Roots

New stuff we heard today: We All Have Hooks for Hands (out today), Pert’ Near Sandstone’s new one (on the heels of their very fine CD release show), and New York chanteuse Margot Blanche. Her album, Pages in My Diary, reveals a flexible persona who switches from torch song to funky hip-hop number as smoothly as Madonna went from material girl to earth mother way back when. This is to say, you can’t tell which style is really her own, but they all work fine.

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Thanks to Dick Rees for sitting in for me this morning. Here’s the playlist he emailed to me. I don’t have time at the moment to change it into the usual format, so here’s his note:

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Newer releases from 80’s icons, sets in Spanish and Portugese, a few new releases, a couple of Johnny Mercer tunes to lead into Rockin N Rhythm’s 3-week Mercer extravanganza and few more oldies.

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Live Interview with Toshi Reagon!

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Today we listened to the Hurdy Gurdy Project recorded live at the Nordic Roots Festival 2008. Recording engineer was Chris Dronen, concert was edit by Dan Rein.

In the second hour Greg Herriges was in the studio playing live, and talking about working with theater artist Zaraawar Mistry and stories from India.

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This is gospel music fit for a king. I encourage each listener to worship somewhere on this day.

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RA Playlist 11/13/09 – Check out the Black Seeds about 15 min into hr 1.

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The Balfa Brothers/My True Love/The Balfa Brothers play Traditional Cajun Music Vol. I II/Swallow

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All These Things

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