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18
Aug
14

Night owl chat – Paul Robeson

True story: Every once in a while, I’ll break out into “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. And invariably, it’s Paul Robeson who tries to come out. He doesn’t, but once you hear him singing that song, no other voice can fill it  in your head.

For our night owl chat, some of the inestimable Paul Robeson.

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Ol’ Man River

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

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14
Aug
14

Night owl chat – James Brown

After a stressful week, it’s time to let your hair down a bit. Some Godfather of Soul.

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It’s a Man’s World

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I Feel Good

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10
Aug
14

Overnight chat – Songs in the Key of Life

And now for some Brother Stevie to take you on into the morning.

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Dream on, night owls.

10
Aug
14

Night owl chat – What’s Going On?

Because Brother Marvin’s words are still timely

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What’s Going On?

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What’s Happening Brother?

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05
Aug
14

Night Owl Chat: New York City Electro, Circa 1982

You can’t really define electro music except by the way it makes you feel. Oh, you can say that it’s a mix of Kraftwerk and hip hop. But all you really want to do is get out on the dance floor and sweat. Many a dark and sweaty basement party in 1980s NYC was fueled by Africa Bambaataa and Planet Patrol. So, to lead you into the night, a little trip down my memory lane.

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Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk

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Orbit – The Beat Goes On

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04
Aug
14

Night Owl Chat: President Obama Sings

President Obama sings Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, and Al Green

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