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THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL AND R&B REVUE!

May 6th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL AND R&B REVUE
Tuesday, May 6, 2014: Spotlight on Chaka Khan

Listen:
- http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
- http://www.radio.iit.edu/
- WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

More Info:
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DukeofEarlGroup/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/305854629566924/

Archives: http://www.mixcloud.com/elcaobomambosalsa/  

If you are an artist or label representative of CLASSIC SOUL, R&B or HOUSE MUSIC and you want THE DUKE to play your music on his shows, please send the music directly to him at the following address. He secures his own music sources through relationships with artists/labels, and A&R representatives. :

Earl Hall

PO Box 17761
Chicago, IL. 60617

Email: elcaobointernacional@gmail.com

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Kelen Heller on Midday with K

May 4th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Tune in at 5:30pm CST this Wednesday May 7th on Chicago’s own Midday with K on WIIT 88.9FM streaming live at radio.iit.edu (upper right hand corner) or find us iTunes or the TuneIn app. Kelen Heller will be calling in for a live interview and we’ll play some of their recorded music after.

BIO

Since forming in 2009, the South Carolina based 5 piece rock band KELEN HELLER has concentrated on bringing their brand of rock to the masses. After releasing their first EP with the radio hit “Redefine”, and a horror inspired video to follow that was featured in Guitarworld, they began building their fan base and creating a buzz throughout the Southeastern territory which ultimately landed them a string of sold-out arena shows with Gun’s N’ Rose’s and Buckcherry.

2012 saw the band winning the Rockstar Uproar festival opening slot, beating out 100′s of other regional acts for the chance to play with bands like Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, In This Moment and POD.

2013 has been the biggest year for the band so far with the release of their highly anticipated EP with Shinedown/Crossfade platinum selling producer Rick Beato. The single “Never Lived” and accompanying live video filmed at a sold out venue in their hometown have took the band to a mainstream level. The band also logged in their first national tour across the US in 2013, as well as scoring direct supporting slots for Sevendust and Halestorm on select dates.

The end of 2013 / early 2014 takes KELEN HELLER into the studio with famed producer Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day, Framing Hanley) to produce new material. A new single will be release early in 2014, followed by a new disc. In between, KH plans to stay on the road spreading the name and music to as many people as possible.

KELEN HELLER has had the honor of earning opening slots to such bands as:
ROB ZOMBIE
SAVING ABEL
HALESTORM
SEVENDUST
APOCALYPTICA
NONPOINT
HED PE
MUSHROOMHEAD
SALIVA
SOIL
FEAR FACTORY
STRAIT LINE STITCH
DOPE
ILL NINO
KITTIE
OTEP
IN THIS MOMENT
SHINEDOWN
CROSSFADE
GUNS & ROSES
BUCKCHERRY
GODSMACK
STAIND
ADELITA’S WAY
POP EVIL
CANDLELIGHT RED
FOZZY
P.O.D.
AVATAR

www.facebook.com/KelenHellerOfficial
www.reverbnation.com/kelenheller

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Guest Host Michael Riser on Midday with K

April 30th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Please join us in welcoming Michael Riser of the Rising Stars Show and Traffic Friends on Midday with K today between 4-6pm. Today Michael will be bringing some very talented friends to perform and talk music. The following guests will be:

JIP – Established in 2001

The Chicagoland band JIP continues on into 2014 with their new full length album Last Call. Last Call is indie alternative rock record with a smile. This record is a statement to enjoy the moment, press on, and embrace was makes you happy.

JIP is Jim Gwynn (Vocals / Guitar), Spencer Watson (Guitar / Vocals), and Mike Charbonneau (Drums / Percussion). Last Call was brewed in Chicago Illinois at Million Yen Studios with Producer Andy Gerber (Local H / Tossers). Last Call is the third studio album from the band since 2010 (Year X in 2010 / Sparks, Flames & Names in 2012).

JIP has established a sound and place in the Chicago Music Scene while playing some of the greatest Chicago music venues including: Metro Chicago, Double Door, Cubby Bear, Hard Rock Chicago, Subterranean, and many others. JIP has collaborated with many artists on their current and past albums including Grammy Winner Buick Audra, Grammy Winner Anand Bhatt, Grammy Nominated Tracy Bonham, Stubhy Pandav, Joanna Stanielun, Nickolas Blazina, Jess Godwin, Rachel McClusky, and Shaun Hague.

JIP will be actively touring in 2014 in pursuit to get Last Call in your hands. See you soon!

(Jim from JIP is sponsored by Breedlove Acoustic Guitars & Steve Clayton Guitar Picks)

Vanessa E

As a kid I was content to sing on my own and make up songs and as a teenager I started going to see live bands. I always loved watching the guitarists play and was inspired to learn guitar and get in a band. At age fifteen I fell in love with a cobalt blue Kramer electric guitar and put it on lay away. Shortly after paying it off and a few guitar lessons, I joined a band with some friends in high school. A few years later I moved from New Mexico back to Chicago and joined an all girl hard rock band and became the lead guitarist. We were an all original band playing lots of clubs and trying to get a record deal. We had a lot of fun and local success but after awhile I decided to take a break.

After leaving the band, I began to write songs and record them with the help and talents of my husband Greg. My first CD, “Fields and Gardens” was the compilation of these songs. Soon after, we put a band together and were very lucky to enlist incredibly talented musicians. We started to perform at coffee houses, festivals, churches, and outdoor events! Meanwhile my husband Greg was continually learning all he could about recording and built a home recording studio. I can’t tell you how super it is to have a husband who records, plays guitar, and writes!

Currently, I’m writing and recording for my fourth full length CD release. Since I love to write songs, I am also working on writing and co-writing for other artists and projects. I love to write about relationships, faith, real life struggles, overcoming, and whatever else I am experiencing at the time! Some are diaries of my own life in progress and others are my observations. My passion is to write from the heart in hopes that it will speak to the hearts of those who listen!

Mike Felten

Mike has been on one long tour all over the United States 60-100 roots/blues shows a year.

He defines the word “troubadour”. A singer/song-writer with three albums to his credit and a lot of living behind him.

Some have taken to calling him a legend. He just calls himself a “Johnny Lunchbucket”.

Mike has been playing since the 1960′s. That’s right. A veteran of rock, country and blues bands. Mike sat in Muddy Waters bedroom, had Buddy Guy show him around the blues clubs where Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Mighty Joe Young among others were hanging out, played folk gigs at places like the Fifth Peg and Orphans in Chicago, alongside guys like Steve Goodman & John Prine.
In 2013 Mike continues his never ending tour playing over 80 dates a year from sold out shows in New York City to raucous country clubs in Dallas playing for neo-punks , evangelical Christians and everyone who would listen for a moment or two. Mike is happy to play in your living room, concert hall, saloon, coffee shop or the back of your flat bed truck.

He is the “Real Deal” -according to the Illinois Entertainer.

Folkways legend, Bob Everhart tells us that “Woody Guthrie would’ve been proud” of what Mike is doing. Hope you’ll agree and check him out real soon

Mike has been playing since the 1960′s. A veteran of rock, country and blues bands. Mike sat in Muddy Waters bedroom, had Buddy Guy show him around the blues clubs where Willie Dixon, Junior Wells and Mighty Joe Young among others were hanging out.

He founded the Record Emporium in 1979, had stores in three states and sold music continually until 2012.

The 1980′s saw Mike in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan living on a farm and playing with country rock cover bands until guys like Pete Seeger and Utah Phillips discovered Mike’s folkier/political side. He played the 75th Anniversary of the I.W.W. and places like the Hiawatha Folk Festival, Rhinelander Festival and Pike Lake.

Returning to Chicago in the 1990′s , Mike found work playing heavy metal bass in a band called Lobotomy. Played some roots rock with the Redones and, coming full circle, settled into a weekly blues gig with Bellyful of Soul where guys like Pinetop Perkins, Roosevelt ‘Booba’ Barnes, Pete Myers, or Dancin’ Perkins were likely to sit in.

Finally in 2002, Mike, tired of ‘playing rhythm guitar behind Jesus’ booked some time at Acme Studio and recorded the critically acclaimed ‘Landfill’ with Devin Davis engineering.

In 2007, After a couple of surgeries and some rehab on a bad knee, Mike went in the studio again for “Tosssin’ It Away”. With BILL GLAHN producing, Mike laid down the basic tracks at LOU WHITNEY’s (Skeletons, Morells) studio in Springfield, MO. He took the rough tracks up to Third Ear Studio in Minneapolis where TOM HERBERS (Jayhawks, Low, Replacements) engineered sessions with JOHN ELLER and DAVE BOQUIST of SON VOLT adding multi-instruments. The entire album was mixed back at THE STUDIO in Springfield,MO and mastered with RANDY KLING (Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, Alice Cooper) down in Nashville.

In 2013 Mike released AKA Johnny Lunchbucket, reuniting him with old friends and former roomies RANDY MURRAY and NORM MURRAY with VICTOR SANDERS at the board.

2014 has a live album release, No 2nd Rides and a new studio album nearing completion.

He is always looking for an opportunity to share a song, knowing that music is his way of life.

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THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL and R&B REVUE!

April 29th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014

Do to a recent death in the family, we will not be doing our show today, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Please tune in next week.

Listen:

http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
http://www.radio.iit.edu/
– WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

Classic Soul | R&B | Stepping | Soulful House

More Info:
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/DukeofEarlGroup/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/

Cloudcast Archives (podcasts are moved here after seven days):

http://www.mixcloud.com/elcaobomambosalsa/  

If you are an artist or label representative of CLASSIC SOUL, R&B or HOUSE MUSIC and you want THE DUKE to play your music on his shows, please send the music directly to him at the following address. He secures his own music sources through relationships with artists/labels, and A&R representatives. :

Earl Hall

PO Box 17761
Chicago, IL. 60617

Email: elcaobointernacional@gmail.com

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Stanley “Lil Stan” Rimpson live on the “LIVING…WITH SAM GRAHAM” Show

April 16th, 2014 by LivingWithSamGraham · No Comments

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FRESH URBAN SOUND TO INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, Then look no further.  STANLEY RIMPSON; (aka) “LIL STAN” is the man to seek out, find, and listen to.

“LIL STAN” is definitely a product of his environment.  What environment are we speaking of?  Well, to find out and to learn more about LIL STAN, catch my in-studio interview with STANLEY “LIL STAN” RIMPSON on Friday, April 18, 2014 on the “LIVING…WITH SAM GRAHAM” SHOW on WIIT 88.9FM radio.  (www.radio.iit.edu – click on “Live Stream”) FROM 3pm – 5pm Central Time.

You will love his music and be intrigued with his journey to greatness.

Hear me soon!!!

I remain,

Sam Graham – The LifeStyle Maverick

www.easytolive.com

www.radio.iit.edu

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Damen Tolbert of the 3rd Damention to visit Midday with K

April 15th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Join us this Wednesday at 4:30pm CST for an interview and LIVE performance with Damen Tolbert of 3rd Damention on Chicago’s WIIT 88.9FM streaming live at radio.iit.edu every Wednesday from 4-6pm.

BIO
Name: Damen Tolbert
From: Chicago, IL
Age: 22

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. As a child music was always in my life. My father is a DJ as well as a great singer. I fell in love with the saxophone when I was 10 years old when I heard the Dave Brubeck tune “Take 5.” Not too much later I heard the classic Coltrane rendition of “My Favorite Things.” There was something about its sound that drew me to it. It wasn’t until I was 15, a sophomore in Morgan Park High School, that I was given the chance to play in beginning and marching band under the direction of Mr. Micah Frazier (R.I.P.). I soon found that I had a knack for the instrument and music in general. By the end of my first year playing an instrument, I was already section leader. Jazz was introduced to me that same year when I joined the school jazz band. I immediately understood improvisation since I’ve always had my own musical ideas. By the next year, I was the most entertaining soloist in the school. By this time, with no solid theoretical knowledge or music arrangement skills, I started writing my own music. My senior year, for the winter concert, I and three of my friends performed “Qristmas Cuartet” (a medley of Christmas tunes using 2 trumpets, an alto, and baritone saxophone).

Thanks to procrastination and divine intervention I was awarded a full marching band scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). It was a culture shock and period of self-enlightenment that I will never forget or regret. There I became a member of the Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South under the direction of Mr. John R. Graham. The marching band was very time consuming and physically taxing. It required discipline on and off the field. I immediately joined the school’s jazz band where I switched to baritone sax since there were too many altos. Between the marching and jazz band, I quickly gained the respect of my peers and instructors alike. Freshman year, I was awarded the Freshman of the Year title from the band. By the next marching season, I was promoted to section leader; a position that I held for 2 years.

In my 4th year I decided to leave the band for various reasons. Knowing that singing was in my blood, I got voice lessons from Dr. Heidi Gordon, the assistant choir director, in order to prepare myself for try-outs. With quite a bit of difficulty, I was admitted into the UAPB Vesper Choir for my senior year. This experience was much different than being in the band.

Thanks to the time allowances, I was able to focus more on my studies. For my senior project I decided to produce my own album entitled “Into the 3rd Damention” based on my nickname “3-Damentional.” This was a work of mostly original music based on the concept of “musical inception.” The album features my production, jazz, composition, and poetic talents in various ways.

After graduating from UAPB with a 3.4 GPA in Music: Sound Recording Technology, I decided to continue my education. I now attend Vandercook College of Music going for my Master’s degree in Music Education. Since my return to the city, I have performed at several venues. For these gigs I’ve had to accumulate my own band. First as the “Damen Tolbert Quintet,” I called out to my musician friends and family to play with me. Most recently we’ve expanded to an 11 piece group including a guitarist and 5 vocalists. I felt the “Damen Tolbert Band” sounded very elitist when the band is more of a democratic collage of different personalities. Carrying the concept of “musical inception” over from previous philosophies, we renamed the band “The 3rd Damention.”

We are not afraid to play with any style. We perform original music and original arrangements. We play a mix of jazz, rock, funk, r&b, blues, gospel, or whatever comes up in rehearsals.

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THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL and R&B REVUE!

April 15th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014

This Tuesday we interview staunch classic soul advocate, radio host of The Dusties Party and DJ extraordinaire, Gary P Tyson! Don’t miss it!

Listen:

http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
http://www.radio.iit.edu/
– WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

Classic Soul | R&B | Stepping | Soulful House

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RadioSalsaClasica/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/

Podcast of the Show (posted after the live show and deleted after seven days):
http://www.elcaobointernacional.podomatic.com  

Cloudcast Archives (podcasts are moved here after seven days):
http://www.mixcloud.com/elcaobomambosalsa/  

If you are an artist or label representative of CLASSIC SOUL, R&B or HOUSE MUSIC and you want THE DUKE to play your music on his shows, please send the music directly to him at the following address. He secures his own music sources through relationships with artists/labels, and A&R representatives. :

Earl Hall

PO Box 17761
Chicago, IL. 60617

Email: elcaobointernacional@gmail.com

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Phil Ratliff on Midday with K

April 14th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Phil Ratliff to revisit Midday with K this Wednesday at 6pm! Tune in to radio.iit.edu or locate us on the TuneIn App. Chicago’s own WIIT 88.9FM.

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THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL and R&B REVUE!

April 8th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014

Listen:
http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
http://www.radio.iit.edu/
– WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

Classic Soul | R&B | Stepping | Soulful House

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RadioSalsaClasica/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/

Podcast of the Show (posted after the live show and deleted after seven days):
http://www.elcaobointernacional.podomatic.com  

Cloudcast Archives (podcasts are moved here after seven days):
- http://www.mixcloud.com/elcaobomambosalsa/  

If you are an artist or label representative of CLASSIC SOUL, R&B or HOUSE MUSIC and you want THE DUKE to play your music on his shows, please send the music directly to him at the following address. He secures his own music sources through relationships with artists/labels, record pools, and A&R representatives. :

Earl Hall

PO Box 17761
Chicago, IL. 60617

Email: elcaobointernacional@gmail.com

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Rory Sullivan and Maggie Corbett on Midday with K

April 7th, 2014 by kristengogol · 1 Comment

Join us Wednesday at 5:30pm CST to welcome back Rory Sullivan LIVE in the studio! Also joining us this Wednesday will be co-host Maggie Corbett!

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