See my new Post feature….COCKTAIL RECIPE!!Bottoms Up!
I’m so excited! You know, I came here the same way I started ‘Night Flight’, a late night jazz/blues/funk show in Delmarva many years ago when my Program Director asked me to fill some time on a Sunday night. I was never an ‘on-air’ personality, but I had some of my mom’s vinyl jazz records from the 50’s and 60’s and some CD’s I loved… It was truly a ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ event but surprisingly popular.
One of the things I loved to do was to take a great song like “unchain my heart” recorded in formula R&R style by Otis Williams 1960, segue into Ray Charles, with that sax weeping in the background, Ray-lettes doing their thing, finishing up the set with Herbie Mann’s version. Boom!
Then I would switch gears to heartbreak, pure and simple. UB40’s reggae “Please don’t make me cry”, Jennifer Hudson “and I am telling you” from Dreamgirls And “Never thought you would leave me in summer” Stevie Wonders ballad. By this time I am sobbing uncontrollably and can’t regain my composure to do the weather!!!
It was never about a genre, but an emotional journey. It always was for me and I hope it is for the my readers/listeners.