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Back In The Dave
90 minutes | 25 days ago
Is it love that I feel? I've just got to know myself is it real? Those are the opening lyrics to Larry Graham's 1978 song, "Is it Love?" Love is the experience and desire we all want during our lifetime; love is a want and a need, wrapped up in one! And yet, there's no guarantee we will truly and fully experience love. In this episode, Brenda B. shares her "love story" during her teenage years in the early 1970s. A love so strong, life could not break its connection.
67 minutes | a month ago
The Beginning of the End
There are times in life when we find ourselves doing things we didn't think we'd ever have to do. In the spring of 1988, I was in a situation that terrified me, while two hours out at sea!
76 minutes | 2 months ago
When you think of music, what comes to mind, beats, melodies, and lyrics? As a composer and musician, those are the tools I use to create music. They are the vehicles for a musical experience! To really experience music similar to a musician, you have to look into its core, its life form, its power force, its energy! Let's connect to the song!
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Have you ever felt like you just wanted to go home? That life, being an adult, and everything that comes with it takes you to a point where if you could turn back the clock and go back to your childhood home, or that place in life that "feels" like home to you, would you go back? I would, and while I know there's no time machine, I have a song that takes me home, and I play it specifically for that reason, and without fail, in my mind, it drops me at the front door of my old house.
157 minutes | 3 months ago
Music is the one creative energy that all humans connect with, of course, it's subjective, still, we somehow find our way to the music we love, during modern music's early days, fans would listen to music on the radio, records, and tapes, but there was one platform that went under the radar. Television! We took for granted the music embedded in tv shows, the theme songs that we walked around humming in our heads, or whistling down the street. I bet if I asked you to sing "Mr. Rogers's neighborhood," you could in a heartbeat because we had no idea the music introducing the start of our favorite television show captivated us so deeply, and often, the lyrics revealed what the show was about. Though most television show's theme music never got radio airplay, they were just as popular as radio hits, and some did make the radio, so let's go back and sing along!
154 minutes | 4 months ago
Summer Jam 2020
Summer Jam 2020, it's time to dance, dance, dance like you did "back in the day, come on, crank up your earbuds and let your heart and soul go! The Summer Jam episodes I really enjoy doing, it's great music, talking about it and thinking about the good days when the music was hot!
112 minutes | 5 months ago
Shades of Gray
As a recording artist, I found myself between a rock and a hard place, should I address today's racial topic? How could I not, as an African American man, I simply had to, I did not want to look at it like everyone else, I noticed something different, so I decided to speak to both sides of the fence. My point of view is passionate, blunt, and expressed using strong langue, not more normal it's how I see the topic of race in this country and the world, you might not share my views and that's ok.
94 minutes | 5 months ago
Today, June 15th I lost my childhood friend, keyboard player, and best friend, Clayton Gittens. This special episode is in his memory and honor. I'm already missing you man.
98 minutes | 6 months ago
In spring 1976, I set out to become a bass player and recording artist. It was a decision I made just weeks after my little brother tragically lost his life. I never once thought it would take me over four decades to achieve my goal! And while achieving it was joyous and celebratory, as it was unfolding in realtime, the reality of what I had accomplished didn't hit me until twenty-four hours later, when I emotionally broke down!
124 minutes | 6 months ago
Vicki Genfan (Recording Artist)
A sea of female guitar players, how do you stand out? Life challenges never stop, the joy and pain dancing in the rain, still finding a way to bring it all together in a single instance of life while expressing it through her music. Vicki Genfan, "percussive" acoustic guitar player and vocalist, Vicki takes us through her life and music, sit back, listen, and embrace one beautiful human being and outstanding recording artist.
101 minutes | 7 months ago
As a bass player, the drummer is my clock. My job is to stay locked in with the clock and to put the "bottom" in the song. When I think of the many drummers I've played, with and the famous drummers I admire like Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, and many more, one of the badest drummers is RAH. We've been close friends for over twenty years! Introducing you to RAH and his music has me so "gassed up" it's crazy. He's recently released his latest album, Gods Music and you're about to experience one of the badest drummers on the planet!
112 minutes | 7 months ago
Historically spring is that time of year when we get out of the house, stretch our legs, get spring cleaning done and more, back in the day record labels would release music during spring in hopes of getting a big hit by summertime, we're now in the year 2020, and we've all been on quarantine, life has changed! We need to release we have to let go of the heartbreak, fear, and anxiety that we're experiencing in the present day. We need a "spring release!" Let's find new love, rekindle current love and dance until we faint! Grab someone close to you and either fall in love or dance, Get ready!
92 minutes | 8 months ago
In the late 1950s. Kenny Roger’s started a music career that would span six decades. His solo career would take him to iconic status. Songs like The Gambler, Island in the Stream, You Decorate My Life and Lady, served Kenny up like a "hot plate of cornbread and butter" to people around the world! Kenny was one of the few artists that almost every song he released became a big hit! We lost Kenny Roger’s on March 20th, 2020, let's honor him.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Max & Relax Session 2
The Coronavirus like many germs and bacteria can't stand up to a strong immune system. And to me, keeping your gut as clean as possible is the first step, the second step is what you must do once your cleanse is complete. In session 2, I share my "next step" practices with you. It's all about being healthy and relaxing during this global life event!
26 minutes | 8 months ago
Max and Relax Sessions
As we face this world event as a global family. I decided to create something that I hope will take your focus off of the day-to-day worries and challenges. In addition to the regular "Back in The Dave" podcast. I'm releasing "Max and Relax Sessions" during the time we deal with the coronavirus. Max and Relax Sessions is a place for peace of mind when you need a break! Each session I share what I'm doing to protect myself from getting the virus. While being transparent about how I'm coping with my day-to-day and the practices that help me deal! Max and Relax sessions inform, inspire, entertain, suggest, recommends's and provide's resources to help each of us get through another day of quarantine's, hand washing, social distancing, and our fears as we cope with this world event.
70 minutes | 8 months ago
Their arent many people who can say that they've traveled the world, walked arm-in-arm with Martin Luther King Jr., helped mankind, fought for equal rights and became a music super icon in a single life. But at the age of 93, Harry Belafonte is one of the few. As a child, Belafonte's music often played in the background, as I and my little brother run in and out of the house, slamming the screen door! Yet I didn't know much about Harry, past his music. What I discovered was more powerful then any song he could ever sing!
82 minutes | 9 months ago
The Ole Mitral Valve
Sharp stabbing pains in my heart, dizziness, and sweating is how I remember feeling coming off stage after a college performance in 1984. I had no idea that playing my bass guitar and performing so hard that night would make me sick and awaken me to healing myself thirty years later. And it was all in my heart!
96 minutes | 9 months ago
Humans are 99.99% all the same. Our culture is one of the things that makes us feel as if we're different. It can also throw us for a real loop! I got thrown from the mountain top one day due to cultural differences. I learned a valuable lesson, but not before I went spinning around in circles trying to figure out what to do and who's bamboozling me, ugh!
45 minutes | 10 months ago
Unexpected sudden death. It feels like you've been hit and run over by a freight train. I know, I've had the experience! You're in shock, deeply hurt, confused and helpless. The sudden and unexpected death of Kobe Bryant shocked the country and the world. Navigating our thoughts feelings and emotions as we take this painful walk to say "goodbye" to Kobe, his Daughter Gianna and the seven other good people who lost their lives in the helicopter crash is not going to be easy.
80 minutes | 10 months ago
At times, we take for granted the experiences in life that have profound meaning and impact on our lives. We think nothing of it. In 1979, my family had a final break down. Leaving a home that once flourished with life, in darkness. When the dust settled. My dad and I found ourselves together and alone. It became a five-year education I never expected.
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