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A- Long Play Miami gives us the back story of 70's hit Rock Your Baby and how it's connected to South Florida.
At Stone’s Hialeah studio, Harry Wayne Casey (KC) and Rick Finch, two of his young protegés, had been experimenting with some of their own music, mostly after hours. They had a different sound in mind: a re-invention of the Miami soul sound, one that had crossover appeal for the tenor of the times.B- The Chowfather takes us inside Momi Ramen.
KC and Finch wrote a song called Rock Your Baby. This one song captured the soul of Miami but added a groove that was catchy, simple, repetitive, and just felt good. The signature open hi-hat drum beat produced a chi-kee-chi-kee rhythm that would become a staple of dance music from Madonna to 90s house music.
I know ramen has a fanatical following in certain areas, even outside of Japan, but I never understood why. Who waits in line for a bowl of soup?! Thus, I wasn't planning on writing a "First Date" post prior to my visit to the recently opened Momi Ramen located in downtown Miami. But after the first taste of their wonderful broth and the first bite of their house-made noodles everything changed.C- Bark Bark Woof Woof has figured out a way to make gun safety measures palatable for the gun nuts.