Roots

Another avalanche of new and reissued roots & dub tonight… Starting out with the excellent new “Radio Space EP” by Felipe Lopez (Ape Choons); followed by the excellent new double-CD “One Love, One Life” from Beres Hammond (VP Records); and the new live album “Throw Down Your Arms” from Professor (aka Harrison Stafford) on the Soulbeats label. Also new tonight: a fun new single called “CriminaLove” from the Twin Cities’ own Irie Sol; Adrian Sherwood’s new “Survival & Resistance” album; the fine “Red Shadow Landing” release from All India Radio; Busy Signal’s new dubwise release “Reggae Dubb’n Again” (VP); Soothsayers “Human Nature” album on Red Earth; the nice “More Spiritual Riddim” compilation (Soul of the Lion); Richie Phoe’s cool “Thriller Dub 2012” single (Balanced); the “Temple Riddim EP” from Bass Culture Players; the Frikstailers’ “Guacha EP” (ZZK); plus more new releases from Beats Antique, Jah Wobble & Keith Levine, Chatta, and Collie Buddz. On top of this, the good folks at VP Records (actually, it was my pal Zack) sent fresh new reissued releases from Keith Hudson and Barry Brown, plus the 2010 reissued release of Alpha Blondy’s “Cocody Rock”.

See play list below

Annual “Home & Hearth” special featuring tasty tunes for Thanksgiving!

Marlon James, award-winning author joined Spin with Cyn to talk about his book-in-progressand spin favorite records from his stellar collection of vinyls. He is also a producer of album cover and magazine art/photo shoots. Marlon James is from Jamaica, and currently lives in New York City and Minneapolis, and is a Professor of English at Macalester College.

Cory Wong Quartet at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club
The Cory Wong Quartet performs at the Artists’ Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul. The band features Cory Wong, Kevin Gastonguay, Andy Schuster and Zach Schmid. Songs in this segment include “Pougkeepsie,” “Flee” and “One/October Snow.”

Emily Krumberger stops by to share music. Listen also for an interview with a local teen on his family’s experience with loss and the immigration system, World Exposure w/ Cher Dial, an interview with Greg Pahl on energy, an excerpt of the Overcoming Racism Conference Keynote speaker Rose Brewer, and an interview with David Schultz on money in politics.

During the first hour we listened to the program in a series on the ethnic music of Iran. This program focused on music of Khorassan in Northeastern Iran.

During the second hour we had special guest Leif Alpsjo from Sweden playing nykleharpa.

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