Music

One more from the archives – a snippet of conversation with composer/guitarist/guitar-maker Arcadio Marin and a chance to hear again his lush opening number from Romerias.

International DJ Paul Harding is today’s guest, bringing fresh music from North Africa and beyond. Plus: key tracks from Fatoumata Diawara, Owiny Sigoma, Antibalas and more. 2 hours with Brad, Deborah, Jojo and Paul.

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE!

8/30 in a nutshell…

Wotta show this week… our final 3-hour tour (the RSST 4-hour tour begins next week!!!) debuts a Don Drummond oldie, “The Rocket”, on these airwaves… and boy, does the mere existence of THAT ever explain a thing or two to me! See, our show’s theme, Tommy McCook’s “Rocket Ship”, has often been mis-credited to Drummond even though he neither wrote nor played any trombone on it. And I, silly me, have long wondered why! Of course, understandably, the titles “Rocket Ship” and “The Rocket” got taken for the same tune by a few labels outside of Jamaica (duh!), and now I’m bettin’ I’ll eventually find a copy of “The Rocket” erroneously credited to McCook! If I do, I’ll let you know. We also introduce your ears to three pre-2Tone cuts from ’78, including “Dance Dance”, a Plastic Bertrand number modeled on Prince Buster’s notorious “10 Commandments”. This after Byron Lee’s “Jamaica Ska” was presaged by R&Ber Marv Johnson’s sorta-similar-sounding “Come On and Stop”, a don’t-be-cheatin’ song addressing both partners. Sherwood saluted the newly-late Neil Armstrong, Drain style, with “A Bunch of Guys About to Turn Blue”… fly in peace, Neil. Artists debuting on SP this week included Brian Bennett, Godley & Creme, the Astro Age Steel Orchestra and Sandro Brugnolini. An all-Skapanese 4@4 led into a GotchaSKAvered rule loophole, as Roland Alphonso’s original “Phoenix City” is in fact a cover, however radically reworked, of Mongo Santamaria’s “Hammer Head”. Madness teamed up with Ian Dury for “Drip-Fed Fred”, and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra’s Saitama-fied “Walk Between Raindrops” led nicely into Steely Danner Donald Fagen’s “Wooooooooooooooh, Miami!” original. At least it wasn’t Tampa…

A Clash of Cultures: Understanding the 1862 Dakota War Clash of Cultures: Understanding the 1862 Dakota War
Produced by Milt & Jamie Lee (for AMPERS)

On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota…and a war began. This week marks the 50th anniversary of this historical conflict. A Clash of Cultures: The 1862 Dakota War is a production of ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota Communities. Join ampers stations across Minnesota for this 60 minute documentary and more.
Produced by Milt & Jamie Lee (for AMPERS)

On August 17, 1862 a group of four young Dakota men on a hunting expedition killed five settlers who lived along the Minnesota river in what is now southwest Minnesota…and a war began. This week marks the 50th anniversary of this historical conflict. A Clash of Cultures: The 1862 Dakota War is a production of ampers-Diverse Radio for Minnesota Communities. Join ampers stations across Minnesota for this 60 minute documentary and more.

STATE FAIR MIDWAY
Stories from MN90, Next Generation Radio, Sarah Boothroyd, Jason Rayles & Mystery Solved

Lots of cool shit this week, including an interview with Billy Payne of Little Feat; advance track by Mr. Dylan, new Ian Hunter, new Ry Cooder; plus lots of Leon Russell, Doug Sahm, our weekly installment of Flo & Eddie, Deke Dickerson, etc. etc. etc. etc.

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