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Prince Rogers Nelson was a cultural icon, ground-breaking artist and one of the most influential, prolific and revered musicians of his generation, inspiring diverse groups of people around the world. This show talks to people who have memories of the Purple one, and will include associates, bandmates and fans alike. Don't be 'alone in a world that's so cold' - join us! May U Live 2 C the Dawn...
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. "Joe Kelley Radio" has been on the radio airwaves since 1982. Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault co-host the show and are well-respected in the music business as creative air personalities and supporters of independent musicians . Our web site is located at www.joekelleyradio.com . The show broadcasts ...
 
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AS A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL BAND FLYTE TYME, HIS KEYBOARDS PROVIDED A DRAMATIC BACKDROP FOR SUCH MINNEAPOLIS SUPERSTARS AS ALEXANDER O’NEAL AND CYNTHIA JOHNSON, THE DIVA VOICE WHO LOFTED LIPPS INC TO THE TOP OF THE CHARTS WITH “FUNKYTOWN” IN 1980. HIS TRACK RECORD AS A COMPOSER AND PRODUCER INCLUDES “THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE”, ONE OF JANET JACKSON’S BRE…
 
DJ Kid Ginseng sat down for an in-depth interview with Joe Kelley Radio in between his stellar concert. Kid Ginseng is also joined by DJ 704 and producer/musician Randy Funke (King For A Day, Grapes of Vaudvillian Fantasy). Born in the Bahamas, 25% French American citizen, Kid Ginseng has been mixing and scratching since 1997. Known for proper elec…
 
JD Blair is a world-class drummer who has played with Victor Wooten, Shania Twain, Lyle Lovett, Wynonna Judd, Shelby Lynne and many others. His solo CDs showcase his amazing blend of funk, jazz, soul and R&B. _______________ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgm…
 
Kenwood Dennard is a world-class drummer and educator. He has released standout albums and toured the world with some of the finest in the music business. His accomplishments are many: -Extensive performing experience with artists including George Clinton, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Joe …
 
Smokey and smooth are the words used to describe her vocals. Named among the "Top Ten Jazz Albums" in British Columbia in 2003, “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in Ottawa, Canada in 2006, and named by Cincinnati's Citybeat Magazine as one of the "Top Local Artists to Produce a CD on A National Level", Ms. Jaz grew in popularity with her 2002 CD release "Chanc…
 
The Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth: Gordon Sterling and the People are here to bring it to you! Freshly assembled in 2020, Sterling has brought together a team of incredible musicians to bring forth a fresh and exciting palette of original, dynamic soul/rock tunes: Cliff Blum (guitar), Scott Clement (bass), and David Ray (drums).…
 
Amazing guitarist Bruno Speight (Maceo Parker/SOS Band) joined Joe Kelley Radio for a lengthy chat and music special. Originally recorded in 2005. _________________________ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have e…
 
On the first day recording Times Have Changed – the eleven-track album from Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks that brings a sound so big it could topple a Louisiana juke joint – industry-revered album producer and drummer Steve Jordan told Brooks to put his pedal board back in the van. For the first time in his professional life, Brooks, the son…
 
Pierre Germain of Montreal's blues band Late Nite visited Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth interview and music special. The band is known for electrifying concerts and music that is modern yet sticks to the origins of blues music. Originally recorded on March 17th 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and …
 
Zany Fat City Express stopped by Joe Kelley Radio for an in-house concert and interview. They were promoting their CD "You Are Here". Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. "Joe Kelley Ra…
 
Connecticut based Triple Threat Blues Band was founded in 1982. In their 40 year history, TBB has shown that they are one of the top blues rock bands in the business. Known for their stellar live shows, they were kind enough in 2003 to stop by Joe Kelley Radio in 2003 to rock the walls with an in-house concert and interview Rock and Roll Hall of Fa…
 
In a career spanning over 4 decades, jazz/blues/gospel guitarist/composer Stew Cutler has established himself as a bandleader, composer, arranger and teacher. With seven record releases to his credit as a bandleader and countless sessions as a sideman, Cutler’s prolific career is a walk-through musical history. HIs latest album is entitled "The Blu…
 
INTRO With pianist Greg Kane 1min - "Prince is the teacher", and why the 1980s needs more respect. Funk as social commentary. 3min - Covering Sign 'O' The Times, audiophiles, working with jazz musicians and having no fear. 5mins30s - Seeing Prince after hours at the Garage in Glasgow. 7mins - Near misses with Wendy and Lisa, Bobby McFerrin and Pais…
 
Dante Pope uses his roots based in the church to uplift and continue the legacy of Black American Music. His debut EP, ‘After Five Music,’ is a nod to his roots from Chicago based in blues, gospel, jazz and soul music. Since it’s release Dante' was selected as the Strathmore Artist in Residence Program, performed his debut at the John F. Kennedy Ce…
 
New York City drummer Garry "Gman" Sullivan is at the top echelon of his craft. Sullivan is the longtime drummer for hardcore band The Cro-Mags. He has also toured and recorded with Bernie Worrell and the WOO Warriors, Cyndi Lauper, Jen Durkin, Harold "Fro" Davis and many more talented artists. Interview originally recorded April 19th 2001. Rock an…
 
I have great memories of the summer of 2004. Los Angeles funk and roll band RioSoul was on an extensive east coast tour. They were nice enough on their off day to perform live on my TV show and then the following morning, RioSoul stopped by Joe Kelley Radio for an extensive interview which you will hear here. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince feat…
 
Phenomenal drummer John Blackwell was a member of Prince and the NPG, Cameo and Patti Labelle. The Berklee College of Music grad also had stellar solo records. I miss my friend John Blackwell and was honored when he called me one night and asked me if I wanted to hear some of his upcoming record "4ever Jia". I said sure and thought he would play 20…
 
Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.” Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for MCA and Atlantic Records. St. Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve …
 
Minneapolis keyboardist/producer Tommy Barbarella in the house. Tommy Barbarella toured and recorded with Prince and the New Power Generation. He is also a founding member of the funk and soul band Greazy Meal. Besides his stellar solo productions, Barbarella has recorded and performed with Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas and the Administration, and New Po…
 
Jonathan Fritz is a Nuevo Flamenco artist/touring sideman/music producer from New York City and travels the world playing for a wide range of audiences. As a self taught player, he has mastered many guitar stylings and is a passionate stage performer. He has toured with an eclectic mix of artists, such as Lionel Richie and Richie Havens and has pla…
 
A former “Raelette” with the legendary Ray Charles, Tracey Whitney began performing with The Whitney Family at age 11. After touring with Ray, she spent 5 years singing solo in Japan. Since relocating to Albuquerque in 2012, she’s been thrilling audiences throughout the city with her unique brand of classic jazz and sophisticated soul. www.babydoll…
 
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chris Frantz and Kid Ginseng stop by Joe Kelley Radio to discuss the Tom Tom Club's album "Downtown Rockers". Chris Frantz was also original member and drummer in Talking Heads. Kid Ginseng is an amazing deejay for Tom Tom Club and also producer and owner of his record label Kraftjerkz. www.tomtomclub.com www.joekelleyra…
 
Connecticut's Fuzz is of the most-well known guitarists in the area. He is a founder along with Carrie Ernst of Caravan of Thieves. Fuzz is also the longtime guitarist with Deep Banana Blackout and Tom Tom Club. Fuzz phones in from the road to Joe Kelley Radio. www.caravanofthieves.com www.joekelleyradio.com Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featu…
 
INTRO 2mins - 'going to concerts all the time' in my teenage years 6mins - growing up in a family listening to a diverse and eclectic mix of music 9mins - going to the Coliseum to see USC football games 10mins30s - memories of the show and lasting impression of Prince that day. 'He blew me away...and definitely captured my imagination'. 11mins - a …
 
Bassist extraordinaire Dodge from the Amsterdam funk band Seven Eleven joined Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth interview. Dodge has also released stellar solo records. Seven Eleven has been together for 35 years. They have played and recorded with funk-related artists such as Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament), Mudbone Cooper (Parliament, Bootsy…
 
Jason is a member of the well-known musical “Peterson Family” of Minneapolis, MN. He is an “in demand” Saxophonist and Keyboardist, as well as being a talented singer, songwriter and producer. Jason has toured nationally and internationally with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Prince, Alexander O’Neal, Richard Marx, Solo, and…
 
Guitarist Kevin "K-Star" Shider is the brother of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Garry Shider. Kevin has toured and recorded as a member of George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. He has also released solo CDs which have incredible funk and roll on them. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on h…
 
Jazz-Fusion keyboardist Jim Couchenour stopped by Joe Kelley Radio to discuss his solo CD and work with Soundoctrine. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. "Joe Kelley Radio" has been on…
 
Chardavoine : Haitian born but Brooklyn bred this amazing guitarist has covered the gambit of musical styles through the waves of his guitar. He is a great musician, a talented artist and a refined professional. He represents the best of modern music and the future of jazz. Chardavoine is well known around New York for his association with the grea…
 
CHARLES VELEY has loved Sherlock Holmes since boyhood. As a father, he read the entire canon to his then-ten-year-old daughter at evening story time. Now this very same daughter, grown up to become acclaimed historical novelist ANNA ELLIOTT (the Twilight of Avalon trilogy; The Pride & Prejudice Chronicles), has worked with him to develop critically…
 
Marva King is a talented singer and actress who has toured/recorded with Prince and the NPG, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and many others. Marva has also excelled in her solo career writing and producing songs for her albums. Born in Flint, Michigan, Marva King is most known for her starring role in the 75 plus million dollar-grossing DVD, “Diary…
 
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón is on an undeniable roll. After GRAMMY® Award nominations for his two previous Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group releases – Bad Ass & Blind and If You Really Want, each for Best Jazz Vocal Album – he returns with his 11th studio album and fourth for the label: The Mirror, to be released March 13, 2020…
 
AngéliqueMusic’s star quality was evident at age four, when she made her musical debut during a class assembly in her hometown of Alameda, California. Creatively inspired by Stevie Wonder, a love of world travel and the use of real instruments, multi lingual singer-songwriter AngéliqueMusic's "neo-soul with a touch of funk" embraces the passion of …
 
Legendary trombonist Greg Boyer is widely recognized as one of the premier horn player/arrangers in the music business. The Washington DC musician has recorded and toured with Prince and the NPG, Maceo Parker, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Sheila E. , Bootsy Collins, Stephen Tyler and many more. He was kind enough to stop by the Joe Kel…
 
Pepé Willie's band – 94 East – will always be remembered as the band that gave the young Prince Rogers Nelson his first studio experience – let's face it, a good enough reason to be remembered. What's often overlooked is the skill and talent of Willie's ensemble and the influence it had on the developing 'Minneapolis Sound' – not to mention the inf…
 
International touring and recording artist Johnny Ferreira combines style and boundless energy in his performances throughout Europe, United States, and Canada. His infatuation with the saxophone began late in high school when he was 17. “It was the sound that attracted me,” he recalls. “It’s the instrument that closest resembles the human voice.” …
 
PC Muñoz is an American recording artist, drummer, and producer in the contemporary classical, funk, pop, and experimental genres. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has collaborated with Jackson Browne, Ingrid Chavez. Matt “Dr” Fink of Prince and the Revolution, Scott Amendola and others. http://www.pcmunoz.com http://www.joekelleyradio…
 
It's rare for the world to experience artistry that is so genuine, so heartfelt...so captivating. Welcome to the world of singer/songwriter, Cleveland P. Jones. He is the true embodiment of soul and jazz. When asked about his future in the music industry, he stated “my mission is longevity, not instant fame. I’ve learned by example and experience n…
 
Swivel Hips is a R&B/Funk band from Connecticut. They have opened up for The Neville Brothers and Meshell Ndegeocello. Their amazing concerts are not to be missed. Joe Kelley Radio welcomed drummer Deb Piccolo and guitarist/lead vocalist Dawn Lozefski to the studio for a fun and in-depth conversation. www.swivelhips.com www.joekelleyradio.com…
 
World fusion musician and TV host Derrik Jordan joined us for an in-depth conversation. The Vermont based Derrik Jordan composes World Fusion and World Fusion/Classical music for orchestra, chamber groups, TV and film and loves to bring musicians and cultures together. Derrick also hosts and produces the award-winning TV show The World Fusion Show …
 
Amazing honor to have Chops N Soul for an in-depth interview and music special. The band is comprised of Chops Horns' Dave Watson and Darryl Dixon, and singer/producer Soul Joel Parisien. These musicians are so well-respected in the music business. Chops Horns were the horn section for Sugar Hill Records and they have toured/recorded with Alicia Ke…
 
New York City’s Amy Douglas has made her reputation across the worlds of house and disco with her distinctive voice and stellar songwriting ability; she has become the “go to” for providing powerhouse vocals and killer hooks. Following features with everyone from Juan MacLean to Treasure Fingers, Amy has since worked with such artists as Luke Solom…
 
We were joined by expert handicapper Bill Kelley to preview Breeders Cup 2017 at Del Mar. Bill Kelley's expertise and horse racing knowledge are well-respected all through the industry. He specializes in the New York, Southern California, Hong Kong, Florida and Kentucky circuits. Originally aired October 30th 2017 www.joekelleyradio.com…
 
Minneapolis legendary musicians the late great Brian Gallagher (saxophone) and Julius Collins (vocals) were members of a dynamite funk and roll band Smart Mouth. They stopped by Joe Kelley Radio to discuss Smart Mouth and their involvement in Prince and the NPG, Greazy Meal and more. Originally aired on February 2001. https://www.reverbnation.com/s…
 
QB3 is Christopher “Root” Heinz (drums), Fred Gerantab (guitar) and Emek Rave (bass), 3 friends and like minds from Queens, New York. The trio’s collective ability to mix solid grooves and melodies with masterful improvisation has gained quite a bit of attention just about everywhere they’ve set foot. Combining groove, funk, jazzy lines and and ele…
 
Since 1999, Sister Funk, a 5-piece all female band has been performing on national level playing their fresh funky originals and some of the best pop/rock/dance covers of yesterday and today. This Connecticut band has been friends with Joe Kelley Radio for over 20 years. They have been booked as the opening act for well-known national artists like …
 
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