A cross-reference to the first overnight radio show (CKCU 93.1 FM) placing a heavy emphasis on Canadian blues and fusions of same (2007-2012). From 2012-2014, "Rockin' the Blues from Canada" was broadcast on CHMR 93.5 FM (where it originated in 2005 as "Patchwork Blues"). This 'blog' was born in 2004 as a promotional tool for arts-related news when Geocites reclaimed its free websites.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
GRAMPS MORGAN MEET AND GREAT @ FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA - JUNE 1
Contact: First Fridays of Florida, LLC.
FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA TO HOST ALBUM RELEASE PARTY FOR GRAMPS MORGAN “REGGAE MUSIC LIVES”
Pembroke Pines, FL (May 30, 2012): On Friday June 1st, 2012, First Fridays of Florida, LLC, welcomes Gramps Morgan
and the Dada Son Entertainment family to the Grand Palms Resort, 110
Grand Palms Drive in Pembroke Pines, FL, the home of their monthly First
Fridays event. Dada Son Entertainment has partnered with First Fridays
to host the South Florida Album Release Party for Gramps Morgan's new album, REGGAE MUSIC LIVES; this album features chart-topping titles like "The Almighty" and "Life Too Short".
This event will give the South Florida community an opportunity to socialize, meet and greet with Gramps
and the Dada Son team. “We have been blessed to be promoting events in
South Florida for over a decade and are honored to add Gramps Morgan to
the list of recording artists that have visited our event. The
consciousness of Gramps’
lyrics and the positive theme of this album fit well with First Fridays
and the month of June, which is Caribbean American Heritage Month’,
said Tyrone G. Robertson, CEO - First Fridays of Florida, LLC.
In addition to hosting the REGGAE MUSIC LIVES album release party for Gramps Morgan,
this month’s First Fridays event features resident DJ Radcliffe, fresh
from his tour of the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Special Guest DJ
Karyzma, an up-and-coming cross-over DJ hailing from Kingston, Jamaica.
These DJs keep the First Fridays Party Zone jumping with the best
variety of Top 40, R&B, Reggae, Soul, Dance Hall, Hip Hop, Soca and
Oldies. First Fridays also features The Café, an outdoor setting
showcasing a variety of foods, including jerk chicken and jerk pork from
Dino’s Jerk Joint and peppered shrimp, smoked salmon, stuffed crab and
oysters from Ward’s Seafood Bar.
ABOUT FIRST FRIDAYS OF FLORIDA
in the year 2000, First Fridays was established to produce monthly
events geared towards quality entertainment, social & business
networking, cultural enrichment and community development. These events
typically consist of networking followed by a cocktail reception which
transforms into an energetic party with popular disc jockeys, featuring
current musical hits and oldies from the Top 40, R&B, Reggae, Soca,
and other popular music genres.
ABOUT GRAMPS MORGAN/DADA SON ENTERTAINMENT
Morgan is set to make a major impact with his second album, Reggae
Music Lives, demonstrating the prowess of this burly vocalist. A Soul
Train Award nominee, Gramps launched an impressive solo career in 2009
with his debut, 2 Sides of My Heart, Vol. 1. The album spawned multiple
hit singles and accolades, including ‘Best Crossover Song’ for Therapy –
a collaboration with India Arie; ‘Best Song’ for his self-produced
composition, "Wash the Tears"; and clinched ‘Best New Entertainer’ as well
as two awards for ‘Album of the Year’ in Jamaica and Canada.
forward to 2012, Gramps is unleashing his second independent studio
album on his own Dada Son Entertainment label. The album’s first single,
"The Almighty", topped the charts in South Florida and New York while
"Life Too Short", released on March 28th, advanced in the fight for
justice in the case of Trayvon Martin. Consequently, team Dada Son
decided to donate part of the sale proceeds to the family of the slain
Now, after two years in the making, Reggae Music Lives
arrives with inspiration, healing and Gramps’ determination to make
positive changes in the world.