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.
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.
This week on KC Radio we dig into our gunny sack of dusty 45’s, moving from blues to black gospel to soul jazz to straight funk. Highlights include some early soul out of Milwaukee from The Esquires, and a super rare cover of Midnight Hour by The El Paso Drifters.
Tonight’s program features guest, Christine Pradel-Lien, a talented tapestry weaver. Christine won the grand prize at the Minnesota State Fair, Fine Arts division. She explains her art and how she does it. We will hear a variety of music, both old and new.
Música de Cuba centrada en la obra de Francisco Repilado (“Compay Segundo”). Música de Argentina centrada en el legendario Don Sixto Palavecino. Música de México: sones jarochos y la narración, en la voz del Subcomandante Marcos, de uno de los cuentos del viejo Antonio: “El cuento de los sueños buenos y malos”.