Billy Shelton

This edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with TOM LOUNGES was originally aired on Lakeshore Public Radio on TUESDAY,  AUGUST  14th - 7:00-8:00pm

Guests:  THE SPANIELS FOREVER

Three members of the iconic vocal group who began their career with the 1953 charted hit, "Baby It's You," guest on this program -- Billy Shelton and Patrick Pitre -- in studio and Pernell Davis by phone.  

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges”  originally aires on TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2017

In-Studio Guests: HENRY FARAG of Stormy Weather & BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels Forever

Call In Guests: CHARLIE THOMAS of The Drifters & SCOTT AVIG of Shades of Blue

Guest co-host HENRY FARAG of vocal group STORMY WEATHER joined host Tom Lounges in chatting with some legendary pioneers of rock 'n' roll's doo-wop era!      

Originally broadcast on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUEST: GENE STEWART

HALL OF FAMER BRINGS SAM COOKE'S SONGS TO THE LAKESHORE

IN-STUDIO GUEST: GENE STEWART with special guest The Spaniels

             

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016

IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Bluesmen DOKTU RHUTE (aka Roy Hytower& BOB MANDARINO with surprise phone guest: BILLY SHELTON of The Spaniels

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on FEBRUARY 9, 2016 

GUEST: JOE LOUIS WALKER & BILLY SHELTON with THE SPANIELS FOREVER 

 

Topic: “The Evolution of Blues: Acoustic to Electric “

  

This “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 

 

 BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A FIVE-PART SERIES: 

PART ONE:  SPIRITUALS, GOSPEL & DOO-WOP -- “THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK MUSIC IN AMERICA”

 

February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH.   Each February installment of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges,” will be part of a month-long series with guest co-hosts and live performers as Tom Lounges spotlights the evolution of Black Music in America — progressing from early Spirituals to bass-slappin’ Funk.