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Pamela Rose in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 22, 2020 10:56 PM PDT
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Vocalist, Pamela Rose, stops by my Doodlin' Lounge and shares insight into both the history of women jazz singers and the trying times that we're all experiencing because of this current virus amongst us. Her work not only involves performing and recording jazz vocals but also giving us the stories that make up the lineage of this music in a fashion that has become her trademark. Enjoy Pamela Rose with me, here, in my Doodlin' Lounge

Irene Reid in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 16, 2020 08:50 PM PDT
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Irene Reid was truly one of our greatest -albeit under-acknowledged - song stylists. Her blues-drenched vocals filled the hearts of jazz lovers everywhere she went. Her repertoire ran the gamut from Blues to Standards to Pop but each rendition had her own, personal signature on it. I remember hearing her sing chorus after chorus after chorus of a blues without repeating a word or phrase giving the tune escalating momentum and excitement. She was a 'one-of-a-kind' singer with a huge heart and inviting personality. I will always miss Irene.

Pamela Charlles Arthur in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 12, 2020 06:56 AM PDT
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Keyboard wizard, Pamela Arthur joins me in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge. She has become a first-call pianist, keyboardist and organist in and around the South Bay, playing with such exciting groups as the Kaye Boehler Band, the Taylor P. Collins Blues Band and any number of Blues groups working the many festivals both locally and regionally. Her presence on stage always brings the level of excitement up several notches with her flamboyant style and blues-drenched fervor... 'PammaJamma' (as she is often called) reveals a lot about herself and the path that she has been on in her music career... enjoy

Ernestine Anderson in the Doodlin' Lounge
March 04, 2020 11:17 PM PST
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This is a re-broadcast of a show I did with Ernestine Anderson in November of 2002. I mention that we caught her just after her birthday (November 11) and before Thanksgiving of that year. This leads to some casual conversation about her family activities during that time of year. Listening back to the music I chose, at that time, makes me very happy today. Ernestine was truly one of America's greatest singers and her passing in 2016 left a huge void in our roster of original and authentic song stylists.

Chester CT Thompson in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 26, 2020 11:20 PM PST
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They call him 'CT' ... Chester CT Thompson has been enjoying one of the most productive and gratifying musical careers a jazz organist can have. Gaining invaluable experience traveling the United States/Chitlin Circuit; being a major player in one of the funkiest R & B bands the world has known (Tower of Power); and finally spending over 26 years lucrative years with the world-famous 'Carlos Santana Band'. Chester has been the envy of many a musician who chose the Hammond B3 organ with which to forge a career. Still playing and recording occasionally, CT brings his thoughts and funky music to my Doodlin' Lounge for a return visit. Enjoy!

Calvin Keys in the Doodlin' Lounge
February 19, 2020 11:15 PM PST
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Guitarist Calvin Keys joins my month-long discussion of the Black Jazz record label and its significance in American Music during the years 1971 to 1974. Calvin contributed two marvelous recordings to the catalog: 'Shawn Neeq' and 'Proceed with Caution' - both of which he talks about. His dialog runs from these two recordings to Malcom X's origins to the general statement that was made by these most important pieces to our American Music puzzle. Enjoy a true jazz musician and story-teller in Calvin Keys.