Once again the freshest new dub & roots make their way to the Echo Chamber.. Starting things off with the excellent “Feeding My Faith” album from Webcam Hi-Fi (on Tube Dub Sound). Followed this up with 3 more choice new releases: Groundation’s “Building an Ark” (on VP); Clinton Fearon’s 2nd full acoutic album Heart and Soul (on his own Boogie Brown Productions); and the heavy new “Highest Grade” single from Alpha Steppa (on the Steppas label). Also new tonight: the “Mindset (Reloaded)” EP from Lucky Dub & Dubmatix, as well as tracks from Negritage, Dub Terminator & Reality Chant, Mutant Frogs, Prince Fatty meets the Mutant Hi-Fi, and Creation Rockers
Drummer’s Dome, from the Great Northern Audio Theatre. An old hippie builds his dream house, but discovers things about it that make him feel better than he has in years. And By the Light of the Silver, an early Firesign Theatre play that morphed significantly before it was released on an album. Silliness abounds, for all the people listening who are waiting for the storms to roll by.
On tonight’s program we start off with some breezy mile-high club jetsetters like Addy Flor, Fritz Maldener, Bobby Byrne and Charles Fox. We then get to a bunch of requests from our resourceful listeners who always do a good job in challenging me and the Higher-than-fi team; next we’ll experience a super set of BIGGUITARS including the deep tremelo of Johnny Guitar, and end the night with a record titled “A Night Cap with Larry” at the Coco Palms Hotel.
On tonight’s episode of Radio Pocho: tributes to Lee “Scratch” Perry (performing tonight at the The Cedar Cultural Center) and to the recently departed pop music legends, and the versatility of DJ Terrell Lamarr’s playlist.
Atypically this program features two interviews; in the first segment Josh Wise from the MN Fair Trade Coalition (MNFairTradeCoalition.org) joins me with an update on the global trade market currently. At the top of the second hour I get to speak with the actor playing Sandra from the upcoming touring production "FELA" coming in early June to the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.