Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 30

Yoshida Brothers- “Cherry Blossoms in Winter” This week’s Jamiol/BFP music pick features the Yoshida Brothers performing their song Fuyu no Sakura or “Cherry Blossoms in Winter.” The Yoshida Brothers have mastered the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen which originated in northern Japan. Their music, while true to traditional Japanese folk music, has elements of […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 29

Booker T & the MG’s- “Green Onions” Tonight’s BFP/Jamiol pick for Soothing the Beast is Booker T & the MG’s Green Onions. It is one of my all time favorite songs. This is one of the bands earlier performances from 1967 in Oslo, Norway. Booker T and the MG’s set the tone for a lot […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 28

Bruce Springsteen-“Streets of Philadelphia” Tonight’s BFP/Jamiol Music pick is Bruce Springsteen’s haunting Streets of Philadelphia. Springsteen wrote and performed the song for the 1993 film Philadelphia…the first mainstream film that dealt HIV/AIDS. The song won an Oscar for Springsteen and it was a huge hit around the world. Tonight we Sooth the Beast with the […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 27

Smokey Robinson- “Quiet Storm” It’s been over a half year now of Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music Pick. A lot of Saturday-night listening to an eclectic selection of music here at BFP. I hope you have enjoyed my selections (and the requests) so far. This weeks pick is all about soothing with Smokey […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 26

Phil Collins- “In the Air Tonight” This week’s pick BFP/Jamiol music pick for Soothing the Beast is In the Air Tonight with Phil Collins. Hey, didn’t you just have Phil Collins on not that long ago? Yup, and we’re bringing him back again. This live performance at Knebworth in England is the reason for his […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 24

U2- “Angel of Harlem” Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen make up the fabulous U2 and are always a great group to listen to whether live or in the studio. Picking out one of their songs for this week’s BFP/Jamiol Soothing the Beast wasn’t easy with so many incredible songs to pick from. […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 23

Bob Seger Tonight’s BFP/Jamiol music pick is Bob Seger’s Roll Me Away.. No intro necessary…Seger’s music is simply outstanding. This song is one of my favorites and is a perfect song for a Saturday night in June…Enjoy…DJPJ

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 22

John Lee Hooker This week’s BFP/Jamiol pick is all about me. Tonight we’re featuring my all-time favorite singer John Lee Hooker. I’ve got a good size collection of his CD’s and never ever tire of his music. When it comes to the Blues, John Lee is/was the man! Tonight we have him teaming up with […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 21

Marvin Gaye This week’s BFP/Jamiol pick is Inner City Blues from the soulful artistry of Marvin Gaye. He wrote the song in 1971 for his album What’s Going On. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Marvin Gaye number 6 on its list of the Greatest Singers of All Time. This soulful tune is one of the reasons […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 20

Nina Simone This week’s BFP/Jamiol pick is “I Shall Be Released” written by Bob Dylan in 1967. It has been covered many times by a slew of singers across the musical landscape. None did it better than the late American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Nina’s cover of Dylan’s song […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 19

Pink This week’s BFP/Jamiol pick is American singer-songwriter, musician and actress Pink singing her song “Dear Mr. President” live at Wembley Arena. Pink’s incredible career has bought her 3 Grammy’s, 5 MTV Video Music Awards and 2 Brit Awards. Of all her songs, she considers this open letter to George Bush her most important. Her […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 18

Tina Turner & Tony Joe White Sooner or later we had to have Tina Turner as our BFP/Jamiol Music Pick. She needs no introduction. The only problem with her music is picking out a song from a career of phenomenal songs and performances. I decided that I would segue into her song from last week’s […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 17

Tony Joe White Tonight’s BFP/Jamiol music pick is what “Soothing the Beast” is all about. American singer-songwriter and guitarist Tony Joe White wrote his hit Rainy Night In Georgia back in 1962. It has been covered by many artists but no one does it like Mr. White. So break out that frosty mug of beer […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 16

Steppenwolf This week’s BFP/Jamiol Music pick was really easy. It was a request from our own Bill Bergman so it’s almost like a night off for me. Bill’s pick is Monster by Steppenwolf. John Kay and Jerry Edmonton wrote and released this powerful song back in 1969 almost over 40 years ago. Listening to the […]

Soothing the Beast: Saturday Night BFP-Jamiol Music, Episode 15

Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac was one of the most celebrated bands of all time. Stevie Nicks’ voice, choice of music and persona took the band to unheard of levels. Nicks is still out there singing and performing with various younger artists. This performance, back in 1976, of Rhiannon is probably her best ever…an incredible intensity […]