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Radio One Chicago is a group of music-lovers dedicated to promoting exceptional local talent. We do this through a weekly radio show, as well as on our website. You can listen live every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm on 88.7FM WLUW. For the rest of the week, check out radioonechicago.com for a steady stream of interviews, album reviews, and music news, as well as weekly show recommendations.
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Bumpus - Jan 12th, 2017
There’s this album by Sly and the Family Stone called “Fresh”. It’s a sloppy, passionate record with all kinds of technical “problems”. The bass is all fuzzy on some tunes, sometimes you can barely hear the horns, and you can hear Sly giving the engineer directions a couple of tracks. Despite that, or because of it, the record is packed with the kind or raw soul that we could only dream of capturing. We all heard the record at slightly different times, but when we met, we knew we wanted to make that kind of music. Many years, shows and albums later, we’ve covered a lot of ground. After the debut self-titled album was released, we won high marks from Chicago’s Reader, Tribune, and Sun-Times, and were selected by the Chicago Historical Society as the band that “best represented to the contemporary music scene what the Beatles did in their early days in Liverpool and Hamburg.” That last one kind of took our breath away. Getting compared to the Beatles is the kind of thing we only dreamed of.