Fun show this afternoon. Interviews with both ROSIE FLORES and LOUIE PEREZ of Los Lobos were tons of fun…..they’re both cool, interesting people who know how to entertain.

PHIL HEYWOOD came by with some music and a guitar in-hand. We chatted about his upcoming performance (actually, as I’m typing this a few days later, it isn’t upcoming, it’s already happened), spun some discs, and, best of all….Phil played three songs live, in-studio.

The only new release I played this week actually isn’t a new release. WTF, you say? Well, it’s a new release of old, familiar and great tunes. The Concord Label just released a 5-set collection by RAY CHARLES entitled “Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles. I’m thinking possible holiday gift here.

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Heating things up in the Echo Chamber with some excellent new roots & dub, and an eclectic mix of old and new. Starting things off with an extended mix from Roots Nation’s choice new Temperature’s Risin’; followed by several classic Phil Pratt productions from Dial M for Murder (rereleased by Pressure Sounds).

Interview with The Sweetback Sisters’ Zara Bode some fun with special guest Dale Connelly!

We listened to a live concert of the Hungarian group Muzsikas performing the music of Bela Bartok. The concert was recorded at the Cedar Cultural Center by Chris Dronen.

Today we had live music with special guest Adam Kiesling, playing blues and old time music.

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Gospel music sprinkled with Christian commentaty.

Roll Call: A Good And Country Tribute To American Veterans. This was a joint effort with Ken and Ron Thums (formerly of Radio Rumpus Room), and we covered songs about and for the veterans from the World War II era and forward to our military men and women currently serving, including operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. A big hearty THANK YOU to Ron for his concept for the show, his insights, promotional work and for supplying a healthy portion of the music featured.