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"Ain't He Funky Now" tonight on Night Lights

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This week on Night Lights it's "Ain't He Funky Now: Grant Green in the Early 1970s." In 1969 guitarist Grant Green, who had been sidelined for several years by drug problems, returned to Blue Note Records and the jazz scene. The albums he made for Blue Note in this period reflected the influence of contemporary R & B, with Green covering artists such as James Brown and the Isley Brothers. We'll hear his interpretations of their tunes, in addition to the radio hit "Cease the Bombing" and an extended workout of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage." The music Green made during this era would enjoy a revival with acid-jazz and house-music enthusiasts in the late 1980s and early 1990s; it remains popular with younger listeners today, and Blue Note has released three new compilatons from which this program is drawn.

"Ain't He Funky Now" airs at 11:05 this Saturday evening (9:05 California time, 12:05 NYC time) on WFIU. You can listen live, or wait until Monday afternoon, when the program will be posted in the Night Lights archives.

Next week: "Decca Jazz Studio 3 & 4: John Graas and Jack Millman."

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Can't believe I missed this! Will DEFINITELY be heading for the archives Monday AM!

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GoM great show, although Ben Dixon is a drummer not organist. Just thought you'd like to know in case listeners dig Dixon, but can't find a Ben Dixon on organ :)

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GoM great show, although Ben Dixon is a drummer not organist.  Just thought you'd like to know in case listeners dig Dixon, but can't find a Ben Dixon on organ :)

What a goof--and I know that! Must not have had enough coffee yet when I did the taping. Thanks for the catch, CJ--I'll edit it into the playlist header. Ay yi yi... :wacko:

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This program will re-air tonight on Michigan's Blue Lake Public Radio. It is already archived under the June 25, 2005 listing.

Next week: "I Want to Live!"

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This program will re-air tonight on Michigan's Blue Lake Public Radio. It is already archived under the June 25, 2005 listing.

Next week: "I Want to Live!"

great show!

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