Tune in Tonight! 12-2AM! OR DEATH!

Friends, acquaintances and other assembled well-wishers. At the present The Reverends of Funk have recieved several unconfirmed and largely irrational reports that our procreator, our mentor, justification for our own addictions, and personal friend Sweet Baby Lou’s life hangs in the balance. In limbo between life and death…

Will the show go on? It must, for we are contractually obligated. So if any well-wishers would like to call-in and support Sweet Baby Lou through prayers, anecdotes or if you have any outstanding debts to collect please join our vigil. In studio will be local Central trash-rockers The Dads, as well as lead singer Grant Wicks of The Walking Ghosts.

We are truly saddened. For support please contact us through the following means from 12-2am on WMUA.

Request Line: (413) 545-3691
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Stream Us Online at WMUA. ORG (12-2am)
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Sweet Baby Lou “Gets High” Pt. 1

Sweet Baby Lou’s Podcast

Last week Sweet Baby Lou celebrated 4/20 in high style with appearances by The Vocal Suspects as well as Orange Television. The first half finds Sweet Baby Lou taking the Reverends on a wild goose chase for the green lady “Mary Jane,” while pursued by a certain conservative cop. Highlights include an exclusive collaboration between the Suspects and OTV on a 90’s alt-rock classic.

Up All Night 2: Orange Television

Orange Television at Northampton's Yellow Sofa

Orange Television were act number two of our second all night extravaganza, entering the dense madness of a studio where two once-loveable DJs had descended into plots of murder against their fellow men, aka Pat Drew.

Hey, six hours is a long time.

Still we passed the hours with the pounding funk, rock mash-up that Orange Television was busy disseminating over the airwaves of WMUA. Starting with some instrumentals and original songs (“Miles Song”  / “Give”), the band even incorporated some stunning classic covers into the set. This including a spot-on version of Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter” that would make this kid blush.

Exclusive Songs after the break…

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Support the Cause I

STOMP OUT SPIDER STOMPING

Isn't He cute?

Isn't He cute?

Here at Sweet Baby Lou we have a long history of dedication to a cause. From Sweet Baby Lou and his Anti-peach crusade in the Late 70s all the way up to our latest more arachnid based endeavors. 

Last Thursday a caller brought to our attention the terrible plight that has befallen our eight legged friends, spiders. For more information about this cause listen to our well intentioned caller and here the calls of his most noble plight. Also stay tuned for additional Sweet Baby Lou fundraising in the coming weeks. 

Stomping Out Spider Stomping Charity Call-In

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Child Cloning!
Child Cloning Mistake

 Our latest batch of wacky ADs finds The Reverends riffing on everything from Child Cloning to Human Breast Milk. If either of these things appeal to you, we suggest you check out our latest sponsors.

Human Breast Milk

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40th Anniversary Spectacular: Part VI

MOTOWN MAN

Known by many people and by many names, Amherst’s own Motown Man (real name Benny Johnson) is a world-class street performer who can be found around the town showcasing his musical flair. Therefore when were planning our 40th episode, one that celebrated all that the Funk has had to offer over the years, we thought of no better returning guest than Mr. Motown. 

Though we got much more than that, armed with a trusty sidekick nicknamed “House” for his penchant for eating one “out of house and home,” the duo collaborated on a few tunes adding harmonica and guitar parts to Benny’s freewheeling soulful voice and sidewalk percussion. The set quickly spiraled into jamboree with the Reverends of Funk chiming in on “Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay” (a Motown staple) and “Shake It (Like a Bowl of Soup).” 

Motown however not only brings the funk, but always an equally good cause. This time he was out in support of Veteran’s who have been abused by some of the area’s auto industry and he invites anyone who can assist him in his cause to contact him and aid in his pursuit of justice. 

*Stayed tuned next week for a special funkumass presentation of “Cooking with Motown Benny” an insight into a virtuoso musician and master chef* 


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EXCLUSIVE SWEET BABY LOU TRACKS

Motown Man- “Shake It (Like a Bowl of Soup)”

Motown Man & The Reverends of Funk “I Got the Blues”

Motown Man & The Reverends of Funk “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”


40th Anniversary Spectacular: Part IV

Tom Van Der Pol (of Only Vikings)

Now the Vikings were not a group of respectable people. However Tom Van Der Pol is, leading many people to speculate on why he would choose these contestable brutes as the basis for his namesake.

All best guesses aside the Vikings were a proud addition to Sweet Baby Lou and we were overjoyed when he agreed to showcase his raw vocals on these blissful tracks which include covers of TV on the Radio’s epic hit “Wolf Like Me” and Kink classic “Strangers.” 

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EXCLUSIVE SWEET BABY LOU TRACKS

Tom Van Der Pol (Only Vikings)- “Strangers (Kinks Cover)”

Tom Van Der Pol (Only Vikings)- “Here it Comes”

Tom Van Der Pol (Only Vikings)- “Jigsaw Fallin’ Into Place (Radiohead Cover)”