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Maxology with Maxine Michaels

Fridays 7pm to 11pm

Maxine Michaels’ signature style and programming selections are enjoyed by a huge list of friends and fans around the globe. Maxine consistently innovates with an uncanny ability to educate the masses about the rich history of jazz, cultural information and more.

She takes great pride in having given many Detroit-based music artists their first radio airplay, she has consistently stood as an advocate in support of Detroit area music makers and has worked to increase public awareness of talent through live jazz performances. She has also provided unforgettable service to the church and community Mayflower Music Series. Love from Detroit!

Maxine’s Latest Playlist

Start Time   Duration   Artist   Song   Album   Label

5/19/23 7:04pm 8:18 Bobbi Humphrey – Ain’t No Sunshine – Cookin’ With Blue Blue Note At Montrreux – Blue Note
5/19/23 7:12pm 3:20 Tom Scott – Country Preacher – Cannon Re*Loaded – Concord Music Group
5/19/23 7:15pm 5:49 Don Shaw – Maxology (so good to me) – The Story Teller – Oronsha Music
5/19/23 7:21pm 4:32 Aretha Franklin – Make It With You – Live At Fillmore West – Atlantic
5/19/23 7:26pm 8:08 Eddie Harris – Sidewinder – The Last Concert – ACT
5/19/23 7:35pm 18:45 Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay – Red Clay – CTI
5/19/23 7:53pm 3:54 Ramsey Lewis – Wade In The Water – Finest Water – Verve
5/19/23 7:57pm 8:11 Jimmy Smith – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – Finest Hour – Verve
5/19/23 8:06pm 5:43 George Benson – We All Remember Wes – Anthology – Warner Bros.
5/19/23 8:12pm 5:01 Emmet Cohen Trio – Teo – Dirty In Detroit – Self Release
5/19/23 8:17pm 8:58 Gene Ammons – Here’s That Rainy Day – Watts Jazz Festival – Avenue Jazz
5/19/23 8:26pm 8:39 Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – Spirit In The Dark – Live At Fillmore West – Atlantic
5/19/23 8:35pm 4:50 Calvin Keys – Chitlins Con Carne – Evening With Calvin Keys – Life Force Jazz
5/19/23 8:40pm 15:43 Lee Morgan – Search For The New Land – Search For The New Land – Blue Note
5/19/23 8:56pm 5:31 Gladys Knight & Chris Botti – Lover Man – Chris Botti Live – Columbia
5/19/23 9:02pm 6:16 Stanley Turrentine – Tin Tin Deo – Look Out! – Blue Note
5/19/23 9:09pm 7:18 Kris Johnson Group – Birth Of An Angel – Unpaved Road – ACM
5/19/23 9:17pm 14:09 Jazz Messengers – Soft Winds – Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia – Phoenix Records
5/19/23 9:32pm 25:20 Betty Carter – Sounds (Movin’ On) – Audience With Betty Carter – Verve
5/19/23 9:57pm 7:41 Donald Byrd – Theme For Malcolm – Jazz For The Open Road – 32 Jazz
5/19/23 10:04pm 7:35 Christian Mc Bride – Brother Malcolm – Movement Revisited – Mack Avenue Records
5/19/23 10:12pm 5:02 Cool Mood Trio – Thank You Lord – Soul Portraits – Fafana Records
5/19/23 10:17pm 5:33 Toots Thielemans – Night Train – Live In Tokyo – Denon Records
5/19/23 10:23pm 12:54 Wes Montgomery – No Blues – Jazz Masters 14 – Verve
5/19/23 10:36pm 2:24 Al Green – Ride Sally Ride – True Love – Music Collection International
5/19/23 10:39pm 16:21 Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Walkin’ – Final Tour – Legacy
* (all air time is approximate)

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Thea Simmons

May 25, 202318:08:58

Hello, you are one of Detroit’s jewels! Do you still do any activities for the community like the monthly concerts at the church?

Sheila Landis

May 13, 202313:10:45

Hello Maxine! Your show on Friday 5/12/23 helped us keep our cool as we successfully navigated the road construction ongoing along I-75–gigantic trucks barreling past us, impatient drivers changing lanes, unexpected traffic shifts and suddenly disappearing lanes–as we headed homeward after our downtown gig! Special highlights included Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s rambunctious delivery of “Afro Blue” followed by David Fathead Newman’s silken tenor sax, Emmett Cohen’s masterful command of the piano and the soothing prayer of Donny Hathaway’s soulful voice on “Sack Full of Dreams”. Rick Matle and I are grateful for your presence on WRCJ!


May 14, 202302:26:08

Sheila & Rick, At your service…to make navigating the roads more bearable.
Priceless note and special thank YOU! – Max

Bill Spaulding

May 6, 202301:53:28

What was your playlist between 8:00 & 10:00 PM on 5/5/23….. it was fantastic!


May 8, 202300:36:32

Hi Bill, thank you, the playlist has been posted!


May 1, 202319:58:02

Hi. Love the program. Is the playlist from 4/28 available? There was a great track that I can’t remember ( I think it was called “come with me” )


May 2, 202321:27:33

Hi Anthony,
Love to your listening, search and buy her music. Tania Maria – Come With Me

D Mitchell

April 29, 202300:02:29

Hello. While in the car driving, I heard the song A dream deferred. Who made that beautiful song?


April 29, 202304:36:28

A Dream Deferred by trumpeter John Douglas – CD titled JD’s Pursuit.
Thank you for listening.


March 31, 202323:55:30

THOROUGHLY enjoy listening to Maxology! The playlists are diverse and the commentary is enlightening! Ms Michaels is the best and I could listen to her for hours on end!😍😍


April 1, 202302:46:41

We are happy to hear that, thank you Darryl!

Richard King

March 31, 202308:48:43

Play Wayne Shorter Music

Sharon Blount

February 18, 202302:26:54

This year I had done nothing for Black History month. But your Feb 17th show took me where I needed to go. Hearing the Black National Anthem put me on the road. From that point on I sang, laughed, cried and danced. You touched my soul and made me happy! From an old Detroit jazz head, thank you


February 18, 202321:06:52

Wow, thank you Sharon, it’s nice to know our music touched you so deeply. Thanks for listening and keep on laughing and dancing!


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