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Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday February 28th, 2018 with Rocket Renny
For the last day of Black History Month: BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Rhythm & Bruisers from Beantown.

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages have combined savage Soul, R&B, Rockabilly & Rock & Roll with more than a whiff of Garage Rock fumes for over thirty years. An amazing soul screamer, Barrence has a voice that could peel the tiles from the Space Shuttle. He is a human dynamo and the band's live performances have to be seen (and heard) to be believed. The Savages latest album, "Soul Flowers Of Titan", is due out this Friday. To celebrate, we'll listen to their music from their self-titled, debut album, that came out in 1984, to their latest disc, "Soul Flowers Of Titan", which is due out this Friday. Hold on to your hat! It's gonna be a wild, wild ride!
Bip Bop Bip
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (Plus 10 More For The Pot) - '83 Mamou Records/'10 Ace Records
Whiskey Wagon
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (Plus 10 More For The Pot) - '83 Mamou Records/'10 Ace Records
Walking With Barrence
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (Plus 10 More For The Pot) - '83 Mamou Records/'10 Ace Records
Dig Yourself
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Dig Yourself - '85 Rounder Records
Hug Me Squeeze Me
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Dig Yourself - '85 Rounder Records
Girl From Outer Space
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Call Of The Wild - '87 Demon Records/Rounder Europa
Apology Line
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Call Of The Wild - '87 Demon Records/Rounder Europa
Stop Twistin' My Arm
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Ow! Ow! Ow! - '88 Rounder Records
Ain't She Wild
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Ow! Ow! Ow! - '88 Rounder Records
Hi Fi Baby
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Live Emulsifed - '89 Rounder Records
Let's Lose It
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Let's Lose It - '90 New Rose Records/'91 Stony Plain Records
My Mumbling Baby
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Let's Lose It - '90 New Rose Records/'91 Stony Plain Records
BlackJack
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Dig Thy Savage Soul - '13 Bloodshot Records
Hey Little Girls
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Dig Thy Savage Soul - '13 Bloodshot Records
Rock 'N' Roll Baby
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Under A Savage Sky - '15 Bloodshot Records
Katy Didn't
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Under A Savage Sky - '15 Bloodshot Records
Sunshine Don't Make the Sun
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Soul Flowers Of Titan - '18 Bloodshot Records New
Tall, Black and Bitter
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Soul Flowers Of Titan - '18 Bloodshot Records New
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
One of my favourite bands. I saw them at the Ottawa Jazz Festival about 25 years ago. The guy is amazing.

8:17 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Any hepster's out there in the ether tonight?

8:18 PM, February 28th, 2018
IanJ
Hey RR, did he ever play other gigs in Ottawa?

8:21 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
I don't know. Jacques Emond (RIP) used to find acts for the jazz festival. He asked the co-host of House Rockin', Bill Scott, who to bring and Bill blurted out Barrence Whitfield & The Savages. There were a lot of dumbfounded jazz fans there that night. Ha! Ha!

8:24 PM, February 28th, 2018
IanJ
I hope the band tours again and that they come north of the border.

8:26 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
I believe they're touring Europe at the moment and then they're back to the States.

8:28 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Peter Greenberb and Phil Lenker are back. The new stuff is a lot more garage based. Lot's of B-3 organ and a very dirty sounding guitar.

8:31 PM, February 28th, 2018
IanJ
Yep, I'm good with all that!

8:33 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Greenberg, Oops!

8:34 PM, February 28th, 2018
Mike Mercer
I knew Jacques Emond very well Myself in fact I've meet him about 4 or 5 times in person when I worked at CKCU FM from 1991 to 1996 manly as a receptionist on the phones on a one a day week basics for 5 years it was a great time for Me!:)

8:37 PM, February 28th, 2018
Gillles
Totally digging this

8:39 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Thanks Gilles. I'm digging it too.

8:40 PM, February 28th, 2018
Gillles
Totally digging this

8:44 PM, February 28th, 2018
Gilles
You're killing me here Holy crap

8:45 PM, February 28th, 2018
Gilles
You're killing me here Holy crap

8:45 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Yeah Mike, Jacques. Emond was one of the kindest, sweetest gentlemen I've ever met.

8:47 PM, February 28th, 2018
IanJ
Ace is releasing a comp of the early Rounder records this week! https://acerecords.co.uk/dig-everything-the-early-rounder-albums

8:48 PM, February 28th, 2018
Nancy
Excellent stuff! Glad to be listening.

8:50 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Wow! Thank you Mr. J.

8:50 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Hey Nance, Give my love to Buzz.

8:55 PM, February 28th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Maybe I'd play mellower music if I didn't drink so much coffee before and during the show.

12:07 AM, March 1st, 2018
SteveKirkland
listening in to start my day... early... to answer Ian's question, I'm pretty sure I saw BW perform at a club here...

6:21 AM, March 1st, 2018
SteveKirkland
great show, renny!

7:18 AM, March 1st, 2018
johnnyb
really digging the blues....aces.... peace

7:34 PM, March 7th, 2018