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I have been involved in music for over 50 years. Musician, retailer, wholesaler, A&R, audio engineer, recording producer, critic, band manager as well as currently being an audio electronics and computer nerd. I have travelled the world in these capacities and have a wealth of memoirs. I have a substantial music collection and enjoy sharing it with ESR listeners.

As a special service to ESR members, if you want more info on a track email me and I will send you the album’s artwork. Please include your name and membership number.


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Recent Episodes

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 14th October, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 14th October, 2017
02:01pm Stanton Moore Trio + Trombone Shorty - Freedom Jazz Dance
RELEASE: Unreleased
02:11pm Conjure - Medley
RELEASE: Cab Calloway Stands In For The Moon - LABEL: American Clave
02:16pm Hamiet Bluiett - The King In The Palanquin
RELEASE: If You Have To Ask, You Don't Need To Know - LABEL: Tutu
02:22pm James Brown - Shoot Your Shot
RELEASE: The Payback - LABEL: Polydor
02:32pm Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Jungle Blues
RELEASE: Jelly - LABEL: Columbia
02:37pm Herlin Riley - Connection To Congo Square
RELEASE: New Direction - LABEL: Mack Avenue
02:44pm Art Blakey & the Afro-Drum Ensemble - Obiron African
RELEASE: The African Beat - LABEL: Blue Note
02:49pm The Hoodangers - Flyin' With Floyd
RELEASE: Lille Fisk - LABEL: Hoodangers
02:54pm Fred Wesley & The JB's - If You Don't Get It The First Time, Back Up And Try It Again, Party
RELEASE: James Brown: The Singles Vol 8 (1972-1973) - LABEL: Hip-O Select
02:58pm Don Patterson - Sister Ruth
RELEASE: Hip Cake Walk - LABEL: Prestige
03:04pm Lee Morgan - Our Man Higgins
RELEASE: Cornbread - LABEL: Blue Note
03:14pm Charlie Rouse - DiDa
RELEASE: Soulmates - LABEL: Uptown
03:19pm Old And New Dreams - Togo
RELEASE: Old And New Dreams - LABEL: ECM
03:26pm Ben Webster & Coleman Hawkins - La Rosita
RELEASE: The Verve Story: 1944-1994 - LABEL: Verve
03:32pm James Brown - Mother Popcorn
RELEASE: The CD of JB - LABEL: Polygram
03:35pm Eddie Bo - We're Doing It Part 1
RELEASE: The Best Of Eddie Bo - LABEL: Hubbub
03:39pm Roland Kirk - Fingers In The Wind
RELEASE: The Inflated Tear - LABEL: Atlantic
03:44pm Jackie McLean - The Bull Frog
RELEASE: The Complete Blue Note 1964-1966 Sessions - LABEL: Mosaic
03:51pm Foreday Riders - Quits
RELEASE: Once A Week - LABEL: Eureka
03:56pm Byard lancaster - Dogtown
RELEASE: It's Not Up To Us - LABEL: Water Music

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 7th October, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 7th October, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 30th September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 30th September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 23rd September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 23rd September, 2017
02:01pm Dr Lonnie Smith - Freedom Jazz Dance
RELEASE: Jungle Soul - LABEL: Palmetto
02:07pm Congo Square Drum Circle - Calimba
RELEASE: Unreleased
02:09pm Vodou Le - Azouke Legba
RELEASE: Rhythms Of Rapture: Sacred Music Of Haitian Vodou - LABEL: Smithsonian Folkways
02:15pm Spirits Of Fi Yi Yi, The Mandingo Warriors - Big Chiefs Meeting
RELEASE: When Morning Come - LABEL: Independent
02:22pm Idris Muhammad - Kabsha
RELEASE: Kabsha - LABEL: Evidence
02:30pm Amina Claudine Myers - Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
RELEASE: Salutes Bessie Smith - LABEL: Leo
02:35pm David Murray Quartet - Duet
RELEASE: Morning Song - LABEL: Black Saint
02:38pm The American Jazz Quintet - Ed Blackwell
RELEASE: From Bad To Badder - LABEL: Black Saint
02:42pm David Murray - Song For A New South Africa
RELEASE: A Sanctuary Within - LABEL: Black Saint
02:49pm Walter Wolfman Washington - The Big Easy
RELEASE: Funk Is In The House - LABEL: Rounder
02:55pm Archie Shepp - What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?
RELEASE: Essential Best - LABEL: Venus
03:01pm Phalanx - Angel Love
RELEASE: Original Phalanx - LABEL: DIW
03:12pm Amina Claudine Myers - Steal Away
RELEASE: Sama Rou - LABEL: Independent
03:20pm Allan Browne Trio - Taurus
RELEASE: Lost In The Stars - LABEL: Jazzhead
03:25pm Jason Marsalis - Ratio Man
RELEASE: 21st Century Trad Band - LABEL: Basin Street
03:36pm Otha Turner & the Afrossippi All-Stars - Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
RELEASE: From Senegal To Senatoba - LABEL: Birdman
03:43pm Bennie Wallace - Sweeping Through The City
RELEASE: Sweeping Through The City - LABEL: Enja
03:53pm Sonny Treadway - This Is A Holy Church
RELEASE: Sacred Steel - LABEL: Arhoolie

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 16th September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 16th September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 02:00pm - Saturday 9th September, 2017

Freedom Jazz Dance - 12:00am Saturday 9th September, 2017