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Offiong Bassey...Shining Like the Moon

Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Singer/songwriter and poet, Offiong Bassey stops by the studio to talk with Host Bonnie Johnson about her debut album Offiong Bassey and upcoming birthday concert. Nominated as New Artist of the Year for the 2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, Ms. Bassey's music reflects "Afro-Peruvian rhythms and funk to R&B and Nigerian Ekombi". She will perform on Tuesday, November 12th 2013 (8pm) at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston.  Tune in at 4pm.

www.offiongbassey.com

 

Soul Covers

Date: 
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Curtis Mayfield covering The Carpenters?  The Isley Brothers covering Seals & Crofts? On this week's show you'll hear all those Top 40 songs you grew up with a whole new soul twist! Join host Tom Shaker Monday night at 7pm!

Soul Train in Heaven

Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Join host Tom Shaker as he remembers those musical artists who passed away in 2012. From Donna Summer to Joe South to Don Cornelius, their musical legacy lives on. Hop aboard the Soul Serenade Train this week. It all starts this Monday at 7pm!!

Soul Guitar

Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
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Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate the birthday of one of soul music's greatest guitarists, Steve Cropper. A member of the Stax house band, Bookert T & the MGs, Steve is still having a legendary career playing and writing with eveyone from Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers and many more. It all starts at 7pm!

The Isley Brothers

Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

End the summer dancing! Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate Labor Day this Monday with "work" soul songs. Groove to the sounds of The Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, James Brown and others. It all starts at 7pm!

Carl Davis Tribute

Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Along with Curtis Mayfield, Carl Davis built the Chicago soul music scene In the early 1960s. Carl died this week at 77, leaving behind a legacy of music from artists including Walter Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Major Lance and many, many more. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Carl Davis' life Monday night starting at 7pm!

Kenny Gamble

Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Along with Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble defined the legendary Philly soul sound. Their Philadelphia International label produced over 170 gold and platinum selling records. They introduced the world to artists like Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Billy Paul and the O'Jays. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Kenny Gamble's birthday this Monday. It all starts at 7pm!

A Tribute to Bob Babbitt

Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Soul music lost a true genius when Motown's Funk Brother Bob Babbitt passed away last week. Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes Steve Moysey into the WICN studios for a one- of-a-kind tribute to one of pop music's greatest bass players. 

Bob Babbitt

Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Soul music lost a true genius when Motown's Funk Brother Bob Babbitt passed away last week. Join host Tom Shaker as he welcomes Steve Moysey into the WICN studios for a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of pop music's greatest bass players. It starts at 7pm!!

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Beaches, cookouts, fireworks, carwashes, drive-ins:  Join host Tom Shaker as he starts your Fourth of July week off on the right foot on this week's 'Serenade.' Grab your sunscreen and get ready to dance!

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Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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