This Sunday's Hell or High Water will feature much of the discography of the Florida-born, Philadelphia-based soul singer Jean Wells. 'Discovered' by Clyde Otis while performing around Philadelphia in the early 60s, Wells had a major hit in 1967 with ""Have a Litttle Mercy" as well as a fairly successful sole LP entitled "Soul On Soul" in 1968. Pretty much forgotten after her recording career ended in the early 70s, Wells' music has once again seen the light of day as London label BBE has just reissued "Soul on Soul" as well as some other odds and ends. Tune Sunday at 1pm.
From 2 to 3 this Sunday Broken Music will consist of an homage to the late, great drummer, producer, experimenter and modern artist Mike Kelley. Kelly, founding member of Detroit underground art-punk outfit Destroy All Monsters and a renowned experimental musician throughout the past 35 years, killed himself on January 31st. We will listen to portions of a 1987 experimental opera, a live late 80s noise improvisation with Sonic Youth and a chilling Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) collection that found Kelley spending lots of time recording the sounds around, among other locales, the tomb of Jim Morrison.