Inside *Intelligence*, Chess Records, and More Movie Reviews on *Dave White Presents*!
On Jan. 7, 2014, CBS debuted a new hit show, *Intelligence*. It features Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway), an ex-Delta Force operative implanted with a chip that allows him to access the global information grid. It’s the newest contribution to the “Spy-Fi” genre. For example, *Intelligence* stars veterans from other such shows like *Fringe* which also cast Lance Reddick as an espionage supervisor. On *Star Trek: Enterprise*, John Billingsley played Doctor Phlox; on *Intelligence*, he’s Shenendoah Cassidy, the neuroscientist who created the chip.
Perhaps you’ve heard *Intelligence* was inspired by John Dixon’s novel called *Phoenix Island*. But you probably don’t know how Dixon’s concept, very different from what we see on Monday nights, morphed into *Intelligence*.
On Tues. March 11, John Dixon tells the full story on *Dave White Presents*. It’s the story of how his novel developed based on news headlines about controversial offshore boot camps for young offenders and how Hollywood tinkered with the idea of making a movie of the book. But as new ideas were thrown into the mix, well, *Intelligence* moved quite a distance from its inspiration. We promise, this is a fascinating conversation about a book, a TV show, and the man who started it all.
There aren’t many of the original Chicago bluesman from the legendary Chess Records still around. One who worked with all the giants—Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Little Walter, Howlin’Wolf—is Bobby Rush, who isn’t exactly a household name.
That’s because, as Bobby tells Wes Britton on the next DWP, he didn’t realize the importance of making records back in the day. He could make better money on the road. In fact, one of the friends he made back then was Dr. John, but the two never recorded together—until now.
This April, Bobby, Dr. John, and Blinddog Smokin’ are releasing *Decisions*, a gumbo of blues, funk, soul, and R&B with a message. As you can imagine, Bobby has many, many stories to tell about Chess Records, life on the “Chitlin’ Circuit,” Dr. John and, of course, the new album. We’ll play you two samples including the very hot “Another Murder in New Orleans.” This is some amazing music, folks.
Rounding off the show, “Chicago Bill” Hansen joins Dave White again for their newest batch of movie reviews. This time around, they have two features they recommend including the Smithsonian Channel documentary, *White House Revealed*, which
gives insight into the staff (ushers, housekeepers, chefs etc) who make the White House a home for the president. On a very different note, they also share why they like *Bloodlust*, a corny but fun 1959 film which cast Robert Reed in his first movie role.
So the old and the new, the classic and the corny on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–
You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–