Mayor Nutter was, in his own words, “laying the labels on the table” recently with Nick Spitzer on his public-radio show American Routes.
The show, a mix of history, folklore and great American music, recently featured the Philadelphia sound.
Former DJ Mix Master Mike, better known as Mayor Nutter, shared his secrets for getting people to shake their booties. “No one can stay in their seat if you do Hamilton Bohannon ‘Let’s Start the Dance,’” Nutter said.
For the end of the evening, he likes “Wake Up Everybody,” by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, with the chorus:
The world won't get no better if we just let it be
The world won't get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me
“That message is as relevant today as it was 30 some odd years ago,” Nutter said.
To listen to the show, check out the archives at: http://americanroutes.publicradio.org/
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