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The Bottomless Pit – 02/07

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This week’s Bottomless Pit will include some nepotism, some cronyism, and much more.
Rapper and YouTube star Froggy Fresh is my cousin Rita’s grandson. His records and videos are much loved by the NY Crenshaws, the Dallas Crenshaws, the Michigan Crenshaws, and all the rest, and by millions of other people too. He’ll be heard on the show this week; that’s the “nepotism” part..
I went to my PO Box one day two weeks ago and it was stuffed full of CDs by some of my favorite recording artists who also happen to be friends of mine: Bill Lloyd of Nashville, Viktor Huganet of France, and the great Scott Morgan of Ann Arbor will all be heard on the show; there’s the “cronyism” part. There was also a CD in my mailbox that day by guitar genius Toulouse Englehardt, who I’ve never met and am not related to; he and the now, sadly, late Don Covay are the “much more”.
That’s the Bottomless Pit, a weekly roundup of items from my personal record collection, every Saturday at 10 PM EST on WFUV.

The Bottomless Pit – 01/31

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It’s a (still) New Year; let the tributes to newly-dead Rock and Rollers of 2015 begin.. This week’s Bottomless Pit starts with a tribute to Kim Fowley, a singular and brilliant character. He was only 75 when he died but had a couple lifetimes’ worth of first-hand Rock and Roll stories, and personal accomplishments, as a record producer, manager, songwriter, person who did it all, saw it all, etc..
I’ll also be playing some tracks from the superb new (as of 11/14) album, “Seeds”, by TV On the Radio.
AND I plan on letting my iPod-on-shuffle do at least part of the show for me. What could possibly go wrong?
That’s the Bottomless Pit, every Saturday at 10 PM New York Time, on WFUV.

The Bottomless Pit – 01/24

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On this week’s Bottomless Pit we’ll hear Sonnyboy Williamson cursing at Leonard Chess, hear The Bobby Fuller Four doing a shoe commercial, and catch lots more of my and your favorite recording stars, like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and of course The Everly Brothers, in unguarded moments and/or struggling to find their way in the recording studio. Yes, that’s right, a whole show of out-takes and things that were saved from the cutting room floor, the wastebasket, or the bulk eraser.
It’ll be fun, and that’s the Bottomless Pit, every Saturday at 10 PM EST, on WFUV