Jimmy Givens "Interpreter of Rhythm"
        Jimmy Givens"Interpreter of Rhythm"

Sunday Night Blues Cruise! ;-) 

Sunday Night Blues Cruise!

 

Welcome to the Sunday Night Blues Cruise where we bring you the best of Classic Soul ~

DOO WOP ~ R & B and...

 

 

ALL THE BLUES ~ THAT YOU CAN USE!

 

As the Blues Cruise sets sail each Sunday evening at 8:00 ~ if you're a BLUES HOUND, like me, ROYALTY is on board! We're talkin' the King of the Blues ~ the Godfather of Soul ~ the Queen of Soul and many, many of the Classic Soul R &B and DOWN HOME BLUES artists you know and love! 

 

Each Sunday night at 8:00

the Blues Cruise sets sail! ;-) 

 

If you should miss the Sunday night

broadcast or wish to listen to it, or

any previous shows, they are archived

here and available at your convenience!

 

 

The Sunday Night Blues Cruise

"Celebrity Birthdays" 

is proudly sponsored by

Sandy's Cozy Corner!

https://www.sandyscozycorner.net/

 

Sandy's Cozy Corner

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Open every day at 8:00 am

Sunday - Wednesday closes at 3:00 pm

Thursday & Friday closes at 7:00 pm

Saturday closes at 6:00 pm

ON-LINE ORDERING 

                           FOR TAKE-OUT                             During Hours of Operation

by clicking on the link below:

 

https://sandyscozycorner.hrpos.heartland.us/?fbclid=IwAR3Z6kODjuo9dtSOSp4b-aS64BJr31e9fT9IB5_Ip2-co6q9nFi1wOL-duI

 

Or, if you prefer,

you can still call 732-657-7088

and speak with one of "Sandy's Servers"

and they'll bring your order out to your car ~

CONTACT-FREE!

 

Visit MY FAVORITE restaurant

and it will become

YOUR FAVORITE restaurant!

 

"Experience the difference ~

it's STILL comfort food at its best!"

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/11/2021

 

Tonight we'll be playing only a small percentage of a quarter-century of songs that made 

"#1 On The R&B Singles Chart"!

 

Featured artists include Jerry Butler

Fontella Bass ~ Sam & Dave ~ LaBelle

Marvin Gaye and my favorite song by

Brook Benton and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-4112021-1s-on-the-rb-singles-chart/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/4/2021

 

 

Tonight we celebrate Easter with our very appropriate musical presentation on our "Easter Special"!

 

Featured artists include Sam Cook

Edwin Hawkins' Singers ~  The Impressions

The Commodores ~ Elvis Presley 

Amy Grant ~ Little Peggy March

Van Morrison and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-442021-easter-special/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

3/28/2021

 

 

With the arrival of spring, what we're going to do tonight is

 

"Celebrate the Nature of Doo Wop"!

That means every song tonght is by a group with names related to animals, minerals, natural phenomena, etc!

 

Featured artists include The Ravens

The Bluejays ~ The Diamonds

The Moonglows and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3282021-the-nature-of-doo-wop/

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

3/21/2021

 

 

Tonight it's our...

"DOWN HOME

BLUES BASH"!

We're taking a trip back to our roots! Featured artists include Z.Z. Hill 

Denise LaSalle ~ B.B. King ~ Bo Diddley Little Milton ~ Etta James ~ Bill Medley 

The Louisiana Gator Boys and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3212021-down-home-blues-bash/

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

3/14/2021

 

Tonight we celebrate "Daylight Savings Time"!

 

Every song has either the word "Sun" or Sunshine" in the title!

Featured artists include The O'Jays

The Fifth Dimension ~ Ray Charles 

Donovan ~ The Beatles ~ Frank Sinatra

Willie Nelson ~ Roger Whttaker

The Animals and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3142021-daylight-savings-time-extravaganza/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

3/7/2021

 

Tonight there is

a party going on!

A BIRTHDAY PARTY!

 

This is a party of LOCAL CELEBRITIES!

Who are they? Tune in and you'll find out!

AND, you will be very surprised!

 

Featured artists include Marya Lawrence

Black Eyed Peas ~ KC & the Sunshine Band Janis Joplin ~ the Chris Barber Jazz Band and a very special artist with

roots right here on the Jersey Shore! 

Hint: Lakewood High School Class of '70!

Who is this LEGEND?

Tune in and you will be very surprised!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-372021-local-celebrities/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

2/28/2021

 

Tonight

we're going to listen to "Rock & Roll Sequels"

 

Featured artists include The Coasters

Danny & the Juniors ~ Paul & Paula

The Cadillacs ~ Paul Mauriat ~ Curtis Lee The Genies ~ Don & Juan and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-2282021-rock-roll-sequels/

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

2/21/2021

 

Tonight

we're going to play the

"NAME GAME"!

 

Every song has the name

of a person in the title!

 

Featured artists include Shirley Ellis 

Dion ~ Ritchie Valens ~ Shelley Fabares

Jean Knight ~ Eddie Cooley & the Dimples

Buddy Holly ~ Desi Arnez and many more!

We'll begin by remembering one of the founding members of The Supremes...

Mary Wilson!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-2212021-the-name-game/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

2/14/2021

 

 

Get ready to sit back and relax with your special someone as we listen to some of my favorite love songs on our "Valentine's Day Special"!

This show is for lovers only!

 

Featured artists include Buddy Holly

Natalie Cole ~ Sam Cooke ~ Kenny Rogers

Larry Graham ~ Jesse Belvin  ~ B.S.& T.  

Al Green ~ Jackie Wilson and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-2142021-valentines-day-special/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

2/7/2021

 

Tonight it is time to

GET DOWN, GET BAD and GET FUNKY! 

 

That's because it time for our

"FUNKALICIOUS FUNKTACULAR"!

 

Featured artists include Wild Cherry

Eric Clapton ~ Ramsey Lewis ~ A.W.B. 

Ohio Players ~ Parliament and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-272021-funkalicious-funktacular/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

1/31/2021

 

As we set sail, we are going to drop anchor in the city of Detroit...

 

the HOME of "Motown Madness"!

Featured artists include Marvin Gaye 

Jr. Walker & the All-Stars ~ The Marvalettes

The Ruffin Brothers ~ Undisputed Truth 

Edwin Starr and many more!

 

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightrbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1312021-motown-madness/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

1/24/2021

 

As we set sail tonight we're bringing to you...

as requested by my  

 

good friend and loyal listener

John Tarsitano... 

"DOO WOP DELIGHT"!

Featured artists include The Skyliners

Dion ~ Bobby Lewis ~ Gene Chandler

Don & Juan and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1242021-doo-wop-delight/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

1/17/2021

 

As we set sail tonight we're bringing you...

 

 

"All The Rhythm & Blues...

That You Can Use"! 

 

Featured artists include Bill Medley

Dinah & Brook ~ Carla & Otis ~ Don & Juan

Al Hibbler ~ Aretha Franklin 

McKinley Morganfield ~ Willie Mabon

Big Maybelle... AND we will begin our show remembering what would have been his 92nd birthday,

the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!

 

 

For your requests and dedications

please email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1172021-all-the-rhythm-blues-that-you-can-use/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

1/10/2021

 

As we begin our

new year, it's befitting that we remember the

 

"Musicians We Lost In The Year 2020"

 

Featured artists include Bonnie Pointer

Bent Fabric ~ Bill Withers ~ Len Barry

Helen Reddy ~ Chad Stewart ~ Mac Davis

Edd Breitenberger ~ Charlie Daniels

Alex Trebek and many more!

 

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1102021-musicians-we-lost-in-the-year-2020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

1/3/2021

 

 

In celebration of the new year, we are playing

 

"#1 Hit Songs For The First Show Of 2021"!

 

Featured artists include The Association Bill Haley & his Comets ~ Sammy Davis, Jr. Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs ~ Sam Cooke 

Lawrence Welk ~ The Temptations

Tommy Edwards and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-132021-all-1-songs-for-the-first-show-of-2021/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

12/27/2020

 

 

Continuing in the Holiday Spirit please help us as we are

                                   "Ringing in the NewYear"!

 

Featured artists include Kool & the Gang Carla Thomas ~ Booker T & the MG's

Jim Croce ~ Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack Michael Bolton ~ Jay & the Americans

Guy Lombardo and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-12312020-ringing-in-the-new-year/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

12/20/2020

 

To get you in the Holiday Spirit please enjoy our "Christmas Spectacular'!

 

Featured artists include Andy Williams Dean Martin ~ The Commodores ~ Elvis

Kenny & Wynonna and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-12202020-christmas-spectacular/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

12/13/2020

 

Tonight we are going to a

"SOCK HOP"!

 

 

That's right, we're going to a "SOCK HOP" so ~

GUYSget your penny loafers shined up, your blue jeans ~ T-shirts ~ leather jackets and your DA's combed!

GIRLS, get your saddle shoes out ~ your POODLE SKIRTS and cashmere sweaters ready and your silk scarf-tied pony tails together! 

 

Featured artists include Barry Manilow

Sam Cooke ~ Danny & the Juniors ~ "The Killer" Shelley Fabares ~ Paul & Paula ~ Santo & Johnny  Mr. Aker Bilk ~ The Platters and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-12132020-sock-hop/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

12/6/2020

 

Tonight's show is to celebrate the Full CD release party of

 

Marya Lawrence's new Cd entitled

"Paying the Bills"!

 

Marya has chosen songs by famous artists she admires ~ all named Bill and Marya's interpretation of said artists is incomperable!

 

Other featured artists include Lou Rawls Sarah Vaughan ~ Ramsel Lewis

Glenn Miller and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1262020-marya-lawrence-full-cd-release-party/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

11/29/2020

 

It's a Post-Thanksgiving Celebration!

 

 

Featured artists include

Junior Walker & the All-Stars ~ Bob & Earl Johnny "Guitar" Watson ~ Ohio Players Marvin Gaye and many more! 

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-11292020-post-thanksgiving-celebration/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

11/15/2020

 

Tonight we are celebrating four very special events!

 

 

The inspiration for tonight's show comes from one of my loyal listeners, Rachel Dorsey!

You'll find out why when you tune in!

 

I have two "local" celebreties celebrating birthdays today!

Rochelle Rabin & Dianne DeOlivera!

 

WE HAVE AN ANNIVERSARY IN THE HOUSE!

Two  very good friends are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary and you know who they are!

I'm talking about Joey Arminio and his lolvely wife Doreen Arminio aka Stiletto & the Saxman!

You'll hear a special song in honor of their anniversary ~ don't miss it! 

 

My very good friend and sponsor of the Sunday Night Blues Bruise "Celebrity Birthdays" 

Sandy Dreyer, Host/Proprietor of

Sandy's Cozy Corner has a Thanksgiving Special you do not want to miss! See info below!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-11152020-sandys-cozy-corner-thanksgiving-catered-dinner/

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

11/8/2020

 

Tonight we are going on a ~

Car Cruise!

All the songs have the title or pertain to a car!

 

Plus we'll be debuting the third early-release of Marya Lawrence's soon-to-be released CD

"Paying the Bills"!

 

We'll also be remembering the late Len Barry with his solo and hits with The Dovells!

Other featured artists include Johnny Rivers

Jan & Dean ~ Natalie Cole ~ Wilson Pickett

Jackie Brenston & his Delta Cats and many more!

 

Also, stay tuned for a surprise ending!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1182020-car-cruise/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

11/1/2020

 

It's our

Daylight Savings

Time Show!

 

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Well, tonight we will find out! Every song contains the word/theme "Time" in the title!

 

We will be spotlighting Jethro Tull's long-time Guitarist, Martin Barre with his 2-CD release     "50 Years of Jethro Tull"!

 

Beginning our show we will remember the ORIGINAL and the BEST ~ Agent 007, 

Sir Sean Connery on his passing yesterday at the age of 90 with Shirley Bassey singing her signature song ~ "GOLDFINGER"!

 

Other featured artists include Tyrone Davis 

Paul Anka ~ Helen Forest ~ Chicago ~ Cher

The Zombies ~ Neil Diamond ~ The Skyliners

Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1112020-daylight-savings-time/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

10/25/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a VERY EXTRA SPECIAL cruise!

 

Tonight's show is dedicated to the

BEST MUSIC TEACHER 

Lakewood High School EVER had!

Tonight we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of

Mr. Franklin H. Unger!

Mr. Unger is responsible for many students who went on to become some of the most successful "World-Class" musicians

on the planet! Musicians such as

William Goldstein ~

Lew Soloff and Eddie Manion!

AND, we'll count down the

Top Five songs on the day we graduated,

Wednesday, June 17, 1970!

 

Other featured artists include 

Joe Cocker ~ Rare Earth ~ Poppy Family

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

Beach Boys ~ Blood, Sweat & Tears

Three Dog Night and many more!

 

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-10252020-tribute-to-mr-franklin-h-unger/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

10/18/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a VERY EXTRA SPECIAL cruise!

 

Tonight's show is dedicated to the arrival to this world of my new niece ~

the Countess Everly Kahan Toussaint! 

Her parents,

Andre' & Michelle Toussaint

and her grandparents

Lucian & Roberta Kahan

are filled with elation and so am I!

 

Helping to welcome our Countess Everly are Louis Armstrong and Dean Martin!

 

Other featured artists include The Rascals Donnie Elbert ~ Larry Graham ~ Paul Anka

Sammy Ambrose ~ Bobby Vinton 

Jackie Wilson and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-10182020-countess-everly-kahan-toussaint/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

10/11/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a VERY SPECIAL cruise!

 

It's a "Rhythm & Blues Dance Party"!

Featured artists include James Brown 

Sam & Dave ~ Aretha Franklin ~ Jackie Wilson Otis Redding ~ Bill Medley and many more!

AND, we'll remember the late Johnny Nash with his signature song! 

 

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-10112020-rhythm-blues-dance-party/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

10/4/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a VERY SPECIAL cruise!

 

Tonight, we debut the second single by my very good friend, Marya Lawrence, from her soon-to-be released CD 'Paying the Bills' and the song is the Billie Holiday classic

'God Bless the Child'!

 

Other featured artists include B.B. King Shirley King ~ Roy Hamilton ~ Sam Cooke Shades of Blue ~ Sam & Dave

Wilson Pickett and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-1042020-marya-lawrence-god-bless-the-child/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

9/27/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a VERY SPECIAL cruise!

 

Tonight's show is dedicated and entitled

'Barry Frank ~

A Celebration Of His Life & Music'!

 

This past Friday, September 25th, would have been Barry Frank's 90th birthday and tonight we are celebrating Barry Frank's

life and music!

 

Other featured artists include Dion 

Bobby Darin ~ Aretha Franklin

Joe Barry and many more!

 

For your requests and dedications

you may email me at:

sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-9272020-barry-frank-a-celebration-of-his-life-music/

 

 

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

9/20/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a very special show!

 

My very special guest is a four-time Blues Music Award and 2015 British Blues Award nominee ~ Kirk Fletcher! This coming Friday, September 25th is the release of his new CD 'My Blues Pathway'

on Cleopatra Records!

 

Other featured artists include Bo Diddley Bobby "Blue" Bland ~ Sam & Dave

Carla Thomas and many more!

 

Taking your Requests & Dedications at my new email address:
sundaynightbluescruise@gmail.com

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-9202020-kirk-fletcher/

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

9/13/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a very special show!

 

It's our

MOTOWN MADNESS!

ALL MOTOWN SONGS!

ALL MOTOWN ARTISTS!

 

Featured artists include Kim Weston

Brenda Holloway ~  Smokey & the Miracles

The Four Tops ~ The Temptations

Shorty Long ~ David Ruffin ~ Mary Wells

Stevie Wonder and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-9132020-motown-madness/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

9/6/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a very special show! It's our

"Labor Day Special"!

 

Almost all the songs have the word 

"Work" or "Working" in the title!

 

Featured artists include James Brown

Jay & the Americans ~ Jackie Wilson

The Tempos ~ The Rascals ~ Dolly Parton

Tenenessee Ernie Ford ~ E. W. & F. 

Ike & Tina Turner and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-962020-labor-day-special/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/30/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a very special show!

"Ladies Night"... and the feeling's right!

 

This past Wednesday, August 26th was "Women's Equality Day" and we will be celebrating by listening to some of the "STRONG LADIES of SOUL"!

 

Featured ladies will be the "Queen of Soul" Areth Franklin ~ Erma Franklin

Tina Turner ~ Helen Reddy ~ Chaka Khan Gladys Knight & the Pips           

{including Bubba Pip} and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-8302020-ladies-night-womens-equality-day/

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/23/2020

 

 

Here we are setting

sail with my very

special guest

Marya Lawrence!

 

We are celebrating the debut of Marya's new single 

the Bill Withers classic "Ain't No Sunshine" from her soon-to-be released CD "Paying the Bills"!

Marya Lawrence is a mesmerizing and dynamic voaclist who captivates her audiences wherever she performs!

Once you listen to Marya's interpretation of          

"Ain't No Sunshine" you will definitely want to purchase the single as well as the full CD upon its December 4th release! To get to know Marya, please visit her website https://maryalawrence.net/

AND ~ visit her Facebook page ~

https://www.facebook.com/therealmaryalawrence/

 

Other featured artists include Jackie Wilson

Joe Cocker ~ Marvin Gaye ~ Ramsey Lewis Smokey & the Miracles and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-8232020-marya-lawrence-cd-release/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/17/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a "SPECIAL EDITION"!

 

Due to technical issues this past Sunday night {August 16th} this is a "make up"

"Special Edition" of the "Sunday Night Blues Cruise"!

 

I had three very special request & dedications and I WILL NOT be SILENCED! 

Miriam Martinez ~ Lucy Reyes ~ Rachel Dorsey 

this show is dedicated to YOU LADIES!

 

Featured artists include The Temptations ~ Desi Arnez The Marvalettes ~ Kenny Vance & the Planotones Barbara Mason and many more! 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-8172020-special-edition/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/16/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we Remember the

"King of Rock & Roll"!

 

August 16, 1977 commemorates 43 years since the passing of "The King of Rock & Roll" ~ Elvis Presley!

                 We're playing Double Shots of the "King"                    and Double Shots of Doo Wop!

In addition to Elvis, you'll hear from The Temptations Desi Arnez ~ The Marvalettes ~ Barbara Mason

Kenny Vance & the Planotones ~ Brook Benton 

and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-8162020-remembering-elvis-presley/

                     

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/9/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we

"Let The Good Times Roll!"

 

 

I am REALLY FIRED UP TONIGHT!

 

Featured artists include Bill Medley ~ Etta James Brook Benton ~ Joe Cocker ~ Jackie Wilson Marvin Gaye ~ Clarence Carter and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-892020-let-the-good-times-roll/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

8/2/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we

dedicate this show to the "SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA"!

~ with a tribute to Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff, the illustrious songwriting production team, who were the architects of the Philly Sound and founders of Philadelphia International Records! During the 1970s, they dominated popular black music and rivaled Motown to become America's second largest black-owned record company!

 

Featured artists include MFSB ~ Soul Survivors Three Degrees ~ Jerry Butler ~ Joe Simon Trammps ~ Laura Nyro & LaBelle ~ Billy Paul  Bunny Sigler and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-822020-the-sound-of-philadelphia/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

7/26/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we

dedicate this show to Miriam Martinez,

 

Founder of the public Facebook group

"Oldies but Goodies Doo Wop Shop"!

 

This week we are playing all "One-Hit Wonders"!

Featured artists include Spiral Staircase

Miss Toni Fisher ~ Tune Weavers ~ Don & Juan

Joannie Summers ~ Hollywood Argyles 

Curtis Lee ~ Hurricane Smith and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-7262020-miriam-martinez-one-hit-wonders/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

7/19/2020

Here we are setting sail as we enjoy my special guest,

Blues Guitarist ~

Joe Louis Walker!

 

Join Blues Guitar Legend Joe Louis Walker as we talk about the release of his new CD "Blues Comin' On"!

 

Other featured artists include The Drifters

Friends of Distinction ~ The Four Tops

Solomon Burke and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-7192020-joe-louis-walker/

 

 

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

7/12/2020

Here we are setting sail as we CELEBRATE  My Mama's 

103rd Birthday and the it's

"My Legacy Show!

Tonight's show is a celebration of the life of my Mama Barbara Gives aka "Sweetie"!

Tonight I am featuring several songs my Mama and I performed back in the day at The Capitol Hotel in Lakewood, NJ!

 

Other artists include Eddie Cooley & the Dimples

Little Walter ~ Al Hibbler ~ Lou Rawls and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-7122020-my-legacy-show/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

7/5/2020

 

 

Here we are setting sail as we CELEBRATE OUR ~

 

"2020 Summer Spectacular!" 

 

This July 4th weekend is the OFFICIAL start of the SUMMER SEASON on the JERSEY SHORE!

Almost every song has the

word "Summer" in the title!

 

Featured artists include Jerry Keller ~ War 

The Jamies ~ Walter Wanderly ~ Bob Kulik

Seals & Crofts ~ Neil Diamond and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-752020-2020-summer-spectacular/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

6/28/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we CELEBRATE WITH OUR

TRIBUTE TO THE ~

"Daughter of the Blues"!

YES! Tonight I am privileged and honored to have as my special guest the "Daughter of the Blues" ~ Shirley King

YES! THAT KING ~ Mr. B.B. King! Shirley and I will be discussing her just released CD "Blues For A King"! We'll be talking about all the great artists who performed on her CD as well as some of her  many stories about herself AND her father ~ Mr. B.B. King! 

 

We will begin our show with a Motown set and after I visit my sponsor ~ Sandy's Cozy Corner ~ we will be talking with the "Daughter of the Blues" ~ Shirley King!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruse-6282020-daughter-of-the-blues-shirley-king/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

6/21/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we CELEBRATE WITH OUR

"FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL"! 

 

Featured artists include The Winstons ~ Paul Peterson

Perry Como ~ The Brothers Four ~ Mike Douglas

Bread ~ The Mills Brothers ~ Luther Vandross

Emerson Drive ~ Dan Fogelberg and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-6212020-fathers-day-special/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

6/14/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we CELEBRATE

"MY ONE YEAR 

 ANNIVERSARY SHOW"!

Featured artists include Barbara Randolph ~ Joe Tex Arthur Conley ~ James Brown ~ Wilson Pickett

Otis Redding ~ Jackie Wilson and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-6142020-my-one-year-anniversary/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

6/7/2020

 

Here we are setting sail as we party with some...

"DOO WOP DELIGHT"!

 

Featured artists include Dion ~ Billy Myles ~ Joe Barry ~ The Cadillacs ~ Rosie & the Originals ~ The Penguins The Sensations  The Chantels and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-672020-doo-wop-delight/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

5/31/2020

 

 

Here we are setting sail as we celebrate the...

 

"GENTLEMEN OF RHYTHM & BLUES"!

Featured artists include Joe Tex ~ Otis Redding

Sam & Dave ~ B.B. King ~ Bobby "Blue" Bland

Ray Charles ~ Big Joe Turner ~ Jackie Wilson

Wilson pickett ~ James Brown and many more!

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-5312020-gentlemen-of-rhythm-blues/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

5/24/2020

 

 

Here we are setting sail as we celebrate the...

 

"LADIES OF RHYTHM & BLUES"!

Featured artists include Sister Rosetta Tharpe 

Koko Taylor ~ Laverne Baker ~ "Miss Peaches"

Patti LaBelle {celebrating her 74th birthday}

Big Mama Thornton ~ Tina Turner ~ Aretha Franklin and many more!

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-5242020-ladies-of-rb/ 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

5/17/2020

 

 

Here we are setting sail as we remember ~

 

"The Originator" ~ "The Innovator"... 

"The ARCHITECT of Rock & Roll" ~ Little Richard!

Featured artists include Joe Cocker ~ The Drifters

Aretha Franklin ~ Erma Franklin ~ Freddie Jackson

Fontella Bass ~ Louis Armstrong and many more! 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-5172020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

5/10/2020

Here we are setting sail with what is called my ~

"Mother's Day Special"!

 

I am VERY PROUD of this show and I dedicate this show to MY MAMA,

Barbara "Sweetie" Givens!

Featured artists include The Intruders ~ Elvis Jim Nabors  Connie Francis ~ Bas Sheva 

Neil Sedaka ~ The Happenings and many more!

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-5102020-mothers-day-special/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

5/3/2020

 

 

Here we are setting sail with what is called our ~

 

"FUNKALICIOUS FUNKTACULAR"!

 

This show is dedicated to "Soul Brother #1" aka the

"G-dfather of Soul" ~ Mr. James Brown on what would have been his 87th birthday!

 

Featured artists include Big Al Carson ~ Ramsey Lewis

Kool & the Gang ~ Ohio Players ~ Wild Cherry 

Eric Clapton ~ Sly & the Family Stone and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-532020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/26/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with what is called

"MOTOWN SUNDAY"!

Featured artists include

Jr. Walker & the All-Stars ~ Chuck Jackson

Marvin Gaye ~ Billy Eckstein ~ Thelma Houston

The Temptations ~ The Four Tops ~ The Elgins

Barrett Strong ~ The Contours and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-4262020-motown-sunday/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/19/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with

George Benson ~ Etta James

Howlin' Wolf ~ Lou Rawls

Ruby & the Romantics

The Fabulous Thunderbirds and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-4192020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/12/2020

 

Here we are setting sail

with our Easter & Passover Celebration!

 

Featured artists include 

Van Morrison ~ Edwin Hawkins' Singers

Celine Dion ~ Soul Stirrers  ~ Paul Simon  

Sonny Til & the Orioles ~ Bruno Mars ~ WHAT!? Bruno Mars? ...and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-4122020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

4/5/2020

 

Here we are setting sail

with a special tribute to the late Bill Withers 

Featured artists include Nina Simone ~ Don & Juan ~ Ramsey Lewis

Shamekia Copeland ~ Lou Rawls and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-452020/

 

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

03/29/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a special edition called 

"Silly Sunday"!

 

It's an hour of "satire" to make you forget your problems just a little bit!

 

Featured artists include ~ Manu Dibango

Phil Phillips ~ Van Morrison ~ 5th Dimension

Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band

 the Brotherhood of Man and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3292020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

03/22/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a   very special tribute to the late Kenny Rogers!

 

Featured artists include LaVerne Baker ~ Sam Cooke

Muddy Waters ~ Sade ~ Wilson Pickett ~ Shorty Long

Brotherhood of Man and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3222020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

03/15/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with a   very special St. Patrick's Day                    promotion at                               Sandy's Cozy Corner!

If you are the first to identify the

"St. Patrick's Day MYSTERY ARTIST"               

YOU and your guest

will join me for either lunch or dinner at

Sandy's Cozy Corner on Tuesday, March 17, 2020!

 

Featured artists include ~ The Ides of March 

B.B. King ~ Ike & Tina Turner ~ Big Al Carson

Jackie Wilson ~ Archie Bell & the Drells and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-3152020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

03/08/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with

a Special Birthday Celebration 

for three of my 

WONDERFUL FRIENDS!

First, a Happy BELATED Birthday to my spiritual advisor ~ MY RABBIRabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields who celebrated her birthday yesterday!

 

Second, today is the birthday of my TWIN SISTERS! 

Yes, that's right my twin sisters Roberta Kahan and

Fran Holinda are celebrating their birthdays ~

TEN YEARS APART! How is this possible, you ask?

EASY, just tune in! 

 

Featured artists include Big Mountain ~ Bob Marley

Sade ~ KC & the Sunshine Band ~ Janis Joplin  

Black Eyed Peas ~ Erma Franklin ~ Aretha Franklin

James Brown ~ Solomon Burke and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-03082020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

03/01/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with

a Special 92nd

Birthday Celebration for

HARRY BELAFONTE!

Featured artists include ~ Jackie Wilson ~ Sam & Dave

  LaBelle ~ Ronnie earle & the Broadcasters ~ Joe Simon    Etta James ~ Brook Benton and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-312020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

02/23/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with

Jackie Wilson ~ B.B. King

Young-Holt Unlimited 

Barbara Acklin ~ The Dells

Kenny Vance & the Planotones and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-2232020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

02/16/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with

The Dubs ~ Sam Cooke

Friends of Distinction 

and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-2162020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

02/09/2020

 

Here we are setting sail with:

The Four Tops ~ The Drifters

Fifth Dimension ~ Sade

Bill Withers ~ Barbara Lewis

Chairman of the Board and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-292020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

02/02/2020

 

Tonight's show is called: Double Shots of

Number 1 R&B Hits!

 

Here we are setting sail with:

Stevie Wonder ~ Robert Flack & Donnie Hathaway

Bill Withers ~ Al Green ~ Sam & Dave ~ The Temptations

Aretha Franklin ~ Joe Tex and many more! 

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-222020/

Sunday Night

Blues Cruise!

01/26/2020

 

Tonight's show is called: Double Shots of

ONE-HIT WONDERS!

 

Here we are setting sail with:

Mickey & Sylvia ~ Eddie Cooley & the Dimples

Hugh Masakela ~ Miriam Makeba ~ Dr. John  Eddie Holman ~ Little Johnny Taylor

Robert Parker and many more!

 

https://www.mixcloud.com/JimmyGivens/sunday-night-blues-cruise-12620/

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