Recent Enteje Interviews

Latest Enteje Interviews


Shut Your Mouth! "Shaft" is 40?

OhioFUNK friends and supporters already know that the website’s founder, Jack Marchbanks, co-hosts Jazz Sunday, a weekly three hour music program broadcast live on 90.5-FM WCBE Columbus. Remember: Jazz Sunday streams live weekly 3pm to 6pm ET at

In the meantime, you can hear one of Jazz Sunday’s typically informative, music history-oriented interviews. Jack, with support from Jazz Sunday host K.C. Jones, interviewed (courtesy of a timely introduction by SIDney Howard) Detroit-born Patricia Lewis, the founding member of Hot, Buttered Soul, the great back-up group for the late R&B legend, Isaac Hayes. The occasion was the 40th anniversary of the ground-breaking movie soundtrack album, Shaft, reaching the top of the Billboard charts in Autumn 1971.



Jimi Hendrix Remembered:
WCBE Experiences Hendrix, 40 Years On

A few weeks before the September 18, 2010 broadcast of the Jimi Hendrix special program on 90.5 -FM WCBE Columbus (Central Ohio's Most-Listened-To NPR Station), the special's writer/producer, founder Jack Marchbanks, had the privilege and pleasure of visiting Jimi's step-sister Janie, his cousin Bob and Experience Hendrix Executive Assistant Lin Anderson at Experience Hendrix's corporate offices in suburban Seattle.



Willie Pooch Remembered:

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, WCBE broadcast a live special during the first hour of *Blue Collar* in memoriam of Columbus's authentic bluesman, Willie "Pooch" Johnson, who passed away in early May after a brave battle against diabetes. K.C. Jones, longtime Pooch guitarist Rick Collura and Jack Marchbanks, all of whom knew the man, played a lot of Willie Pooch's music. They also waxed funny and lovingly about Willie, his brilliantly hued suits and- - - most of all- - - his soulful, earnest singing of the blues.



Willa Ward Remembers 

Enteje co-founder and contributor, Jack Marchbanks, interviewed gospel legend Willa Ward-Royster during Black History Month 2008. Willa Ward is the older sister of famous gospel singer/songwriter, the late Clara Ward (deceased January 1973).

The Ward Singers blazed the trail for women in gospel from the early 1930s through the 1960s. They were genuine AND glamorous. In "Willa Ward Remembers," this gospel icon reflects on her career and the golden age of Black religious music.



We Lionize Rahsaan Roland Kirk  

In honor of the late, great jazzman from Columbus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Enteje is releasing "We Lionize Rahsaan Roland Kirk," its well-regarded radio documentary of the sightless sonic seer:

"We Lionize Rahsaan Roland Kirk" was broadcast by KUNM in Albuquerque and WCBE in Columbus to mark the 70th birthday anniversary of RRK in August 2006.



"All The Way to Memphis"  

"During Black Music Month 2007, Enteje (NTJ) founder and partner Jack Marchbanks visited Memphis, Tennessee, the home of the Blues, the birthplace of Rock and Roll and where Stax Records put Soul music on the map forever. Hear how Memphis metamorphized into the mecca of American popular music. From W.C. Handy to Three Six Mafia, from Elvis, Johnny and Carl at Sun Records in the 50s to Otis, Booker T., Rufus, Carla and Isaac at Stax Records in the sixties, this special covers it all."


"Message In the Music: Black Pride and Protest in American Song" - Part 1

The program is a review of the past 100 years of popular music in America and how African Americans have used the powerful medium of commercial recording to protest Jim Crow and institutional racism and to declare their aspirations. On the special, you will hear the voices of W.E.B. DuBois, Claude McKay, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Chuck D. The music starts with "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" and goes all the way to Kanye West's "Diamonds from Sierra Leone."

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CBGB and The BLANK Generation - Part 1

CBGB and The BLANK Generation - Part 2  

Just as the upstate New York farm where Woodstock was staged is it for the flower power generation, just as Memphis's Stax Studios and Berry Gordy's "Hitsville USA" Motown headquarters are the combined spiritual home of the music that defined most African American baby boomers' youthful years- - -The Country Blue Grass and Blues Club, better known as "CBGB," is hallowed ground for the "BLANK Generation," those late era baby boomers who created the glam, punk and new wave movements in rock from 1973 to 1981.

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"Fight The Power" But Not The FUNK: Chuck D   

What does Hip Hop pioneer and rap legend Chuck D have to do with funk? More than you might realize. Listen to any Public Enemy hit and you're likely to hear looped samples of James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins and Sly and the Family Stone churning furiously in the astonishing sonic mixes created by Chuck D, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee and the Bomb Squad. Listen and learn from rap's reigning intellectual in this exclusive OhioFUNK interview. As "Flavor Flav" would attest: "SCHOOL!" .

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Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder   

Explore the Soul-cial Consciousness generated in African American society through the voices and early music of Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder.

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Sly Stone and Miles Davis    

The connections between Jazz and R & B, and the important influence of Sly Stone on Miles Davis, and others in music.
From a 2006 edition of "Jazz Tracks"

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The Pretenders

The Pretenders, 2005 inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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The O'Jays

The classic, soulful sound and influence of the O'Jays.

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Sons of Preacher Men

The roots of rhythm and blues, and the influence of Sam Cooke, Sly Stone, and others.

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Arthur Lee

Discover the music of one of the most influential, and least recognized pioneers of Rock and Roll.

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Skin Tight

A Classic Album Showcase featuring The Ohio Players and their classic hit that helped launch the sound of funk music.

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Ohio and The Evolution of Funk

The Evolution of Funk has its roots deep in Ohio cities--Cincinnati and Dayton.

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Jimi Hendrix

A tribute to the greatest Rock guitarist in music history, Jimi Hendrix.

Click here to Download Interview - 688 k


Boycott's Friendly Fire

A closer look at the boycott of the Cincinnati Soulfest.

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S'ol School Theme

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Graham Central Station

The classic hit, Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It, by famed funk band,
Graham Central Station in 1975

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Ohio Players at Long Beach Blues

Interview with The Ohio Players at the Long Beach Blues Festival on August 31, 2002 at Cal State University

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Jimi, Jazz and Ohio Funk

The Jazz connection with Rock guitarist, Jimi Hendrix.

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Tune in to Jazz Sunday!