Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!
A show with a goal to address the sociopolitical issues pertaining to Afrikan peoples in this country (black people), from a younger person's perspective.
The discussions will be combined with positive and political music of various genres, as composed and performed by a long line of descendants. It will feature book highlights, guests who contribute to pro-activity in their respective communities and an opportunity for the listening community to become involved in conversations, by calling in. Let's liberate our minds through the airwaves!!
here is the full interview we did with randall sullivan, author of untouchable: the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson. sullivan is also the author of the price of experience and the miracle detective. he was an editor at rolling stone magazine for over 20 years.
how i view michael certainly appears to be different than how mr. sullivan views him (i mean, he is my teacher! everyone who knows me already knows my perspective). however, i cannot take away whatever experience he has had, because it's his. i consider my experience with mr. sullivan to have been quite positive and educational.
- Title: an interview/conversation with randall sullivan, author of 'untouchable'
- Length: 57:23 minutes (52.54 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
i grew up on vinyl since i was in my mother's womb... when i became conscious of what the physical format of vinyl actually was, i recognized that this medium which stored sounds was a healing mechanism- it was used to calm the soul after a fight, or just to recapture memories.
i used to purchase music on my own all the time, but it wasn't until i was 15 years old when i truly started seriously COLLECTING vinyl. some time after this initial point my first musical teacher (after my mother) was a man named pat. longo; he was quite patient with me as i sat wide-eyed and eager, simply listening to him share information and histories of different record labels. he'd wax poetic on the mechanisms of certain producers, arrangers and artists. it was the first time i had actually heard someone speak in depth about the SCIENCE of music- i was hooked for life. he'd put that needle on the first track and INSTANTLY knew what i liked. the shop he worked at (owned by the inimitable robert cohen), finyl vinyl, was filled with internationally known producers and DJs, as well as long-time music enthusiasts. i will always love and honor him for teaching me and making me feel welcome in this world- and we are still friends today, after almost 20 years.
in 2009, pat. was featured in a site called called dust and grooves, dedicated to featuring vinyl enthusiasts and collectors. he introduced me to the 'curator' of the site, eilon paz, who has started a kickstarter page to raise money for a book he is self-publishing. paz describes himself as having:
"moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008 after having a successful career as a photographer in Israel. I decided to move to NY to evolve, expand, and progress as a professional photographer. As a working photographer, I was always on the look out for personal projects to nourish my creativity, and since I’m primarily a portrait photographer, I was looking for a subject matter that will fulfill my passion for photography and music. I was always collecting records, but back home it was very limited. When I arrived to NY suddenly the sky was the limit. People were digging for vinyl records everywhere. It suddenly made sense that there is a whole scene here that could and should be documented. This gave me a whole new inspiration for a personal project."
as a person who is a collector of vinyl (who is obsessed with looking at others' collections), as well as a person who has majored in photograhy (i studied under the great jazz photographer roy decarava); paz' project is something which intrigues me. it was definitely a pleasure to speak with him, as it's easy to feel the passion in which he feels for his work.
take a listen, watch and enjoy. and check out what the kickstarter project (which ends 10 august 1012) entails, as well as paz' dust and grooves site.
(note: all images/videos are copyrighted to eilon paz and dust & grooves...)
- Title: a conversation with eilon paz of dust & grooves
- Length: 25:11 minutes (23.05 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
i have had another fortunate experience to have experienced another- i'll just say it- student of michael... it's a very lonely place out there for people who are truly serious about studying the teacher. even though my focus has more to do with michael OUTSIDE of performance; whenever i see others who have a keen intrerest in what the teachings mean, i feel compelled to contact them.
moses harper is such a person. when i saw her dancing (she won the apollo over, and if you know anything about the apollo, then you know that it's a tough crowd), i saw there was an element to her that i rarely, if ever, see in others who dedicate their lives to 'michaeldance'- she put HERSELF in it. with that, i knew there was more to her than just michael. you see, to be a student of michael, it's important to be a well-rounded person. i say this because the teachings go far beyond michael's physical casing. he just happened to be here on earth, and was one of the few who truly embodied the teachings. we all have the ability to, but many of us are scared.
what are the teachings? moses and i discuss some of the elements of the teachings... the basis of our conversation has to do with michael; we also speak on sociopolitical issues, art and culture.
who is moses harper? moses has dedicated her life to the teachings, not only through dance, but through speaking engagements, working with the youth, poetry, hip hop and film production and direction. she has a BA in music (majoring in studio composition) from SUNY purchase; and is involved with 'thrill the world NYC' (you know, the event had all around the world annually, where thousands of people do the 'thriller' dance all at once). she is the director of a film called 'love fit to box', a story following a journey of two siblings: a brother and a sister (who has made the decision to tell her family she was gay). the brother looks within himself to see things from his sister's perspective.
he decided to look at 'the man in the mirror'. you see? the teachings are everywhere.
for more information on moses harper, or to contact her, you can find her here:
(note: this is part one of 3 of the conversation)
- Length: 57:45 minutes (52.87 MB)
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- Length: 39:43 minutes (36.36 MB)
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- Length: 9:04 minutes (8.3 MB)
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i first saw this incredibly beautiful woman on youtube, speaking of health, inside and out, and connecting it with the womb. nubia sutton was her name, and instantly i felt compelled to connect with her. how often does one feel compelled to connect with someone they see on a video? i don't know the answer to that (besides energy); i know for me, it is very rare. i am completely fortunate that i did make that decision to make the steps to reach her. when we spoke, immediately we connected- not only due to our both growing up in brooklyn, new york; but also in our desire to seek truth through learning and sharing information and pro-activity.
in this conversation we speak on herbs and medicines, self-healing, food/diet, spirituality and religion, connection to the ancestors, hair, and more!
here are a few of her videos:
here is the story of how she came to connect with a raw food diet:
and here is sister nubia's site:
- Length: 71:56 minutes (65.85 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
we spoke with alicia jackson and ahjamu umi on the 'foreclosure movement' in portland, oregon, particularly as it pertains to afrikan/black people... what are some pro-active steps to take regarding this issue?
to seek information, go to:
and if you are in the process of getting your home foreclosed on- or if you've been a victim of foreclosure, there is a form to fill out here:
- Length: 41:16 minutes (94.44 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)
Portland-based Patrick Lamb, on Friday the 17th of February, will be honouring the greatest- STEVIE WONDER- at Jimmy Mak's (at both 7:30 and 10 pm)!!! To make the evening even more special, Nate Watts and Tyrone Hendrix (STEVIE'S bassist and drummer, respectively) will be there to bring their joy... Here, we speak with Mr. Lamb about the show and those who are involved; as well as what STEVIE means to him, amongst other things.
“One of the best instrumentalists I’ve ever worked with..” ~Bobby Caldwell
“Patrick Lamb’s playing and singing are simply fabulous!” ~Two–Time Grammy Winning Diane Schuur
Patrick is one of those extraordinary performers who combine raw talent, and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. His focus as a songwriter and performing artist is “Old School“ R&B, Soul. He combines the influences of Funk, Soul, R&B, and a flavor of Jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick began paying his dues by playing roadhouse music as a teenager in the rural south when he heard the evocative sounds of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Wilton Felder, of the Crusaders. He immersed himself in the music of these great artists and began to discover his own sound as both a musician and performer. In the eighties his father, a high school science teacher, took the family to Portland, Oregon. Once there, Patrick’s playing and singing were developing into a formidable career, which began at the early age of 16. Although having lived in the NW, Patrick found a way to infuse his southern roots and influences into his development as a musician, songwriter and performer.
Patrick accepted early on in his career, in the 90’s, the opportunity to perform and tour with Concord Recording Artist & GRAMMY -winner Diane Schuur. In addition to touring with Ms. Schuur, he recently joined legendary R&B vocalists Bobby Caldwell and Gino Vannelli to tour worldwide. Patrick has been honored with numerous awards starting with an acclaimed best soloist performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, resulting in a performance with Lionel Hampton. He has won 3 Muddy awards voted on by the NW music community, and recently was a finalist in the Rockstar Mix It Up contest. In addition, to his music based awards, Patrick’s production company was given the Spirit of Portland & the Caring Heart award for his contributions giving back to the community. In 1996 and 1997 Patrick was invited to perform at the White House during the holiday Congressional VIP Tours and was in attendance at “The Peace on Earth Celebration,” leading to a meeting with President Clinton. Patrick has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world class talent.
Over the past few years Patrick has been focusing on his own recording career as both a songwriter and performer. He recently completed five studio albums and produced an award winning show “Let The Good Times Roll, A Tribute To Ray Charles.” A Tribute To Ray Charles, debuted at the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and the 15 piece big band All-star group released a CD produced by Lamb at the 2006 festival during the tributes encore performance. The tribute has received stellar reviews both regionally and nationally, and the show opened the 2007-08 Oregon Symphony Pops season.
Patrick completed work on his latest solo project, ‘Soul Of A Free Man’ which was released, in Spring 2007. Patrick’s new solo vocal CD bridges together his love of Funk, “Old School” R&B, Soul, Jazz and his southern roots. This CD was co-written with long time friend, singer-songwriter Lee Garrett, whose songwriting credits include ‘Sign Sealed Delivered,’ ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ and more!
In addition to these two projects Patrick finished work on a vocal duet and instrumental CD with nine-time Emmy award winning producer John Henry, and three-time Emmy nominated singer songwriter Patsy Meyer. This project was released in late Spring of 2007. Patrick’s final release in 2007 was with Michael Allen Harrison titled “At Midnight.”
Patrick has appeared on other recordings with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tom Grant, Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, ‘Little John’ Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Mel Brown, Marlon McClain, Nate Phillips, The Crazy 8’s, George Mitchell, Dan Balmer, Paul deLay, John Raymond, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable, and many others.
Patrick also demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fund- raisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Christie School, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. One can’t help but be moved by the huge heart of this young man as it comes though in his civic awareness…and in his exuberant energy to entertain and uplift people.
shafia is "a cerified midwife, an international doula trainer, founder of the international center for traditional childbearing (ICTC), president of sistah midwife international, and an advisory member for the oregon islamic chaplains organization". she recently held a 'muslim women's doula training' in order to "address the unique needs of the muslim community and to increase the number of muslim doulas."
the address for ICTC is 2823 n. rosa parks way; the web address is at ictcmidwives.org.
- Length: 25:44 minutes (23.56 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
DISCLAIMER: THIS INTERVIEW HAS LANGUAGE AND CONTENT SOME MAY DEEM OBJECTIONABLE. MUCH DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
what exactly can one say about alexyss k tylor, without stumbling into utter cliche or travelling into euphemism (for those 'sensitive' folk)? the truth is, you have to meet her to figure out a word for yourself.
at all points undefinable and inimitable by ANY basic term, atlanta, georgia-based ms. alexyss k tylor is not one who plays around. you have got to get your act (and your words) together when speaking with her. even with someone like me who does radio, admittedly this is not always easy. one interview with this laconic (and ICONIC, to a growing number of people) woman is never going to capture her range- the humor, the warmth, and the love for what she does. what you ALWAYS get though, is her brand of truth and conviction. some may see it as brash, vulgar or 'politically incorrect' but it is a truth she stands firm in. and that is phenomenally admirable.
known mostly as a 'sex guru', ms. tylor is the author of 'spiritual sexuality' and 'vagina power' (which is also the name of the movement she has prompted); she also has a(n) (inter)nationally-recognized television program. she speaks candidly about spiritual sexuality, as well as political issues affecting us.
this is from alexyss' youtube page:
"She is the author of spiritual sexuality vagina power, as well as a talk show host of VPOWER with Alexyss K Tyler!!! She talks about spiritual sexuality vagina power, penis power, sperm power. so many women are used, abused and really misunderstand the power of sex and the beauty of the vagina. we are a sacred temple of divine creation and i am so honored to be a woman and so honored by the women that want to learn about the power of our body. teaches about sex chakras, the auric field and how to use them to reach ultimate orgasms."
at the end of the interview (part 2), ms. tylor has mentioned ways to contact her.
if you have never seen any videos of this stunningly beautiful woman, i suggest you check them out... as i said, there are no words i could write here that would even describe her.
all i will say is that it was an honor to speak with her.
- Title: interview with alexyss k tylor, of vpowerTV (part one)!!!
- Length: 12:03 minutes (11.04 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
|STEVIE WONDER||fun day||jungle fever OST||motown|
|Minnie Ripperton||reasons||perfect angel||epic|
|quincy jones f. tevin campbell||tomorrow 9a better you, better me)||back on the block||qwest/warner bros.|
|stephanie mills||home||the wiz||atlantic|
|phyllis hyman||old friend||living all alone||philadelphia international|
|angela bofill||accept me ((i'm not a girl anymore)||too tough||arista|
|horace silver||silver's seranade||silver's serenade||blue note|
|zapp & roger||more bounce to the ounce||zapp||warner bros.|
|quincy jones||razzamatazz||the dude||A&M|
|jackson 5||darling dear||third album||motown|
|aretha franklin||don't let me lose this dream||i never loved a man||atlantic|
|lou donaldson||who's making love||hot dog||blue note|
|rotary connection||respect||songs||cadet concept|
|jazz crusaders||till all ends||the young rabbits||blue note|
|diana ross||have fun||diana||motown|
|MFSB||TSOP (the sound of philadelphia)||love is the message||philadelphia international|
a call-in show it was... honoring YOU! what positive things have you done this year?
|STEVIE WONDER and babyface||gone too soon||babyface unplugged||sony|
|david 'fathead' newman||i am singing||back to basics||milestone|
|hank crawford and b.b. king||there must bea better world somewhere||the hank crawford anthology||atlantic|
|michael jackson||why you wanna trip on me||dangerous||epic|
|michael jackson||call on me||the best of michael jackson||motown|
|the ronettes||i can hear music||7"||philles records|
|the ink spots||when you come to the end of the day||18 hits||king|
|willie king & the liberators||let's come together (as one community)||freedom creek||rooster blues records|
|eddie bo & the soul finders||we're doin' it (the thang)||the hook and sling||funky delicacies|
|mr. magic||magic's message (there has to be a better way)||12"||posse records|
tonight we honored those who have transcended... may they all be at peace...
|STEVIE WONDER||sweetest somebody i know||a time to love||motown|
|lou rawls||you are the sunshine of my life (live, 2005)|
|lou rawls||you'll never find another love like mine||all things in time||philadelphia international|
|lou rawls||bring it on home||bring it on home||capitol|
|lou rawls and dianne reeves||at last||ballads||blue note|
|lou rawls||season of the witch||the way it was, the way it is||capitol|
|lou rawls||stop me from starting this feeling||love all your blues away||epic|
|lou rawls||lady in my time||close company||epic|
|les mc cann and lou rawls||i'm gonna move to the outskirts of town||stormy monday||capitol|
|lou rawls||send in the clowns (live)|
|lou rawls||everywhere i go||natural man||MGM|
|lou rawls||what did i do (to be so black and blue)||close-up lou rawls||capitol|
|lou rawls||the shadow of your smile||live!||capitol|
|lou rawls||there will be love||when you hear lou, you've heard it all||philadelphia international|
tonight we honored the AWESOMENESS of lou rawls!
|STEVIE WONDER||heaven help us all||signed, sealed and delivered||tamla|
|bama the village poet||nothingness/thanksgiving||ghettos of the mind||aware|
|smokey robinson||just my soul responding||smokey||tamla/motown|
|the jacksons||man of war||goin' places||epic/philadephia international|
|roberta flack||freedom song||soul to soul OST||atlantic|
|sly and the family stone||poet||there's a riot going on||epic|
|billy preston||i wrote a simple song||i wrote a simple song||A&M|
|ashford and simpson||follow your heart||stay free||warner bros.|
|charles sherell||why can't i be treated like a man||for sweet people from sweet charles||people|
|donny hathaway||to be young, gifted and black||in performance||atlantic|
tonight we discussed the concept of 'colonialism' in different ways...
|sam cooke||a change is gonna come||sam cooke||RCA|
|change||searching||the glow of love||warner bros./RFC|
|john legend||it don't have to change (featuring th stephens family)||get lifted||g.o.o.d./sony urban/columbia|
|kool and the gang||you don't have to change||light of worlds||de-lite|
|michael jackson||man in the mirror||bad||epic|
|donald byrd||change||spaces and places||blue note|
|gladys knight and the pips||the way we were||i feel a song||buddah|
|al green||a change is gonna come (live)|
|mary j blige||just fine||growing pains||geffen|
|the impressions||people get ready||16 greatest hits||ABC|
|aretha franklin||change||aretha now||atlantic|
|debra laws||very special||very special||elektra|
|the winans||it's time||return||qwest/warner bros.|
|patti la belle||a change is gonna come (live)|
|isley brothers||hello it's me||live it up||t-neck/epic|
tonight we discussed change, and what positive changes we have created, for ourselves, and our communities...
|STEVIE WONDER||do i do||musiquarium||tamla|
|janet jackson||the pleasure principle||control||A&M|
|cherelle||i didn't mean to turn you on||cherelle||tabu|
|morris day||fishnet||daydreaming||warner bros.|
|dynasty||the only one||right back at cha||SOLAR|
|sounds of blackness||africana||time for healing||perspective|
|michael & janet jackson||scream (scream louder remix)||blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mix||epic|
|yolanda adams||open my heart||mountain high, valley low||elektra|
we are honoring the music of jimmy jam and terry lewis tonight, minniapolis-bsed songwriter and producer team... also we discuss once again, ending relational abuse, to the self and to others!!!
|STEVIE WONDER||hey love||down to earth||tamla|
|marvin gaye & tammi terrell||good lovin' ain't easy to come by||easy||tamla|
|ashford and simpson||solid||solid||capitol|
|patti la belle||winner in you||winner in you||MCA|
|ashford and simpson||count your blessings||real love|
|chaka khan||i'm every woman||chaka||warner bros.|
|diana ross||it's my house||the boss||motown|
|supremes||some things you never get used to||love child||motown|
|ashford and simpson||found a cure||stay free||warner bros.|
|valerie simpson||fix it alright||valerie simpson||tamla|
|idris muhammad||hard to face the music||house of the rising sun||kudu|
|ashford and simpson w. maya angelou||sweet thing||been found||hopsack & silk|
|ashford and simpson||i'll be there for you||love or physical||capitol|
|diana ross||ain't no mountain high enough||diana ross||motown|
|marvin gaye and tammi terrell||your precious love||united||tamla|
|ashford and simpson||it seems to hang on||is it still good to ya||warner bros.|
|diana ross||the boss||the boss||motown|
|gladys knight and the pips||didn't you know (you'd have to cry sometime)||nitty gritty||soul|
|ashford and simpson||i'll take the whole world on||street opera||capitol|
|jackson 5||ain't nothin' lik the real thing||lookin' through the windows||motown|
|ashford and simpson||ain't that good enough||gimme something real||warner bros.|
|diana ross||is this what feeling gets||the wiz OST||MCA/motown|
|ashford and simpson||high-rise||high-rise||capitol|
|ashford and simpson w. teddy pendergrass||reach out and touch (somebody's hand) (live, 1983)|
we honored the songwriting duo ASHFORD AND SIMPSON!!!
|STEVIE WONDER||earth's creation||journey through the secret life of plants||tamla|
|michael jackson||wanna be startin' somethin'||12"||epic|
|charles mingus||oh lord don't let them drop that atomic bomb on me||oh yeah||atlantic|
|clifford jordan with sandra douglass||black girl||these are my roots||atlantic|
|leadbelly||went up on the mountain||'on the air'||mauros VI|
|the ramsey lewis trio||uhuru||another voyage||cadet|
|rachelle ferrelle||indivduality (can i be me?)||individuality (can i be me?)||capitol|
|labelle||don't bring me down||nightbirds||epic|
|millie jackson||(it's all ver but the shouting||caught up||spring|
|raul midon||all in your mind||state of mind||EMI/manhattan|
|cassandra wilson||another rainy day||dance to the drums again||columbia/DIW|
|rick james||super freak||street songs||gordy|
|swamp dogg||i couldn't pay for what i got last night||the best of swamp dogg||war bride|
|thelonius monk||trinkle trinkle||the high priest||prestige|
|bo diddley||limbo||the originator||checker|
|laura lee||since i fell for you||the best of laura lee||hot wax|
the dilemma of black creativity, and its solutions... with artists who break out of the box!
|STEVIE WONDER||you will know||characters||motown|
|neville brothers||my blood||yellow moon||A&M|
|the stylistics||people make the world go round||the best of the stylistics||H&L|
|leon thomas||balance of life (peace of mind)||full circle||flying dutchman|
|philadelphia experiment||call for all demons||the philadelphia experiment||ropadope/atlantic|
|the spinners||i'm coming home||mighty love||atlantic|
|the staple singers||give a damn||we'll get over||stax|
|the voices of east harlem||take a little time to love||can you feel it||just sunshine|
|otis redding||try a little tenderness||history of otis redding||volt records|
|rufus thomas||the breakdown||rufus thomas & carla thomas||stax|
|inez foxx||there's a hand reaching out||inez foxx at memphis||volt records|
|the temprees||dedicated to the one i love||the best of the temprees||stax|
|eugene mc daniels||the parasite||headless heroes of the apocaplypse||atlantic|
tonight, we discussed the value of life, and more solutions to the cycle of violence...
|STEVIE WONDER and gilberto gil||desafinado (live)|
|gilberto gil||meracatu atomico||the early years||wrasse|
|gilberto gil||refazenda||refazenda||warner musc brasil|
|gilberto gil and rita lee||refestanca||refestanca||EMI|
|gilberto gil||tata engenho novo||o sol de oslo||blue jackel entertainment|
|gilberto gil||ciencia e arte||quanta||mesa/warner music brasil|
|gilberto gil||babylon||gilberto gil 1971||philips|
|gilberto gil||de bob dylan a bob marley um samba provocao||the eternal god of change||tropical storm/WEA|
|gilberto gil and milton nascimento||trovoada||gil & milton||division one/atlantic|
|gilberto gil||a paz||acoustic||atlantic jazz|
|gilberto gil and jorge ben||taj mahal||gil e jorge||verve|
|gilberto gil and caetano veloso||cada maaco no seu galho||tropicalia 2||polygram|
|gilberto gil||st. pepper's lonely heart's club band||au vivo||mercury|
|gilberto gil||back in bahia||expresso 2222||phillips|
|gilberto gil with maria bethania and caetano veloso||alguem meavisou||duetos||rhino/warner music brasil|
|gilberto gil||expresso 2222||expresso 2222||phillips|
|gilberto gil||oia eu aqui de novo||music from the film 'me you them'||atlantic|
this was the GILBERTO GIL membership drive special!!!
thanks to all became members, and renewed memberships!!!