Playlist: Howard Burchette's Portfolio
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"Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement" is an important one hour program that features Jazz music as the background with comments concerning the Civil Rights Movement timeline as a narration.
Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement is a one hour program devoted to seven classic Jazz recordings which focuses on the Civil Rights Movement. The subject matter pays attention to the sit in movement, the National Guard intervention to prevent integration at Little Rock Central High School, the Freedom Riders, the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Alabama, Rosa Parks and the Selma Marches.
The music is performed by Charles Mingus, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Clark Terry, Grant Green, Blue Mitchell and Art Blakey.
This one hour program is divided into three sets with room for the News, PSA's and announcements.
A discussion with the late TEENA MARIE (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010). She discusses her long career and her rich musical history. This interview occurred about one year prior to her death. Parts A, B and C are separate hours and can be aired on different days.
Teena Marie was a Grammy nominated musician, singer and producer. She is know for her recordings Sucker For Your Love, Square Biz, Behind The Groove, Lover Girl, I Need You Loving and Fire and Desiree with Rick James. The interview includes how she came to Motown, her family, working with Rick James, discussing her various albums and recordings, New Orleans, her CD Congo Square and her daughter Alia Rose.
The program also includes most of her recordings from Motown, Stax, Epic, Cash Money (both studio and live), Rick James, The Mary Janes Girls and Minnie Ripperton.
SEGMENT TWO: Teena Marie' s family life and the music that they enjoyed, her first professional gig tap dancing on the hit TV show "The Beverly Hillbillies".
SEGMENT THREE: Teena Marie' s early at Motown Records and meeting Rick James for the first time, Rick James produces her first album.
The musical history of MICHAEL JACKSON. The music of THE JACKSON FIVE (J5), THE JACKSONS and solo music of MICHAEL JACKSON are covered in this three hour broadcast.
I created and broadcast this show one week after Michael Jackson's death. Like most people I was in shock for almost two days. I was overrun with E-mail before and after the broadcast. Most people wanted to know when it would be re-broadcast, because they had missed it. Some people just wanted to tell someone else, how Michael Jackson affected their lives. I don’t think any of us knew how important Michael Jackson was to most people of all ages, races, nationality and religion all over the world.
This variety show highlights the career of Michael Jackson from 1966 / 1967 until the present. We only focused on his musical history. We highlight some of the recordings from the Jackson Five’s Steel Town Record (of Gary Indiana) period circa 1966 through 1968. They only achieved a local regional hit at the time which was called Big Boy. The years in-between 1969 and 1976 were the group’s Motown period, plus the debut of Michael Jackson’s solo career. We highlight most of these recordings on this show. In 1976 the group left Motown and Joined Epic Records. The Sound of Philadelphia’s song writing team of Gamble & Huff were assigned to the new Jacksons group. They were backed up by MFSB and more hits continued. One of their biggest hits during this period was Enjoy Yourself. By 1979 Michael Jackson released his ground breaking Off The Wall album, preceding Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and the rest.
In this three hour broadcast, I cover the high level of Michael Jackson’s career. Because of time constraints and the vastness of the Jackson Five and Michael Jackson discography, I could not include any Jermaine Jackson or Janet Jackson solo music. I hope that you will enjoy my tribute to one of the true geniuses of our life time.
The history of the musical group, the THREE DEGREES with special guest and long time member Helen Scott. Parts A, B and C are separate hours and can be aired on different days.
The Three Degrees are a female musical trio originally from Philadelphia. They were formed in the early 1960's by record producer Richard Barrett who was responsible for The Chantels, Little Anthony & The Imperials and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers. Richard Barrett selected four girls from a local high school for his next two new acts. Three of them became the Three Degrees modeled after the Chantels, and the fourth a solo artist who would become interchangeable with the group. Helen Scott was one of the girls chosen by Richard Barrett in the early days. Helen talks about the history of the group from the 1960's to the present. The Group has recorded for record labels like Swan, Roulette, Philadelphia International, Epic and Ariola. Their hits have been Maybe, When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol’ Man, TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia), Ebb Tide, MacArthur Park plus others.
SEGMENT THREE: Helen Scott of the Three Degrees talks about the days when the group recorded for Swan Records, then Roulette Records, she talked about the band MFSB, former member of the Three Degrees Shelia Ferguson and the 1970 hit "Maybe", including the original version in which she sang lead, plus discussions about appearing on television and performing overseas.
Rare Earth is know for their hits; Get Ready, I Just Want To celebrate, I Know I'm Losing You, Big John Is My Name, Hey Big Brother, What'd I Say, We're Gonna Have a Good Time, MA plus others. Gil Bridges the founder and leader of Rare Earth talks about the band's history before, during and after Motown.
They are Rock, Soul, Funk and hit makers. They are Rare Earth. Gil Bridges talks about the history of Rare Earth. The band was created in the early 1960's calling themselves The Sunliners. They recorded their first album on Verve Records with help from Dennis Coffey. By 1969, they were at Motown and worked with Norman Whitfield and help to form the Psychedelic Soul sound. On this show we will listen to the many sounds of Rare Earth, plus the Temptations, Edwin Starr, The Undisputed Truth, Rose Royce and many others.
Now, Let's celebrate with RARE EARTH!
This show is a VALENTINES DAY variety music special featuring romantic Jazz, R&B & Blues classics.
This will be a wonderful addition to your special VALENTINES DAY holiday programming.
Be My Valentine! Love is in the air, and Cupid is busy spreading love. On this Valentines Day as you and your true love sit down to a candle light romantic dinner, listen to these romantic melodies by Miles Davis, Norman Connors, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Chaka Khan, Etta James, Sam Cooke and others.
Join Igor the Halloween Jazz freak as he spins his favorite classics that you will enjoy!
Jazz Time's Halloween Jazz Party is hosted by Igor . He spins the music from his master the Doctor's record collection. Good fun and Halloween Jazz music includes the "Theme from The Adams Family ", "The Theme from the Munsters ", "Dracula ", "Frankenstein ", "Blues For Dracula ", "Halloween Spooks ", "The Witches Pit ", "Devil May Care ", "Prince of Darkness ", and much more.
This one hour program concentrates on the Jazz style of singing refereed to as Vocalese. Many of the artists are also scat singers and Jazz poets. These Jazz classics will be heard by Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, King Pleasure, Eddie Jefferson, Babs Gonzales, Bob Dorough, Slim Gaillard, Joe Carroll and others.
Jimmy Smith was instrumental in shifting the Hammond organ into the spotlight in the jazz genre and his many Blue Note albums of the 50s and 60s, including The Champ (1956) and The Sermon! (1958) are considered to be classics.
Jimmy Smith was also known as The Incredible Jimmy Smith was a Jazz musician who became popular by playing the Hammond B-3 electric organ. He recorded around 40 albums for Blue Note Records in just eight years beginning in 1956. He switched to Verve Records in 1962 and was accompanied by a big band on many of the sessions. He also recorded with other artists like Michael Jackson on his successful album “Bad”. This program is an introduction to the great Jimmy Smith and gives examples of how his style incorporates the Blues and Soul.
I've Got the Blues and I've Got Soul! The Incredible Jimmy Smith is a one hour program divided into three sets leaving room for PSAs, the news, announcements, station IDs etc.
THE TALKING DRUM, is a program which samples the rhythms of the descendants of African slaves brought to the new world of South America and the Caribbean. This show features studio, live and field recordings of percussionists from Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia.
We are going across the African Diaspora and sample the drum which came to the new world with enslaved Africans to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia . This one hour program is an introduction and sample of the rituals and raw drumming from these countries.
The rhythms found here are the foundation of Latin Jazz .
This program includes music from Mongo Santamaria and Carlos "Patato" Valdes (Afro-Cuban rhythms), Luisito Quintero and Gustavo Ovalles (Afro-Venezuelan rhythms), Olodum and Ologundê (Afro-Brazilian rhythms), Pa’lo Monte (Afro-Dominican rhythms), Ti Roro (Afro-Haitian rhythms), Grupo Afro Boricua and Grupo Exploracion (Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms), Graciela Salgado Valdez (Afro-Columbian rhythms), Peru Negro and Chocolate (Afro-Peruvian rhythms).