Once a month at the Stone Fox bar on the westide of Music City, Sal Rucco hosts an evening of vinyl, drinks and booty shakin’. This month Sal invited down Hal Greens, G.E.D. Soul’s favorite D.J. and friend, to rock the discs until late in the night.
From the hills of Kingston, Tennessee, the One Roger Shaner presents an ultra low-tempo podcast for the listener’s enjoyment.
One of our first podcasts honing in on a particular session musician, this one features an array of recordings from one of the greats of the backbeat, Mr. Idris Muhammad. Nick DeVan, a funky drummer in his own right, and myself put this one together with the intent of showing you different examples of the beat he cultivated so well for so many. We like to educate by picking some lesser known deep cuts from the artist’s catalog while striving to use vinyl as much as possible although I have a good bit of this on CD so don’t judge.
Melvin Ragin AKA “Wah Wah Watson” is not only one of the greats of the funk guitar but could easily be considered the man that showed the world what guitar effects could truly add to funk and soul music. His trademark guitar licks graced some of the funkiest Herbie Hancock and Barry White. He played on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album and contributed to the Temptations and The Four Tops as a member of the great studio band, the Funk Brothers throughout Motown’s transition from Detroit to L.A.