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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Maxwell Chandler
    05 Dec
    Kathleen Grace
    21 Nov
    Antonio Sanchez
    14 Nov
    Scott Sorkin
    08 Nov
    Seward McCain
    24 Oct
    John Lee
    17 Oct
    Jaz Sawyer
    10 Oct
    Al Young
    26 Sep
    Debbie Poryes
    19 Sep
    Lincoln Adler
    29 Aug
    Ken Berman
    15 Aug
    Jeff Ballard
    08 Aug
    Sylvia Cuenca
    01 Aug
    Tootie Heath
    25 Jul
    Dayna Stephens
    18 Jul
    Brian Melvin
    27 Jun
    David Belove
    20 Jun
    Terry Disley
    02 May
    Craig Handy
    18 Apr
    Wally Schnalle
    11 Apr
    Myra Melford
    04 Apr
    Dred Scott
    21 Mar
    Lee Bloom
    14 Mar
    Laurie Antonioli
    29 Feb
    Ali Ryerson
    08 Feb
    Taylor Eigsti
    18 Jan
    Jeff Cressman
    04 Jan
    Most Recent Castaway - 17th February, 2017
    Robin Gregory (2017)

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    (Photo by Tanya Constantine)

    Vocalist Robin Gregory divided her formative years between Washington, DC, and Atlantic City, New Jersey, during a fertile period of musical innovation, and cross-pollination of Jazz, R&B and Blues. Attending Howard University, she was Homecoming Queen in 1966, at the very time when the Civil Rights movement was giving way to the Black Power movement.

    Robin loves the Great American Songbook, and she interprets it with her warm honey sound, influenced by, among others, Gloria Lynne, Dakota Staton, Billie Holiday, and Little Jimmy Scott.

    Long resident in the San Francisco Bay Area, Robin is a local treasure who has performed at festivals and in clubs all around Northern California.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane Africa Brass Africa Impulse
    # 2 Alice Coltrane A Monastic Trio Lovely Sky Boat Impulse
    # 3 Billie Holiday The Billie Holiday Songbook Billie's Blues Verve
    # 4 Jackie McLean Destination Out Love and Hate Blue Note
    # 5 Nancy Wilson Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues All My Tomorrows Capitol
    # 6 Gene Ammons Gentle Jug, Vol. 3 Didn't We? Prestige
    # 7 Dakota Staton The Late, Late Show Trust in Me Collectables
    # 8 Betty Carter Inside Betty Carter This Is Always Capitol
    # 9 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder The Sidewinder Blue Note
             
    Book Swami Venkatesananda, "Yoga Vasistha"
             
    Luxury Item A Tempurpedic mattress