Roots

New stuff by Les Claypool’s (of Primus) Duo de Twang, Lowell Levinger (Banana of Youngbloods), Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set, Paul Rodgers, The Butanes, and Daryl Anger (interviewed him, too). Plus classic Koerner & Murphy, The Blasters, Phil Alvin, Bonnie Raitt, Doug Sahm, Willie Dixon, The Who, Huey “Piano” Smith, Jerry Garcia, Tony Joe White, and other stuff. Click “episode details” to see the playlist.

Fresh from dancing to Cedric Watson & his Bijou Creole, I had to start off the show with a taste of his latest “Le Troubadour Creole”. But the show goes on to Spain, pre-columbian and multicultural then North Africa, before ending with a salute to Paco de Lucia, and a song from Ukraine to end the show.

Hosts: Mike Fischbein, David Cummings, Robert Easley, Mike Stapp
Guests: Mary Turck, Marty Owings
Programs: Moments of the Movement, First Person Radio
Reporters: Manda Lillie, Laura Waterman-Wittstock

Two real exciting new releases tonight in Dub Spencer & Trance Hill’s “Burroughs In Dub” (Echo Beach), and the self-titled “Prince Fatty vs. Mungo’s Hi-Fi” (Mr. Bongo). The excitement continued with the debut of Papa Sambor’s “Mystic Garden” (Dubopionic), plus Rod Anton & the Ligerians’ upcoming release “WEvolution” (Wall On Stage). But we weren’t done there: more excellent releases including: Ashley’s “Babylon Institution” on Dubkey; Digid’s “Dub 2 Babylon” (on MindStep); Oli Olinga’s “Love Me or Leave Me” single on CrudoBilbao; and Daleth Karl’s “People” single on Sugar Shack (mixed by RSD). Coming from the archives, we had the pleasure of airing one of a boatload of digitally remastered early Michael Rose singles – which good friend Eric Blowtorch has made his passion – plus the new 20th Anniversary re-release of the 1994 ethno-electronic classic“Maya” album from Banco de Gaia (on Disco Gecko), and the re-released “Good Life” album from the incomparable Heptones. On top of all these new releases, we continued to celebrate the ladies as part of National Women’s History Month, including: Hollie Cook, The Angel, Suphala, Sinead O’Connor, L&S SymfHoney, Likkle Mai, Kirsty Rock (with Trumysic), Ari Up & the Slits, J.C. Lodge, Pauline Black (with The Selecter), Blood Sisters, Little Annie, Lisa Shaw, Jean Binta Breeze, Catherine Howe, Ill:Esha, and Jagha (of Ragana).

Today’s show featured an interview with veteran Soul Man, Herman Jones, to talk about his up-coming gig at Schuller’s Road House in Golden Valley, Mn.
Herman and his band: “My Funk Brother & Friends” will appear at Schuller’s on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 8:30pm.

Live music from Claudia Schmidt & songs for St. Patty’s Day!

The International Women’s Month show! I spun numerous women artists – local and far! Plus, Joan Vorderbruggen, Hennepin Theater Trust Arts District Coordinator swung by to talk about upcoming events and art shows, and share a few favorite women artists as well!

Music Host: Jean Silverberg
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Ron Thums

One week shy of St. Patrick's Day we had some great people in to tell us all about the many activities in the area related to the St. Patrick Day festivities. From the St. Patrick's Association - St. Paul MN: Heather O'Keeffe Schmidt (Miss Shamrock 2005) and Jeff Schmidt, President and Vice-President respectively of the Association. And from Minneapolis, Bree Barney, just elected Miss Blarney 2014 and Rory McCabe, Kilt Bhoy.

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