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No Boogie Last Night. Loads of Soul Tonight!

Much to the dismay of dozens, The Electric Boogaloo was not heard last night, due to an extended Georgia Tech Baseball broadcast. The Jackets did us solid by winning 6-5 in 15 innings, but they ran over the funk, finishing the game after midnight. We’ll be extra dirty next week. Promise.

That said, we didn’t get a chance to talk (on-air, anyway) with our scheduled guest, friend of the show and bassmaster (not the fishing kind) Mr. Kevin Scott, late of Soulphonics and current of Atlanta Funk Society. I did get to chat with him in studio while waiting out the diamond duel, and he’s definitely staying busy. Lots of new Funk Society covers in the work, still playing with Col. Bruce regularly, re-locating his domicile/recording lab from Little 5 to Reynoldstown, among other things.

He’ll be playing with AFS as well as old mates The Soulphonics (w Ruby Velle, of course) TONIGHT, Friday May 27 as part of the Atlanta All-Star Soul Revue out at the EARL. That’s what would have headlined the “What’s Up With What’s Going Down” portion of the program if, you know, we actually had a program last night. Oh well. Until next week, vibe on some Grooveline by AFS and check out the rest of the events listed below.

Here is What’s Up With What’s Going Down in Atlanta coming up. Some nice shows this weekend:

Playlist 05.19.11

Last night was pretty slamming. We had Brian and Jeff in from Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show talking about their sound, their history, influences and more. If you dig ’em, you should check out their gig this weekend at the Five Spot with Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Should be a funky good time.

Uncle Joe's Medicine Show

Here is the stream for last week’s show. The link is good until Thursday 05.26.11 at midnite, when it gets replaced with the latest show. So pop that thang, right now!

Playlist for 05.19.11:
Artist – Title

  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Flower Girl
  • Raphael Saadiq – Let’s Take a Walk
  • Raphael Saadiq – Keep on Marchin’
  • Shuggie Otis – Me and My Woman
  • The Dramatics – Get Up and Get Down
  • Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show – Hot Fun Zuffy’s (live)
  • — De La Soul – selections from 3 Feet High…
  • Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show – Deep Note Biscuit
  • Funkadelic – Can You Get to That? (by request)
  • The Jackson 5 – The Young Folks
  • Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show – I Need a Love
  • — De La Soul – selections from 3 Feet High…
  • Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band – True Battle

That Funky Uncle and Other Announcements

Alright, it appears that I may have bit off more than I could chew in keeping this blog thing up to date. The good news is Facebook has changed their group configuration, making it much harder to locate all of the Electric Boogaloo-approved events for our weekly What’s Up with What’s Going Down. Thus, I think I may abandon the group and make those posts here instead. At the least, I’ll list them here weekly, and try to make more frequent posts here to keep you attuned to the goings on about town as well as what is coming up on the Boogaloo.

That said, we’ve got some special guests coming on this week’s (5/19//11) show. Jeff Jeswald and Brian Didsbury of Uncle Joe’s Medicine Show will be joining us. They’ve got a gig this weekend at The Five Spot, where they’ll be opening for Asheville’s own, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. I’m unofficially dubbing it the Booty Medicine tour, 2011! This show is going to be slamming, so make sure you tune in for a chance to win tickets as well as to hear some funky ass music. And if you don’t win free tickets, keep it in mind, as it should surely get the hips moving of all in attendance.

Lots of other good shows coming up in the near future, so here is What’s Up with What’s Going Down in A-town:
Stay tuned for more announcements in the near future, and be sure to keep it fonkay!