I’m thinking about ending it…

The station that is… (don’t panic) After 11 years with all of the costs and time involved … I’m really debating whether or not I should continue this internet station… It’s been one hell of a blast DJ’ing the live sets and programming the shows… WBPM NetRADIO has allowed me the opportunity to work with…

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,…

Music Radio…

Music Radio… Seems to be so commercialized. You get a few good songs mixed in with a stretch of music that you hear over and over and over again peppered with the same commercials. That was how I felt when I first started this station years back. Adding to that was the fact that I…

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…

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…

What are you doing?

That’s what bounced around the inside of my skull earlier today. “What are you doing?” Huh? I’m driving around in the crazy Tampa traffic. That’s what I was doing when the question floated up. The thought came right after the notion that there is absolutely no reason on this earth that a town this small…

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…

New Music Set Today!

This set is a more “genre” blending” in nature so don’t be surprised how you will hear Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Soul II Soul, The O’Jays, Brothers Johnson, Prince, George Duke, Cheb Tarik, Common, A Tribe Call Quest, Jill Scott, Dred Stock, Mutabaruka, Parliament, Whodini, One Way, The Temptations, Cameo, Raydio (remember Ray Parker? One of the best guitarists!), Anthony Santos, Amp Fiddler, Tony Lee, Ovasoul7, Gotan Project, Ron Basejam, The Demetrios Project, Marques Wyatt as the sneak into your speakers. Okay?

So, about the music playing now…

Now to answer a few questions….

No you won’t find that version of “Skin I’m In” anywhere else. Sorry!
Nope, that Tony Toni Tone remix if “Feels Good” will only be played here.
I dunno why I mixed Parliament’s “Night of the Thumpasaurus Peoples” with the Masters At Work mix of Rain/Give It Up (A Lil Louis Painting). It just felt right.
Yes that mix of Raze’s “Break For Love” into DJ Languages “Close To You” does seem very visual in an aural sense. Hahaha!! Uhuh! That’s what I saw in my mind’s eye as it played too!
I dunno. Let me know…in the meantime sign up as a VIP and lose the commercial breaks.

Funk N Jazz…

At the very top is a never heard before remix of Cameo’s “Skin I’m In” with a twist of J-Boogie dusted on followed by a taste of the GAP Band’s “I don’t Believe You Want To Get Up and Dance”. That’s going to lead into an interesting blend of Janet J’s Nasty (Cool Summer Mix) and Slope’s Funk. There’s more but I’m not saying (too much typin’ man!)

“New music added today”

You will hear cuts by:
Angela Johnson, Ursula Rucker, Kim English, DJ Spinna,Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Sagat, Barbara Tucker, Joyce Sims, The Temptations, Keith Thompson, Beenie Man, Masters at Work, Voices, Ed The Red, DJ Andre Allen, Ital Foods, Blu Mar Ten, Marques Wyatt, Sister Sledge, Sole Fusion, Roland Clark, Flowriders, Johnny Corporate, Dennis Ferrer, Kerri Chandler, Mark Farina, Deep Bros., Bassmental, Lawnchair Generals, DJ Spettro, Vibezelect, Lady Bug Mecca, Jay Tripwire, Omega, Charles Moui, Club Artists United, Urban Soul, Harmony Funk, Marshall Jefferson, Chucky Sly, Orange Muse, Alexander East, Moodswings, Versus, The Ananda Project, Galaxy People and many more

More…

Image via Wikipedia Everyone wants some… More. Me too! Shoot I remember when I was a kid the bag was never big enough and I would try to stretch the supply by only eating a few M&M’s…..still wanted more. Chocolate cake…I wanted all of it. Fried Fish..loved it give me MORE!! Grape Kool-Aid? I wanted…

Oldies & Goodies

Image by Omar_MK via Flickr Hi peeps! Greeting ect., ect., just a quick note… Added two new sets… Playing now on the station. Stuff like Knee Deep, a cut by Man Parrish, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, A version of Janet jackson’s “Nasty” that rarely if ever gets airplay, “Son of Reach For It”…

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…