African Rythms AUGUST 13 2009
Hugh Masekela/Live at the Market Theatre/Up township/4Q
Femi kuti/Do your Best/Fight to win/Mca
Orchestra Baobab/Cabral/Made in Dakar/nonesuch
Knaan/Troubadour/I come Prepared/Am/Octone
Khaled/ Ya Taleb/Rai Masters/Mondo Melodia
Molare/Mokobe/Dj Lewis/On est ensemble/
Lucke Dube/Serious Reggae Business
Alpha Blondy/Medley/Live in Bercy/Shanachie
Julie Kramer returns to the studio to talk with us about her second thriller based in the Twin Cities, Missing Mark, the second in a series of adventures featuring TV reporter Riley Spartz. Her first book was Stalking Susan.
In the second half of the show, poet Jill Breckenridge joins us to talk about her new poetry. She will be reading Friday, August 14th, at 7:30 p.m. at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley with fiction writer Dominic Saucedo. Her new book of poetry is called The Gravity of Flesh.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Seeger, Mike / Sail Away Ladies / True Vine / Smithsonian Folkways
-Gribble, Murph; Lusk, John; York, Albert / Across the Sea / Altamont: Black String Bands / Smithsonian Folkways
-Hopkins, Lightnin’ / Death Bells / Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings / Prestige/Bluesville
-Johnson, Lonnie / Long Black Train / Original Guitar Wizard / Proper
-Clayborn, Rev. Edward W. / Death Is Only a Dream / Complete Recorded Works (1926-1928) / Document
The crickets started chirping this week, Residents. With that in mind, we encourage you to seize the day and listen to this entire show! We’ll celebrate the twin August/Arkansas/Jimmy birthdays of McCracklin and Witherspoon with a lengthy set of music recorded for the Modern family of labels. We’ll also hear new music by Robert Cray and preview this weekend’s show by Tab Benoit.
A boogie-heavy oldies set and some Skalphabet Soup in the first hour, a mostly all-new second hour in which Sherwood discovers Etienne Charles (listen for Len ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe on Mr. Charles’ second spin) and in the 3rd hour, 2 great bands that go great together_ The Specials, The Beat and (the together part) The Special Beat!