The January show of the podcast Hey Mister Jesse has just been released.
Hey Mr Jesse is a great monthly podcast where the swing djs Jesse Miner and Manu 'Spuds' Smith talk about swingin' music that matters to dancers.
Download the January 2009 episode of Hey Mister Jesse. (~50 MB, mp3)
Take a look at what is in the show: read the show notes for Hey Mister Jesse January 2009.
My contribution to the show:
In the last show you mentioned you never heard a swing band played the tub bass before the California Honeydrops.
Well, you have, you just didn't know it, because the leader of the Lost and Wandering Blues and Jazz Band, Dan Fitzgerald, uses a tub bass. Take a look here.
Speaking of Dan Fitzgerald; While waiting for this podcast I went back and listened to some old episodes and came across the interview with Ron Sunshine. Ron mentions that it was Dan Fitzgerald who got him to pick up singing again. It's all connected!
The December podcast featured a mashup from dj G3RSt. I just wanted to provide some more info about the song "Come To Me" by Koop.
Come To Me has a great music video with some swing dancing by The Harlem Hot Shots. I've featured it on my blog, check it out.
The music tip for January is the artist Candye Kane.
The music that Candye Kane writes and performes is very eclectic, it's based on jump blues, rhythm & blues and blues with boogie rhythm but there is also gospel and soul in there as well.
Some of her songs I recommend:
* "Poetry Cocktail" from the album "Swango"
* "Seven Men A Week" from the album "Home Cookin'"
* "Fine Brown Frame" from the album "Guitar'd and Feathered"
* "(Hey Mister!) She Was My Baby Last Night" from the album "The Toughest Girl Alive"
I'm looking forward to a great new year of Hey Mr Jesse podcasts!
Ps. Last show I recommended "Where did you go, Bettie Page". Well, now she is really gone. Bettie Page passed away in the middle of Dec.
What do you think of the Hey Mr Jesse podcast January 2009? Please comment.