Valentines Day

View image | gettyimages.com So, once again its “Valentine’s Day“ Ever wonder who was this Valentine dude and was this person really all that “mushy”? Did a little digging and it seems that the Catholic Church recognizes about three different saints named either Valentinus or Valentine. One line goes that Roman emperor Claudius II decreed single…

Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk and More…

Check out WPBM NetRADIO’s Live 365 stream! Recently added rare versions of club classics, funk jams and  more! Like the slow jam sets? GREAT!! If you have not stopped in lately… Take a look at What you are missing… (comments?) AND… Views for thoughts… At one time of another I’m sure we’ve all heard “this…

So…

    So… Spring has sprung and summer is knocking on our doors… The summer mix set is coming. Working hard on it. Those of us who love spoken words lost a voice this morning. Maya Angelou passed on today as she continues her journey. May we all listen to the message of her words…

Diversity

Diversity at WBPM NetRADIO means the best R&B, House, Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Dance and World Beat you will hear today. Here’s some reasons why that will be heard during the next 36 hours: Ernest Raglin, The Isleys, Wayman Tisdale, The Dells, Smokey Robinson, Blue Asia, Deep Wide, Intik, Unforscene, Weather Report, They Stylistics, Moss,…

New Music Mix Set!

There’s a NEW MIX SET streaming. So without spoiling it for you… New Foremost Poets, Green Tea, Miranda Cole, Inusa, Dawuda, Alex Agore, Madeka Mokote, Ayala, Max Rosardo, Aquarius,  Taliwa and a few surprises Foot tappers, stompers and classics by The O’Jays, Miguel Migs, Bootsy Collins (feat. Samuel Jackson), check your Heartbeat with Taana Gardner,…

The Other Duke…George Duke

The Other Duke…George Duke   Our most recent Duke, George, left us Monday August 5th 2013 and with his passing a gap in sound has been created. I’d like to send my deepest condolences to those who knew and loved him best. I know I miss him. That man over there on the right played…

The System is Up & Running!

FYI Kiddies… From Mic Murphy… Oh wait… You say you don’t know who this is? Let me jog your memories… Remember Eddie Murphy‘s “Coming To America” & “Beverly Hills Cop”? You heard their music. Remember “You’re In My System”? “Don’t Disturb This Groove?” Coming back now huh? Okay, Jeff Lorber fans, listen to his “Step…

See What I Mean?

By now you’ve heard the latest news…right? So I won’t tell you who it was or anything like that. So let’s just say “Damn not you too…”   Peace and love, DJ © 2012, WBPM NetRADIO.com. 2004 – 2019 All rights reserved. Duplication without permission is not permitted.

Where you hear…

You New Yorkers out there remember back in the day when WBLS used to have Frankie Crocker do the station call letters in that booming echoing voice? “WBLS…The Total Black Experience In Sound Where You Hear…” Then in full blown stereo he’d rattle off like 400 artists names for what seemed like 20 minutes listing…

It’s about TIME!!!

They’rrrrrre baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! It’s about time. I mean it’s about The Time. Now calling themselves “The Original 7ven”, the original members of The Time – Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, “JellyBean” Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Terry Lewis, Monte Moir and Jerome  have rejoined forces Here’s a peek at their latest off of “Condensate” . The track is called…

Ohhh Vesta…

(That’s what I said when the news got to me …) Ohhh Vesta  not you too… Seems like everyday signs of our mortality being shown to us along our travels. Vesta Williams showed us how beautiful sound could be. Vesta caught my attention with “Don’t You Blow A Good Thing”. My reaction was “Who Dat!?!?”…

Connections & Disconnections

You know that saying “Small World”? It’s all about connections and disconnections. For example, consider a band like Zapp. Started by Lester and Roger Troutman, the group grew into the powerhouse most of us know as Zapp. But, before that it was Roger and the Human Body. Through a childhood friendship with Bootsy Collins that…

Rest in Peace Nick Ashford

Dear Valerie, To you and the family our deepest regrets. Words can’t even begin to express… Thanks to you both, the lessons of your music made me aware of some of the things I deserve in life…. Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are definitely a pair of the “unsung” who’ve crafted hits for a number…

Wow…

Image by undergroundbastard via Flickr Gary Shider…. Know who that is? P-funk fans know. Okay… for those of you who’ve seen Parliament/Funkadelic in action over the years, remember the dude in the diaper? That’s Gary Shider. He was musical director of the band(s) as well as a signature guitarist. He passed during June while myself,…

The Saturday Night Set

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages…. I just hated all the typing involved..okay I can be lazy…I have to admit, I suck at typin’ so this typing up a list of (have to be over) 100 songs is an act of pure dedication to the cause…. (Feelin sympathetic yet?) Here’s a partial listing…