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DJ Steely brings the heat with this two hour set of Funk, Soul, Blues 45’s… featuring crackling good sides from The Webs, Milton The Thrillers, Harvey Scales, Albert Washington, Darrow Fletcher, Ann Cole, The Nu-Trons, The Rhythm Masters, more…

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This program presents two Cuban classics: Ñico Saquito and Celina González. It also presents two classics of the Mexican Bolero tradition: Amparo Montes and María Luisa Landín, and music from Peru: Chabuca Granda and some examples from the Afro-Peruvian tradition. The literature segment presents a fragment from “Los relámpagos de agosto” by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, from Mexico.

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Orchestre Poly Rhytmo of Benin were responsible for some of the most electrifying sounds coming out of West Africa in the 1970s. The band has re-convened and recorded an excellent new album for Strut Records from which we heard a cut on this week’s edition of African Rhythms, alongside new music from Simphiwe Dana from South Africa and Asa from Nigeria.

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6/9 in a nutshell…
This week’s playlist corrects some misinformation I’d posted! Shame on me… regarding Perfume’s impossibly rare ska single they cut when they were, like, 11 and 12, and which was distributed only in their hometown, Hiroshima! The only reason I’ve even heard this thing is it popped up on You Tube! The one-ska-wonders, currently techno-pop hotties with a song in Cars 2, quickly became a staple on my show (I’m gonna bust an all one-ska-wonders set one of these weeks! Submissions? Send ‘em to KFAI Box 3 1808 Riverside Av. Mpls MN 55454 c/o Capt. 2much Freetime!) Jazz Jamaica took us on an Exodus for GotchaSKAvered, I celebrated big 5-1 with an Area 51-inspired UFOs/Dreams/Space, etc. 4(+1)@4, Sherwood threw in a jazz trombonist actually named Roswell (Rudd) in addition to the usual splendiferous space-age lounge selection he brings every week, and a Ball Of Fire (a.k.a. Echo 4-2) launched this week’s Rocket Ship. Feel the roar…

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