May 3, 2011
As many of you are aware, I spent nine glorious years on the air at KFJC; 88-97, as The Reverend Dah Wave. I started there fresh out of high school, at the age of 18, with rough idea of what “eclectic” meant. Actually, at that time, KFJC was known as an “alternative” station. Then Nirvana had to go and get famous, and “alternative” ended up meaning “crap”. By the time I left in 1997, I was very well schooled in the finer points of quality music. I also learned that there was no way in hell I would ever work for a commercial radio station. Radio is an art form, and one to be taken seriously, even when you’re having a goofy time playing Frank Sinatra back to back with Megadeth.
After James Brown died on Christmas, 2006, Spliff Skankin’ of KFJC’s Jah’s Music organized the first James Brown celebration. I jumped at the chance. Now the special happens around his birthday (May 1st). The month of May in KFJC-land is known as Mayhem. It’s a month full of specials. I once hosted a 15 1/2 hour Miles Davis special. I also co-hosted, along with Kevin Odante, and the late-great Spiderman a Curtis Mayfield, Jerry “the Iceman” Butler, and the Impressions special.
Today is the fifth annual Doin’ It To Death 24 Hour James Brown Birthday Extravaganza!
I was on 10am-2pm.
You can go here to listen to the entire show. Look for “Doin’ it to Death”. It’s broken up into one hour segments.
And below is the playlist from my set.
I played this gem from the TAMI show.
|John Hell is Doin’ It To DEATH 10-2pm|
|Brown, James||Cold Sweat||Live in Dallas 08-26-68|
|Brown, James||Since You’ve Been Gone||Funk Power|
|Brown, James||Think||Make it Funky|
|Slaughter’s Big R (soundtrack)||Sexy, Sexy, Sexy||Slaughter’s Bi…(James Brown)|
|Brown, James||Summertime||Mutha’s Nature|
|Brown, James||Don’t Be a Drop Out||Ain’t that a Groove|
|Maceo & All the Kings Men||Funky Women||Doing Their Own Thing|
|Collins, Bootsy||Shine-O-Myte||One Giveth, the|
|Wesley, Fred & The New J.B.’s||Breakin’ Bread||Breakin’ Bread|
|Jungle Brothers||Straight Out the Junglle||Straight Out the Jungle|
|Queen Latifah||Nature of a Sista|
|Kool Moe Dee||I Go to Work||Knowledge Is King|
|Schoolly D||Am I Black Enough For You?|
|Beastie Boys||Hey Ladies||Paul’s Boutique|
|Brown, James||That’s Life||Live at the Apollo, VOL.2 PT.1|
|Brown, James||Papa Don’t Take No Mess||Make it Funky|
|Brown, James||Get Up->Soul Power->Get Up||Live in Paris 03/18/71|
|Brown, James||Licking Sitck, Licking Stick||Live in Dallas 08-26-68|
|Brown, James||Funky President (People It’s||Dead on the Heavy Funk 74-76|
|Brown, James||Mother Popcorn (Part 1)||It’s a Mother|
|Brown, James||Mother Popcorn (Part 2)||It’s a Mother|
|Brown, James||Come Rain or Come Shine||Plays James Brown|
|Brown, James||It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s Wor||Live..At the Apollo Vol 2 Pt 2|
|Brown, James||Escapism||Make it Funky|
|Brown, James||The Payback||Payback, The|
|Brown, James||You Mother You||Sho Is Funky Down Here|
|Lusson, Robert||Free James Brown|
|Dupree, Nancy||James Brown||Ghetto Reality|
|Brown, James||For Once In My Life||JamesBrownJazz|
|Brown, James||Out of Sight||TAMI Special|
|Brown, James||You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme Some Bucks and I’ll Be St||Singles 1972-1973, The|
|Brown, James||Intro->Living in America||Live SF Hilton Ballroom 10/12/92|
|Brown, James||The Spank||Jam 1980’s|
|Brown, James||Blind Man Can See It (extended)||Blind Man Can See It|
|Brown, James||I Feel Good||Sex Machine Today|