Music
3:59 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

TUMBAO BRAVO MAKES WEMU "SWEET 16" HISTORY WITH FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW!

Once again, WEMU hosts and listeners realized the depth and mastery of our regional musicians by awarding the Latin jazz band, Tumbao Bravo, the coveted number one spot on the "Sweet 16".  This marks the fourth week in a row for that theirs was the most played CD on 89.1.  This disc deserves the distinction not just because it is music from local performers, but because it is totally original, beautifully produced and recorded with the highest audio quality.  "Casa Versailles" by Tumbao Bravo deserved national accolades and WEMU is leading the way.

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY July 23 to July 29, 2012: 

LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR 

1.       TUMBAO BRAVO   “Casa Versailles”   (PKO Records)

2.       DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND  "Twenty Dozen"  (Savoy Jazz)

3.       JOHNNIE BASSETT  “I Can Make That Happen”   (Sly Dog Records)

4.       JIMMY CLIFF   “Rebirth”   (Sunpower)

5.       ERIC BIBB   “Deeper In The Well”   (Stony Plain Records)

6.       MANNER EFFECT   “Abundance”   (www.mannereffect.com)

7.       ERIC REED   “The Baddest Monk”   (Savant Records)

8.       SHANNON WHITWORTH AND BARRETT SMITH   “Bring It On Home”

9.       CASSANDRA WILSON   “Another Country”   (eOne Music)

10.   LAKECIA BENJAMIN   “Retox”   (Motema Music)

11.   NEIL COWLEY TRIO   “The Face Of Mount Molehill”   (Naim Jazz) 

12.   BÉLA FLECK AND THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO   “Across The Imaginary Divide”  (Rounder)

13.   MIKE STERN   “All Over The Place”   (Heads Up International)

14.   BILLY BOY ARNOLD “Billy Boy Arnold Sings Big Bill Broonzy” (Electro-Fi)

15.   RONI BEN-HUR AND SANTI DEBRIANO  “Our Thing”  (Motema Music)

16.   CITIZEN RHYTHM   “Of The People, By The People, For The People”  (Strong Brew Music)

~COMPILED BY LINDA YOHN AND DANIEL LONG