Today during the first hour, we had in studio guest, Adam Kiesling, singing and playing tunes from his new cd Unclouded Day.
During the second hour we had Laura MacKenzie playing and singing Irish and Scottish tunes.
Guest selector Nico McCoy joins Steely for a heavyweight session of Exotic Beats from Soundtracks, Library Recordings, and dusty forgotten Jazz LPs… featuring Adrian Younge, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, The Pink Jones Orchestra, John Barry, Jean Jacques Perrey, Shankar Family, Gary Pacific Orchestra, Charles Earland, The Jeff Wayne Space Shuttle, Gary Bartz NTU Troop and more…
Jamaica became an independent country in 1962 and for the past 50 years has been an international musical powerhouse, moving from ska to rock steady to reggae, roots and dancehall and beyond. General Moses (Legends of Ska) joined Brad Wrolstad on this week’s African Rhythms for a two hour survey of the evolution of Jamaican music featuring cuts from Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, The Ethiopians, Desmond Dekker, Freddie McGregor, Black Uhuru, Jacob Miller and a host of others.