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Apr 9, 2022

This episode is a throwback.  We love listening to different versions of songs.  In this episode we share a quick review of Me and Mrs. Jones, the classic hit by Billy Paul, and contrast it with the version by The Dramatics, a Memphis Soul group from Stax.  Then, we talk Memphis Soul from the label HI Records that...


Feb 15, 2022

February is African American History Month!    In This episode, Steve and I have a visit from Gachele Coffey, a longtime Chicago radio personality that worked with Steve in the 1990s.  They worked form the legendary John H. Johnson, the media mogul that created and owned Ebony and Jet magazines -- the first national...


Jan 11, 2022

In this episode of our podcast we talked with songwriter Mr. Paul Richmond. The Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter/bassist/performer Paul Richmond has performed and/or recorded with R&B singer Tyrone Davis, the groups Champaign, the Impressions, and the Five Stairsteps, and contributed guitar on the Independents' 1973...


Nov 10, 2021

In this episode we talk with two icons of the music industry.  First, we talk with Jeremiah Cummings, former tenor of the internationally known Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.  Cummings has written a book about his time with famous group and his time in the music industry.  Then, we talk with Jesse James, singer of "I...


Sep 28, 2021

Summer has ended but we had some great conversations and fun while it lasted.  Listen in with Steve and Karen as they give their spin on the entertainment news and new music that made headlines this summer. 

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