northern Soul & Pop artists around the country in the Mid 70â€™s. The groupâ€™s seamless harmonies and Johnnie Gee falsetto blended magically with Step By Step's lush production and their smooth style.. By any measurement, Step By Step Band must be considered one of the most important Soul Music groups of the past 30 years. Originally a regionally popular group in the Midwest the group was together for a three years before getting a contract with Brunswick Records. Their first album on Brunswick Records was titled, 'I Always Wanted To Be In The Band', the LP was a masterpiece highlighted by Eddie Parnell & Benny Clarkâ€™s master composition, â€œCash Money.â€ Formed in the late 60s in Milwaukee , the Step By Step Band first achieved some regional attention in 1971 with the popular song â€œShe's Gone,â€ most notable for its contrast to the luscious work that they would record a year later with Brunswick Records. Their Brunswick Records eponymous debut was a playful fun song performed by the whole band and vocals by Jerome Gee, Greg Emmerson, Greg McDonald and Johnnie Gee titled: "I Always Wanted To Be In The Band", containing a basket of marvelous compositions by Johnnie Gee, Step By Step and co-writer Benny Clark, that would become soul standards covered by other artists for the next 30 years. That's why it's important to possess the 1976 10-track Classic Soul LP that spans Johnnie Gee's entire career in bringing you his Brunswick Records hits and best songs for your private collection. This classic LP sell in Japan for $22.00, Dustygrooves.com $14.00, but by acting now you can save $4.00 by purchasing this collector's LP, to pass on thru generations for $12.97.
Old Time Rock n Roll is the largest oldies podcast world wide. Over 800,000 listeners have been mesmerized byt the incredible 110,000 song collection playing requests and dedications and themed shows, showcasing not just the hits but all 1950's and 1960's music.
There was a time, not too long ago, when a road-trip across America meant channel surfing and cultural discovery. Drivers would hear the music morph as the view outside their windshield evolved. Accents would change. The food at roadside diners had a local flavor. These days? Not so much. Massive commercial radio behemoths have gobbled up the airwaves and churn out the same “mainstream” music from town to town. Corporate rock, commercial country and top-40 pop sound frighteningly similar. Discovery? Adventure? The spirit that once defined American radio is all but gone. It is into this musically bleak reality that a match has now been struck. Enter Country Fried Rock, a one-hour, weekly radio road trip that features some of the most exciting off-the-radar artists talking about, and playing, the music that moves them. From legendary veterans like James McMurtry to newcomers playing clubs and sleeping on couches, each episode features an in-depth conversation that explores motivations, fears and victories as America’s truest musical artists unpack their own tunes and the songs that inspire them. The sounds may range from bluegrass to indie-rock, but the heart beats true. Host and producer Sloane Spencer has been on-the-air at major radio stations for over a dozen years and is every bit as passionate about great music as she has ever been. You can hear the experience in her easy, conversational style. This unapologetic lover of all things “musically real” turns up the volume on Delta Blues, Western Swing, Rock & Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Honky-Tonk, R&B, soul, Gospel and many other Made-in-America treasures. “Rock and roll and country are really amalgams of so many incredible indigenous styles,” Spencer explains. “You don’t have to dig too deep to find a sort of creative spring that seems to feed all of these things.” Tapping that spring is what Country Fried Rock is all about. Each fully-licensed episode contains the eclectic, educated conversation of the best NPR programs, with top-drawer production and charisma of major commercial shows. “This is no fly-by-night podcast,” Spencer explains. “Each show is produced to the highest standards, is fully licensed with the PRO’s and Sound Exchange and is ready for air.” Her first 100 episodes are in the can and have featured acclaimed artists like Dawes, Joe Pug, Courtney Jaye, James McMurtry and many more. Now, after years of prep on college and satellite radio, Spencer’s musical adventure is ready for prime-time. The show is currently available for syndication on college, commercial, public and satellite radio and is looking to expand across America. “I appreciate and respect mainstream radio for what it is,” she adds, “I still work in that environment, but when I see thousands of people of all ages packing into clubs and festivals to enjoy this kind of music it lights me up. There is obviously a market for authentic American music and radio is not really reaching those people. That’s what Country Fried Rock is all about.” If you remember the romance of radio road trips, or if you’re too young for all that and just wish your iPod could introduce you to exciting new music and let you eavesdrop on the kinds of conversations that happen among artists at late-night diners after gigs, Country Fried Rock is for you. If your job is to make your radio station sound interesting, or if you’re just a fan of great music, come on in. You can smell the soul in the air as the door closes behind you and your mouth begins to water. Everything is better when it’s country fried, right?
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