Benefits for Sugar Pie DeSanto

I heard on KPOO this morning that there’s another benefit for Sugar Pie DeSanto, this Sunday, March 11. I missed the venue name and the details, but it’s in San Francisco… Manila Club? Manila Room? At some venue with “Manila” in the title. It looks like DeSanto, a fabulous blues singer, is going on tour in April. I’d like to know where and when she might play in this area!

KPOO has been my constant companion in the last year, with great news and music and things like live coverage of community meetings. I listen sometimes even when it’s not my community and nothing to do with me. Just a shout out that people should give them a listen, 89.5 in San Francisco or you can listen to their stream online, http://www.kpoo.com/hearus.html. (WHY are they not in iTunes? That’s just ridiculous.) Their shows rock. Funk, all the really good good r&b, blues, & some good latin american music, cumbia and Cuban stuff that makes me very happy. The other night I was driving home and caught Lou Rawls’ spine-chilling version of Tobacco Road, complete with his long rambling beautiful intro about black neighborhoods all over the US, “… the almighty hawk, Mr. Wind…” talking about the winter in Chicago. He quoted himself a little bit from “Dead End Street” in that improv poetry introduction.

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