Roots

Kicking off a brand new year in style! Dub style that is… First off however, we had two cool versions of “Auld Lang Syne” – Eban Schletter’s cosmic electronic version, and Ghetto Priest’s nyabinghi melding of the New Year classic and his reworking of Robert Burns’ “Slave’s Lament”. Then came the dub, including brand new stuff from Aldubb, Radiola Dub Sound System, Profit, Bandulu Dub, and MakaRon, and recent releases from Kojo Neatness, The Breadwinners, Super Hi-Fi, Adrian Sherwood, Dub Rifles, Invisible Criminal, and Bost & Bim (mashing up Jimi Hendix!). Added to this were Prince Fatty, Anthony B, Empresarios, Dub Majestic, Hal Blaine, David Pablo, John Brown’s Body, Steve Steppa, Kukan Dub Lagan, Ruts DC & Mad Professor, Celt Islam ft. Dawoud Kringle, The Abyssinians, I-Roy, and more…

Today was my 19th anniversary of being on the air at KFAI. Thank you all for making these years fun and fantastic. Today’s play list features music and musicians that have become my favorites over the last 19 years. No way is this list complete……I only had two hours and could only get 22 songs in….so this is only a reflection of blues so full bodied..that you can squeeze ‘em.

Highlights from the past year and a taste of what’s to come in 2013!

New Year’s Day! Featuring New Year’s Day themed songs, songs about new beginnings and a few about putting the past behind us. Happy New Year!

The History of Nicollet Island, Part I
Produced by Jessica Folker
Nicollet Island is the only inhabited island in the Mississippi River, and this leafy Minneapolis oasis has attracted a colorful crowd: gilded-age tycoons, train-riding vagabonds, hippies, and well-known musicians have all called the Island home. In the first of this two-part documentary, producer Jessica Folker explores the Island’s more distant past, beginning with its days as a safe place for expectant Dakota women. Christopher and Rushika Hage—a resident couple whose love for the Island spawned two books on its illustrious history—offer stories about mosquito-plagued pioneers, murderous maids, beer caves, and disastrous events that affected the entire city.

During the first hour we listened Phil Heywood Live. The concert was recorded at Hosmer Library in January 2011. Recording engineers were Dan Rein and Mario Vano.

We finished the show with some of the best local releases of 2012.

John Brown was our guest "co-host for a day" and brought some music to share.

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