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The Bottomless Pit

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For December 14

by Marshall Crenshaw
Photo: Todd Boebel

On tonight's "The Bottomless Pit" at 10, I correct a verbal gaffe that I made on the show a couple of weeks ago during a "senior moment," then I play some tracks from my broken-in but nice sounding LP of Lou Reed's great album, The Blue Mask, featuring R. Quine.

Part Two is the jazz portion and features a tribute to Chico Hamilton. I play a track by his quintet, a tune featuring and composed by guitarist Jim Hall who just passed away yesterday. Wow ...

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 30

by Marshall Crenshaw

This week's "The Bottomless Pit" is another grab bag-type exercise with a bunch of recently purchased or recently acquired items. Some of this music is brand new to me and to the marketplace and some of it has been in my head forever. But again, it's all newly purchased/acquired by me.

We'll hear some tracks from the great new album by The Dirtbombs, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey, and some longtime favorite stuff of mine by The Rationals who are from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For November 16

by Marshall Crenshaw

I'm looking forward to this week's The Bottomless Pit. It will be a salute to an iconic American artiste — and one of my favorite of all musical practitioners — the tragically late, phenomenally great Curtis Mayfield.

Curtis wrote tons of classic hits for artists like Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Aretha Franklin and many more. During the 1960s, he created some of the most quintessential songs of the decade with The Impressions and did the same in the 1970s as a solo artist.