January 17th, 2017
We were away yesterday due to the holiday (Martin Luther King Day!), so we hope you enjoy this throwback from June 2015 featuring our friend and special guest, Susan Friend! Also tune in for some of our all-time favorite songs from Freddie and The Dreamers, Doyle Lawson, B.B. King, The Pretenders, Silvio Rodriguez, Mongo Santamaria, Johnny Mathis, Louis Armstrong, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra!
January 10th, 2017
Welcome to our 252nd podcast! This is a very special hour of music and DJ Dave interviews jazz pianist, Ben Paterson. Ben has toured with Steely Dan and has cut some of the finest jazz records of the last decade. The hour flies by with great music and talk. Thank you for listening!
January 3rd, 2017
For the first podcast of 2017, the amazing world recording artist Maya Azucena is DJ Dave's guest! Maya and Dave discuss Maya's career as a songwriter, musician, performer, vocalist, band leader and even booking agent. This is a captivating 60 minutes with breathtaking music- please listen!
Also featuring songs by James Brown and Gil Scott Heron!
December 27th, 2016
Happy Holidays, everyone! We are away this week but check out one of our favorite episodes from January this year! Hope you are all having fun with your family and friends!
"It took me two and a half weeks to find my sound and when I did, I pulled out all the stops, all the stops I could find." What an inspiring quote by Jimmy Smith!
Tune in to hear one of his greatest songs and to hear more amazing music from our very talented featured artists: Electric Light Orchestra, Outkast, Shawn Lee, The Byrds, Kaminsky, Gabor Szabo, Jeremy Buck, Duane Eddy, LaBelle, & The Intruders!
December 20th, 2016
"I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys." - Marvin Gaye
We have a very special show for you this week! The Music First Podcast's original sound guy and DJ Dave's co-host, Taylor Roig, will be with us for the next hour! Also featuring songs by Inara George, King Curtis, James Maddock, Betty Carter, Marvin Gaye, Major Lazer, Crystal Waters, Angela Hunte, James Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and The Rolling Stones!!! Tune in NOW!
December 13th, 2016
"You can punch a wall or write a song. Just as painful either way, but you have something to show for it at the end of the day with a song." Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
We have a great show in store for you! This week, DJ Dave's fresh picks are from some of the most amazing artists, including Jeff Parker, Tom Waits, Spandau Ballet, Nine Inch Nails, Fifth Harmony with Fetty Wap, Drake with Partynextdoor, Los Cafres, James Brown, Jose Feliciano, The Jacksons, and Miles Davis!!!!
December 6th, 2016
"When I was first learning songs, I'd have a favorite song, and I'd take the chords and twist them around. I'd learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing a song." - Alicia Keys
December is officially here and that means endless holiday gatherings and parties! Here are some of DJ Dave's picks for the week that we hope you can add to your playlists! Featuring The Monkees, Erasure, Panic! At The Disco, The Turtles, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, J. Balvin with Pharrell and Sky, Rebecca Kingsley, Maya Azucena, Momento, and Omer Avital!
November 29th, 2016
"Music's at its best when it has a purpose" - Eddie Vedder
What a great time of year to listen to the best tunes from Yesterday and Today. Today's Podcast features George Harrison, Rolling Stones, Eddie Vedder, Jose Feliciano, The Staple Singers, Elvis Crespo with Maluma, Bobby "Blue" Band, Al Green, Post Malone with Quavo, Jeremih, Wynton Marsalis with Eric Clapton, Karma Darwin, and Booker T and the MG's!
November 22nd, 2016
"My roots are Latin and jazz. With my brother, sister and mother, We lived in the barrio, Spanish Harlem. My mother would go to night school to learn English, to be a better citizen. When she was away, it was a drag to be left alone. I turned the radio on and fell in love with the American big band. At the time it was Glenn Miller, Harry James and others." - Ray Barretto
Looking for great music for the long weekend?? You've come to the right place! We have just the thing to keep you company whether it's for entertaining guests or just having us in the background as you relax! This week, DJ Dave features songs by Eddie Kendricks, Ray Barretto, The Hollies, Lady Gaga, Donald Fagen, Three Dog Night, Harry Belafonte, Xoel Lopez, Joan Osborne, Monty Alexander, & Berthold Basten!
November 16th, 2016
"Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening." Aretha Franklin
It's time for another episode of the MFP! Tune in for DJ Dave's picks for the week and let us know what you think! Featuring songs by Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Arianna Grande, Sam Cooke, Steve Aoki, the Cadillacs, Jimmy Smith, Bruno Mars with CeeLo and B.o.B, Lady Cupcake, India Arie, Aretha Franklin, and The Buckinghams!