Yes, folks, it's that time of year for drinks, burritos, friends, family and CHRISTMAS FUN ! And behind it all will be a music machine comprised of STEVE SCHMIDT on Hammond organ, BRAD MYERS, guitar and ANTHONY T. LEE, drums.
And, adding sweet vocals on top, will be EUGENE GOSS and - for the first time at this event - DIXIE KARAS !
This soulful, swinging, ebony/ivory juggernaut will be layin' it down for 3 BIG NIGHTS this year : Thurs.,Fri. and Sat., 12/19, 20 & 21. (Thanks to the Comet for its generosity !)
Tune in at 11pm on Saturday, 12/21/13, for a Blues Christmas special. The show begins with "White Christmas" recorded by Charlie Parker on December 25th, 1948. Other musicians featured in the holiday special are the Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Ramsey Lewis, Albert King, and Etta James. James Brown's "Please Come for Christmas" is also included.
Cincinnati connection since the song was released on King Records:
"GET UP — I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE" James Brown (James Brown) King (1970) Single
Recorded in Nashville on April 25, 1970 according to “The King Labels: A Discography, Volume 1” compiled by Michel Ruppli. Bootsy Collins is listed as playing electric bass on the song. The Grammy ceremony will be broadcast live on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Rare 78 rpm recorded by Tommy Johnson in 1930 and purchased by John Tefteller in September, 2013 on Ebay for $37,100. Photo is from the collection of John Tefteller and Blues Images www.bluesimages.com. Used with permission.
On Saturday night, 12/14/13, at 11pm, join us for an hour special featuring early blues music recorded in the 1920's, plus an interview with blues expert John Tefteller who recently purchased a rare 78rpm by Tommy Johnson for over $37,000. He'll touch on record collecting, storage, other rare releases as well as King Records. We'll also include songs in the last set from a double-album set released by