Welcome to Mambo Sauce! Your host: 

Thomas Moore!

Be sure to check out episode "Students To Masters" October 30th!

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 Episode #4

 "Students To Masters" 

features recordings from these stellar artists! This is powerful Mambo Sauce guaranteed! 

Click below to listen to our previous 2020 Episodes!

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JOIN us as we honor our dear late friend and guru.... Neil Otto Raabe. Neil and friends grew up during a golden age of American Music, and his collection and this program are a tribute to the great Blues, Rockabilly, Soul, Gospel, New Orleans R+B, Tex Mex, Swing, and Zydeco as played and recorded by the masters and their disciples between 1920 and the present! Neil loved to turn others on to the great music that he collected and the great artists that he was able to see perform, and in many cases....befriend.  When music on a stereo or bandstand was rockin', Neil would exclaim "THAT'S SOME STRONG MAMBO SAUCE GOIN' ON" a reference to the "secret mambo sauce" of Zeb's Barbeque in Indianapolis Indiana, which Neil and friends began to frequent in the 1970's!

     New Episodes 2020 

 August 7th "Swinging Party" 

  Featuring: Lowell Fulson, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie   Dixon's Big 3 Trio, Johnny Shines, and Wynonie  Harris!

 August 21st "House On Fire"

Featuring: The Blasters, Steve Nardella, The Paladins, Jimmy Lee Fautheree (with Deke Dickerson), George Bedard!

September 18th "Soul City Part 2"

Featuring: Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Wilson Pickett, O.V. Wright, James Carr!

October 30th "Students To Masters"

Featuring: Roomful Of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Harman, Kim Wilson, Hollywood Fats Band, Jimmie Vaughn, Greg Piccolo, Duke Robillard, Dave "Kid "Ramos!


December or early January 2021:

Date TBA "Sanctified"

Featuring: smoking Gospel from vocal groups and famous bluesmen, included are The Swan Silvertones, The Soul Stirrers (featuring Sam Cooke), Lightning Hopkins, Blind Willie Johnson, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Golden Gate Quartet, Charley Patton, Rev. Gary Davis, Mance Lipscomb and others!



This priceless photo was taken by yours truly in Chicago sometime around 1978 or 1979. From left to right the late great Neil Raabe, Mike Murphy, and the late great Thomas McGlinn. We are in Chicago, Illinois, on a weekend pilgrimage to see the late great Mighty Joe Young perform at the Wise Fools on Lincoln Avenue. We certainly were fortunate to have grown up during a Golden Age of Music, and thanks to the influences of Gurus Perry Aberli and Andy Panelli, we were able to see and/or many great American musicians on a regular basis. This turned out to be a fabulous misadventure that found us sleeping in a storefront, missing trains, getting a windfall, blowing that windfall, and befriending an old school gangster through Neil Raabe's incredible instincts. Details are discussed in archived Episode "Soul City Part One"!

To the right is a photo of The Paladins at Zeb's BBQ in Indianapolis Ind. circa 1987. This photo was donated by Carla Zochowski of Indianapolis Indiana. Carla is the widow of Jay Zochowski, a popular and much loved DJ whose long running Blues Radio program on WIAN was a long running institution. Carla also made a very generous donation to Mambo Sauce! It is awesome to be back in touch Carla, thank you! More about Jay and more cool photos to come!

Pictured above are 2 giants of Blues Radio: On left Chicago's Steve Cushing whose "Blues Before Sunrise" is a long running gem! Steve is also an accomplished drummer who played with many of the Golden Era Chicago greats! On right is Osceola Indiana resident Curt Brown whose "Rollin' With The Blues" on WSND graced the airwaves for many years. Curt's style and respect for the music and the musicians is a big influence on Tom's Mambo Sauce delivery. We are thrilled to have Curt's expertise on board for Mambo Sauce 2021! Look for a full feature on Curt in the next 2-3 weeks or sooner!

Vinyl selections for Episode #4   were  were cleaned with the Spin Clean Record Washing System!  We were blown away by the difference it makes so we will be cleaning all records in the collection with Spin-Clean.  If you value your vinyl Spin Clean is the way!


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* A big shout out and thank you to Justin Flagel, our co-founder and engineer! Justin has left the program to pursue creative endeavors and community activities in Niles. Please follow him at redchuckproductions.com and Anywhere The Needle Drops! Thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm!

Justin Flagel

 Coming soon, a fabulous tribute to Cincinnati  pianist and blues shouter Big Joe Duskin (on right) written by his friend and student Ricky Nye (on right) who has become a major talent respected worldwide......a great story!