In this week’s Marot Memo, I discuss the book The Power of Meaning by Emily Smith. The book is terrific – here’s a link if you want to purchase or read a sample.
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More Rock ‘n Soul for your listening pleasure, plus this week’s features include Connecticut’s role in ending the shutdown, this week’s birthdays and events of note, and a tribute to NYT columnist and author, Russell Baker in the Marot Memo.
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My my, this is starting to sound like a ‘real’ radio show! Great rock and soul, old and new, plus news from around New England, This Week in History (with some special rock and soul birthdays) and a Marot Memo. (But mostly, it’s good music).
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Merry Christmas Everyone! Please enjoy this selection of soul, Motown, and classic Christmas songs as we head into the New Year. I hope you’ll be celebrating with friends and family. Once the festivities are over, I’ll be working hard on Radio Free New England, making some updates, and preparing some exciting additions to RFNE for 2019.
This week marks the sad loss of Henry, our much-loved Border Collie. You’ll hear stories about his life, and music from artists who also left us too soon – from Otis Redding to Sharon Jones and Buddy Holly.
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This week features a track fresh from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ latest album, Tearing Apart at the Seams, plus our first Phil Spector Christmas song of the season, a track from The Budos Band, and more.
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In this week’s episode, we help you get over your full Thanksgiving belly with a great blend of soul and rock ‘n’ roll greats as well as fresh faces on the scene.
Check out these links for more on select artists from this week’s show:
An interview with Sharon Jones from 2015: She says soul is different than hip-hop – it isn’t about flash and lights: “You play on that stage and you look into people’s eyes and give them a show.”
The site for Daptone Records – an independent label dedicated to authentic soul, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians. They are serious about music – virtually all of their musicians are phenomenal including Sharon Jones whose last album, unfortunately, was released in 2017.
An archived interview with Allen Toussaint, singer-songwriter of that New Orleans sound (like Mother-in-Law from tonight’s episode) featured on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air. Hearing him talk about music, in his beautiful cadence, is reason enough to listen. The content of what he says is just as rich and full of music history.
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During this week’s episode: Great rock and roll from Queen to Dylan, some news on Mavis Staples, and my take on the new Freddie Mercury biopic. Plus, Messick and I talk about the midterms.
As we prepare for a whole new season of Radio Free New England, we’re flashing back to a 2013 interview with Canadian Alt Soul singer Nuela Charles. Forgive the show’s name change – it was a short lived mistake!