THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Presents “The Power Of Black Music & Culture Sessions” Series # 6” Featuring HOLLE THEE MAXWELL & Mr. CHARLES REESE!

THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Presents The Power Of Black Music & Culture Sessions” Series # 6

Featuring “The Original Black Blonde Bombshell” HOLLE THEE MAXWELL & Audelco Award Nominee, Cultural Architect and Editor Mr. CHARLES REESE!


Join UNCLE EARL & Guests For Another Educational Journey Through Time & Sounds!

Air Dates:

Wednesday 2/13/13  on KCLA FM (99.3FM)  4PM (PST)

KCLA Listen Line: 323 461 6675

Thursday 2/14/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)   9AM & 9PM (PST)



Holle Thee Maxwell was born on October 17,  1945 as HOLLE THEE MARCLA RODE MAXWELL. She recorded singles under the name “Holly Maxwell in the 1960s-1970s for the record labelsConstellation(Curtis Mayfield’s) Curtom Records, Smit-Whit, and Star. Her songs  “Only When You’re Lonely”, “One Thin Dime”“Never Love Again”, “Suffer”, and “Philly Barracuda” were regional hits across the country. Today, her singles are sought by collectors across the world, especially in Europe where they call her sound “Northern Soul”.

Holle Thee  sang her first song professionally at the age of 5, studied classical voice and piano at the age of 9, and graduated with degrees from both The Chicago Musical College at Roosevelt University and The Julliard School in New York City.

Holle is an accomplished songwriter as well as an incredible singer. Blues superstar, Bobby “Blue” Bland covered one of her songs on his critically acclaimed album Come Fly With Me.

In addition to singing soul, rock, jazz, country and bluesHolle also sings in French, German and Italian. From opera to “Thee” blues (as she likes to call it), Holle Thee Maxwell can sing it all in a way that is distinctly “Holle”.

Holle recorded with jazz great Jimmy Smith, and replaced Tina Turner in the Ike Turner’s band. Holle also worked with The Temptations,  Johnny Taylor, The Spinners, The Dells,  Fred Williamson,

Captain & Tenille, Reynaldo Rey and many others.  Sammy Davis Jr., Redd Foxx, Sydney Poitier, Isaac Hayes, KoKo Taylor, Archie More, Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammed Ali,  Slappy White, Lou Gossett Jr., King Curtis and others have all been fans of Holle Thee Maxwell.

Holle’s performances will not disappoint. Her recent performance at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2009  Time Out Chicago asked: “Would you expect any less from a lady who once danced on tables at a high-school cafeteria to promote her latest record?”

For Management, Bookings & Concert Information Contact For HOLLE THEE MAXWELL:

Special Thanks To

Wonder Marketing & Referral Service

Joyce Parker, C. E. O.

( 773) 517-2340



Audelco Award Nominee, Cultural Architect and Editor, CHARLES REESE brings his unique literary performance book salon experience to Charm City, the home of the Superbowl Champions, this Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2pm in the Poe Room at Enoch Pratt Central Library. 400 CathedraStreet, Baltimore, MD. 410.396.5430.

“JAMES BALDWIN A SOUL ON FIRE,” a book version of the critically-acclaimed Off Broadway short play by the Late Playwright and Emmy Award NomineeHoward B. Simon (1962-2000) is now available at Edited and guided by the Original Off-Broadway Actor, Charles Reese with a special foreword by David Leeming (Baldwin’s Biographer and former secretary); and coupled with an afterword by Original Actor and Tony Award NomineeForrest McClendon (Scottsboro Boys). The book was published by Azaan Kamau/Glover Lane Press, an independent publisher.

David DeWitt of The New York Times declared, “JAMES BALDWIN A SOUL ON FIRE is funny, thrilling and wise buoyed by the passionate performance of Charles Reese in the title role.”

This short performance play book highlights Baldwin’s innermost thoughts as he prepares for a secret historical meeting with Attorney General Robert Kennedy on May 24, 1963 in New York to discuss race relations in America–three months prior to the famous March on Washington. This lesser known Baldwin/Kennedy meeting was also attended by Harry Belafonte, Lorraine Hansberry, Lena Horne, Dr. Kenneth Clarke, Jerome Smith, a young freedom rider and others.

The James Baldwin Literary Performance Book Salon Experience with Charles Reese marks the50th Anniversary of the Baldwin/Kennedy Meeting of 1963. ( Also the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Baldwin’s seminal essay, The Fire Next Time). Reese’s book salon will include some rare archival footage of the Off Broadway play coupled with selected performance readings by Reese from the book and concluding with a lively conversation on the role of James Baldwin as an artist and civil rights activist. Book signing immediately follows the Q&A. Books will be available for$15 USD.

The event is Free and Open to the Public.

Air Dates

Wednesday 2/13/13  on KCLA FM (99.3FM)  4PM (PST)

KCLA Listen Line: 323 461 6675

Thursday 2/14/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)   9AM & 9PM (PST)


Broadcast # 160


Direct Links to the broadcast also on website:

Podcast will be available on iTunes, Podomatic and Website!

Holle Thee Maxwell

Photgrapher Michael Kurgansky

Holle Thee….Old To New

Holle & Ike Turner

Chicago Women In Blues

Chicago Blues Festival

Holle In Red

Charles Reese

A Soul On Fire

Performance Poster

Book Signing

The Man

Lacy Darryl Phillips aka Uncle Earl Featured in Shine On Hollywood Magazine – February 2013

Full February 2013 Issue Promo

Thanks Arnold & Staff!


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).