WMM is Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Betty Berry of KC Blues Society

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt + Betty Berry & KC Blues Society

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM. For 19 years she has contributed as an Associate Producer on WMM. She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering. She saw Talking Heads on their first U.S. tour when they played One Block West, in KCK, in 1978. With her partner Ann Stewart, Marion is the proprietor of Records With Merritt, a minority owned business at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com.

Marion will spin tracks from: Platinum 900, Bebel Gilberto, Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Raskovich & Braen, Michel Gonet, P.A. Dahan, Sparklehorse, The Gaslamp Killer & Heliocentrics, Blonde Redhead, Slowdive, Sigur Rós, Bennis Cletin, and Dimitri from Paris.

At 11:30, Mark will talk with Betty Berry, President of the Kansas City Blues Society. Betty will be here to share details about The International Blues Challenge on Saturday, September 16, at 12:00 Noon, at Knuckleheads Garage 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. This is a live regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner representing the KC Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN., along historic Beale Street. Betty also talks with us about KC Blues Society Presents Blues in The Bottoms with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mathias Lattin & Keeshea Pratt and Womanish Girl, on Saturday, September 23, 2023 – 6:30 PM at Knuckleheads 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. Plus we’ll play tracks from Keeshea Pratt Band, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. More info at www.kcblues.org

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