Vinyl Crisis is coming to host it’s next event at the Shangri-la in sunny Santa Monica. Join us this Thursday if you’re in town! Vinyl only DJs will be spinning the best tunes from the decades from 8pm. Over 21s only. Should be a fun night…hot fun in the summertime!
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with the legendary guitarist, Wally Richardson. Wally Richardson is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz guitarists of all time. Having recorded with everyone from B.B. King to James Brown, Buddy Tate to Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Wally is a master of the soul and funk guitar sound. Listen to our interview with the icon who is a prolific writer, composer and one of the most recorded artists of all time!
Vinyl Crisis interviewed legendary alto saxophonist, Lou Donaldson. Lou is a very prolific jazz saxophonist whose work earned late recognition as some of the best groove-laden soul jazz. He has recorded a ton of the funkiest albums around while being sampled from everyone including Kayne, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Eminem, Amy Winehouse and a ton of others.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed legendary bassist Richard Davis.
Downbeat International Critics Poll named him Best Bassist from 1967-74. He has recorded a dozen albums as a leader and 3000 recordings/jingles as a sideman. Some of his performance/recording credits include Sarah Vaughan, Eric Dolphy, Don Sebesky, Oliver Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, Dexter Gordon, Ahmad Jamal and a host of other notables.
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with the peeps behind dublab. dublab is a listener supported, non-profit web radio station celebrating 17 years of elevated vibrations. Listen to our interview with dublab as we play some of the funkiest cuts around! dublab:
Vinyl Crisis interviewed the legendary Ramsey Lewis to talk about his incredible discography, music and played selected cuts from his vinyl archive.
Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.Listen to our interview with the icon who is a prolific writer, composer and band leader!
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Roy Ayers about his incredible music and played selected cuts from his vinyl archive.
Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist’s on the music-scene today. Roy Ayers is known as the Godfather of Neo-soul and continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. Listen to our interview with the icon who is a prolific writer, composer and one of the most sampled artists of all time!
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Bunny Sigler, “Mr. Emotion.” Bunny worked with The O’Jays, The Roots, Jackie Moore, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle and Stephanie Mills. He also co-wrote “The Ruler’s Back”, the opening song on the album The Blueprint by Jay-Z. Listen to our interview with the prolific writer & composer and funk master!
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Eumir Deodato, the Brazilian pianist, composer, record producer and arranger. The legendary musician’s tracks have been sampled from Lupe Fiasco to The Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg to Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and many others. His many classic soulful and funky cuts continue to inspire generations of crate diggers, artists, and samplers.
Listen to this interview as it chronicles the history of one of the funkiest musicians of the last forty years.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Charles Wright of The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. The legendary musician behind “Express Yourself,” “Do Your Thing” and so many other classic soulful and funk cuts spoke about making the music that has and continues to inspire so many of us.
Listen to this interview as it chronicles the history of one those special musicians that was sampled from N.W.A to Brand Nubian Funk, Naughty By Nature, Gang Starr, and Sean “Diddy” Combs to name a few.