Music

REMEMBERING The Once and Future Cat Woman EARTHA KITT and the Queen of Exotica YMA SUMAC, along with Birthdays-in-Blue for the Man-Who-Sang-in-Languages-Known-Only-to-Himself, Our Hero—SLIM GAILLARD, the Godfather of West Coast RB JOHNNY OTIS, the Man-With-the-Square-Guitar BO DIDDLEY, Texas Guitar Slinger GOREE CARTER and West Coast RB Stalwart YOUNG JESSIE.

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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.

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STEELY DJ MARKS team up again. feel good reggae, afrobeat, brazilian, jazz funk…

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The concluding episode of The World Beneath from ZBS. Arthur and Will reunite and visit the Treasure of Poseidos.
A Cure for Science, by Brian Price and performed by David Ossman.

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