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Author: Ishmael Katz

I PAY HOMAGE TO MY TEACHER, STEVE JAMES, WHO PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY.  Plus  there are a lot of great   musicians with the last name James and Johnson…..tonight 11pm-1 am or until July 18 on ARCHIVES

WITH ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MNEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEHIND US WE MOVE FORWARD AS ALWAYS WITH GREAT MUSIC.   NOT TRAVELING THIS WEEK…IT’S MUSIC FROM FOLKS BORN OR DIED AROUND MAY 3RD…WHO MIGHT THAT BE, ISHMAEL, YOU ASK?   EVER HEARD OF: rita coolidge, judy collins?  frankie valli, pete seeger, james brown, dick dale, blind willie mctel, lspike […]

THIS SHOW IS ABOUT MUSCLE SHOALS STUDIOS ‘FAME’ AND ‘JACKSON HWY’ STUDIO THAT THE ‘SWAMPERS’ STARTED WHEN THEY LEFT ‘FAME’….yes, those guys in ‘Sweet Home Alabama”…..muscle shoals has the Swampers’   ALSO STAX RECORDING STUDIO AND SUN RECORDS IN MEMPHIS……I HAVE BEEN TO ALL FOUR AND THERE ARE A TON OF GOOD SONGS FROM THOSE […]

Please join me tonight for a musical and storied trip through Wyoming and Idaho.  Much to share…and remember you have two weeks to listen    at your leisure on wslr.org Archives. Minnesota/ND/SD is still on archives until Mar. 29   Iowa and Missouri (St. Louis and KC) till Mar. 22           […]

please join me tonight from 11pm-1am or on archives for the next two weeks for a trip   to Minnesota, N. Dakota and S. Dakota…. music and memories from such great places as   Lake Itasca (beginning of the Mississippi River}, Mt. Rushmore, Deadwood, Black Hills, Badlands Nat’l Pk as well as    Mt. Rushmore […]

Please join me tonight from 11pm-1am for The Road Show which this week features my travels to Iowa, Missouri (St. Louis and KC) and Minnesota.   You can listen live on wslr.org or WSLR-LPFM 96.5.  Archives are available for two weeks.   Electricity: Civil Rights Special          on archives till Mar. 11 Eclectricity: The […]

JOIN ME TONIGHT FOR A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE SOUTHERN STATES I HAVE VISITED THE PAST TWO YEARS.  I WILL BE TELLING LISTENERS ABOUT THE FUN THINGS I DID THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO DO IF YOU HEAD THAT WAY IN THE FUTURE. YOU CAN LISTEN FROM ARCHIVES FOR TWO WEEKS IF YOU CAN’T STAY […]

Music about the Civil Rights Movement plus talk about the Civil Rights Museums I have visited the past two years in Memphis; Montgomery; Macon; Birmingham and Tulsa

Sat. Feb. 26 11pm-1 pm Archived for two weeks Learn about the Civil Rights Museums I have visited in the last two years in Macon; Birmingham, Montgomery , Memphis and Tulsa. Music as well….how cool is that. Day of Resistance at WSLR…Black History Month drawing to a close.

Please join me for the MLK Day Special. …a snappy variety of music related to the man and the past and ongoing Civil Rights Movement plus stories from my recent trip to Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama civil rights museums and memorials.  Fear not, it will be entertaining and uplifting as well as sad and solemn.