Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s “The
Adventures of Sugar & Junior” is back on the radio!
Episode 761 is coming from the Detroit studios of Radio
Free Amsterdam up above the Carl Lundgren Art Studio in the Cass Corridor,
and we’ve got a new installment of the On The Road feature by Robert
Jr. Whitall and Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine
in Detroit all the way from the recent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival, where they had a nice talk backstage with the greatest bass
player in the world, George Porter Jr., surrounded by music from The Meters.
the Funky Meters, and the incomparable Snooks Eaglin with George on bass.
Episode 755 is coming once again from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, where I’m featuring the return this week of Robert Jr. Whitall & Sugar Mae Owens of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine for the third installment in their series of artist interviews on location, this time with bluesman John Nemeth at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival earler in April, plus songs by John Nemeth, Thornetta Davis, Bob & April Monteleone, the great pianist and composer Cecil Taylor who passed away this month at the age of 89, a band called Blue & The Worn Out Soles singing “The Ballad of Sugar & Junior,” Charlie Wooten’s Zabadodat featuring Laura Reed, Bob Baldori & Arthur Magliazza, Billy Davis, Robert Bradley, the Planet D Nonet, and Charlie Parker & strings with our closing theme.
Episode 752 is coming from the Radio Free Amsterdam studios
in Detroit’s Cass Corridor, with the second installment featuring
music and conversation from the Blues Queen of Detroit, Ms. Thornetta
Davis, and her album Honest Woman, a couple of cuts from her
early Live At The Music Menu album, and her guest appearance
on my album Detroit Life in 2008.
Show 748 at RadioFreeAmsterdam.org featuring Bettye Lavette
who we recently interviewed in Detroit, Michigan (3/3/18) talking about
her new CD “Things Have Changed.”