On a beautiful day in August, we celebrate the birthday of the oh so lovely Ronnie Spector, as well as the less so Magic Slim and Joe Tex. Also a preview of the upcoming Bettye LaVette show and newly reissued music from Clyde McPhatter, Dee Dee Sharp and Side Effect!
If you want to listen to the archive of this week’s show, click “Listen Now”. The show actually starts at 3 minutes 55 seconds into the playback. Before that, it’s old news.
We had quite a few special guests on the show this week. Paul Metsa stopped by in the 2:00 hour to chat about the reunion gig for his old band, Cats Under The Stars. He also brought along a 45 record they made of “Louie, Louie” and another track recorded at Famous Dave’s Bluesfest in 2007.
In the 3:00 hour, John David and The Jerks stopped in and play 4 songs live in the studio. They are having a CD Release Party at my Freewheelin’ First Friday music series at the 331 Club on Friday, August 6.