From Graham and Barbara Dean:
“Hi friends - tomorrow night (Wed., May 11) on our show on WBCR at 8 pm, we will be interviewing one of the proprietors of the Lenox Music Inn, and talking about the amazing history of this groundbreaking place. We just watched a documentary about it, with historic footage, and were just bowled over. Hope you can tune in tomorrow night at 97.7 FM, or at http://www.berkshireradio.org - I’m sure it will be fascinating.”
For more about the Music Inn visit http://www.musicinn.org.
→ Posted on Wed. May 11th, 2011 by wbcr-web.
On Sunday May 15, William “Bunny Rugs” Clark (lead singer of Third World) will be Patty’s guest on a special edition of 411 Underground, 7-9pm, on WBCR-lp 97.7fm and http://www.berkshireradio.org. Bunny Rugs digitally released a new solo 3-song ep on May 3, a preview of his upcoming full-length album “Time” releasing this summer. We will speak with Bunny Rugs about his career, music and upcoming album, current project with Third World and more, as well as listen to his music, past and present.
About Bunny Rugs:
Possibly the most distinctive voice in international reggae music, William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clark is largely responsible for creating the irrefutable Third World sound. Known and loved the world over simply as ‘Rugs,’ his wit and disarming sense of humor secure him as a true lyricist both on and off the stage. But don’t be fooled by his jiving. ‘Rugs’ has a deep sense of spirituality that forms the premise of all his interactions – his genuineness is not an affectation.
Originally from Manchester, Jamaica, Rugs worked with a few small Kingston bands before migrating to New York late in 1968. He quickly established himself as a strong, soulful singer. Within four months of arriving, he had a Brooklyn gig that lasted a year until he hooked up with the famous Inner Circle Band from 1970-1972, as their lead singer. During this time he released two singles, an early 70’s cover of a Bobby Womack song, “Harry Hippie” and “Sweet Caroline” in 1972.
In 1976, Third World went on their first U.S. tour and they played at a club in the Village called The Bottom Line. Rugs went to hear them play. At the gig he met Third World founding member Cat Coore, (also a former member of Inner Circle), who welcomed him into the band. The two developed a mutual respect and working relationship that was to stand them in good stead in the years to come as Third World reigned on the international reggae scene.
→ Posted on Fri. May 6th, 2011 by wbcr-web.
The following businesses provided DELICIOUS food for our volunteers during our fund drive last week. Please let them know that you appreciate their support of WBCR-lp!
→ Posted on Mon. May 2nd, 2011 by wbcr-web.