Roots

1/2/2009 Fubar Omniverse
1/1/2009 The Dakota Dave Hull Show
12/31/2008 House Party
12/31/2008 Stone Soup
12/31/2008 Echo Chamber

Seeing another year out in rub-a-dub stylee… From Ghetto Priest’s Auld Lang Syne/Slave’s Lament versions (from the rare ON-U Sound single), to the brand new Inna Steppa Dub from Improvisators meet Iration Steppas, to the modern-meets-ancient sounds of Jah Wobble’s new Chinese Dub album (on 30 Hertz), it was quite an irie party.

12/30/2008 Dig Up The Roots

Dust off dig out your New Years’ resolutions

12/30/2008 Pam Without Boundaries

I found 55 records in 2008 that I thought were worth noting. 55 records—not just one or two songs, but the whole record was worthwhile. I got to 30 of them on this show, including some requests like Blitzen Trapper (thanks, Dan Haugen!). Then I tuned in to Dart Gun Radio later that night, and heard Abbi proclaim there weren’t many records that came out in ’08 that were worth anything, but she was going to dig up a couple. I had to smile. Check out the playlist and see if the ones you thought mattered in ’08 turned up this Tuesday morning.

12/29/2008 Freewheelin'
12/29/2008 Good Noise

New releases highlighted this week (noted by an asterisk * in the playlist) include Lila Downs’ Shake Away, Heiruspecs’ self-titled CD and the Soundtrack to the movie Cadillac Records featuring performances by singers turned actors Mos Def Beyonce and actor turned singer, Jeffrey Wright. The vinyl feature was the Temptations’ Wings of Love. Also, a musical goodbye to former major league baseball pitcher Dock Ellis who died a few weeks ago. Chuck Brodsky’s Dock Ellis’ No-No is a fun song. I recommend reading Donald Hall’s book, Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball to get a unique viewpoint on an interesting athlete and social observer of his times 1960’s thru 80’s.

12/28/2008 Womenfolk

New music, songs for New Year’s and lots of listener requests!

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