Johannes Linstead - guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist - Johannes is from Toronto, Canada and is an award winning "World Music" multi-instrumentalist.  He plays guitar, piano, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, wood flute and various percussion. He is "recognized internationally as one of best selling guitarist/composers in the nouveau flamenco genre".  While growing up, Johannes and his parents spent a lot of time traveling to Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Because of his father's interest in Spanish culture, it had a strong influence in all their lives.  His mother taught Latin dance.  While traveling with his parents in the Caribbean, Johannes was drawn to the music of the islands.  He taught himself Spanish and Latin dance.  His interest in learning the music lead to his befriending a number of island musicians, which began his musical journey towards learning to play.  From his bio: Influenced deeply by the journeys he experienced as a youth, Johannes states: "The integration of the many cultures I have experienced, from Spain, to the Caribbean Islands, to Latin America, have moved me to create new rhythms and sounds. Experiencing these cultures - not just the music but also the people's everyday triumph over adversity - is what inspires my music."   Links: , Facebook, Website, Reverbnation and DC Bebop page.


Sona Jobarteh
Sona Jobarteh - Fasiya (2011) "It is consistently good, and that is an achievement. It is also refreshing to hear music that does not necessarily fuse African traditional sounds with modern Western pop, but rather uses those traditions and expands on them, while still allowing for it to be accessible. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with fusion of African music and Western music, of course, but there is, comparatively, a lot of it, and so to hear Jobarteh’s take on the genre and to deliver something that is true to its roots but also forward-looking, was a lovely thing to find. " ~ Joel Dwek -, website.


Stanley Turrentine
Stanley Turrentine - Sugar (1970)   "If ever there were a record that both fit perfectly and stood outside the CTI Records' stable sound, it is Sugar by Stanley Turrentine. Recorded in 1970, only three tracks appear on the original album (on the reissue there's a bonus live version of the title track, which nearly outshines the original and is 50 percent longer). Turrentine, a veteran of the soul-jazz scene since the '50s, was accompanied by a who's who of groove players, including guitarist George Benson, Lonnie Liston Smith on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, bassist Ron Carter, organist Butch Cornell, and drummer Billy Kaye, among others."  "" Thom Jurek - All Music GuideCD Discography, NPR.

Stanley Turrentine "Don't Mess With Mister T." (1973)  "A legend of the tenor saxophone, Stanley Turrentine was renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone, an earthy grounding in the blues, and his ability to work a groove with soul and imagination. Turrentine recorded in a wide variety of settings, but was best-known for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the '60s, and also underwent a popular fusion makeover in the early '70s. Born in Pittsburgh on April 5, 1934, Turrentine began his career playing with various blues and R&B bands, with a strong influence from Illinois Jacquet. He played in Lowell Fulson's band with Ray Charles from 1950-1951, and in 1953, he replaced John Coltrane in Earl Bostic's early R&B/jazz band. After a mid-'50s stint in the military, Turrentine joined Max Roach's band and subsequently met organist Shirley Scott, whom he married in 1960 and would record with frequently" ~


Music Arts session - Concert, Station, PBS, NPR and other live mini concert sessions and interviews. Oye Como Va ft. Carlos Santana & Cindy Blackman Santana | Playing For Change | Song Around The World
"The legendary Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Becky G, Tito Puente, Jr., Tal Wilkenfeld, Rubén Rada, along with 20 other musicians from around the globe, join together for this energetic, classic, feel-good groove.

Playing For Change was created to inspire and connect the world through music. The idea for this project came from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people." ~ Playing For Change


Matt Brady - The Science of Rick and Morty: The Unofficial Guide to Earth's Stupidest Show (2019) "Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is one of the smartest (and most insane) shows on television. Genius alcoholic Rick Sanchez and his hapless grandson Morty have explored everything from particle physics to human augmentation and much more in their intergalactic adventures through the multiverse. With biting humor and plenty of nihilism, Rick and Morty employs cutting-edge scientific theories in every episode. But, outside of Rick’s garage laboratory, what are these theories truly about and what can they teach us about ourselves?"   ~ and Amazon Books


James Patterson – Alex Cross series (1993 - 2021) "With thirty page-turners to fuel your inevitable addiction, there’s never been a better time to get hooked on James Patterson’s Alex Cross books. Set on the dangerous streets of Washington DC, the thrilling crime series follows a psychologist-turned-homicide detective who tracks down killers while keeping his family safe from threats. The first book was released in 1993, and has since spawned a series of novels that have consistently topped bestseller lists — as well as a couple of critically acclaimed movies starring Morgan Freeman as Cross. Since Patterson fans insist that you read the Alex Cross books in order, we’re going to start this list by throwing it way back to ’93, then we'll give you a run down of every book in chronological order. So fasten your seatbelts!"     ~ Discovery and


Network (1976)

"Strange, how Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," dominates our memories of "Network." We remember him in his soaking-wet raincoat, hair plastered to his forehead, shouting, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore." The phrase has entered into the language. But Beale (Peter Finch) is the movie's sideshow. The story centers on Diana Christiansen (Faye Dunaway), the ratings-hungry programming executive who is prepared to do anything for better numbers. The mirror to which she plays is Max Schumacher (William Holden), the middle-age news executive who becomes Diana's victim and lover, in that order.." ~ ~   Link: Network (1976) - Buy/Rent Watch online


Mario's Peruvian & Seafood -(5786 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA) " Mario's was one of the first restaurants to bring Peruvian cuisine into the LA mainstream. The place has the ambience of an old lunch counter and there's often a queue, but the food keeps people coming back: seafood fried rice, beef sautéed with potato and onion, citrusy fish ceviches and so on. The green sauce on your table is spicier than it looks, but it's so flavorful that you'll use too much of it anyway."   article:, and website: Mario's Peruvian & Seafood.

*The most recent featured musicians and play lists from the five Music listings on DC Bebop.   A musician listed on a DC Bebop page with an intro, is featured for 10 days with one of their songs.  Included in the play list are songs by nine other musicians in a table on DC Bebop. The songs are linked to a page (MySpace, Reverbnation, YouTube or where ever the song can be heard). The play list is not a top 10 list. It features songs I liked and think perhaps others might appreciate the music as well.

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