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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Gildo Mahones
    22 Nov
    Earl R. Johnson jr
    08 Nov
    Sugar Pie DeSanto
    01 Nov
    Kathy Kosins
    25 Oct
    Doug Miller
    18 Oct
    Diane Witherspoon
    27 Sep
    Karen Marguth
    30 Aug
    Frank Tusa
    23 Aug
    Paul Hanson
    16 Aug
    Scotty Barnhart
    09 Aug
    Joe Gilman
    26 Jul
    Dr Lonnie Smith
    19 Jul
    Tony Monaco
    28 Jun
    Michael O'Neill
    21 Jun
    Nolan Gasser
    14 Jun
    Michael Manring
    31 May
    Tim Garland
    26 Apr
    Molly Holm
    19 Apr
    Ben Sidran
    12 Apr
    Marlena Shaw
    29 Mar
    Remy Le Boeuf
    15 Mar
    Lua Hadar
    08 Mar
    Ben Goldberg
    01 Mar
    Stephanie Nakasian
    18 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