The 1st of July brought a lot of hot weather to the Twin Cities so I used today’s show to encourage listeners to get out and enjoy that hot fun in the summertime. Music featured the cool champagne blues along with some hot city BBQ blues.
It’s July. It’s sticky. It’s officially summer, so I kicked the show off with a summer standard for PWB: my favorite Beach Boys song, God Only Knows. From there we went to South Carolina, Africa, Quebec…and on and on. We heard new music from Roma di Luna (Minneapolis) and Bitter:Sweet (L.A.), and down to Texas with Grupo Fantasma and then we followed Dave Wolfe back home with the Virbochamps and Mother Banjo. Check it out by clicking more!
Summertime Comes to the Land of the Round Haircut!!! Sounds of the Season ring out in Hour Three. Before that, we celebrate Birthdays-in-Blue for a pair of African American Divas—Lena Horne and Della Reese. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include The StepFather of Rock ‘n’ Roll—Bill Haley, the ‘Lost Supreme’—the ill fated Florence Ballard, and a pair of New Orleans RB Giants—The Originator of a number of Fats Domono’s hits—Smiley Lewis and tenor sax great Lee Allen.