It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, March 4th

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It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band and song featured on the show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page.

Tonight at 11:00pm on WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory will get into the groove with some blues and new & old favorites. His playlist features…
Nite Train with Thomasina Winslow – “Love Me Baby (Stop Drivin’ Me Crazy)
Charlotte Reilly – “Hide Away
Hartley’s Encore – “Eyes Open
Misty Blues – “Ready To Play
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt – “Mercy Me (Live)
The East End Boys™ – “Underdog

For the Attic Classic, put on your boogie shoes. All through the 70’s right into the 80’s there were nightclubs and discos playing the hottest dance hits, the throbbing beats spun by DJ’s off 10- and 12-inch extended play records. But there were also bands playing those funky r&b and soul pop grooves from club and lounge stages for their audiences listening and dancing pleasure.

CAKE was one such band. They were originally known as “Mixed Company,” based on being a racially mixed band. They changed the name after lineup tweaks finally gave them the sweet ingredients they’d been after. CAKE recorded a single in 1979 with Art Snay at Arabellum Studios in Colonie, released on Key Records.

Over the years, interest in the songs, which mimicked the sound of hits of the day, kept popping up world-wide. In 2017 the pair that had written the songs, Bob Treffiletti and Bobby Zampino, signed a record company contract, making fresh copies available once again.

Time to knock off the rust on your late-night dance moves. Thrust a hip, point to the sky with CAKE’s “Make Up Your Mind,” the ‘A’ side to their 1979 single.
Tune in WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1 FM, at 89.1’s HD2 station, via online website stream at www.wextradio.org or by using the free app for iOS and Android devices.

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