Music Appreciation

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Music Appreciation Radio Report

Instead of attending a concert and writing a concert report, I decided to do the radio report. On April 24, 2007, I listened to the station WWOZ 90.7 FM from seven to eight p.m. It was hosted by Jivin Jean and Neal. The theme of that session was the 50's Rhythm and Blues. Because the Jazz Fest is approaching, they decided to feature some of the artists that would be performing. In which they varied from Percy Sledge to the Fister Sisters. The first song that they played was no other than, Jazz Fest in New Orleans by the Fister Sisters. The lead vocalist of the group was basically singing about the Jazz Fest. The lyrics of the song featured a lot of history about New Orleans' night
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The next song was Golden Eagles' Indian Red. It began with an Indian chant with other Indians pledging in the background. They were saying how they were the Indians of the Nation. It had a live feeling to it because you could hear the tambourines, Indian drums, and the Indians yelling in the background. Charlie Miller's Piano Night 2003 featured only a piano and a saxophone. It was very boring and off tempo to me. It didn't have a melody or much of a beat that you could follow. It was just thrown together. Check Mr. Popeye by Eddie Bo was very outdoorsy to me. It had a live music fest type mood to me. The man was singing about meeting up with Popeye and telling him to check his spinach. The song didn't make much sense to me, but I enjoyed it. I liked Sea Cruise by Johnny Rivers a lot. The man was singing/begging to take a girl on a sea cruise. It reminded me of the movie Cry Baby a little, which is one of my favorites. I enjoyed doing the radio report, but I'd rather do a concert report. It was difficult trying to keep up with the names of the songs when they would announce it. At a concert I would be given a program to follow. But my overall experience with it
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