Category Archives: The Backroom

The Backroom 3.21.23

Welcome to a run of palindrome dates. In this case … 32123 … and the start of spring. Tunes touching on both themes, and a new Jazz Meditation™ along with a smoking new tune harkening to the old Motown sound from Betty Jane, featuring the Heavy Duty Horns. 6-3-8 (That’s the Number) — Rufus Thomas

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The Backroom 3.14.2023

It’s St. Patrick’s Day in The Backroom! Finnegan’s Wake — The High Kings Irish Way (10 Year Version) — The O’Reillys & The PaddyHats Green, White and Orange — Gaelic Storm Toss the Feathers — The Corrs (instrumental, MTV Unplugged) Moore St. Girls — The Elders It’s St. Patrick’s Day — NRBQ Wearing of The

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The Backroom 2.28.23

The “peanut” is now open to calm your traffic nerves. Hitting the road later in the show, but first a batch of funk, some truth-telling, and a blast of horns! Funk Is My Religion — Nils Landgren Funk Unit The Funk Is Back — The Brand New Heavies Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky —

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The Backroom 2.21.23

It’s a Mardi Gras Party in The Backroom! Uptown On Mardi Gras Day — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra Mardi Gras in New Orleans — Big Sam’s Funky Nation Bon Ton Roula — Bluesland (f. The Cold Sweat Horns) Hey Pocky A-Way — The Meters Cha Wa — Spyboy I Am the Big Easy

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The Backroom 2.14.23

Happy Valentine’s Day with a tribute to Burt Bacharach, the prolific composer, who left us at the age of 94. A wide range of his compositions, mostly with lyricist Hal David. Correct audio file below! Move Me on the Backbeat — Burt and the Backbeats (Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick) I Say a Little Prayer

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The Backroom 2.07.23

Sure, there’s balloon music, but also getting into good trouble and ripping it up. Two new funk jams — from London and Toronto. And, a funky number from an “unknown blues artist” who just won a Grammy. Yeah, you know her. Dennis Lamar

The Backroom 1.10.23

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 94th year since his birth this week … but first, it’s morning everywhere, with a hot new track “in the Morning” from London songstress Carmy Love. Funky horns in the house for the 118th Congress, and down the rabbit hole for Annie Oakley. Dennis Lamar