The latest Hit That Never Was features the great Dennis Brown, the sadly departed reggae artist, Brown was loved by his legions of fans, including Bob Marley who dubbed him the “Crown Prince of Reggae“. Dennis Brown had a prolific career which began in the late 1960’s when he was aged eleven. Brown recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of Lovers Rock, a sub-genre of reggae. After long successful but often tumultuous career, Browns’s health began to deteriorate in the late 1990’s. He had developed respiratory issues, probably exacerbated by longstanding problems with drug addiction, namely crack cocaine. On the evening of 30 June 1999, he was rushed to Kingston’s University Hospital, suffering from cardiac arrest. He died the next day, the official cause of his death was a collapsed lung.
Dennis Brown’s vast body of work includes superb covers of internationally
well-known songs, not least of all is his impassioned version of Peter Green’s, Black Magic Woman. A major figure of the British Blues movement and founder of Fleetwood Mac, Green has often been lauded by the likes of Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page and was 38th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Norman B had the honor of going to high school with Peter Green.
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The most recent edition of Life Elsewhere opens with a tribute to President Obama‘s historic impromptu speech, produced by Norman B and Jacob Barrens.
Also in the show, we hear from publisher, Angela Brewton on the President’s speech; Professor Charles H. Rose explains “Stand Your Ground” law; famed rocker and actor, Michael Des Barres discusses 70 being the new 40 and Mick Jagger‘s birthday; distinguished art director, Robert Priest of Priest + Grace along with Huffington Post‘s head of design, Josh Klenert review the controversial Rolling Stone cover. Plus The Hit That Never Was, featuring a very rare Stones 45. Listen to the full show here
Download the latest edition of Life Elsewhere now! We turn the spotlight on President Obama‘s historic impromptu press conference. Publisher Angela Brewton offers her well-considered opinion on the subject. Professor Charles H. Rose explains the “Stand Your Ground” law. Mick Jagger turning 70 is appraised by long-time rocker and noted actor, Michael Des Barres. The controversial Rolling Stone cover featuring the Boston bomber is discussed by famed art director, Robert Priest and Josh Klenert, Huffington Post‘s acclaimed head of design. All this plus The Hit That Never was featuring a very rare Rolling Stones single from 1964. Download the Podcast here
Tomorrow a bumper-packed edition of Life Elsewhere, covering President Obama’s historical press conference. Rolling Stone’s controversial cover. Stand your ground law. Mick Jagger turning 70. Plus The Hit That Never Was. Live 9.00am EST (1400 GMT) 88.5 fm Streaming online: http://www.wmnf.org