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Carolina Democracy is a review of the latest news and events impacting democracy in North Carolina hosted by JD Wooten and featuring regular interviews with candidates, local officials, community organizers, and anyone else fighting to promote democracy.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to have ever received that honor. "Joe Kelley Radio" has been on the radio airwaves since 1982. Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault co-host the show and are well-respected in the music business as creative air personalities and supporters of independent musicians . Our web site is located at www.joekelleyradio.com . The show broadcasts ...
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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we're joined by Justice Allison Riggs who is running for re-election to her seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. We also kick off with a short primer on North Carolina state courts for those who may not be familiar with the various levels of our courts and what they do. Voting Site Links: Early Voting…
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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we're joined by Wesley Harris, a three-term state representative from Mecklenburg County and candidate for North Carolina Treasurer. Plus, updates on expanded Medicaid enrollment and thoughts on the upcoming trials of the former president. Find Voting Sites: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/EVSite/ Learn More About We…
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Step into the electrifying world of music history with our special guest, J David Silva, affectionately known as Electric Man. In this episode, we delve deep into the vibrant tapestry of the Minneapolis Sound, a genre synonymous with innovation, funk, and the legendary artist, Prince. Electric Man, a distinguished music historian and expert on the …
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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we're joined by Blair Reeves, founder and executive director of Carolina Forward, a non-profit progressive policy organization that advocates for a stronger North Carolina that works for everyone. We discuss the 2024 Carolina Forward slate and what to expect this year. Learn More About Carolina Forward: We…
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Carl Burnett is an example of a great guitarist who thrives without the fuel of ego. Carl is able to appear on every A-list without having the negative attitude that often comes with that position. He is a guitarist with a long list of credits. He has recorded and played with many artists, including David Sanborn and Branford Marsalis. Carl’s resum…
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Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the ’80s and ’90s. He became known touring, recording, and performing with Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Chico Hamilton, Oliver Lake, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Lester Bowie, and Ronald Shannon Jackson. In 2005, Reggie began succ…
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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we're joined by Natasha Marcus, three-term state senator and candidate for North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance. Plus, we have a new gerrymandering lawsuit and campaign fundraising reports are in for the second half of 2023. Learn More About Natasha Marcus: Website: natashamarcus.com Facebook: @Natasha…
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Tours with Prince: The Gold Experience/The Ultimate Live Experience (1995/96), The Interactive Tour (1994), Act II (1993), Act I (1993), Diamonds & Pearls (1992), Nude Tour (1990) Albums with Prince: Diamonds & Pearls, Symbol, Come, The Gold Experience, Chaos & Disorder, The Vault: Old Friends For Sale, New Power Soul, Gold Nigga, Exodus, Emancipat…
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Larry Graham is a pioneering American bassist and influential figure in the world of funk and soul music. Born on August 14, 1946, in Beaumont, Texas, Graham rose to prominence as the bassist for the iconic band Sly and the Family Stone. His innovative and groundbreaking approach to playing the bass, incorporating the technique of slap-pop, revolut…
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"Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" sits down with the iconic Andre Cymone, a luminary in the Minneapolis music scene and the original bassist of Prince's groundbreaking first band. As the closest confidant and best friend of the legendary Prince, Cymone shares intimate insights into their formative years, where they forged a revolutionary sound tha…
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Foley was born in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up he listened to Sly and the Family Stone, and after his mother bought him a bass (at age 12) he started playing with local bands. In 1987, he had a phone conversation with Marcus Miller, then Miles Davis's bass player, and afterward sent him a tape of his music. Weeks later he got a call from Davis, who'd…
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bernie Worrell was a true genius in the music world. He was a member of Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads and led his own group the WOO Warriors. The keyboardist left his influence on so many musicians and is credited with taking the Moog keyboard to another level. Bernie was always a friend to "Musicians Reveal wi…
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Terraplane Blues is a powerful blues, soul and rock band from New Jersey led by Gary Wright and the dynamic vocals of Jennifer Wright. They visited "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" and played a live set with a great interview. ___________________ "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" Podcast Bio Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper…
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Curt Jones has had a successful career beginning in the Mid to Late ‘70s as a Lead member, Vocalist, Songwriter Guitarist of Atlantic/Cotillion Records legendary group, Slave. "Just a Touch of Love and "Stone Jam" albums. In the 1980s - Curt Co-founded with Steve Washington and Collaborated on the funky and diversified R&B grooves led by Salsoul Re…
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Welcome back to Carolina Democracy! Today, we're joined by Tanneshia Dukes, candidate for North Carolina House District 59. Plus, some recent highs and lows from political news in North Carolina and the latest from one of the gerrymandering cases making its way through the courts. Learn More About Tanneshia Dukes: Website: www.dukes4nc.com Facebook…
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Tamar, also known as the muse and favorite singer of her mentor Prince, gained notoriety for being the music legends "Protégé" while co-writing their Grammy-nominated duet "Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed." With recent jaw-dropping performances on NBC’s “The Voice: Season X,” Tamar adds a Broadway debut in “Motown, the Musical” (Diana Ross u/s, Esthe…
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Victor Wooten, born on September 11, 1964, is a highly acclaimed American bassist, composer, and educator, recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the world of music. Hailing from a musically gifted family in Hampton, Virginia, Wooten began playing bass at an early age, showcasing prodigious talent that eventually led him to join the Gram…
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Foley was born in Columbus, Ohio. Growing up he listened to Sly and the Family Stone, and after his mother bought him a bass (at age 12) he started playing with local bands. In 1987, he had a phone conversation with Marcus Miller, then Miles Davis's bass player, and afterward sent him a tape of his music. Weeks later he got a call from Davis, who'd…
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Mystic Bowie is a charismatic singer/songwriter producer from Jamaica who now lives in Connecticut. His music blends funk, reggae, soul, R&B and ska. His energetic stage shows are legendary. Mystic Bowie is also lead singer with the Tom Tom Club and fronts his own band Talking Dreads. www.talkingdreads.com "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" Podcast…
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On this episode of "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley," WVOF station manager Dan Grazynski joins us to provide an exciting recap of the CMJ (College Music Convention) held in the vibrant city of New York. Tune in as Dan shares his insights into the latest trends, emerging talents, and memorable moments from this influential music event. Get an insid…
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Join us in this soulful episode as we delve into the world of jazz through the lens of a remarkable duo – Minneapolis renowned jazz vocalist, Linda Peterson, and her incredibly talented son, Jason Peterson Delaire. Linda Peterson, a captivating jazz vocalist with a career spanning decades, has enchanted audiences worldwide with her evocative voice …
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Listen in to this episode of "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" as he welcomes Derek Kelly of one of the leading Prince fan clubs, New Power New York. Derek has organized fan gatherings with deejays spinning Prince music and also collaborations with other Prince fan organizations. He also hosts a radio show WNPNY focusing on Prince and the Minneapo…
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"Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" sits down with Murali Coryell. Murali Coryell is the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell . Held by Hendrix, lived with Santana, dinners with Miles Davis. A perennial performer at the Mustique Blues Festival AKA "Mick Jagger Island", toured as supporting act for B.B. King , play…
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Step into the soulful world of Lee Harris, a prolific singer-songwriter hailing from the heart of Virginia. In this captivating episode, we delve into the life and music of this extraordinary artist, exploring the inspiration behind his profound lyrics and melodies. From the roots of his Virginia upbringing to the stages where his songs come to lif…
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Embark on an enthralling journey into the world of music with the legendary Monte Moir in this exclusive "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" podcast interview. As the original and current keyboardist for The Time, Moir shares unparalleled insights into the band's evolution, recounting memorable moments and shedding light on the creative synergy that…
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In this riveting episode of "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley," we delve into the vibrant world of musical expression with the legendary Chops Horns Dave Watson and Darryl Dixon. Renowned for their exceptional brass instrumentation, Chops Horns has been a driving force behind some of the most iconic music productions across genres. Join us as Joe K…
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Welcome to another captivating episode of "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley." In this edition, we dive into the extraordinary world of music with the immensely talented Kip Blackshire, renowned keyboardist and singer who graced the stage alongside the legendary Prince and the New Power Generation (NPG). Kip takes us on a mesmerizing journey through…
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In this electrifying episode, join "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" as we sit down with the dynamic Melbourne-based radio host and DJ, Laydee Lisa. Renowned for her unwavering passion for the Minneapolis Sound and legendary artist Prince, Laydee Lisa takes us on a sonic journey through the pulsating beats and funk-infused melodies that define thi…
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Aaron L. Hurwitz, known by the stage name Professor Louie, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer who is best known for producing three studio albums for The Band, as well as being the founder and producer for the Grammy nominated musical group, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix. He is the founder of Woodstock Records, which …
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In the late ’90s at Prince’s creative home base Paisley Park, Jacqui Thompson helped create one of the music industry’s first standalone distribution channels for an independent artist; Prince’s NPG Records, which sold 250,000 records directly to the consumer, resulting in $12.5M in revenue, while overseeing all aspects of merchandising for interna…
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In this captivating "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" podcast episode, we delve into the extraordinary life and multifaceted career of Taja Sevelle, a Minneapolis native whose musical journey took a thrilling turn when she was accepted into Berklee College of Music and simultaneously offered a record deal by the iconic Prince. The first song she p…
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Welcome to another electrifying episode of "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley," where we dive deep into the pulsating beats and infectious rhythms that define the world of music. In this episode, we're thrilled to have the dynamic dance band Lovewhip in the spotlight. Hailing from Boston and armed with an arsenal of musical influences ranging from p…
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"Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" podcast dives into the rhythmic odyssey with an interview with Corey Parker, the maestro of funk born into the musical royalty. In the '70s, Corey's life was a funk-infused journey as icons like James Brown and Maceo Parker left their mark, delivering tapes, sessions, and funk tutorials that would shape Corey's de…
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Get ready for a funkadelic experience as we dive deep into the world of UK funk with Alex Campbell, the visionary force behind the unstoppable machine known as P-Theory. In this special episode, Alex Campbel of the UK Funk band P-Theory joins us for an in-depth interview and music showcase. Featuring the vocal talents of Kevin Goins, brother to the…
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Scott E. Moore is a veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist. He's also an accomplished video producer-director-writer and film composer, which he does through his boutique production company WingTip, inc. He works a lot - on a lot of different things: from performing his own music to playing guitar for others to creating diverse high-end video proj…
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"Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" sits down with the iconic Andre Cymone, a luminary in the Minneapolis music scene and the original bassist of Prince's groundbreaking first band. As the closest confidant and best friend of the legendary Prince, Cymone shares intimate insights into their formative years, where they forged a revolutionary sound tha…
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Step into the enchanting world of music with an exclusive podcast featuring the soulful powerhouse, Shelby J. Renowned for her electrifying performances as a singer with Prince and the New Power Generation (NPG), Shelby J takes listeners on a mesmerizing journey through the golden era of Prince's iconic career. In this insightful episode, she candi…
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Jellybean Johnson is one of the pioneers of the Minneapolis Music Sound. He is a phenomenal guitarist/drummer/producer and is an original member of The Time. He has recorded and toured with Prince, Morris Day and The Time, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Alexander O'Neal, Janet Jackson, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mint Condition, Nona Hendryx and many more.…
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Isley Brother Chris Jasper visits the "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" studios to discuss his 15th solo CD "Dance With You". ______________________ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website www.npgmusicclub.com. This is the first radio show to h…
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Ms. Jaz and Kerry "Smurf" Jordan are amazing musicians from Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Jaz is a talented vocalist in jazz, R&B, soul and pop. Her music is co-produced by Kerry "Smurf" Jordan, bassist extraordinaire with the band Jamset. The husband/wife duo visited "Musicians Reveal with Joe Kelley" to discuss Ms. Jaz' LIVE "Me Too" record. Originally a…
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Minneapolis vocalist/keyboardist/producer Chance Howard has been a member of Prince and the NPG, Morris Day and The Time and Candy Dulfer's band. He has written songs and collaborated with Jellybean Johnson, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Alexander O'Neal and many more. ________________ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kel…
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John Blackwell was an American contemporary R&B, funk, jazz, fusion, and pop drummer. After working with Cameo and Patti LaBelle, John Blackwell was recruited by Prince and took over Kirk Johnson’s position as drummer of The NPG in September 2000. He was the first musician to play from beginning to end, barring an interlude, on an album Prince rele…
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Guitarist Cheryl Cooley is a founding member of the funk band Klymaxx. The talented musician also leads her band Unruley Cooley. In this episode, she talks with Joe Kelley about Klymaxx's history and funk and guitar. ______________ Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault" on his official website w…
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Bernie Worrell first came to prominence as a founding member and Musical Director of Parliament/Funkadelic. While this massively influential supergroup was radically altering the course of music, Bernie was radically charting the course of emerging keyboard technology during the golden age of analog synthesis. Among the key ingredients in his sonic…
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Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded,performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Michael J…
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