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Jake’s Take #2 Losing a Warrior…..

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Jake's Take, RIP, Spiritual | 1 comment

Jake’s Take #2 Losing a Warrior…..

Just another warrior left us today. Donald Bailey had been visiting this planet since March of 1933 and swung the band for most of it. Growing up in Philadelphia Donald went to the venerable Earle Theatre to be entertained. In my interview with Bailey he speaks of those times. "In Philly they had a place called the Earle Theatre which was in North Philly and I always was coming from Germantown. At a vaudeville show first you'd see the news of the day. Then you'd see the coming attractions for the following week. Then you would see a comedy...

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Jake’s Take: One Big Infomercial……

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Jake’s Take: One Big Infomercial……

The consolidation of radio programming across the entire broadband has slowly moved us towards conformity and uniform dissemination of information. Not just in spoken word but in the language of music. Every time I'm in the cozy confines of Arizona Public Media I walk past shelves of records that have been dormant for years. These records get no airplay because much of the music programming has become syndicated meaning that you could be in Tucson or Tuscaloosa or Terrytown and chances are your going to be hearing some anonymous DJ in Chicago...

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Miriam Makeba – A Promise

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in AB-WAX Reviews, Musicology, Writers | 0 comments

Miriam Makeba – A Promise

"A Promise" Miriam Makeba is known for her traditional African songs. Acoustic in nature harkening back to the negro spirituals and chants from the motherland. She was performing with the likes of Harry Belafonte and Odetta until the early seventies rolled around. At which point she carved out a new niche in the electric Southern California studio scene. "The Promise" is a tantalizing array of ballads and gulf coast boogie. This is made possible by the work of Joe Sample on acoustic and electric piano accompanied by fellow Crusader Stix...

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Andthenagain w/ GSOL…..

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Jake's Take, Music | 0 comments

Andthenagain w/ GSOL…..

When you run into people who are cosmic it is equally wonderful and gut-wrenching. Cosmic Individuals tend to be primal, jaded and unconfined, not privy to the domestic social mores of our time. Still, that irresolute quality, the stubborn willingness to put themselves in suspension gives credibility to their endeavors. Such is the case with the band called GSol. I first came about this contingent when I met Neil Antonio Diamente at our kids’ school. We started talking about Grant Green and then he passed me a couple of stories about eating...

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JFS @ 1 Year….

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Jake's Take, Music | 0 comments

JFS @ 1 Year….

Today marks the one-year anniversary of The Jake Feinberg Show. I started my program the day after Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a Safeway shopping plaza. Based on the circumstances I felt it was my job to discuss the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and expound on our inhospitable political/media construct that has atrophied our great country. I spent 3 months doing this and focused on topics that were pertinent to the community. Things like public education, immigration and current political thought. However as the month of March...

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Women’s Appreciation on the JFS…

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Jake's Take, Music | 3 comments

Women’s Appreciation on the JFS…

Folks- As I drove aimlessly towards downtown Tucson the other day my daughter Hannah said; "Daddy you only have men on the show, why don't you interview a woman." Her observation was prescient and one that I have heard before. In regard to this disproportionate gender inequity I will be making a concerted effort to increase my early 70's female folk/rock/jazz/psych/blues guests. I am proud to announce that this week I will be having my first female musician on - Ellen Mcilwaine live from Alberta, Canada. http://www.ellenmcilwaine.com/ I have...

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JFS #39 Baseball in Review w/ Berman and Ruzika…

Posted by on Oct 1, 2011 in Jake's Take, Personal, Writers | 0 comments

JFS #39 Baseball in Review w/ Berman and Ruzika…

I know that baseball has faded as America's most popular sport but it remains my first love. I was taping meaningless Tiger games in the mid-nineties hoping that Mickey Tettleton might hit a couple of home runs. Now that I have a radio show I can occasionally turn back to the game I still love and bring on my sports reporters to pontificate on the affairs of the 2011 season.                   JFS for...

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The Jake Feinberg Lecture Circuit Part I….

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in Jake's Take, Music, Musicology, Personal, Political | 0 comments

The Jake Feinberg Lecture Circuit Part I….

I was recently asked to speak in Jacob Campbell's Anthropology class - "The Many Ways of Being Human." It was an opportunity to talk to an ethnic group of students about what they need to do in order to carve out their place in Western Society. This was one of the better "trips" I have had recently on this Roller Coaster ride called life. Thanks to JC and all the dirt farmers out there.

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JFS #32 A Record Show and a Hospital…..

Posted by on Aug 13, 2011 in Jake's Take, Personal, Political | 0 comments

JFS #32 A Record Show and a Hospital…..

                  Folks, For the first time since early April the JFS veered away from the one on one Roy Firestone interviews and began to delve into local Tucson. Among the topics discussed with Bruce Smith were the genre of records that tend to sell best when we have a debt crisis and the manic world of ebay. Also if you live in Tucson and have an 8 track or vintage component take it over to the Stereo Hospital Located in Metronome Music. They're going to install a record player in my car....

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The Last Big Brothers…

Posted by on Jul 17, 2011 in Jake's Take, Jazz, Music, Promoters, Spiritual | 1 comment

The Last Big Brothers…

              Who are the last big brothers? Mine are Calvin Keys, Henry Franklin, Carl Burnett, Bobby Pierce and George Harper. These cats developed under serious mentors like Cal Tjader, Al McKibbon, Joe Wlliams, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Pepper, James Moody and Ahmad Jamal. They knew they had to sing for their supper every night because there was someone in the audience who was headhunting. Looking for the first sign of trepidation so they could have a shot on the bandstand. It never happened.......

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