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01/14/2021 01:59 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Mr. Pitiful
by Otis Redding
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper wrote this great song. It was a response to a statement made by radio disc jockey Moohah Williams, when he nicknamed Redding as "Mr. Pitiful", because of sounding pitiful when singing ballads. -- Redding recorded this with the house band at his record label, Stax: Steve Cropper - guitar Booker T. Jones - keyboards Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass Al Jackson - drums These guys were so good, they recorded on their own as Booker T. & the MG's.
01/14/2021 01:56 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Clarence Carter
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Legendary musician Clarence Carter is 85 years old today. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1936. Carter was blind from birth. He immediately gravitated to music, teaching himself guitar by listening to the blues classics of John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Jimmy Reed. He majored in music at Alabama State University, learning to transcribe charts and arrangements in Braille.: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/clarence-carter-mn0000148477/biography --- Damn I have loved this song since it was released, when I listened to am radio all day long. The last time I did karaoke I sang this song. It was not a good fit, LOLOL But I love it when KEXP plays it (rather rarely, it seems to me :)). Cheers for a great choice, Lisa B
01/14/2021 01:53 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Tear It Down
by Salaam Remi feat. Mumu Fresh
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Maimouna Youssef is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. She is of Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and African American heritage. She performs music under the stage name Mumu Fresh. Here's a recent NPR interview: https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651520777/maimouna-youssef-aka-mumu-fresh-is-ready-for-the-spotlight
01/14/2021 01:49 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Down In The Country
by Israel Nash
(8 plays) | (0 fans)

Israel Nash is gearing up to release his full-length album "Topaz" on March 12th. Nash recorded the candid, textured album at Plum Creek Sound, his studio assembled from an old quonset hut near his home in the Texas Hill Country. Topaz marks the first album Nash has recorded mostly on his own, both taking his time and relishing his newfound access to immediacy, punching the red button moments after an idea hit. “It’s allowed me to capture sounds and ideas, to really get stuff out of my head and into the world so quickly,” Nash says.: https://americansongwriter.com/isreal-nash-down-in-the-country-song-topaz-album
01/14/2021 01:46 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Road of the Lonely Ones
by Madlib & Four Tet
(26 plays) | (0 fans)

Four Tet said of the new album, "Sound Ancestors," made with Madlib, and due for release on January 29th: “A few months ago I completed work on an album with my friend Madlib that we’d been making for the last few years. He is always making loads of music in all sorts of styles and I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album. Not made into beats for vocalists to use, but instead arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish. I put this concept to him when we were hanging out eating some nice food one day and we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years stretch and during that time I put together this album with all the parts that fit with my vision.": https://thevinylfactory.com/news/madlib-four-tet-new-album-sound-ancestors-vinyl/
01/14/2021 01:38 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Hey Young World
by Slick Rick
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

Richard Martin Lloyd Walters, better known as Slick Rick, is a British-American rapper and record producer. It's his birthday today (born in 1965)! -- More than three decades after the release of his debut album, Slick Rick talks about the great adventure of making music: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/slick-rick-interview-great-adventures/
01/14/2021 01:33 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Mama Said Knock You Out
by Ll Cool J
(116 plays) | (2 fans)

Happy birthday to James Todd Smith, born on January 14, 1968. We know that Ladies Love Cool James.: https://www.britannica.com/biography/LL-Cool-J "I'm gonna knock you out..." See the official video of LL Cool J in the boxing ring. His grandmother says, ""Todd! Todd! Get upstairs and take out that garbage." : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimZj8HW0Kg
01/14/2021 01:31 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Happy Alone
by Kings of Leon
(43 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday to 39-year-old Caleb Followill! -- Kings of Leon's 8th album, "When You See Yourself," will be out on March 5th.: https://scenestr.com.au/music/kings-of-leon-tease-their-new-studio-album-when-you-see-yourself-releasing-2-singles-20210113
01/14/2021 01:27 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Big Me
by Foo Fighters
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Happy birthday, Mr. David Eric Grohl, born on January 14th, 1969. Here are 10 times that Dave Grohl proved he's "the coolest rock star," including his recent drum battle with 10-year-old superfan Nandi Bushell: https://bit.ly/39w2iAF
01/14/2021 01:22 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Free Your Mind
by Made Kuti
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Made Kuti is the grandson of legendary Fela Kuti and son of four-time Grammy nominee Femi Kuti. --- Speaking on his new song, Made explains, “‘Free Your Mind’ is very much inspired by the teachings I received from my father and his efforts to make me understand exactly what the black man and woman’s situation is in Nigeria, Africa, and around the world. I think freeing your mind is, in a way, the opposite of what the phrase actually sounds like. ‘Free your mind’ almost sounds like decadence, like ‘don’t be constrained by anything, just take things as they are.’ I think the true meaning of ‘free your mind’ is to be critical. It means use your mind to its full potential—to think, to try to find answers and ask the right questions.” --- https://madekuti.bandcamp.com/
01/14/2021 01:20 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Get Dressed
by Jeff Parker
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Enjoy a biography of guitarist Jeff Parker, member of Chicago group Tortoise. : https://www.allmusic.com/artist/jeff-parker-mn0000188779/biography
01/14/2021 01:13 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Dreamcastmoe
(1 play) | (0 fans)

dreamcastmoe is the Washington, D.C. singer and producer formerly known as Dreamcast.: https://www.facebook.com/dreamcastmoe/
01/14/2021 01:09 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Fonk Street
by Lynda Dawn
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

London soul singer Lynda Dawn cites the crackling sounds of her parents’ records along with growing up in the Pentecostal church as her spiritual education in funk and gospel expression.: https://twistedsoulmusic.org/2019/08/02/lynda-dawn-reveals-funky-new-single-fonk-street/
01/14/2021 01:06 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Doe Paoro
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Deeper is a band based in Chicago, Illinois and consists of Shiraz Bhatti, Nic Gohl, and Drew McBride. -- See the official video for "Run": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9PfmjJL8f8
01/14/2021 01:04 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Now What
by Quasi
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Go to this Portland duo's Bandcamp page to purchase their music and see music that they recommend: https://theequasi.bandcamp.com/
01/14/2021 01:02 PM
DJ: Cheryl Waters

It's Thursday and you're listening to The Afternoon Show with Larry Mizell, Jr.! Welcome! -- We were saddened to learn in December of the death of MF DOOM in October. Read KEXP's tribute to Daniel Dumile.: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/1/8/illest-villain-tribute-mf-doom/
01/14/2021 01:00 PM
DJ: Reverend Dollars