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Episode 49: Funk Rocker Morris Mills Interview

Morris Lee Mills (born June 10,Greenville,Texas , United States) is an American,rock andfunk singer-songwriter. For Black musicians “Rock” is a 4 letter word. The music genre of Rock has a handful of engineering craftsmen who have taken ownership in the art from while being members of the African-American culture. To be Black & a Rock…

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Episode 48: Dynamic Singer/Songwriter Jennie Laws

With distinctive and dynamic vocal artistry, unique and original songwriting skills and wide range of influences and inspirations, Jennie Laws has emerged as a beautiful and brilliantly talented new arrival on the cutting edge of today’s music. Yet for all her extraordinary gifts, the Toronto-born singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist is perhaps most notable for her…

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Episode 47: Billy Nichols aka Poppadollabill (BT Express, Taj Mahal, Keb’ ‘Mo)

From writing hits for B.T. Express to Millie Jackson to P. Diddy to JZ – his talent as an artist, musician, band director and a hit songwriter is real. He is one of the ones that followed his heart which lead him to a life of music with a long list of successful accomplishments. Taj…

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Episode 46: Drummer David Anania (Blue Man Group, Greazy Meal)

Drumming since the age of 4, David Anania knew by the age of 9 that his future–his life–belonged with music. His drumming has been featured on more than 40 recordings, including major label releases by Blue Man Group (“The Complex” Lava/Atlantic, 2003), Shannon Curfman (“Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions” Arista, 2000) and Tina and the B…

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Episode 45: Smooth Jazz Singer Sharon Rae North Interview

Sharon Rae North is a talented songstress who sings jazz (straight- ahead, contemporary, smooth, standards). Her latest album, a Smooth Jazz/Adult Contemporary EP titledSincerely Yourswas a first ballot contender in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017 and has had two songs hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart,”Lonely…

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Episode 44: Guitarist Vernon Neilly Interview

Vernon Neilly award winning guitarist/producer at 19 years old started working at the #1 radio station in South Florida WEDR (99Jamz) as a radio air personality, his radio and music industry experience led him to being the owner and founder of his own internationally distributed record company, Boosweet Records. Boosweet Records, is an award winning…

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Episode 43: Funk Guitarist John Hickey (Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins)

John Hickey has played and recorded with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Bernie Worrell & Bootsy Collins. Members of the John Hickey Band have played with Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Cameo, P-Funk and others. His band and playing is Super Funky. http://www.joekelleyradio.com

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Episode 42: Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Mavis Staples Interview

Best known as the lead vocalist of the Staple Singers, a family soul-gospel ensemble that flourished from the 1950s through the 1970s and beyond, Mavis Staples has also released a series of albums as a solo artist. Her voice, not a gospel power-house, was instantly compelling with its deep-like-a-river quality of moral conviction. Over her…

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Episode 40: Cheryl Cooley and Danielle Mims of Klymaxx

The R&B all female funk band KLYMAXX is KLYMAXXTIC! Still going strong their music is a staple on the radio and in dance clubs around the world. Belting out hits like, “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting in the Ladies Room” the group’s name is synonymous with classic women’s anthems.T heir beautiful ballad, “I Miss…

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Joe Kelley Radio Playlist Feb. 10th, 2021

Tomo Fujita- Crossing- Put On Your Funk Face Jellybean Johnson- Let Me Shine On- Jellybean Johnson Bernie Worrell and the WOO Warriors- Lucy- The WOO Warriors Live Norah Jones- Thinking Of You- Not Too Late Steve Clarke- Can You Hear Me Now?- Can You Hear Me Now? K Sloan- Take Me Back To Summertime- Blank…

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