King James and the Special Men’s hold on the Monday night old-school r&b scene at BJ’s, Sidney’s Saloon, and the Saturn Bar lasted over a decade, leaving behind an LP and a handful of singles featuring the Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Louis Michot, Layla McCalla, and Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Now mastermind Jimmy Horn heads Special Man Industries, producing perfumes, incense, and other sundries for his discriminating clientele worldwide. Listen in as the Special Man joins the Troubled Men to contemplate the state of civilization.
Topics include an inside job, Roe v. Wade, the coat hanger business, Twitter, Dominicans, a debutante party, white suits, Rotary Downs, Midnight Oil, dry cleaning, a dog park, cottage core, a road trip to New Orleans, pioneer stock, Mormon wives, a word problem, Seattle, the LeDale Hotel, a pimp, a dancer, Washboard Lisa, the Quarter scene, Chris “Showtime” Davis, Rashid Akbar, Dave Clements, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe, a transformation, jumpsuits, personnel changes, singles, retirement, the value of art, smoking, work philosophy, pandemic benefits, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break and Outro music: "Baby Girl" and "The End Is Near" from "Act Like You Know" by King James and the Special Men
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