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The Keys and Reeds of Grammy award-winning artist Casey Benjamin



Casey Benjamin


Live from the West Village today’s guest on the show is Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee. Casey is a 2X Grammy award winner, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, DJ, Yamaha artist and muscle car enthusiast. In this episode we have an in-depth conversation about his beginnings as a saxophonist, the vocoder, DJing, racism, Prince experiences, style, racing cars and the Robert Glasper Experiment.

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Show Notes

  1. DJ Clue?
  2. DJ Envy
  3. DJ Doggtime
  4. DJ Dirty Harry
  5. Grandmaster Vic
  6. Blue After Dark
  7. B-Sides
  8. Grover Washington, Jr.
  9. Bob James
  10. Bob James-Nautilus
  11. Bob James-West Chester Lady
  12. Dexter Wansel
  13. Ronnie Laws
  14. Michael Franks
  15. WNBC Channel 4 Sue Simmons
  16. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  17. Winelight
  18. Winelight (Audio YouTube)
  19. Fort Totten Army Base
  20. Tom Browne-Funkin‘ for Jamaica (N.Y.)
  21. Funkin‘ for Jamaica (N.Y.)- (Audio YouTube)    
  22. Jamaica Colosseum Mall
  23. Shirt Kings Phade
  24. The Shirt Kings
  25. Travel Fox
  26. Diadora
  27. Etonic Sneakers
  28. Al B. Sure!
  29. Touring is not easy and it is not always fun.
  30. Lobby Call
  31. “3 or 3,000 I still talk to the audience after the show.” – Casey Benjamin
  32. Cat Call
  33. Paisley Park Studios
  34. Paisley Park Images via Google Search
  35. Prince– Artist profile Rolling Stone
  36. Prince-Biography Profile
  37. Prince Before the purple rain: Prince in 1970s Minneapolis-In Pictures by the Guardian
  38. Nik West
  39. The Purple One
  40. The Robert Glasper Experiment
  41. The Hollywood Bowl- Herbie Hancock & The Robert Glasper Experiment
  42. Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  43. The Bike from Purple Rain
  44. Poland Spring Water
  45. New Power Generation
  46. NPG Video
  47. Musicology Album Prince
  48. 3rdEyeGirl
  49. Get On Up Movie Trailer
  50. Q-Tip
  51. The Cool Kids
  52. Weldon Irvine Jr.
  53. A Tribe Called Quest
  54. Vocoder
  55. Talk Box
  56. Stevie Wonder- “Close To You” 1972 LIVE Talk Box (Reelin‘ In The Years Archive)
  57. Stevie Wonder – All I Do Is Think About You (New York Said Staff added this one because we love this song.)
  58. Roger Frampton Video
  59. Maxwell Women’s Work Video
  60. Roger Troutman California Love
  61. Herbie Hancock Sunlight Album
  62. Auto-Tune
  63. Chromeo
  64. Chromeo– Juice Video
  65. Mr. Talkbox
  66. Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers – SHINE
  67. Daft Punk
  68. Daft Punk –Get Lucky
  69. Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel
  70. Sennheiser Vocoder VSM201: “Audio-Demo Recording”
  71. Korg MS2000
  72. New York Said Episode 8- Alexandra Estevez – Eats, Drinks, Tats and The Real New York
  73. Sez Who Sez Me from First Sessons by HEAVy
  74. Truth by Kamasi Washington
  75. Avant Yard
  76. Saul Williams
  77. Survival Soundz Band
  78. Malcolm Jamal Warner
  79. 79 Camaro Z28
  80. 1979 Pontiac Trans Am
  81. The Fast and the Furious
  82. 1970 Dodge Charger
  83. Nitrous oxide engine
  84. “Style is like cuisine.” – Casey Benjamin
  85. United80
  86. Brixton, London
  87. Would love to learn how to fix cars
  88. New York Said Episode 7- Daniel Rush Patton – FDNY, EMS, EMT, The Goonies and Car Accidents
  89. Optimism, courage, and leaps of faith.
  90. PS 140 Edward K Ellington School
  91. John Coltrane
  92. Bernard Wright
  93. Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller
  94. Lenny White
  95. Don Blackman
  96. Denzil Miller
  97. Did you know James Brown lived in Queens, NY?
  98. James Brown’s House in Queens
  99. Mos Def
  100. Johannesburg
  101. Cape Town
  102. The New School (University)
  103. Neo Soul
  104. Derrick Hodge
  105. Keyon Harrold
  106. Common
  107. Blue Note
  108. “Signature is everything, recognize your individuality.”-Casey Benjamin
  109. Consistency
  110. Joy in Repetition Prince & NPG Bonus for Reading all the notes!!!
  111. Failing makes you stronger.
  112. Classic will always be relevant. Class wins.
  113. Queens all day!!!

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