Friday, November 30, 2007

Feature CD

Each week we will try and present a weekly featured CD. Some will be new CD's, some will be ones we really enjoy that have been out for awhile.

This weeks CD is a new offering from The Zen Blues Quartet. We have two songs from this CD in our rotation "Let A Women Be a Women" and "Powerful Stuff". The following is from their press release:

Press release: 11/14/07

Zen Blues Quartet©, and Shunyata Records, is proud to announce the release of the Band's 2nd CD, "Again and yet again"!! Following up the well received debut Album "Zen Blues Quartet", this CD moves to another level altogether as a powerful and unique voice in Modern Blues Music!

ZBQ is:
Mike Finnigan - B3 and Vocals, (Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Peter Frampton, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Dave Mason, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Rait, Crosby Stills and Nash...), Steve Ferrone - Drums (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Average White Band...), Tim Scott - Bass and lead vocals (Jack Mack, Tower of Power, Robben Ford, Stevie Wonder...) and John March - guitars, producer and mixer.

Zen Blues Quartet is comprised of some of the best session musicians, who have worked as sidemen for the some greatest Blues, Soul and R&B artists in the world. (Please see credits list below). Zen Blues was originally formed as an opportunity to play Blues the way the musicians wanted to, without being beholden to a Label or branded Artist. The first CD was done as an experiment in Art for the sake of good Art, and it did exceedingly well. The new CD is a tour de force exploration of Modern Blues. Like nothing you have heard before!!

Veteran sideman and B3 virtuoso Mike Finnigan has joined the band as the new Keyboard player and Vocalist extraordinaire!! Plus we have the LA Horns featuring: Bill Churchville on Trumpet, (Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Elton John, Rickie Lee Jones), Rev. Dave Boruff on Tenor and Alto Saxes (Everyone!! lol),, and Ed Wynne on Baritone and Tenor saxes. Plus many special guests sitting in on the CD, Marty Greb on Keyboards, (Bonnie Rait, Aaron Neville, Rick Danko), Curtis Salgado on Blues Harp, (Robert Cray, Steve Miller, Santana), Carmen Grillo on Backing Vocals, (Tower of Power and Sons of Champlin), and others!!

This is an explosive and amazing CD of Modern Blues and Soul music, with unbelievable vocal performances by Mike Finnigan and Tim Scott, great funky grooves and burning Guitar!!

If you need more information, or are interested in reviewing or interviewing ZBQ, please email us here or at The CD can be purchased directly from the web site as well

Station Update

Well...this is our first day using the new four and one half hour rotation...we hope you enjoy this new format. The current song list sorted alphabetically by artist is as follows:

Average White Band-Every Beat Of My Heart
Back To Basic-No Mumbo Jumbo
Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows-300 Pounds Of Heavenly Joy
Bill Bergman & The Metro Jets-The Ninth Of September
Bill Chase-Handbags And Gladrags
Bill Evans-The Shorty Shuffle
Bobby Purify-Somebody's Gotta Do it
Brandon Fields-Studio Cafe Blues
Brecker Brothers-Some Skunk Funk
Carmen Grillo-Dr. In The House
Chad Rager-Squib Cakes
Charles Wells-My Little Feel Good
Cold Blood-I Just Want To Make Love To You
Craig King-Feelin' Like A New 45
Derek Harris-Dance
Doctor Funk-We Could Make A Cool Hang
Dyke & The Blazers-We Got More Soul
East 4th Horns-I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Entropy-Another Man's Woman
Five Alarm Funk-Big City
Fred Ross-Love, Love, Love
Gangbuster-Midnight Hour
Gene Dozier-Hunk Of Funk
Gladys Knight-God Bless The Child
Glenn Walters with the Strokeland Superband-Diamond Billy's Uptown Bar-B-Que
Howard Tate-Ain't Nobody Home
Huey Lewis & the News-Function At The Junction
James & Bobby Purify-I'm Your Puppet
James Brown-Soul Power (Parts 1 & 2)
Joe Cocker-Feeling Alright
Jon Smith-Slow Jam
Lenny Williams-Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh
Levon Helm-Take Me To The River
Lighthouse-Once Fine Morning
Line Drive-You've Gotta Believe In Something
Lon Bronson-White Punks On Dope
Mark Dolin-Can't Stop Thinkin' About Ya
Mi22-Hit me with your rhythm
Mic Gillette-If
Michael Grimm-I've Been Loving You
Michael Ruff-Testimony
Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers-Lay It On The Line
Nils Gessinger-Soulmusic
Pamela Rose-The One That Got Away
Pat O'Donnell Group-Tee Time featuring Blvd. East
Players Association-Ride The Groove
Ray Charles-Still Crazy After All These Years
Rhinoceros-I Need Love
Sage-1 Way 2 Rock
Santa Fe And The Fat City Horns-Everybody Wants To Love You
The Chops Horns-Grove Me
The Doobie Brothers-Take Me In Your Arms
The Edgar Winter Group-Nu'Orlins
The Groove Hogs-Shoulda Read The Rules
The Mike Reilly Band-Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed
Zen Blues Quartet-Let A Women Be A Women
Zen Blues Quartet-Powerful Stuff

Thursday, November 29, 2007


December 01 is our one year anniversary. We would like to thank all the Artists who have supported the station as well as the listeners. Thanks again, and we have some new things coming up our second year so keep listening.

A very special thanks to TC in Canada, and to Peter in Sweden, for opening up their musical vaults and sharing with us.

Soon we will be changing the length of our rotation from seven hours down to four and one half hours. We have had quite a few listeners tell us that they would like to hear certain songs more frequently, and since no one really stays on-line for seven hours at a time we are listening to your requests. The station will be updated with new music at least weekly perhaps more frequently.

For the Holiday Season, beginning December 10th our rotation will have a large dose of Soul, Funk, and Jazz Christmas music.

That's it for now.....

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Please Be Patient

We are in the middle of redesigning the website please be patient.