The Lowedown

Tuesdays 9AM

Presented by Virginia Lowe

one of our presenters talking to the micro



Join me for an exciting and inspiring mix of great feels, fabulous voices, new, unusual and surprising interpretations, quality production and fine musicianship.  The genres of jazz, blues, soul and funk will be the meat and potatoes of this music.  There will be giveaways and the occasional surprise.

I sang professionally for over 20 years in Australia and the UK, encompassing various styles from jazz, blues, soul, rhythm ‘n’ blues, cabaret and musicals.  Even the odd pantomime…and it was odd!  Now I’m back in Australia, supporting this great community station and sharing the music I love with you.

Recent Episodes

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 12th December, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 12th December, 2017
Doc Severinson Big Band - Topsy
RELEASE: Singin the Blues - LABEL: Azica
Doc Severinson Big Band - The Hucklebuck
RELEASE: Swingin The Blues - LABEL: Azica
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - Who's Cookin' Totts
RELEASE: Live At Ronnie Scott's - Birmingham - LABEL: Big Bear
Keb Mo - Angelina
RELEASE: Three Shades of Blue - LABEL: Charly
Mike Morgan & The Crawl - Ain't Like You Used To Be
RELEASE: Three Shades of Blue - LABEL: Charly
Nicole Henry - Trouble In Mind
RELEASE: Embraceable - LABEL: Banister Records
On The Stoop - In-Tense
RELEASE: Home - LABEL: Independent
Heatwave - Boogie Nights
RELEASE: Best Of The Seventies (re-recorded)
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
RELEASE: Band Of Gold - LABEL: Invictus
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
RELEASE: Curtis - LABEL: Curtom
Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love
RELEASE: The Definitive collection - LABEL: Motown
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
RELEASE: The Definitive Collection - LABEL: Motown
Yolanda Be Cool vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners - 3 - Losin' Streak (feat. Daniel Merriweather)
RELEASE: VS - LABEL: Warner Music Australia
Texas Flood and The Blowhorns - Leavin' You
RELEASE: Real Australian Blues - LABEL: Empire Records
Ian Shaw - Step Inside Love
RELEASE: Erotic Jazz Moments 2 - LABEL: KNM
Zara McFarlane - Her Eyes
RELEASE: If You Knew Her - LABEL: Brownswood Records
Lauryn Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
RELEASE: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - LABEL: Ruffhouse Records & Columbia Records
Guy Strazz Quartet - Antique Land
RELEASE: Eastern blues - LABEL: Rufus
Anna Salleh - Pressentimento
RELEASE: Gorgeous Songs From Brazil & Beyond - LABEL: Independent
Jazzmeia Horn - Up Above My Head
RELEASE: A Social Call - LABEL: Concord Music Group

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 5th December, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 5th December, 2017
Dan Barnett - Point of No Return
RELEASE: Point of No Return - LABEL: Independent
Adrian Cunningham - Tempus Fugit
RELEASE: Jazz Speak - LABEL: Arbors
Hetty Kate - Why Don't You do Right
RELEASE: Dim All The Lights - LABEL: ABC Music
Ricky May - Hit That Jive Jack
RELEASE: The Best Of Ricky May - LABEL: ABC
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
RELEASE: All Woman - LABEL: Atlantic
Akiko Tsuruga - Meanie Queenie
RELEASE: Sweet and Funky - LABEL: M&I Music
jAN pRESTON - Wild Women
RELEASE: Play it Again Jan - LABEL: Independent
Andrea Kirwin - Mary Go Round
RELEASE: From The Ground Up - LABEL: Independent
Trombone Shorty - It Aint No Use
RELEASE: Parking Lot Symphony - LABEL: Blue Note
The Allergies - Love's Supposed To Be
RELEASE: As We Do Our Things - LABEL: Jalapeno Records
Maria Muldaur - Someone Else Is Steppin In
RELEASE: Three Shades of Blue
Vinx - Sway
RELEASE: The Mood I'm In
Buddy Rich - It's All Right With Me
RELEASE: Verve Ipressions - LABEL: Universal
Martin Taylor & Johnny Nicol - I've Never Been In Love
RELEASE: Two's company - LABEL: Linn
Little Feat - Two Trains
RELEASE: Dixie Chicken
Renee Marie - Black Lace Freudian Slip
RELEASE: Black Lace Freudian Slip - LABEL: Motema

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 28th November, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 28th November, 2017
King leasure and The Biscuit Boys - I'm The Fat Man
RELEASE: Live At Ronnie Scott's - Birmingham - LABEL: LRS
Jack Sharpe Big - I'm Beginning To See The Light
Jack Sharpe Big Band - Beginning To See The Light
RELEASE: Best of Live at Ronnie Scott's - LABEL: LRS
Jan Preston - Blues and the Boogie
RELEASE: Play It AGAIN jAN - LABEL: Independent
Jan Preston - The Queen Of Cash
RELEASE: Play It Again Jan - LABEL: Independent
Jan Preston - Pumin Paul
RELEASE: Play It Again Jan - LABEL: Independent
Trombone Shorty - Here Come The Girls
RELEASE: Parking Lot Symphony - LABEL: Blue Note
Laura Fygi - The Nearness Of You
RELEASE: Live At Ronnie Scott's (Dutch Version) - LABEL: LRS
Ruby Braff - George Banes Quartet & Tony Bennett - My Romance
RELEASE: The Best of The Improv Recordings - LABEL: Concord Music Group
Marioin Montgomery - You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
RELEASE: Live at Ronnie Scott's Best of the 80s - LABEL: LRS
King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys - Going Back To California
RELEASE: Live At Ronnie Scott's - Birmingham - LABEL: LRS
Jill Scott - Run Run Run
Steve Brien - Blueish
RELEASE: Token Entry - LABEL: La Brava

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 21st November, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 21st November, 2017
Til Bronner - I May Be Wrong
RELEASE: The Good Life - LABEL: Okeh
Natasha Nagrama - In A Sentimental Mood
RELEASE: The Heart of Infinite Change - LABEL: Worldgalaxy/ Alphapup
Acoustic alchemy - A kinder Loving
Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker - Alfie
RELEASE: The space Between - LABEL: Edition Records
Marquis Hill - Polka dots and Moonbeams
RELEASE: The Way We Play - LABEL: Blue Note
Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - Never Will I Marry
RELEASE: Essential Vocals & Jazz Greats - LABEL: Blue Note
Georgie Fame - I'm In The Mood For Love
RELEASE: Verve Impressions - LABEL: Universal
Michelle Nicolle - Hey There
RELEASE: The Loveliest Night - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Al Jareau - Grandma's Hands
RELEASE: My Favourite Things
Peggy Lee - It Aint Necessarily so
RELEASE: The Best of Peggy Lee
Pete Jolly Trio - Beginning To See The Light
RELEASE: Sweet September - LABEL: Ava Records
Sam Westphalen - Pickled Fingers
RELEASE: Redboom - LABEL: independent
Tina Harrod - I shall Be Released
RELEASE: Worksongs - LABEL: Vitamin
Wes Montgomery - For Heaven's Sake
RELEASE: Boss Guitar - LABEL: Riverside
Lizz Wright - Reaching For The Moon
RELEASE: We All Love Ella - LABEL: Universal
Rumba Caliente - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
RELEASE: Rought Guide To Rare Latin Groove
Soul Eyes - Kandace Springs
RELEASE: Soul Eyes - LABEL: Blue Note
When Love Was King - Gregory Porter
RELEASE: Nat King Cole & Me - LABEL: Blue Note

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 14th November, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 14th November, 2017
Jon cleary - Let's Get Low Down
Cassandra Wilson - Come On In My Kitchen
RELEASE: Blue Light til Dawn - LABEL: Blue Note
Vinx - Until You Say
RELEASE: Love Never comes Too Late - LABEL: Dreacycle
Christy Baron - Got To Get You Into My Life
RELEASE: I Thought About You - LABEL: Chesky
Bob Dorough - I Get The Nick Of The Chicken
RELEASE: Right On My Way Hom - LABEL: Blue Note
Tony Monaco - Flat Tyre
RELEASE: A New Generation - LABEL: Summit
The Blue Note All Stars - Heny
RELEASE: Our Point of View - LABEL: Blue Note
John Harkins Trio - Machine Gun Kelly
RELEASE: Cognition - LABEL: Independent
Tamara Kuldin - Love Me Sweet
RELEASE: Love, Longing and Lullabies - LABEL: Independent
Alexander Stewart - How Glad I Am
RELEASE: I Thought About You
Dee Dee Bridgewater - A Lonely Woman
RELEASE: Midnight Sun - LABEL: DDB
Menahan Street Band - Montego Sunset
RELEASE: Menahan Street Band
Jon Cleary - Bringing Back The Home
RELEASE: Getcha Go Go Juice - LABEL: FHQ
Jon Cleary - Pump It Up
RELEASE: Getcha Go Go Juice - LABEL: FHQ
Soul to Soul - Back To Life
RELEASE: Keep On Movin
Joshua Redman - Soul Dance

The Lowedown - 09:00am - Tuesday 7th November, 2017

The Lowedown - 12:00am Tuesday 7th November, 2017
Paul Bley Quartet - Beau Diddley
Tony O'Malley - Good Times
RELEASE: A Night At Ronnie Scott's vol 6 - LABEL: RSJH
Gene Ammons - Jivin' Around
RELEASE: Studio 102 Essentials - LABEL: studio 102
Joe Williams & Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
RELEASE: Presenting Joe Williams, Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis Orchestra - LABEL: Solid State
Jake Eckert - Oak Street Rag
RELEASE: Roll On - LABEL: Independent
Jon Cleary - Pump It Up
Galactic feat. Irma Thomas - Heart Of Steel
Charles Bradley - Strictly Reserved For You
RELEASE: Victim Of Love - LABEL: Daptone Records
Terri Lyne Carrington feast. Ledisi - Get To Know You
RELEASE: The Mosaic Project Love and Soul - LABEL: Concord
Deep Street Soul - The Hardest Part Is Knowing
RELEASE: Come Alive! - LABEL: Freestyle Records
Irene Reid - I Took The Backdoor Out
RELEASE: One Monkey don't Stop No Show - LABEL: High Note
Cookin' On 3 Burners - 9 - Losin' Streak (feat. Daniel Merriweather)
RELEASE: VS - LABEL: Warner Music Australia
Jon Cleary - Getcha Go Go Juice
RELEASE: Getcha Go Go Juice - LABEL: FHQ
Kylie Auldist - Good Time Girl
RELEASE: Family Tree - LABEL: Freestyle Records UK
Jacqui Dankworth - Nuestro Tema
RELEASE: As The Sun Shines Down On Me - LABEL: Candid Records