With Hurricane Gustav bringing rain to Louisiana, and a political convention bringing violence to Minnesota, it was a day dedicated to remembering we are one as a people. And we all get by with a little help from our friends.
SEPTEMBERSONGS Pt 1— A LABORDAYTRIBUTE to America’s Working Men and Women, Elephantine Tunes for the opening day of the Republican National Convention, and Remembering Hurricane Katrina three years later, along with Birthdays-in-Blue for CONWAYTWITTY, JOESIMON, and ARCHIEBELL.
There’s room at the Rockhouse for everyone — even Republicans!! This week we feature music about electoral politics and parties of any kind, political or not. Plus an homage to that Republican mascot, the pachyderm. A birthday tribute to Dinah Washington and music by the Final Solution from an unheard soundtrack for an unseen movie!
Reviewing recent visits from musicians Sharon Jones Cheikh Lo with a little bit of a Labor and American/African spin ; including info on the opportunities for expression over the next week with the RNC in town.
If you are a fan of Axel and his Dog (Clellan Card) tune in at about the 45 minute mark of the first and third hours for a few minutes from the treehouse. Also a few songs and assorted stuff in honor of Dr. Lee Deforest. The play list for this week is there as well.