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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Grant Stewart
    12 Dec
    Roger Glenn
    05 Dec
    Freddy Cole
    21 Nov
    Don Friedman
    07 Nov
    Lisa Mezzacappa
    24 Oct
    Cheryl Bentyne
    17 Oct
    Mike Clark
    10 Oct
    Harry Duncan
    03 Oct
    Lisa Engelken
    26 Sep
    Marty Grosz
    29 Aug
    Namita Kapoor
    22 Aug
    Glenn Richman
    15 Aug
    Alex Hahn
    08 Aug
    Beth Custer
    01 Aug
      Najee
    25 Jul
      Meklit
    27 Jun
    Jim Butler
    13 Jun
    Steve Adams
    30 May
    Dan Sabanovich
    02 May
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    25 Apr
    Will Bernard
    11 Apr
    Judy Wexler
    04 Apr
    Kimberly Gordon
    28 Mar
    Barbara Borden
    21 Mar
    Tommy Igoe
    07 Mar
    Bill Holman
    28 Feb
    Ian Carey
    21 Feb
    Judy Chaikin
    17 Jan
    Kai Eckhardt
    03 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