Roots

A roadtrip-zonked Dr. Strangedub sat this one out and handed the reins of The Echo Chamber over to the Swissmeister this week.Yeah, this playlist looks short, but that’s ‘cuz it’s got some really lo-o-o-ong tunes in it, including the 13+min. stretcher “Ethiopia/The Lower Ground” from Bill Laswell’s “Book of Exit: Dub Chamber 4” as well as some epic Orb, and reggae discomix showcase business from both Joe Gibbs and Greensleeves. Add in a couple of choice Waveform goodies from International Observer and Warp Technique, plus some live on-air mixology layering rhythmic Kev Hopper over some quite ambient Ben Neill for a good 4+min. (leading into the aforementioned Warp Technique) and a couple of newly-hatched Froggies made their EC debut, including “The Eye of Cyclophibius” and the Eastern-flavored ska thing that wrapped up the show. And that, dubheads, is the lo-o-o-ong and short of it. The Doc’ll be back next week.

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Springtime songs, listener requests and a live conversation with blueswoman Rory Block!

Tornado’s Tom Jennings and Elliot Gordon spun punk and funk from their collections; Gordon played from a reel-to-reel he records bands onto. Jennings spun UK and US punk and from his hometown Boston; Gordon spun all local. We also spun local band MYOTIS who they perform with tonight at Cause.

Music host: Jean Silverberg
News host: Terry Carter
Producer: Ron Thums

Xonxaro Baro’s Gypsy Love Show

Xonxaro Baro means “the great trick.” This live performance of the Gypsy Love Show at Amsterdam Bar and Hall features music by the Bourgeoisie Bohemians—Balkan and Gypsy performers with a touch of French circus—with storytelling by Tansy Undercrypt. Also included are three recordings by Gypsy Mania from their self-titled release, including “Butterfly,” “East Hennepin” and “Blues de Paris.” Gypsy Mania is Glen Helgeson (guitar), Gary Schulte (violin), Reynold Philipsek (guitar/vocals), Jeff Brueske (acoustic bass), Michael Bissonnette (percussion) and James Allen (guitar). Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow and Nancy Sartor.

Music Host: The Nighthawk
News Host: Edwin Allen
Producer: Siobhan Kierans

In the first hour we listened to the Lannen-Jukka String Band from Finland. The concert was recorded by Chris Dronen at the Nordic Roots Festival 2007. Edited by Dan Rein.

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