Over the past year, TSS has presented special features that include All Day Horns, the Keyboards special, and 50th anniversary spotlights on important albums. One of those albums is “Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)”. Following Aretha’s fairly uneventful years with producer John Hammond of Columbia Records, she found superstardom with Jerry Wexler and the Atlantic label. Next, the Queen of Soul took another turn, pairing with Quincy Jones to bring her squarely into the seventies sound. Join me for a dive into 1973’s “Hey Now Hey” this week.
The milestone visit of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival brought the city a special show, and it provided two opportunities to chat with the megaproducers about their decades of success. I’ve saved most of the interview segments for airing on The Soul Show, and it is worthy of a special presentation. We’ll play music from The Time, Janet, SOS, Cherrelle and more on Thanksgiving Weekend, interwoven with Jam/Lewis spoken reflection.