Sunday, June 10, 2018
Hello my friends, for today I have prepared songs from Soul, Gospel and Jazz music scenes. I will also play some latin songs due to the brand new album by Pete Escovedo. Tune in from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Hello my friends, for tomorrow Sunday, I have prepared a great show with some special rare songs from Soul and Jazz music scenes. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Hello my friends, tomorrow on Sunday, I will have the pleasure to present a short tribute to the composer and producer Reggie Lucas who passed away a few days ago. I will also present some songs from Soul and Jazz Japanese music scene. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!
01. Sonny Criss - Don't You Worry Bout A Thing 1977 Lp
02. Ronnie Laws - Morning In My Life 1990 CD
03. Richardi Mac - Told You So 1984 45'
04. Guinn - Dreamin' 1986 Lp
05. Mark Colby - Peace Of Mind 1979 Lp
06. Mike Mainieri - Latin Lover 1977 Lp
07. D'Rone & De Haas - Never Gonna Fall In Love Again 1982 Lp
08. Van Morrison - A Foggy Day 2017 CD
09. Yuji Ohno & Kahini Karie - Le Soeil D'or 2003 CD
10. Anli Sugano - Love For Sale 1983 Lp
11. Mari Nakamoto - Love Garden 1982 Lp
12. Mieko Hirota - Day Dreaming 1976 Lp
13. Yuji Ohno & Norio Maeda - Saying Good Luck To Your Back 1982 Lp
I'm presenting a tribute to Reggie Lucas
14. Reggie Lucas - Tender Years 1975 Lp
15. Mtume - Love Lock 1978 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
16. Rena Scott - Touch The Love In Your Heart 1979 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
17. Phyllis Hyman - Give A Little More 1979 Lp (Co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
18. Gary Bartz - After Glow 1980 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
19. Marc Sadane - The Fool In Me 1981 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
20. Stephanie Mills & Teddy Pendergrass - Two Hearts 1981 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
21. The Spinners - Got To Be Love 1981 Lp (Co-written and co-produced by Reggie Lucas)
22. Sunfire - Young, Free and Single 1982 Lp (Produced by Reggie Lucas)
23. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - The Closer I Get To You 1977 Lp (co-written by Reggie Lucas)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
William Morgan Bill King is a pianist, composer, publisher and producer. He was born on June 22, 1946 in Jefferson, Indiana, U.S.A. King began his career performing with local community orchestras and big bands in New York, in 1966. He was a member of The Shadows in 1966.
King relocated to Toronto for the first time in 1969, signing a recording contract with Capitol Records. He released two albums over the next few years entitled ‘Goodbye Superdad’ and ‘Dixie Peach’ in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
He returned to Los Angeles in 1976 as Music Director for vocalist Martha Reeves. While on a European tour with Reeves, he was persuaded to join The Pointer Sisters and spent the next year touring Japan and the U.S as their Music Director. In 1977 he also played piano for the saxophone player Sonny Criss on the album "Joy Of Sax". He also collaborated with other saxophone player John Handy and the gospel group Mighty Clouds Of Joy.
He moved back to Toronto permanently in the late ‘70s to form the rock group Kearney, King, and McBride (later known as ‘China’) and recorded a self-titled album for Epic/CBS.
In 1980 he released a single on Change Records from Canada. Both tracks included are entitled "Love And Affection" and "Summer Heat (Symphonic Reggae)". Both tracks are exceptional. They were written by himself. The first track "Love And Affection" is a nice track with vocals and very nice solo sax.
By 1984, after a year-long stint with Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks, King launched his first independent jazz label known as Night Passage Records, recording several successful albums on that label over the ensuing four years. He also issued one release on Gaia Records (‘Magnolia Nights’). During the mid ‘80s, King began a career as a jazz broadcaster first at Toronto’s Q-107 and Q-Jazz, then creating ‘The Jazz Report’ which ran for almost three years at CIUT-FM, then nationally as ‘The Jazz Report Radio Network’ which was heard in 26 cities from 1989 to 1991. Bill also hosted and produced “Jazz Preview” a weekly show on Jazz FM for 4 ½ years. During that time he also produced and engineered Joe Sealy’s duets as well as acting as co-producer for Jazz FM Sound of Toronto series. In 1987, he established a parallel career as a publisher and record company president with partner Greg Sutherland, founding ‘The Jazz Report‘ Magazine. The duo went on to begin the Radioland record label in 1992, signing a major manufacturing and distribution deal with Verve/Polygram Canada a year later.
In 1989 he released an album called "Magnolia Knights"on Gaia Records.
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Hello my friends, this Sunday I will have the pleasure to present a short tribute to Philadelphia International Records. We will listen to songs from famous artists and groups under the direction of Leon Huff, Kenneth Gamble and Dexter Wansel. Except for Philadelphia International Records, we will also listen to some rare songs from my personal vinyl collection. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Hello my friends, this Sunday I'll be on air on Coni-OnAir with a variety of songs. We will listen to songs from Soul, Old School Soul, Jazz and Jazz Vocals. I will present you some songs from The Controllers, due to the fact that the lead singer of Controllers, Reginald McArthur passed away some days ago. April 19. I will also have the pleasure to present you a great talent of jazz music, the young Matthew Whitaker. He is 17 years old and despite the fact that he was born blind, he started playing the piano at an early age, being only 3 years old. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Hello my friends, this Sunday I'll be on air on Coni-OnAir with songs from Soul and Jazz music scenes. A week ago I discovered that Len Ron Hanks released a new single entitled "Wendy City". It was a big surprise for me. Due to this, I will have the pleasure to present a short tribute to composer and pianist Len Ron Hanks. He became known as a duet with his partner Zane Grey called Grey & Hanks. They have written songs for artists like Jerry Butler, Esther Phillips, Jean Terrell, L.T.D, Darrow Fletcher and many others. My broadcast starts from 8pm to 10pm (UTC/GMT+3) (Eastern European Summer Time). I'll be glad to see you on air!