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Episode 91: Sister Funk Talks About Their “Gossip” CD

Since 1999, Sister Funk, a 5-piece all female band has been performing on national level playing their fresh funky originals and some of the best pop/rock/dance covers of yesterday and today. This Connecticut band has been friends with Joe Kelley Radio for over 20 years. They have been booked as the opening act for well-known…

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Episode 86: Jay Double You! Discusses Funk and His Time As Original Band Leader of Parlet

Jay-Double-You!, a.k.a., James Wright, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He worked for several years in recording studios with the likes of producer Don Davis and artists’ Bernie Worrell; Johnnie Taylor; and George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic road show favorites, Parlet and Brides of Funkenstein. Most notably, Jay-Double-You! was the original band leader…

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Episode 84: Zapp Member Bigg Robb Talks About The Real Funk

Zapp band member Bigg Robb stopped by Joe Kelley Radio for an engaging interview. Bigg Robb talked about his solo career, touring as a member of Zapp, the legendary food backstage food fight between Prince and The Time, and Jerome Benton’s influence on him. Originally aired in 2002. http://www.joekelleyradio.com

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Episode 80: Bassist Robin Duhe (Frankie Beverly and Maze) Interview

Bay Area native Robin Duhe laid down the bass line as a key member of the San Francisco soul group Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly for more than thirty years. During that run, the quiet-storm specialists released ten gold albums, and scored No. 1 R&B hits with “Back in Stride,” “Can’t Get Over You,” “Love Is…

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Joe Kelley Radio Playlist April 6th 2021

Talking Heads – Girlfriend Is Better Tomi Jenkins – Life To Remember Prince – Groovy Potential Steve Arrington – Hump To The Bump Stevie Wonder- I Love You Too Much Fela Kuti – Zombie Maceo Parker – Soul Power Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words Burning Spear – Soul The Time – Trendin’…

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Episode 76: Guitarist Jeff Raines of Galactic Brings The Funk

In the early-to-mid-‘90s, guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio, childhood friends from outside Washington, DC, were attending different schools in New Orleans and creating what would become one of the city’s staple acts, the funk-forward collective Galactic, which has grown from its New Orleans funk roots into a fusion of traditional and modern styles,…

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Episode 75: Prince and The Revolution Guitarist Dez Dickerson

Dez Dickerson is a phenomenal guitarist and songwriter. He was an original member of Prince’s band The Revolution and played guitar with Prince from 1979 to 1983. He appeared in the movie Purple Rain playing his solo song “Modernaire”. His band was named Modernaires and went on tour with Billy Idol. Dickerson later went on…

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Joe Kelley Radio Playlist March 25th 2021

Jimmy “Bo” Horne – Spank Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel The Record Company – Baby I’m Broken Madhouse – Six The Friends of Distinction – Going In Circles Judith Hill – The Pepper Club Paul Brown – Listen Up Huey Lewis and the News- Her Love Is Killin’ Me The S.O.S. Band – Take…

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Joe Kelley Radio Playlist March 24th 2021

Death Cab For Cutie – Crooked Teeth Mankala – Speak Your Mind Freak Juice – Our Time China Blak – Brighter Day Curt Jones – Somebody’s Watching You

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Joe Kelley Radio Playlist March 23rd 2021

Raphael Wressnig – The Party John Scofield – Unchain My Heart Sonnyboy – Devil’s Got You High Madhouse – Six (End of The World Mix) Brownmark – I Hear ‘Em Calling Shadow Magnetic – Four (Live) Little Freddie King – Goin’ Out Da Mountain Regina Spektor – Bonne Idee Walter Thomas – No Place Like…

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