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Podcast: Funk and R&B

Grammy Award-Winning Producer/Keyboardist Monte Moir (Morris Day and The Time, Janet Jackson)

AS A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL BAND FLYTE TYME, HIS KEYBOARDS PROVIDED A DRAMATIC BACKDROP FOR SUCH MINNEAPOLIS SUPERSTARS AS ALEXANDER O’NEAL AND CYNTHIA JOHNSON, THE DIVA VOICE WHO LOFTED LIPPS INC TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH “FUNKYTOWN” IN 1980. HIS TRACK RECORD AS A COMPOSER AND PRODUCER INCLUDES “THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE”, ONE…

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Drummer JD Blair (Victor Wooten, Shania Twain) Is The Groove Regulator

JD Blair is a world-class drummer who has played with Victor Wooten, Shania Twain, Lyle Lovett, Wynonna Judd, Shelby Lynne and many others. His solo CDs showcase his amazing blend of funk, jazz, soul and R&B.

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Sarah and Jen from Minneapolis Band Latona

During Minneapolis Music Month, Sara and Jen from Twin Cities band Latona visited Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth interview.

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Drummer/Educator Kenwood Dennard (Maceo Parker, George Clinton)

Kenwood Dennard is a world-class drummer and educator. He has released standout albums and toured the world with some of the finest in the music business. His accomplishments are many: -Extensive performing experience with artists including George Clinton, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and others Leader…

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Soulful Ms. Jaz Takes “Chances” LP To Another Level

Smokey and smooth are the words used to describe her vocals. Named among the “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in British Columbia in 2003, “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in Ottawa, Canada in 2006, and named by Cincinnati’s Citybeat Magazine as one of the “Top Local Artists to Produce a CD on A National Level”, Ms. Jaz…

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Gordon Sterling Delivers The Truth

The Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth:Gordon Sterling and the People are here to bring it to you! Freshly assembled in 2020,Sterlinghas brought together a team of incredible musicians to bring forth a fresh and exciting palette of original, dynamic soul/rock tunes:Cliff Blum(guitar),Scott Clement(bass), and David Ray (drums). With a brand new…

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Guitarist Bruno Speight (Maceo Parker/SOS Band) Talks Funk

Amazing guitarist Bruno Speight (Maceo Parker/SOS Band) joined Joe Kelley Radio for a lengthy chat and music special. Originally recorded in 2005. _________________________

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Chicago Blues Guitar Legend Ronnie Baker Brooks

On the first day recordingTimes Have Changed– the eleven-track album from Chicago bluesmanRonnie Baker Brooksthat brings a sound so big it could topple a Louisiana juke joint – industry-revered album producer and drummer Steve Jordan told Brooks to put his pedal board back in the van. For the first time in his professional life, Brooks,…

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Zany Fat City Express “You Are Here”

Zany Fat City Express stopped by Joe Kelley Radio for an in-house concert and interview. They were promoting their CD “You Are Here”.  

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Soulful Dante Pope Drops “All A Game”

Dante Pope uses his roots based in the church to uplift and continue the legacy of Black American Music. His debut EP, ‘After Five Music,’ is a nod to his roots from Chicago based in blues, gospel, jazz and soul music. Since it’s release Dante’ was selected as the Strathmore Artist in Residence Program, performed…

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