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Podcast: Funk and R&B

Funk Bassist Donna McPherson (Bernie Worrell and The WOO Warriors)

When Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bernie Worrell summons you to be the bassist in his band the WOO Warriors, you know we are talking about a serious musician. New Jersey’s Donna McPherson is one of the most respected musicians in the business. Listen in as she visits Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth…

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Urban Jazz Saxophonist Richard Elliot Talks About His “Metro Blue” CD

Los Angeles-based saxophonist and composer Richard Elliot is widely considered one of the architects of urban contemporary jazz. After indulging his lifelong love of funk and R&B as a studio ace and spending five years as a member of Tower of Power, Elliot and his fat, reedy tone began braiding soul, funk, and hip-hop grooves…

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Nashville’s Finest Musicians: Vicki Carrico, Cleopatra Jones and Toddzilla

What a night as some of the most talented musicians and singers stopped by Joe Kelley Radio. Listen in as we talked with Vickie Carrico, Cleopatra Jones and Toddzilla.

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Earth, Wind and Fire members Larry Dunn Jr., Sheldon Reynolds and Morris Pleasure

Earth, Wind and Fire members Larry Dunn Jr., Sheldon Reynolds and Morris Pleasure visit Joe Kelley Radio to discuss their tribute to EWF “Devoted Spirits” release. Original airdate: May 2005

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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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