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On the air since 1982. First radio show featured on Prince’s official website.


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Drummer John Blackwell (Prince and the NPG, Cameo, Patti Labelle)

Phenomenal drummer John Blackwell was a member of Prince and the NPG, Cameo and Patti Labelle. The Berklee College of Music grad also had stellar solo records. I miss my friend John Blackwell and was honored when he called me one night and asked...

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St. Paul Peterson Minneapolis Music All-Star

Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.” Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo...

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Keyboardist Tommy Barbarella (Prince and the NPG , Greazy Meal)

Minneapolis keyboardist/producer Tommy Barbarella in the house. Tommy Barbarella toured and recorded with Prince and the New Power Generation. He is also a founding member of the funk and soul band Greazy Meal. Besides his stellar solo productions, Barbarella has recorded and performed with...

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Chris Frantz and Kid Frantz (Tom Tom Club, Talking Heads) Talk “Downtown Rockers”

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Frantz and Kid Ginseng stop by Joe Kelley Radio to discuss the Tom Tom Club’s album “Downtown Rockers”. Chris Frantz was also original member and drummer in Talking Heads. Kid Ginseng is an amazing deejay for Tom...

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Tracey Whitney Is Singing Songs She Loves

A former “Raelette” with the legendary Ray Charles, Tracey Whitney began performing with The Whitney Family at age 11. After touring with Ray, she spent 5 years singing solo in Japan. Since relocating to Albuquerque in 2012, she’s been thrilling audiences throughout the city...

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Flamenco Guitarist Jonathan Fritz and Cellist Michael Kott

Jonathan Fritz is a Nuevo Flamenco artist/touring sideman/music producer from New York City and travels the world playing for a wide range of audiences. As a self taught player, he has mastered many guitar stylings and is a passionate stage performer. He has toured...

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