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DJ Izzy from the Pop Shop joins the Morning Blend, playing pop tunes in preparation for tonight’s Monkees’ show at the State Theatre.

KFAI’s Andy Driscoll produced this radio documentary on Penumbra Theatre Company only Twin Cities theater producing plays by, of and for the African-American community.

New releases by Sean Rowe, Colin Linden, Jim Byrnes, Lindi Ortega, Scrapomatic, Chris Knight, Malcolm Holcombe, and Charlie Peacock. Haven’t heard of some of thes artists? So what? Give them a listen on the archive. It’s fun to learn about new artists…maybe you’ll discover someone you like. Click “Episode Details” to see the playlist for the show and link into the archive.

Cuba dominates the first hour of Global Beat – then we go to the Mideast, upon hearing of Israel’s attack on the Gaza.

Tonight we filled the first hour with a bunch of new stuff, then shifted gears and filled most of the rest of the program with all Jamaican music. This has been an annual tradition for some time – doing an all Jamaican show in early November in remembrance of my late Jamaican father-in-law Robert. The new music included excellent releases from Soothsayers, Rod Anton & the Ligerians, Anthony B, U-Roy, Aldubb, Steve Steppa, and Sangue Bom. And the all-JA mix for Robert included: The Heptones & Sound Dimension, Niney the Observer, The Mighty Diamonds, Prince Buster & Lee Perry, Junior Byles, Augustus Pablo, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Burning Spear, Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators, Wingless Angels (feat. Justin Hinds), Desmond Dekker, Lloyd’s All Stars, Cherine Anderson, Omar Perry, Sly & Robbie, Jesse Royal, Don Corleone, Jackie Mittoo, Scientist, Barry Brown & U-Mike, Dillinger, Dennis Brown, Tony Tuff, King Jammy, Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus, and Oku Onoura.

Wilbur Cole joined the show today to talk about his upcoming 21st Anniversary show with the Soul Mates. Wilbur talked about the “branches” of the Soul Mates, which are spin-off bands that have formed over the years. All members of those bands will return on Saturday, November 17th to help celebrate the 21 years of connection, and especially spiritual connection, that has happened since the the band’s inception in the 1980’s. The spin-off bands also represent the line-up for the Anniversary show taking place at the Narrows on November 17th, 2012, 7:00pm.

7:30pm The Spiritual Trio…..WSC
8:30pm Filet O’Soul…the Johnny O’Keefe Trio
9:30pm Willie Walker Band featuring Wilbur Cole and former members of the Bound Band
10:30pm The Soul Mates with Wilbur Cole

And LadyJ Griot…appearing as Emcee…..see you at the Narrows, in Navarre Mn….. Saturday, November 17th 7:00pm showtime

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