Singer/Songwriter Joe South 1940-2012

Singer and songwriter Joe South passed away unexpectedly at age 72 at his Georgia home on September 5, 2012. Joe South’s music has been described as a potent mixture of country and soul, oftentimes with important social messages as typified by his Grammy award winning "Games People Play". Joe South also distinguished himself as a first-call session guitarist, playing on major hits by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin and others. This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the life in music of Joe South with an hour of his biggest hits and most significant recordings.

Lyricist Hal David – Part 2

The celebration of the life in music of lyricist Hal David continues for second week on Joel Najman’s My Place program with an hour of popular songs co-written by Mr David, who passed away at age 91 on Sept 1, 2012. Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney and the 5th Dimension are among the artists who’s major Hal David-written hits are featured on this week’s program.

Lyricist Hal david 1921-2012

On September 1, 2012 Hall Of Fame popular music lyricist Hal David passed away at age 91. Many in collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach and with vocalist Dionne Warwick, Hal David’s songs are among the most enduring and cherished of the 1980’s and beyond. This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the life in music of Hal David with a collection of his most significant and memorable compositions.

Rhythm & Blues Of 1953

This week Joel Najman’s My Place program presents an hour of Rhythm & Blues recordings dating back to 1953, at the cusp of the Rock & Roll era. Memorable hit singles by Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington and Fats Domino are among the 15 selections presented.

Rhythm & Blues Of The Early 1950’s

This week Joel Najman’s My Place programs mines a cache of vintage 10-inch 78rpm’s for a collection of pre-Rock&Roll era rhythm&blues dating from 1950 to 1952. Classic sides by Louis Jordan And His Tympani Five, The Buddy Johnson Orchestra and Ivory Joe Hunter are among the many selections featured.