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    Mike Stern
    12 Dec
    Nancy Wright
    20 Nov
    Bill Horvitz
    13 Nov
    Charlie McCarthy
    06 Nov
    Ronald Davis
    23 Oct
    Stuart Brinin
    16 Oct
    Don Neely
    25 Sep
    Ralph Carney
    04 Sep
    Nathan Oliveira
    28 Aug
    Adam Theis
    21 Aug
    Walter Savage
    14 Aug
    Ed Reed
    24 Jul
    Laurence Hobgood
    10 Jul
    Carolyn Brandy
    19 Jun
    Gilad Atzmon
    12 Jun
    Nancy Gilliland
    29 May
    Hristo Vitchev
    22 May
    Nat Johnson
    01 May
    Mads Tolling
    17 Apr
    Paul van Wageningen
    10 Apr
    Mark Feldman
    27 Mar
    Tom Madden
    13 Mar
    Herb Gibson
    06 Mar
    India Cooke
    20 Feb
    Jim Zimmerman
    06 Feb
    Jon Hendricks
    16 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