1. CAT Episode 147 - Dean Daughtry (Atlanta Rhythm Section) Ray White 35:51

Dean Daughtry, keyboardist, was with the Classics IV during their heyday in the late 1960’s when the band had three songs reach the Top 5 on the pop charts.  In 1970, Dean was a co-founder of the Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) with other members of The Candymen, with whom Dean was also a member of in his early years.  For nearly 50 years Dean was a mainstay in ARS, which has had six Top 20 hits.  Dean passed away on January 26, 2023.  On this episode multi-award winning program director Ray White reaches back in the archives and features his May of 2010 interview with Dean before he took the stage.  He shared with us his insights into the Classics IV and the emergence of ARS and their then current album Eufala.  We close out this episode with an icon in American music, David Crosby, who left this world on January 18, 2023.  We take you back to his days with The Byrds, Crosby Stills & Nash and his solo work.  Two artists in bands that played a key role in many lives are featured right here on the CAT!

Ray White Managing Director, Classic Artists Today

Ray's passion for music and the musicians, started as a youth listening to transistor radios under the covers at bedtime. The bands and performers he liked, he followed throughout their career. In 2005 he was fed up with the evolution of a majority of the music the radio stations were playing and began investigating the bands he grew up listening to in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. Radio wasn't playing any of those band's "new" songs, just the "classic" hits. Researching the industry for a year, Ray launched Classic Artists Today syndicated radio show - featuring "new" songs by "classic" artists and included interviews and classic tracks too. The show was carried by several dozen radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Featuring Rock/Pop musicians and bands, Ray and the show won several awards from New Music Weekly magazine. With the success of these shows, he launched Coool CAT syndicated radio show, 5 years later, featuring Soul/R&B/Smooth Jazz/Blues performers and bands. In 2017, Ray starting producing his show in a 30-minute podcast format. Today, you can hear his work at Sittin' In With The CAT and Sittin' In With The Coool CAT. The legacy continues!