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.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Jamar Chess, grandson of Leonard Chess (co-founder of Chess Records) and co-founder of the Sunflower Entertainment Group.
The legendary Chess Records catalog of artists includes Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry, Etta James and so many other greats that have and continue to influence the world of music. In our interview, Jamar spoke about the music business his family ran, working on the soundtrack for the Netflix show “Narcos” with his latest venture Sunflower Entertainment and keeping the Chess Records legacy alive.
Haile Maskel of The Rastafarians & Vinyl Crisis Talk Rare Reggae Tracks.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Haile Maskel. The legendary Kingston musician is an artist who worked with Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Ijahman Levi, the Heptones, Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, Judy Mowatt, Israel Vibration, Sugar Minott, King Sounds, Lee Scratch Perry, The Mighty Diamonds, The Itals, Zema, Johnny Rivers, Luke “D”, The Light of Saba, Denis Brown, and the list goes on. Haile broke it down on the airwaves for us, talking about recording, music influences, meditation and working with Bob Marley amongst many others.
Listen to our interview as we talk and play some of the most soulful and funky reggae cuts around.
Rare & Funky Tracks that influenced Hip Hop from Delicious Vinyl’s Rick Ross.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed Rick Ross from Delicious Vinyl, the renowned record label. Delicious Vinyl had some of the most important hip hop anthems of the 80’s with Tone Loc, Young MC and Mellow Man Ace.
Listen to our interview as we talk and play some of the funkiest cuts around that influenced hip hop.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed the renowned drummer, James Gadson. This badass has recorded with everyone including Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, B.B King, Blue Mitchell, Charles Kynard, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and young cats like Beck & D’Angelo! Vinyl Crisis is thrilled to have spent a few minutes with the legend.
Vinyl Crisis interviewed the renowned bassist, who has recorded with everyone including Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Shirley Scott, Max Roach, Nat Adderley, Grant Green, Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, Bobby Hutcherson and others! He dubs himself a “super side man”… Vinyl Crisis just considers him a super musician and person!