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Friday September 16th, 2022 with Trevor Walker
[Ramsey Lewis Tribute Mixtape]

Happy Friday Drivers! Sadly we celebrate the passing of another legendary musician, radio host & Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis. Dr. Lewis passed earlier this week on September 12 at 11:24 pm in his home in Chicago after 87 spins around the sun. I’ve dug into my collection of his music to easily fill the next two hours and give you all a little taste of his musical legacy! As my moto is generally more music less talk, I’ve included links to his biography and discography below for anyone interested in learning more about the man’s life and legacy. Let's let this minute taste of his musical legacy speak for itself and have a Ramsey Lewis dance party! Bio from the official Ramsey Lewis website: Discogs: Ramsey Lewis Trio Live Ramsey Lewis - Music Makers Episode 101 The Ramsey Lewis Trio feat. Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) - 1966 CBS News article: Extra curriculars: Friday: Fridays! DJ Zattar soundtrack @Parlour | 18h - close 1319 Wellington St. W DJ Zattar (Timekode) drops the vibes every Friday featuring his signature soulful sounds. Dominion City Birthday Celebration! @dominioncity | 16h-21h EDT 15-5510 Canotek Rd, Ottawa, CA K1J 9J5 17h-20h (DJ set) Dropping the soundtrack this Friday September 16th @dominioncity Brewery hopefully outdoors if the weather permits. Some laid back end of summer global, funky, soulful vibes to celebrate! Pass through & say what’s up if so inclined! Saturday: Vinyl Pop Up! @Queen St. Fare 170 Queen Street Sept 17 | 12h-16h Event: New & used vinyl and tapes, VHS, rare band shirts, vintage clothes & kitschy items....bring your own reusable bag! Snacks, coffee & beverages available at @BarRobo Free All Ages DJ Magnificent Soundtrack @Parlour | 18h - close 1319 Wellington St. W White Rabbit: TONE A All Night Long! 09-17 | 20h-2h @City At Night 222 Slater Street Event: Tickets: FLOWERS @LIFE 110 York st | 09-17 | 21h-3h EDT Event: A monthly 90s HIP HOP and R&B DANCE PARTY, celebrating your favourite golden era artists & DJs. The way we used to do it! Saturday September 17th (Every 3rd Saturday of the month) $10 before Midnight Beats by @iamdjmace @kidkut and a mystery guest DJ or two. Pique ✦ Fall Edition @Arts Court | 09-24 | 17h-2h EDT 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa Event: Tickets: $20-$40 Pique is back with a new twist; this time Debaser, Ottawa’s leading independent and underground presenter, is joining forces with the Ottawa International Animation Festival to bring innovative, artist-driven programming to the Arts Court and the OAG on Sept 24th, 2022 in conjunction with OIAF's annual NightOwl party. Pique is a festival like no other, and its 2022 fall edition will feature live music performances, visual art installations and DJ sets, on multiple stages and levels, indoors and outdoors. Entry is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN from 5pm to 2am. Visit for more info. Visit: to find out more about this year's animation festival. Performances: 𝔸𝕥𝕒 𝕂𝕒𝕜 𝔾𝕒𝕪𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖 (𝕘𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕔𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕠𝕣) 𝕋𝕀𝕄𝔼𝕂𝕆𝔻𝔼 𝕋𝕦𝕣𝕜𝕨𝕒𝕫 ℤ𝔸ℕ𝔻𝕆𝕃𝕀 𝕀𝕀 & 𝕋ℍ𝔼 𝕎𝔸𝕊𝔸𝔽𝕀ℝ𝕀 ✬ 𝕁𝕦𝕛𝕦 𝕃𝕖 𝕄𝕠𝕜𝕠 ✬ ✬ = 𝕔𝕦𝕣𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕓𝕪 𝔾𝕒𝕪𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖 ART: 𝔻𝕠𝕥𝕥𝕚𝕖 𝕁𝕦𝕝𝕪 𝔾𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕠𝕟 @dottie.imax Sheer Transit / Clear Plastic A site-specific installation of painted works, printed matter and material art on view during OIAF from September 22nd - September 25th The general idea is to emulate a moment of being en route, when you witness another person pause to take a cellphone photo of the sky. Less so that clouds could be documented, stored in a digitized drive, or reproduce a similar emotive state when reviewed through the screen. I just like to see it, the diversion from an unpronounced or routine trajectory, where being on-time or fixated in a state of transit is set aside. An instance when someone you have not been introduced to communicates they are having a moment without needing to spell it out. There is not so much to say, as the gesture dictates that we are in the right place, at the right time. The activity is to be immersed in a cloud formation or a particular spectrum of light. As if one were an angel - either about to vanish into thin air, or appearing as though enmeshed in the image. Ambience. Maximalism forever being the terrestrial suggestion. It’s for you, a lucky cloud in the sky. 𝘈𝘕𝘋 𝘔𝘖𝘙𝘌 𝘛𝘉𝘈!! Return of the Bangarang: Ska & Reggae Vinyl DJ Party @House of TARG | 10-01 | 21h-close 1077 Bank St. $10 | 19+ Event: It’s a Rocksteady Soul Homecoming! DJ LORD SNAPPY DJ MAGNIFICENT DJ LONGSHOT DJ TREVOR WALKER DJ BJORN LATE are back at House of TARG with their beloved Dance party BANGARANG! REGGAE, ROCKSTEADY AND SKA from Jamaica's exciting 1966-1975 recorded period backed up by classic 60s SOUL music and all played live on 45s. BANAGARANG is a killer dance party that is sure to make you move. If you love the classic sounds of JAMAICA from STUDIO ONE, TROJAN or PAMA this is the night for you. RARE & AMAZING CLASSIC SKA & REGGAE WAX . The most chill soundtrack to your high-score pursuits. Tuesday: Bonobo Fragments Live Tour: Ottawa, ON @Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave | 09-20 | 19h EDT Event: Tickets: Bonobo with special guest Yu Su. Wednesday: Atlantis Jazz Ensemble @Vanier Hub | 09-21 | 19h-21h 271 Marier Ave. Free!!! Thursday: ROTARY CONNECTION! Thursday 09-22 10h PST | 13h EDT Honoured to be part of “Rotary Connection” exclusively on twitch! Featuring selectors who spin with a rotary mixer dropping proper open format vibes on vinyl! Stoked to be part of a line up of some of my favourite streamers on twitch! Featuring the twiddling fingers and soundtracks provided by your hosts: - Chris Wheatley @funkymusak | - DJ Sweet Tooth @dj_sweet_tooth | - Vinyl Honey @vinyl_honey | Guests: - SeasideFM @citypopsongs | - lifeboogie @lifeboogie | (15h-16h PST | 18h-19h EDT) Catch me on Tuesday | 20h Open Format Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
The In Crowd
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - The In Crowd Album - Argo
Dance Mystique
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Back To The Blues Album - Argo
My Buckets's Got A Hole In It
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Choice! The Best Of The Ramsey Lewis Trio Album - Argo
Why Don't You Do Right
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Back To The Blues Album - Argo
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade In The Water Album - Cadet Records
Dancing In The Streets
Ramsey Lewis - Dancing In The Streets Album - Cadet Records
He's A Real Gone Guy
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Hang On Ramsey! Album - Cadet Records
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Ramsey Lewis - The Groover Album - Cadet Records
Up In Yonder
Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots Album - Cadet Records
Ramsey Lewis - Routes Album - Columbia
Ramsey Lewis - Salongó Album - Columbia
Jamaican Marketplace
Ramsey Lewis - Solar Wind Album - Columbia
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He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots Album - Cadet Records
Everybody's Groove
Ramsey Lewis - Solid Ivory Album - Cadet Records
Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess Album - Columbia
Tequila Mockingbird
Ramsey Lewis - Tequila Mockingbird Album - Cadet Records
Ramsey Lewis - Love Notes Album - Columbia
Party Time
Ramsey Lewis - Up Pops Ramsey Lewis Album - Cadet Records
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Bold And Black
The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Another Voyage Album - Cadet Records
High Point
Ramsey Lewis - Routes Album - Columbia
Every Chance I Get (I'm Gonna Love You)
Ramsey Lewis - Ramsey Album - Columbia
Spring High
Ramsey Lewis - Love Notes Album - Columbia
Caribbean Blue
Ramsey Lewis - Routes Album - Columbia
Don't Look Back
Ramsey Lewis - Legacy Album - Columbia
Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
Ramsey Lewis - Single - Columbia
Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive! Hope you enjoy this week's ride!

11:30 AM, September 15th, 2022
Elorious Cain
It is a great tribute to Ramsey Lewis! It is really difficult to find anybody else that could do such an amazing job!

9:38 PM, September 15th, 2022
Trevor Walker
Hi Elorious, really appreciate your comments thank you.

1:32 AM, September 16th, 2022
robert p in gatineau

3:46 PM, September 16th, 2022
robert p in gatineau
Ramsey Lewis said, not too long ago: "When i sit down at the piano, i still feel 30 years old". Power of music !

4:43 PM, September 16th, 2022
robert p in gatineau
"i still feel like i am 30 years old" from an interview with Gilles Peterson. Thanks for the selections.

6:15 PM, September 16th, 2022
Chris Int’l
Thanks for 2hrs of Ramsey. His trio with Young-Holt as the rhythm section hooked me into his swinging piano sound... and so much music after that! . Thanks for all the music Ramsey Lewis!

6:33 PM, September 16th, 2022
robert p in gatineau
Nice overview. I love that 60s music, live, with the trio. Churchy/bluesy feeling. He sure knows his way around that keyboard. Amazing.

6:34 PM, September 16th, 2022
Trevor Walker (host)
Hi robert p! I really have to take the time to listen to that interview. It's on my bucket list. Thanks for tuning in!

10:34 PM, September 16th, 2022
Trevor Walker (host)
Hey Chris Int'l! Thanks for tuning in! Dr. Lewis made it easy to fill the time slot but hard to choose.

10:36 PM, September 16th, 2022
Cornrow Eddie
🕺🏽Elorious put it best🕺🏽 Beforehand I had absolute zero knowledge of this man & his music. Professor Lifeboogie delivers yet another marvelous education with this most respectful tribute. As always, much obliged👊🏾

3:35 PM, September 17th, 2022
Trevor Walker (host)
Hey Cornrow Eddie! Truly appreciate the kind words thank you and most welcome!

8:52 AM, September 18th, 2022