On Wednesday 4/1 from 5PM ET until 10PM, WPRB’s Rhythm of the One program will host an extended five-hour broadcast featuring the “best 103 funk songs you’ve probably never heard of.”
DJ Matt is scouring the secret vaults as we write! Expect to hear lost gems by artists such as Chocolate Milk, Warm Excursion, Roy C. and the Honey Drippers, Billy Ball and the Upsetters, and many more.
Should be an evening to remember, so don’t forget to tune in!
What’s your favorite obscure funk tune? Share with us in the comments below!
On Wednesday 4/1 at 5PM ET, WPRB’s Rhythm of the One program pays tribute to the late Eddie Bo. Bo, a sorely under-appreciated veteran of the New Orleans R&B scene, passed away March 18th at the age of 78.
Eddie Bo was a veteran singer, songwriter, producer and pianist on the New Orleans R&B scene. Bo evolved into one of the city’s foremost funk players during the late 1960s and early 1970s, although he never had a national hit commensurate with his musical standing.
On this program, DJ Matt will feature music from Bo’s career, not to mention other obscure New Orleans funk musicians (Chuck Carbo, Wardell Quezergue and The Gaturs), and some more well-known N.O. funk bands.
WPRB’s Rhythm of the One program returns to the airwaves every Wednesday at 5PM. This week, DJ Matt pays tribute to the late Jerry Wexler.
Jerry Wexler was one of the forces behind the sound and the success of Atlantic Records as well as the driver behind the success of the Memphis horns sound of Stax. Additionally, Wexler was an integral force in shaping the careers of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield, and Bob Dylan, among many others. Jerry Wexler made a mixtape before his death of the songs he was most proud of from his career. We’ll play all of those songs as well as some of our personal favorites from his vast discography.
WPRB’s Rhythm of the One program returns to the airwaves every Wednesday at 5PM. To start things off DJ Matt will pay tribute to the late Isaac Hayes. Hayes, a groundbreaking soul and funk singer-songwriter, composer, and actor, passed away this past August at the age of 65.
Isaac Hayes was an interesting juxtaposition. Modeled as “The Black Moses”, Hayes was an early symbol of black power embodied in a tough virile exterior. But some of his most loved and successful songs were the lush love songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. We’ll explore the Bacharach/Hayes connection on this show, as well as feature other R&B artists doing Bacharach’s amazing songs.