Author: Ishmael Katz

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Please join me as we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr through song .  So many styles, artists and themes connected to this Civil Rights leader.

Join me Wed. Dec 16 from 7-9 pm .  ‘Rock n’ Roll, Soothe My Soul’: songs that helped me while I grieved in Hamburg for the loss of Katharina, my love, who passed away in June. ’Johnson and James’: blues and ragtime See you on the air….social-distancing at its best. No mask required.

ishmael katz <ishmaelkatz@gmail.com> 5:10 PM (0 minutes ago) Howdy friends and neighbors…Electricity returns to the air Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 alternating weeks with my buddy, James Hawkins, who does ‘Acoustic Waves’ the other Wednesdays in the same time slot.  Hope you will listen in on 96.5 LPFM WSLR Community Radio and www.wslr.org.  Remember shows are archived for […]

I will be in the studio wiping everything down and sharing music and stories from artists who were on the Elektra and Vanguard Labels.There are a lot of great ones and some interesting bands made up of musicians who later became famous in a different group.    Shows are archived for 2 weeks  : on the […]

Join me from the comfort of your homes or personal transportation vehicles while I venture out into the Covid-19 world to bring you music. The theme is Colours. Blues is not a color though there will be some blues artists. The color has to be in the title and they are not all primary colors […]

For ‘The United States of Americana’ show.  Rootsy, raggy, rockin’, rollin’ and rowdy The Band, Holy Modal Rounders, Allman Brothers, Chris Smither, John Hiatt, Randy Newman, Little Feat, Jesse Winchester, Youngbloods, Lovin’ Spoonful and Jim Kweskin Jug Band.

Join Ishmael and Kate as we journey through Europe with some of the music we have listened to during our travels. Check out artists you may be hearing for the first time but known across the pond.

Please join me on the air tomorrow as I play songs for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I have found a wide range of music related to Dr. King and the civil rights movement.  From Mighty Sparrow to Sweet Honey on the Rock to Dr. King himself and Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act […]

Annual Buddha’s Enlightenment Show. Sacred and amusing songs around Buddha, Zen and the like. Learn a little about Buddhism as well. The picture is of my first Zen teacher, Roshi Philip Kapleau who wrote the first book by an American that helped students learn how to sit in zazen (zen meditation). His book, ‘The Three […]

With Ishmael Katz Join me Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2-4 pm as I explore the sound of the female voice. I’ll be playing the women whose voices I would listen to if the only music I could listen to for the rest of my life would be these singers. See how it compares with your […]


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