Elvin Bishop called in to chat a little bit today. Played new ones by Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Joe West & The Santa Fe Revue….plus older Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Burton Cummings, John Nemeth, Ruthie Foster, Randy Weeks, Jerry Jeff Walker, Paul Thorn, Flo & Eddie, Dead Kennedys, Phil Ochs, Janiva Magness and more. Many technical glitches and DJ brain farts, but at least the music was good. If you want to see the entire playlist, click “Episode Details”. You’ll also be able to link into the archives of the show from there. Thanks for listening.
The first of two consecutive DJ Baby Swiss solo outings saw him “pouring dubbles” almost all night, and including coming-to-towners The Selecter, currently touring their 2013 release “String Theory” (the tour hits The Cedar Fri. Sept. 13), and Jimmy Cliff, who brings plenty of musical “Rebirth” to First Avenue on Thur. 9/19, as well as Nye’s regulars The Dropsteppers. Stylistically, the rootical dub of the Skatalites, the ’70s electronics of Jean-Michel Jarre, the jungle and dubstep of Congo Natty, the hot-club techno-gypsy-jazz of Caravan Palace, and even bossa nova a la Lionel Hampton were represented, as well as the classy big-band revisionism of Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band with the inimitable swooping, soaring singing of Cory Daye… all in a program that made liberal use of KFAI’s notorious Outboard Soundboard (a.k.a. the “Black Hole”). Truly all-over-the-map in a way that Swiss’s alter-ego DJ Weston East could appreciate.