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The year-long project of counting down the Best Soul Albums of the 70s wraps up today as we play the #1 albums. Check out our show page www.kfai.org/therockhouse to see the complete countdown. We also spin newly-reissued material from Arthur Conley (WAY more than just an Otis Redding protege) and long-awaited singles from the vaults of Fame. Vaya!

Brad and Jojo wind down an eventful year with diverse music from Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Congo, Senegal and points beyond on this week’s edition of African Rhythms.

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12/29 in a nutshell…
Whaddoo they say ‘bout the best-laid plans of mice and DJs? We here at the RSST brought most of what we’d planned to play, but it kept getting lost among all the Just-in-case I can’t find… plan-B’s (if you could even call’em plan-B’s!) and this, therefore, dear skassengers, ended up being a pure seat-of-the-pants flight! But not to worry, we still got in not one but TWO GotchaSKAvereds (Ob-La-Di Heptones style and Joyce Bond style), a Sly & Robbie visit to J-Paradise (Japan, pre-Big One) and some wise New Years advice from Giuliano Palma (Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy). Sherwood rediscovered a favorite steel-band session (Stardust doing Out Of My Dreams… the gloriously full-length complete take on the Cocktails for Two – Romance with a Twist compilation, not the mercilessly-truncated edit found on the band’s own actual album, originally issued on hifirecord and reissued by Ryko). The Cap’n & Cozy kicked off the Ooh once again with Bunny & Skitter reminding their chauffeur not to drive drunk. Be safe out there, revelers!

This New Year’s show of flamenco tangos and tanguillos could very possibly twitch you hips out of joint, so listen with caution and warm-up first!

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Tonight’s Radio Pocho features some of our fan favorite tunes from previous episodes. Fall in love all over again…

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Rogue Valley at the Cedar Cultural Center

KFAI captured this live performance of Rogue Valley at the Cedar Cultural Center for the band’s CD-release of “Geese in the Flyway”—the third of four music projects by this prolific ensemble. Members include: Chris Koza, Peter Sieve, Luke Anderson, Linnea Mohn, and Joey Kantor. Produced by Dick Rees.

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THE WONDERS OF CHILDHOOD
The Magic of Falling Teeth by Sharon Bar-David & The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde


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Thanks to Alex Dalton and Kailyn Spencer, a.k.a. The Hooks & The Hollows, for appearing on the show today. Former members of A Night In The Box, the duo will be opening for The Brass Kings this Friday night at The Nomad.

New releases this week included Nick Moss, a live release by the late Sean Costello, The Bad Companions, Charlie Parr with Nick “The Feelin’” Mrozinski, and the most recent from Crankshaft.

If you have any interest in looking at the playlist, click “more” below and the list will appear in front of your face before you can say boogaloo. You’ll also be able to link into the archive from there.

Here’s wishing you a happy holiday season (what remains of it) and may 2012 be the best year of your life. I’d like to thank all of you for listening to me for all these years. Peace to all of you.

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