Eclectic

Patrick and I took a look at roots/Americana releases for 2009 this morning, with some great input from you! We only had time for 32 songs, though. Some key releases were not aired, but need to mentioned as greats from this year: Levon Helm’s Electric Dirt, Jason Isbell the 400 Unit (one of the best according to the Americana Music Association), Joe Pernice, the Wailin’ Jennys live album. Check the playlist to see which ones we did get to. Thanks to Jackson Buck:http://www.kfai.org/freewheelin, Larry Englund:http://www.kfai.org/rhythmngrooves and Ellen Stanley:http://www.kfai.org/womenfolk for their suggestions, too!

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Sir Richard Harris, Blacula, Dr. Michael Dean – the singing Hypnotist, MORE Price is Right Music Cues, a Dave Grusin set, the Waitiki 7, AND the Wyncote Orchestra and Chorus. Wow!

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Special Co-Host Dayo In The Buildin’.. Call in from Depth – Giving Info On 4th Annual Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards

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RA Playlist 11/20/09

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WAKE UP! It’s the Seasonal Affective Disorder Survival Show!

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Another week filled with excellent new releases. Topping the list was the fantastic “Prester John Sessions” from Tommy T (on Easy Star). More great new stuff from: Sushidread, King Midas Sound, Tony Dubshot, The Black Seeds, The Technician, Babilonci, Nneka, and Aldubb. Also, the new compilation “All Kinda Wall” on Dubkey.

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New stuff we heard today: We All Have Hooks for Hands (out today), Pert’ Near Sandstone’s new one (on the heels of their very fine CD release show), and New York chanteuse Margot Blanche. Her album, Pages in My Diary, reveals a flexible persona who switches from torch song to funky hip-hop number as smoothly as Madonna went from material girl to earth mother way back when. This is to say, you can’t tell which style is really her own, but they all work fine.

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