Wednesday July 23, 7-8:30pm
Join us for a very special evening as we celebrate the history of Seattle’s inner city music scene of the 1970s and 80s. Hear personal stories from the musicians featured on the brand new release, Wheedle's Groove Volume Two: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972-1987 (Light in the Attic Records), and join the conversation that reflects on Seattle's important yet overlooked past as one of unique musical energy.
The event will be hosted by City Arts Magazine Senior Editor Jonathan Zwickel, who conducted many interviews for the liner notes included in the multi-artist collection Wheedle's Groove Volume Two: Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972-1987.
About the Presenters:
Jonathan Zwickel is an editor and journalist who lives in Seattle and has been Senior Editor at City Arts Magazine for several years. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Filter, People, and authored a book on the Beastie Boys.
The format for Living Liner Notes will include Jonathan chatting live with WGV2 music scene veterans Robbie Hill (the drummer who formed Family Affair with his own brothers, best represented by the song "Don't Give Up"); Tony Benton (of ahead-of-its-time electro group Teleclere and currently working in contemporary hip-hop promotion); Bernadette Bascom (who recorded “I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love,” was part of pop-R&B band Epicentre, and later worked with Stevie Wonder); and Frederick Robinson lll (pioneering the gospel-funk protest song with “Love One Another,” and spent many years as a Chemical Dependency Counselor).
About the Album:
Seattle-based reissue label Light In The Attic Records released the original Wheedle’s Groove compilation a few years ago, which chronicled the King County Soul and R&B scene of the late 60's and early 70's. The newly released Wheedle's Groove II (CD and vinyl LP) is more than just a sequel, it features crucial stories about our region’s vibrant, diverse, and creative African-American music scene during the late 70's and early 80's.
Living Liner Notes gives historical Seattle-Tacoma music fans a chance to listen to and engage with those who crafted music for nearby clubs yet had their eyes on the stars, and went on to become engaged in the music business, social work, politics, the church, and other ways to entertain, illuminate, and serve the community. This event is part of The Project Room's How is Seattle Remembered? series.