Al Jarreau Interview and Andrew Curry Debuts Graham Alexander and Bleu on The Time Machine
Al Jarreau is truly an iconic musical legend. The multiple Grammy award winning artist is Maui bound for a concert and The Time Machine Crew were honored to have this gifted and talented artist as a guest on the broadcast. Al shared with the radio audience his love for music and expression. Host Michael McCartney and Al Jarreau went over a wide variety of topics on the show covering breakfast bowls of cereal to his upcoming album tribute to George Duke along with the pop success of his music to supplying the theme to the groundbreaking eighties ABC television series "Moonlighting". Al Jarreau and Michael McCartney personally discussed their connection with the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Michael also asked Al why the musical world of Hip-Hop has not yet come clean to site Jarreau as an early major influence and the real story as to how Paul McCartney ended up singing Sam Cooke's classic "Bring It On Home To Me" on his album with Lahaina resident George Benson.
Andrew Curry returned to the broadcast to debut two brand new songs for the upcoming album project "Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion". Both Bleu and Graham Alexander made their world broadcast debuts with cool covers. The first song that Andrew shared was Bleu's rocking cover of "Don't You Worry About Me" from Simple Minds featured in the eighties film classic "The Breakfast Club". Graham Alexander's took the late Kirsty MacColl's "They Don't Know About Us" single from 1979 that was also a Top 40 hit for actress Tracey Ullman a few years later (which Kirsty also sang as Tracey was unable to reach the super high notes of "Bay-ay-bee") and completely turned this incredible song upside down with a wonderful arrangement and a change of song title into "You Don't Care About Us". Both Graham and Bleu have been previous guests on The Time Machine broadcast so spinning these inspired covers on the Hawaiian airwaves was a musical treat for the radio staff.
Others artists featured on this afternoon Maui FM broadcast aircheck include L.E.O., Sounds Like Digging and Engelbert Humperdink with Shelby Lynne.
Below: Al Jarreau's 1976 live performance of "Take Five"
Below: Official music video for "We're In This Love Together" from Al Jarreau
Below: Official music video for "Mornin'" from Al Jarreau
Below: Official music video for "Roof Garden" from Al Jarreau
Official Website for Al Jarreau
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Official Website for Bleu
Official Website for Graham Alexander
Official Website for Engelbert Humperdink
Official Website for Shelby Lynne
Official Website for the late Kirsty MacColl
Sounds Like Digging on CD Baby