Check this out 4.17.17, Murf Reeves

Published on: April 17th, 2017

Music, listeners might enjoy!


What's Happening,

Murf here, dj at WWOZ, first, hoping everyone had a great weekend. I've been listening to some great music and I thought I would share some it with you.  First up is Smoove and Turrell, a crew from Newcastle, England.  Formed back in 2010 by dj Smoove, and John Turrell,  Smoove and Turrell are a tight blend of English funk and soul, with some acid jazz(holy Throwback Batman) and some disco and hip-hop for some good measure, Smoove and Turrell are currently crushing it with their fourth and newest recording "Crown Posada."  Released in 2016, "Crown Posada," dropped this dope sonb "Could've Been a Lady."In addition to hte group, Smoove also runs two records labels and releases dj mixes under the name, S.M.O.V., while John Turrell has recorded with James Taylor Quartet and Kraak &Smaak.  Currently touring the UK, but unfortunately no US dates. . . yet!  In the meantime, give Crown Posada a spin and feel the Northern funk get into you.



                  We are still staying in England by way of R&B and soul singer, the amazing Bettye Lavette.  Michigan born and Detroit raised Bettye Lavetteis a soulful powerhouse of a vocalist who has been singing and making music for over 50 years, paying her dues for most of her career, only in the last 10-years or so has Ms. Lavette finally received the accolades she deserves, including an award for best soul blues singer for 2016.  I  want to focus on a specific album recorded back in 2010, "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook,"released on Anti records(ahhh. . . the English connection.) The album, inspired by her performance of the Who's "Love Reign O'er Me," at the Kenndy Center Honors, is a collection of some of Englands biggest rock hits as interpreted by Bettye.  One of Bettye's greatest attributes, is her ability to take anothers song, get inside of it, and remold it to fit her style of raspy, deep vocals filled with her emotions and power.  Bettye tackles, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, The Who, and Pink Floyd.  Defintely give Bettye Lavette a listen and you will be plesantly surprised.


If you are looking for some shows this week maybe check these out:


1. Delaphonic CD release at DBA 4.17.17 @10pm.

2. Big Sam's Funky Nation and Naughty Professor, Wednesday, 4.19.17 @ Lafayette Square


3. Spencer Bohren Ogden after Hours, 4.20.17 @6pm


Hope you enjoy 

Peace, Love and Soul






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