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A public radio party in your living room, as Chuck Haddock serves up the best in blues, r&b, soul, jumpin' jazz and zydeco.

A public radio party in your living room, as Chuck Haddock serves up the best in blues, r&b, soul, jumpin' jazz and zydeco.
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Kansas City, MO




A public radio party in your living room, as Chuck Haddock serves up the best in blues, r&b, soul, jumpin' jazz and zydeco.






4825 Troost Ave, Ste 202 Kansas City, Missouri 64110 816-235-1551


Here's Why This Kansas City Jazz Organist Has No Trouble Jumping From The Club To Church

The Hammond B-3 organ is one of the most recognizable sounds in American music. Kansas City musician Chris Hazelton plays that instrument on his new record, Soul Jazz Fridays , recorded live with his band Boogaloo 7, at the Green Lady Lounge. Hazelton spoke with the Fish Fry about the history of soul jazz music in Kansas City. "It was where jazz musicians intersected with the soul and funk genres of the mid-'60s, early '70s," Hazelton said. "You had guys that could really cross genres if...

Duration: 00:05:51

Kansas City Duo Betse & Clarke's Journey Is Underway And They're Not Looking Back

Musicians Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt started playing as Betse & Clarke, a fiddle and banjo duo, in late 2014. Their latest album is called River Still Rise. Wyatt told Fish Fry host Chuck Haddix that, despite each performing in the Kansas City music scene for nearly two decades with bands like The Wilders and Mr. Marco's V-7, their first musical connection was just a few years ago at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, Kansas. "The first time we really played together, and had...

Duration: 00:06:00

For Levee Town Guitarist Brandon Hudspeth, Inspiration Began With 'Sesame Street'

In late July, blues band Levee Town released its first recording in five years. Guitarist and vocalist Brandon Hudspeth has been with Levee Town since the beginning. A transplant from Oklahoma, Hudspeth moved to the Kansas City area when he was 19. He played in bands, such as The MO City Jumpers, before co-founding The Cobalt Project — and some of the members of that group went on to create Levee Town. Though he's known for his blues playing, Hudspeth also has jazz chops. HUDSPETH: "I love...

Duration: 00:04:21

Kansas City Blues Couple Will Be King And Queen When KCK Street Blues Festival Returns

Singer Linda Shell has long been described as the "Queen of Kansas City Blues." This weekend, Shell will be crowned Queen, and her husband, K.C. Kelsey...

Duration: 00:05:29

Ida McBeth, Luminary Kansas City Songstress, Walks Down Memory Lane

The American Jazz Museum celebrates two Kansas City musical acts this weekend with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the McFadden Brothers and Ida McBeth...

Duration: 00:04:42

Victor & Penny, On Writing A Perfect Line And Connecting To The Audience

For the past six years, Victor & Penny — aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane — have traveled the country performing original music, as well as jazz...

Duration: 00:04:46

Kasey Rausch, On A New Album And 'Learning To Carve' Her Own Path

Folk Alliance International kicks off its annual conference —and a new Music Fair — Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. The five-day event is expected to draw...

Duration: 00:04:54

Maria The Mexican, Influenced By Mariachi Roots

The band Maria the Mexican describes its sound as Americana soul and Mexicana groove. Sisters Maria and Tess Cuevas got their start in Mariachi Estrella...

Duration: 00:03:36

Tim Whitmer On Learning From Jazz Greats

Jazz pianist and bandleader Tim Whitmer has gained a reputation for building on jazz traditions, as well as performing original compositions. Whitmer...

Duration: 00:04:11

18th & Vine Jazz And Blues Festival Features Kelley Hunt

Roots and RB singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt says when she first started singing, her grandmother, a gospel singer, gave her this advice: Dont sing it, if

Duration: 00:05:44

Kansas City Jazz Singer And Wild Woman Myra Taylor Dies At 94

Singer Myra Taylor was one of the last living links to Kansas Citys jazz heyday of the 1930s. Taylor died Friday, December 9, 2011 at the age of 94.According to The Kansas City Star: Taylor had been under hospice care at the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, 5900 Swope Parkway, for more than three months, said her manager, Dawayne Gilley. Her final performance was July 24 at Jardines, 4536 Main St., where she performed with the Wild Women of Kansas City, a jazz vocal quartet.

Duration: 00:01:17