The Bottomless Pit – 10/18


On this week’s Bottomless Pit I’ll pay tribute to 2 Heroes of Rock who, as of Oct. 4th and 5th, are no longer among the living and breathing: 1) Paul Revere, of Paul Revere and The Raiders, and 2) Record Producer, excellent human being, and friend of mine, Lou Whitney.

The 1965-68 incarnation of Paul Revere and The Raiders was one of the greatest Rock and Roll bands to ever walk the Earth. The band’s history is a long and deep one, and on this Saturday’s show I’ll salute that history, and the departed person who’s name is on it..

Lou Whitney was fun to be around, very sharp and interesting, knew what it was all about, and was one of a kind. He produced dozens of great records, some of the best I’ve ever heard..

Please join me for all of the above at 10 PM NY time, Saturday on WFUV

The Bottomless Pit – 10/11


On last week’s Bottomless Pit I ended up feeling like I’d just gotten started with my tribute to drummer Idris Muhammad, since some of my favorite tracks by him are 10-14 minutes long, so this week I’m carrying on with more of him. He passed away on 7/29/14.

I also played, last week, some remarkable tracks, with incredible musical accompaniment, by spoken word artist David Greenberger. The combination of David’s stuff with Idris’s stuff seemed really perfect somehow, so we’ll have more David G. this week too.
AND after 4 weeks the show is still on a Victoria Williams binge of indefinite duration.

So in other words, this week it’ll be exactly the same artists as last week; I’ll go a little deeper into their superb catalogs.

Meanwhile, there were two “Stop the Presses!” moments in R&R this week that I couldn’t act on immediately because I’m traveling: the back-to-back deaths of Paul Revere, and of Lou Whitney, Jr. Next week each guy will get half the show.

That’s the Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10 PM NY time, on WFUV Public Radio

The Bottomless Pit – 10/4


This week on the show, an overdue tribute to one of the Greatest of the Greats, and one of my favorite musicians of all time, Jazz, Soul, and Funk drummer Idris Muhammad (November 13, 1939 – July 29, 2014). Born (as Leo Morris) into a musical family in New Orleans, Idris had a sound, style, and groove that was utterly distinctive. Hearing Idris Muhammad play the drums makes me want to say God Bless America..

Also, we’ll hear some of the remarkable recorded works of my good friend David Greenberger, of Duplex Planet fame. It’s very moving stuff, and he always works with brilliant musicians.

The Bottomless Pit is still on a Victoria Williams binge of indefinite duration, so we’ll hear at least something from her, and it’ll be great.

That’s 10 PM NY time, this Saturday, and pretty much every Saturday until further notice, on WFUV