This week we take a moment and remember many of the musicians that we lost in 2022. Our good friend Tom Gilliam of the terrific Dayton band Ghost Town Silence joins Dr. J to pay tribute to those we lost last year. We will play music made, written, and produced by artists such as Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Jim Stewart (Stax Records), Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and The Crickets), Don Wilson (The Ventures), Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac), Anita Pointer (The Pointer Sisters), Jerry Lee Lewis, Dino Danelli (The Rascals), Lamont Dozier (amazing part of the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team), Joe Messina (The Funk Brothers), Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode), Mimi Parker (Low), Terry Hall (The Specials, among other projects), Ronnie Spector (legendary led vocalist of The Ronnettes), Meat Loaf, Tyronne Downie (Bob Marley & The Wailers) among many others.
Neal Casal Music Foundation: A Worthy Effort
The Neal Casal Music Foundation is an exciting effort to support a number of charitable initiatives that were a part of Neal Casal interests, most notably provide music instruments and lessons to students in New Jersey and New York state schools where Neal was born and raised. The NCMF is also seeking to strengthen mental health care among musicians.
A Kickstarter has been launched to help raise money for the foundation through two primary packages: a 30-plus song tribute album, ‘Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal’ and a coffee table photography book, ‘Tomorrow’s Sky: Photographs by Neal Casal.’ We are happy to report that the kickstarter has already raised over $33,000 toward the NCMF’s good works!
Visit the Foundation’s website to investigate the campaign and to read Rolling Stone’s feature about the foundation. The site also has video premiere of Billy Strings with Circles Around The Sun performing Neal’s song “All The Luck In The World.” The Neal Casal Foundation is hard at work completing this amazing project with a full release planned for spring 2021. Also check out their Facebook page where they will share more exclusive details on this amazing album and other initiatives over the next several weeks!
YTAA 2017 Memorial Show
Every year Tom Gilliam and Dr. J play music from all of the musicians and artists that we lost in the previous year. 2017 was an especially challenging year with the passing of Tom Petty, Tommy Keene, Gregg Allman, Chris Cornell, Joni Sledge, Al Jarreau, Malcolm Young, Prodigy, Chester Bennington, J. Giels, Clyde Stubblefield, Glen Campbell, David Cassidy, Pete Young, Walter Becker, Mel Tellis, Butch Trucks, John Wetton, and Pat DiNizio; as well as the loss of musical trailblazers like Fats Domino and Chuck Berry.
So, join Tom and Dr. J as we reflect on the musicians that joined the heavenly choir on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative from 3-6pm on WUDR Flyer Radio. You can listen along at wudr.udayton.edu or 99.5 & 98.1fm in Dayton, Ohio!
Video of the Day: The Afghan Whigs featuring James Hall – You Want Love (Pleasure Club Cover)
The Afghan Whigs’ new single is a cover song that they recorded in tribute to the band’s late guitarist Dave Rosser, who passed away last month following a brave battle with inoperable colon cancer. Rosser’s incredible guitar work can be heard on 2014’s ‘Do To The Beast’ and the album released this year ‘In Spades.’ Rosser had also played with Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan in The Gutter Twins and in the post-Whigs project, The Twilight Singers, prior to the return of The Afghan Whigs in 2011.
“You Want Love” was first recorded by the now-defunct New Orleans band Pleasure Club, whose musical force James Hall contributes vocals to The Afghan Whigs’ new version of the song. Thank you for the fine music Mr. Rosser.
The Afghan Whigs: http://afghanwhigs.com/
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The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin’ Man
Recorded Live: 11/2/1972 – Hofstra University – Hempstead, NY
Karl Benge Memorial Show
This week we have a heavy heart on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative
It is so often said that music makes all of us connected to one another. It makes us family. Days ago we unexpectedly lost a member of the Dayton, Ohio music family. Our good friend Karl Benge left us for another new adventure far too soon. And while we grieve for this loss, we come together to remember Karl and his contributions as a musician and a sound engineer.
In an effort to assist his family, members of the Dayton music community have organized a fantastic fundrais…ing benefit show to help with the funeral expenses. The concert fundraiser will be held at the Oregon Express on May 16 from 9pm to 1:30am. The cost for this event is a $3 donation (although you can certainly contribute more if you wish). Do not miss this event! Information about where you can make a donation if you cannot attend will be shared soon.
All performers are donating their time to help raise money for Karl’s family. The lineup so far includes Tim Berger, Sharon A. Lane, Charles Hartman of OldNews, Brian Hoeflich, David Payne of The New Old-Fashioned, Paige Beller, Dip Spit, Todd T. Fox, a not to be missed reunited Orange Willard, and most appropriately the show will close with The White Soots performing without Karl.
The show this week will include music and memories of Karl Benge and in order to do justice to his memory – Tim Berger, Kyle Byrum, and Gretchen Reise Kelly will join us in studio discussing their friend Karl with all of us.
If you have a story that you wish to share — please email firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to post it on our Facebook page. If you would like to share a remembrance during the show, please call 937-229-2774 between 3-6pm (e). Remember to hold onto one another during the challenging times. Life may hold pain, but life is not pain.
More information will also be posted on the event page for the fundraiser as it becomes available.
Phillip Bremer Memorial Fund
Sadly we have lost one of our own in the music community in Dayton.
The Phillip Bremer Memorial Fund has been established at the Montgomery county credit union at 409 E Monument Ave. Dayton, OH 45402. 937-224-4050 for Phillip Bremer. Phillip passed unexpectedly and we are seeking support. He leaves two young children behind so please give what you can. The website for the credit union where the fund has been set up is http://www.mccuinc.com.
Please consider donating.