May 11, 2022
When the cat’s away … Bob had a party with Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackets, Blind Willie McTell and more. The new single from Adia Victoria spiced things up along with Chris Smither, Habibi, Blackfoot Gypsies, Gillian Welch, and Parquet Courts. Bob replayed the great soulful Little Richard cut “I Don’t Know What You Got” and otherwise tried to keep the background fans, cellphones and general paper rustling to a minimum. It’s what radio was meant to be if radio was meant to be broadcast standing up in a crowded elevator and no one else in the elevator knew or cared you were trying to do a radio show. All part of the charm.
May 4, 2022
Steven Rosen, the author of “Lost Cincinnati Concert Venues of the ’50s and ’60s, talks about why the city was an important destination for artists who influenced not only the music but the lifestyle of generations who came of age during this period and beyond.
April 27, 2022
There was more musing than music as Bob and Bill revisited the high school prom theme after Jimmy Page refused to acknowledge the Yardbirds’ 1968 St. Xavier HS gig on his Instagram Tuesday.
April 20, 2022
Baba Charles and Michael Sharfe of Mambo Combo joined Cori Wolff of the Longworth-Anderson Series to talk about the local band’s reception performance before Orquesta Akokán’s concert April 27 at Memorial Hall.
April 6, 2022
The guys previewed baseball season – Bob is cynical, Bill is optimistic – starting with “Cincinnati, Ohio,” Connie Smith’s 1967 hit. She was scheduled to sing that on Opening Day before the spat between billionaires and millionaires postponed the season.
March 30, 2022
Bill introduced Honeysuckle (Holly McGarry and Chris Bloniarz), a Boston duo that will become a playlist staple. Also, tributes to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and super Bengals fan Charles “Juna” Woods, husband of Q-Kidz Dance Team matriarch Quicy Jones-Woods.
March 23, 2022
Bill returned from a three-week hiatus to play music he saw live during that period. Starting with the extended Whitmore family (Whitmore Sisters, Bonnie Whitmore, Mastersons), he also played the Temptations, Golden Shoals, Angela Perley, Liz Cooper and Aretha Franklin.
March 9, 2022
Bob noted the passing of Tim “Spin” Considine of Spin and Marty and My Three Sons fame in honor of his partner Bill “Spin” Thompson. John Cale turned 80, Robin Trower turned 74 and the artist known as ? from ? and the Mysterians also had birthdays. A big set was devoted to Little Feat’s upcoming Taft show where they will reprise the Waiting for Columbus Album. And Bob played his newest discovery Kenny Knight who had his only release in 1980.
March 2, 2022
With his high-tech lap machine in the shop, Bob had to play the records he just found lying around, so he covered all the genres you’d expect from BS&B with help from Lightnin’ Slim, PPL, Dave Alvin, SCOTs, Jill Sobule, Little Esther, Wild Jimmy Sprull, Moose Jackson and so much more! It didn’t hurt that Bob had all of his old King Records collections at hand.