Soul

 

Yet another all time great has passed away during our watch atop the KRUU-Soul Silo. Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. one of the greatest songwriters of the 60's Soul era and later an icon of 70's Funk, died at the age of 65 on August 10th. So tonight (Saturday, 8/16, 10pm - 12) The Prince O'Wails and the Jukebox Boogaloo Krew take on the sad but refunkifying task of paying tribute to the man who cowrote some of the most instantly recognizable songs of the fabled Stax/Volt studio (including "Soul Man") even before he secured immortality with the Mack Daddy toasting over hat-hight-and-wah-wah groove of "Shaft." We've made a special effort to track down and acquire Isaac's definitive long-groove LP's, "Hot Buttered Soul" and "Black Moses" just for this show. So join us for two hours of Hayes-----Isaac Hayes.


Can you dig it?

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Soul Brothers and Soul Sisters, Funkateers of every race, creed, age, and color of the rainbow, may we have your attention please:

It is indeed our great privilege and pleasure to announce that The Jukebox Boogaloo with the Prince O'Wails will be your new weekend star-time source for the baddest, rarest, and crate-diggin'est deep cuts of Soul, Funk, R&B, Garage, Beat, Surf, Psych, Rockabilly, and the Palm at the End of the Mind.

That's right, we'll be gettin' it ON in between your ears and underneath your pants every Saturday nite, from 10 to midnite.

Lucky Santa

It's that time of year, children: Bill O'Reilly's bloviating about the War on Christmas again, that awkward office party is just on the horizon (easy on the bourbon balls, Chucko), and we're all in frenetic robot-shopping mode. In my hometown of Hackensack, NJ, neighbors who never speak are busy trying to shame each other with Vegas-like, 20 billion kilowatt displays of pure Xtian love and pagan Santa worship on their 100 foot by 100 foot front lawns.

Which means it's time for those in the DJ business to dust off the "Christmas/Holdiay" crate and subject our listeners to a whole show of seasonal novelty tunes. When I was a snot-nosed sprout, the Christmas tunes you heard in the department store (which started in those days after Thanksgiving) were mostly the Bing Crosby/Ray Conniff stuff. Nowadays Wal-Mart is hipper and more agressive, bringing the Jingle Noize starting about September 1st and mixing in a goodly amount of boomer faves (Darlene Love anyone?) along with contemporary Kenny Chesney chestnuts. This makes the DJ's job somewhat more of a challenge. But thanks to the miracle of MP3 CDR's, there's gobs of X-mas slop on tap and mostly unheard.

 


The Jukebox Boogaloo, "your one-stop-shop for inter- and intra-species adult novelties and flame-retardant lingerie" (also, impossibly rare and strange FUNK, SOUL, R&B, GARAGE, GLAM, SURF, PSYCHOBILLY, and beyond) is moving just a dagnabbit closer to prime time, as The Prince O' Wails makes shift to keep it surreal on the wheels of steel Wednesday Nights from 10-11:59 PM.

 

Squaresville will flip and the octagon-heads will cry uncle as the Prince mercilessly pounds the airwaves with scratchy crate-diggin's from the likes of King Coleman, Bunker Hill, Spot and the Blotters, Andre Williams, Eddie Bo, and just about anything else---from Bessie Smith to Beck---that might make your evening sacrilicious and weird.

 

The Jukebox Boogaloo's Boogaloo Jukebox is packed this week with classic funk from the mid 60's to early 70's (and contemporary Mojo in that classic style), including plenty o' syncopated freshness from Dyke and Blazers, Bobby Byrd and the JB's, Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, The African Music Machine, Baby Huey and the Babysitters, Calypso King and the Soul Investigators, Clarence Reid, the Detroit Sex Machines, The Fantasic Johnny C, Lynn Collins, and many more.

 

So join the Prince on Monday Midnight, because whatsoever he plays, it's got to be FUNKY!

Soun'Bwoy himma say: "Stan' steddy, Rudies! Tis is yuh BOSS SKINHEAD speakin'! Mi trow mi corn, but me no call no fowl!

Nex' Monday Midnigh', me yah come yah fi playa Rocksteady Riddims, me no come yah fi mekka poppy-down-show!"

Lissen up mi Pickney, Lissen up, to da riddims a' deh rekkahds:

Prince Buster, Desmond Dekker, Justin Hines, Alton Ellis, Hopeton Lewis, Delroy Wilson, Ken Booth, Phyllis Dillon, Jackie Mittoo, Pioneers, Maytals, an' deh UPSETTAH!!!

 

 

This week, I'll be out of town, so we'll be playing a rerun of an earlier show from 9:00 to 10:00 PM.

Every Thursday from 10:00 to 10:30 PM, I play a set of comedy built on one or more themes. This week's themes are money & materialism--featuring Steve Martin, Monty Python, and National Lampoon, with a little Duck's Breath Mystery Theater and Paul F. Tompkins.

Comedy Playlist for "Ain't That Peculiar" 9/20/07 (10:00 to 10:30 PM)

From 10:00 to 10:30 PM, I'll play soul, funk, and R&B from the 50s, 60s & 70s. Enjoy!

 

Join the Prince at Midnight, Tuesday Morning (9/18) as he takes to the wheels of steel to celebrate the birthday of the Kountessa Kathy, the brains behind the blarney in the cucumber castle of wholly matrimonymony.

Thrill to cuts deep, rare, and soulfulicious about the female of the species and the funky hunks who can't live without 'em, Featuring

Al Green, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, Jackie Wilson, and many many mo'!

This week from 9:00 to 10:00 PM, I'll be playing songs featured in The Sopranos. There's only 1 episode left in this great TV series.

From 10:00 to 10:30 PM, I usually play a set of comedy built on one or more themes. But starting 5 weeks ago, for the following 10 weeks, I'm playing episodes of the short-lived, little-loved sketch comedy radio show KPUT, originally broadcast on KRUI in Iowa City.

Comedy Playlist for "Ain't That Peculiar" 6/7/07 (10:00 to 10:30 PM)

From 10:30 to 11:00 PM, I play soul, funk and R&B from the 50s, 60s & 70s.

Next week: I'll play--in order--the songs performed by Fountains of Wayne in their Minneapolis show of Wed Jun 13 (which my wife Missy & I will be attending).

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On Thursday nights from 10:00 to 10:30 PM, I usually play a set of comedy built on one or more themes. But starting 4 weeks ago, for the following 10 weeks, I'm playing episodes of the short-lived, little-loved sketch comedy radio show KPUT, originally broadcast on KRUI in Iowa City.  
 
Comedy Playlist for "Ain't That Peculiar" 5/31/07 (10:00 to 10:30 PM) 

From 10:30 to 11:00 PM, I play soul, funk and R&B from the 50s, 60s & 70s.

This week & next week, from 9:00 to 10:00 PM, I'll be playing songs featured in The Sopranos. There are only 2 episodes left in this great TV series.