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Back In The Dave

Author: David knight

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Composer, producer, recording artist David Knight digs into his childhood record collection and pulls out classic albums, 45’s, 12’s, and cassettes, with their original, snap, crackle, pop, skips and tape hiss. Taking you, the baby boomer “Back in The Dave!”

Through Dave’s eyes growing up as a young New York musician. “Back in the Dave” reconnects the life, times and stories to the music that became the soundtrack of our youth.
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Barry White

Barry White

2021-02-1401:38:34

Let's honor the life and music of the maestro, Barry White! Through his music, we'll celebrate "Black History Month" and Valentine's day. Sitting in the back seat of my mother's Chevy Nova, a song came on the radio. I thought it was Issac Hayes! I listened more, "no, it's not Issac Hayes, wait, yes it is, no, yes, no, yes,! I thought my ears were playing tricks on me. Finally, I realized it wasn't Hayes. At the end of the song the DJ said, "and that was Barry White!" "Who the heck is Barry White?" I asked myself. I had no idea. I only knew I loved his music, and I soon found out! Before Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Barry White was my man!
In The Closet

In The Closet

2021-01-1501:52:31

My dad, boy, oh boy, I could say a ton of things about him! One thing that stands out was his sick sense of humor. When he was in comedy mode, he'd do anything to get a laugh from his children. One day, he took it way, way too far! In this episode, my take on the Capitol building riot.
Sounds of Christmas

Sounds of Christmas

2020-12-0601:41:45

Every year Christmas and the holidays bring joy and sadness. It's that one time of year when the two emotions interconnect. We celebrate the holidays, the spirit of Christmas, bringing in a new year, and yet, it's a reminder of the people we've lost, the pains we have suffered, or the struggles we have. I experience these emotions, and at the same time, I think about the music that was played in my home growing up, and as I face my emotions. I allow the music that filled our home to balance me out!
Love Story

Love Story

2020-11-0201:30:28

Is it love that I feel? I've just got to know myself is it real? Those are the opening lyrics to Larry Graham's 1978 song, "Is it Love?" Love is the experience and desire we all want during our lifetime; love is a want and a need, wrapped up in one! And yet, there's no guarantee we will truly and fully experience love. In this episode, Brenda B. shares her "love story" during her teenage years in the early 1970s. A love so strong, life could not break its connection.
The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

2020-10-1501:06:40

There are times in life when we find ourselves doing things we didn't think we'd ever have to do. In the spring of 1988, I was in a situation that terrified me, while two hours out at sea!
Melodies without words

Melodies without words

2020-10-0102:02:03

Once upon a time, there were melodies without words. Walls of sound, harmonies, and grooves, uplifting melodies, beautiful and equal to their lyrical counterparts, during the passage of the fifty moons, the wordless melodies became hidden behind a mountain of beats "rapped" in rhyming words, and over time the melodies without words became lost to its people, what the melodies without words didn't realize was, their wordless harmonies and grooves had remained in the hearts of the people, for the "beated rap's" could not survive the fifty moon passage! 
A Song

A Song

2020-09-1401:15:49

When you think of music, what comes to mind, beats, melodies, and lyrics? As a composer and musician, those are the tools I use to create music. They are the vehicles for a musical experience! To really experience music similar to a musician, you have to look into its core, its life form, its power force, its energy! Let's connect to the song!
Home

Home

2020-09-0831:34

Have you ever felt like you just wanted to go home? That life, being an adult, and everything that comes with it takes you to a point where if you could turn back the clock and go back to your childhood home, or that place in life that "feels" like home to you, would you go back? I would, and while I know there's no time machine, I have a song that takes me home, and I play it specifically for that reason, and without fail, in my mind, it drops me at the front door of my old house.
Boob Music

Boob Music

2020-09-0102:36:46

Music is the one creative energy that all humans connect with, of course, it's subjective, still, we somehow find our way to the music we love, during modern music's early days, fans would listen to music on the radio, records, and tapes, but there was one platform that went under the radar. Television! We took for granted the music embedded in tv shows, the theme songs that we walked around humming in our heads, or whistling down the street. I bet if I asked you to sing "Mr. Rogers's neighborhood," you could in a heartbeat because we had no idea the music introducing the start of our favorite television show captivated us so deeply, and often, the lyrics revealed what the show was about. Though most television show's theme music never got radio airplay, they were just as popular as radio hits, and some did make the radio, so let's go back and sing along!
Summer Jam 2020

Summer Jam 2020

2020-07-1602:34:02

Summer Jam 2020, it's time to dance, dance, dance like you did "back in the day, come on, crank up your earbuds and let your heart and soul go! The Summer Jam episodes I really enjoy doing, it's great music, talking about it and thinking about the good days when the music was hot! 
Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

2020-07-0701:52:13

As a recording artist, I found myself between a rock and a hard place, should I address today's racial topic? How could I not, as an African American man, I simply had to, I did not want to look at it like everyone else, I noticed something different, so I decided to speak to both sides of the fence.  My point of view is passionate, blunt, and expressed using strong langue, not more normal it's how I see the topic of race in this country and the world, you might not share my views and that's ok.
Painful!

Painful!

2020-06-1601:33:39

Today, June 15th I lost my childhood friend, keyboard player, and best friend, Clayton Gittens. This special episode is in his memory and honor. I'm already missing you man.
Reflections

Reflections

2020-06-0101:37:34

In spring 1976, I set out to become a bass player and recording artist. It was a decision I made just weeks after my little brother tragically lost his life. I never once thought it would take me over four decades to achieve my goal! And while achieving it was joyous and celebratory, as it was unfolding in realtime, the reality of what I had accomplished didn't hit me until twenty-four hours later, when I emotionally broke down!
A sea of female guitar players, how do you stand out? Life challenges never stop, the joy and pain dancing in the rain, still finding a way to bring it all together in a single instance of life while expressing it through her music. Vicki Genfan, "percussive" acoustic guitar player and vocalist, Vicki takes us through her life and music, sit back, listen, and embrace one beautiful human being and outstanding recording artist.
RAH

RAH

2020-05-0101:40:44

As a bass player, the drummer is my clock. My job is to stay locked in with the clock and to put the "bottom" in the song. When I think of the many drummers I've played, with and the famous drummers I admire like Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, and many more, one of the badest drummers is RAH. We've been close friends for over twenty years! Introducing you to RAH and his music has me so "gassed up" it's crazy. He's recently released his latest album, Gods Music and you're about to experience one of the badest drummers on the planet!
Spring Releases

Spring Releases

2020-04-1501:51:34

Historically spring is that time of year when we get out of the house, stretch our legs, get spring cleaning done and more, back in the day record labels would release music during spring in hopes of getting a big hit by summertime, we're now in the year 2020, and we've all been on quarantine, life has changed! We need to release we have to let go of the heartbreak, fear, and anxiety that we're experiencing in the present day. We need a "spring release!" Let's find new love, rekindle current love and dance until we faint! Grab someone close to you and either fall in love or dance, Get ready!
The Gambler

The Gambler

2020-04-0101:31:46

In the late 1950s. Kenny Roger’s started a music career that would span six decades. His solo career would take him to iconic status. Songs like The Gambler, Island in the Stream, You Decorate My Life and Lady, served Kenny up like a "hot plate of cornbread and butter" to people around the world! Kenny was one of the few artists that almost every song he released became a big hit! We lost Kenny Roger’s on March 20th, 2020, let's honor him.
Max & Relax Session 2

Max & Relax Session 2

2020-03-2539:01

The Coronavirus like many germs and bacteria can't stand up to a strong immune system. And to me, keeping your gut as clean as possible is the first step, the second step is what you must do once your cleanse is complete. In session 2, I share my "next step" practices with you.  It's all about being healthy and relaxing during this global life event!
Max and Relax Sessions

Max and Relax Sessions

2020-03-1825:43

As we face this world event as a global family. I decided to create something that I hope will take your focus off of the day-to-day worries and challenges.   In addition to the regular "Back in The Dave" podcast. I'm releasing "Max and Relax Sessions" during the time we deal with the coronavirus.   Max and Relax Sessions is a place for peace of mind when you need a break!   Each session I share what I'm doing to protect myself from getting the virus. While being transparent about how I'm coping with my day-to-day and the practices that help me deal!   Max and Relax sessions inform, inspire, entertain, suggest, recommends's and provide's resources to help each of us get through another day of quarantine's, hand washing, social distancing, and our fears as we cope with this world event. 
Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte

2020-03-1601:10:03

Their arent many people who can say that they've traveled the world, walked arm-in-arm with Martin Luther King Jr., helped mankind, fought for equal rights and became a music super icon in a single life. But at the age of 93, Harry Belafonte is one of the few. As a child, Belafonte's music often played in the background, as I and my little brother run in and out of the house, slamming the screen door! Yet I didn't know much about Harry, past his music. What I discovered was more powerful then any song he could ever sing!
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