Prince

This week on The Blues, 11pm, Saturday, September 26th, we're going to take a trip back into my past and some of the musicians I listened to back in the day.  The show begins with Ten Years After followed by Bob Dylan, Galactic, and Mick Weaver's version of "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" in the first set.

The second set features music from the great Mose Allison, Bruce Cockburn, Al Jarreau, Prince, and Phoebe Snow.  The third set begins with guitarist Peter Frampton along with Rahsaan Roland Kirk (born in Columbus, Ohio), Taj Mahal, and the show ends with the Goshorn Brothers doing Pure Prairie League's "Two Lane Highway."  Pure Prairie League is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

Taj Mahal's going to perform next Thursday, October 1st, at the 31st International Bluegrass Music Awards which are going to be streamed starting at 8 o'clock that evening.

This week's blues show, Saturday evening, March 7th at 11pm, starts off with Eric Bibb, Prince, Nina Simone, and Ann Chamberlain & Eddie Morgan.  The second set includes music by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Tommy Castro, the Allman Brothers Band, and ends with Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi.  And the show ends with songs by Robert Plant & Lil' Band o' Gold, Tom Waits, Ken Nordine, Terence Blanchard, and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

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This week on The Blues, Saturday night, February 2nd at 11pm, the show begins with Al Green, Michael McDonald, and the Gene Harris Quartet.  During the second set, there's music from Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Deanna Bogart & Hank Crawford.  And the program ends with guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, Harry Connick Jr, Eva Cassidy, Prince, & Jonell Mosser.

1. Ruins - debut album, Sample Size

2. Legendary jazz vocalist Bob Dorough passed away at the age of 94. YouTube videos: "I'm Beginning to See the Light" & "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"

3. Trout Steak Revival, Nicholas Johnson & Mike Mains - all have shows coming up at the Southgate House Revival

4. Flying Circus Big Band & a host of jazz musicians at The Greenwich for a fundraiser for drummer John von Ohlen.  Both shows are now sold out!

5. Steve Schmidt - Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame induction celebration - Urban Artifact - 5/2

6. Mandy Gaines - Schwartz's Point w/Pat Kelly - 5/3 & Washington Platform 5/12.

7. Rita Coolidge - first album of new material in 25 years - "Safe in the Arms of Time" - 5/4 release 

The Blues: 11.18.17 show

Nov 16, 2017

The Blues program on Saturday evening, November 18th at 11pm, begins with Al Green, Michael McDonald, and the Gene Harris Quartet.  You'll also hear Boz Scaggs, Joe Cocker, Deanna Bogart, and alto saxophonist Hank Crawford in the second set.  And filling out this blues show, Carolyn Wonderland, Harry Connick, Jr., Eva Cassidy, Prince (performing Joni Mitch

A New Book About The Musical Legacy Of Prince

Apr 28, 2017

It's been just over one year since the death of music superstar Prince. A new book about his life and music called Dig If You Will The Picture is now out and the author, Ben Greenman, is on the phone to discuss Prince with our Ron Esposito.

Wikipedia

White Oak native Carmen Electra, who was given her stage name by Prince, tells E! News that the late rock star "was like a god. Maybe that's why I'm so shocked he's passed away."

Born Tara Patrick in Cincinnati in 1972, she attended the School for Creative & Performing Arts fourth through eighth grades, graduated from Princeton High School in 1990, and performed at Kings Island. She moved to Los Angeles later in 1990 and met Prince while auditioning for his all-girl band.

He wrote a song for her, changed her name and made her a star, as she told me several times over the past 20 years.