Bottomless Pit- 8/18/15


On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll hear the story of ill-fated, and now late, Rock and Roller and recording artiste, Bobby Jameson, whose musical story mostly happened in the 1960s. His life was almost entirely made up of calamity and misadventure, but he made some great music along the way. After he died on May 12, 2015 I wound up reading a blog that he kept for the last six or seven years of his life; I found it pretty riveting..
So there’ll be that and much more, including selections by Bottomless Pit favorites Peter Case, John Hollenbeck, and The Entrance Band, courtesy of my iPod on shuffle..
That’s this Saturday at 10 PM EDT on WFUV (

Bottomless Pit- 5/30/15


These days it seems like every time I blink, somebody from the Music world that I care about passes away. I tried to stop blinking but it doesn’t work.. This week it was Marcus Belgrave, one of the greatest Jazz trumpet players of all time, and my favorite for sure; Marcus always had a beautiful sound, even when he was tearing your head off, which he could certainly do..
Also, it’s a cliche to say that Marcus’s name was/is synonymous with the greatness of Detroit Music, but I’ll say it anyway.
Tune in this week and hear Marcus with Ray Charles, Charles Mingus, Was (Not Was), Carl Craig, Regina Carter, Joan Belgrave, and many more. Marcus played with Everybody.
That’s this week’s Bottomless Pit, Saturday at 10 PM on WFUV (