As we WEMU hosts continue to be grateful to you, our listeners for your generous support, the new CD "Thankful 'N Thoughtful" by former Detroiter Bettye LaVette resonates with us. Her new disc was the most-played recording on WEMU from November 26th through December 1st. This week's "Sweet 16" is a fine cross-section of WEMU offerings from the modern-day boogie-woogie and roots music of pianist and singer Julian Fauth to the supremely soulful organ jazz sessions from home town hero, saxophonist Ben Jansson and the first-time appearance of west-coast jazz organ legend Chester "CT" Thompson
WEMU got behind the Bonnie Raitt concert to benefit the Ann Arbor Summer festival in a big way. Her disc, "Slipstream" topped our "Sweet 16". Ms. Raitt and her band were sweet, sexy, soulful, rocking and totally touching in concert at Hill Auditorium.
WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY May 21 to May 27, 2012:
LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
1. BONNIE RAITT "Slipstream" (Redwing Records)
2. JAZZ SOUL SEVEN “Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield” (BFM)