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R.I.P. to Carmen ‘Big Sexy’ Miller
Our sister in the music and the love of my life has passed away. Maria Miller-Watkins, a.k.a. Carmen ‘Big Sexy’ Miller, left us January 25, 2023 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
She left enough ‘For The Ladies’ playlists to last for many years so WFA Radio will continue to air her segment, Carmen’s For The Ladies, every Sunday from 10:00 pm to 12:00 pm.
I will occasionally add more ‘ladies’ tracks that I personally know she loved. She was a part of WFA Radio from day one, and we will never be the same without her!
We are also keeping the station drops she recorded in our daily rotation because we like hearing her voice. If you miss her like we do, listen to her time slot now and then and raise one for my baby girl, who was taken from us many years ahead of plan. She was my wife, my life and my only love.
– D.J. STEVIE LEE
Home of the We Funk Alliance
The WFA crew plays the best mix of Funk, Jazz, Old school and R&B that you will find anywhere…24/7!
|Stevie Lee||‘Big Sexy’ – R.I.P.||Ron Miller||Black Gregg||J.W. Friday||Frank Nitty – R.I.P.|
R.I.P. D.J. Frank Nitty – Gone But Never Forgotten
Our brother in the music, in the world, and in all-a-dat has passed away. Frank James Burns, a.k.a. ‘Frank Nitty’, left us August 21, 2020 while doing what he loved.
He pre-programmed enough stepping music and ‘Frank Nitty’ playlists to last at least another 20 years, so WFA Radio will continue to air his segment, D.J. Nitty’s Mellow Madness, every day from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. He was a part of the WFA Radio thing from day one, and his playlists JAM!
We are also keeping the station drops he recorded, before he left, in our daily rotation because we like hearing him again. If you miss him like we do, listen to his time slot now and then and raise one for our brother, who left us waaaay too soon. That was our friend.
– D.J. Stevie Lee & ‘Big Sexy’ Carmen
The WFA Radio Crew – 2014 – In The Basement with Mikey
Mike Kelly – Frank Nitty (R.I.P.) – Black Gregg – J.W. Friday – Stevie Lee
Bebop Fairy Tales by Mark Ruffin
“Mark Ruffin’s Bebop Fairy Tales captures the heart and soul of the American experience during the 20th century with humor, wit and accuracy, just like the solos of the jazz musicians he uses as his artistic muse. It’s the best kind of history: poetic, noetic and hip.”
– Ben Sidran, Musician, Broadcaster, Author of “The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma”.
“The world needs Mark Ruffin’s Bebop Fairy Tales now more than ever. When he writes, The rhythm of the game allows her to interact with her husband without disturbing his enjoyment, I thought he was channeling me and how I learned to love baseball from Dexter Gordon. Baseball, Bebop, the drama of life, all together here. Yes, Bebop is the music of the future and these fairy tales teach us the truth.”
– Maxine Gordon, Author of “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon”
"This is jazz history!" they said, "You can keep this information alive for almost free, so why not?" they said. So JazzUSA was resurrected as an ARCHIVE. There are no new materials being posted (right now...), but the 21+ years of great reviews and interviews are still available in the JazzUSA archive.