Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dalton Reed- They Say


Southern musician and songwriter Carson Whitsett died May 8. He seems to have been best known as part of the Malaco Records house band and as a member of Kathy Mattea's touring band. He also wrote or co-wrote an impressive string of soul songs. They include Solomon Burke's "Don't Give Up On Me" and the commonly performed "Blues of the Month Club." He had a hand in creating this fine composition on the late Dalton Reed's Willing & Able album. A family member made a non-musical video montage of Whitsett family photos.

What if David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was re-imagined as a jaunty folk song? The result might be something like Joel Kraft's new "Computer Geniuses." Hear it here.

Kansas City Click: The recent election of Mark Funkhouser as mayor has given the phrase "We want the funk" new meaning in this town. It comes full circle when George Clinton touches down at Crossroads KC tonight.

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