4th Annual 5 Hour David Bowie Birthday Radio Special (Hour 1 & 2)

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Dale & Mena from Hotpants Rare Soul come to the studio with their 45 boxes and lay it on thick with Charles Brimmer, Bobby Reed, Willie Tee, Little Melvin & The Boleros, James Knight & The Butlers, The Mighty Lovers, The El Count Executives, The Ambassadors, The Bonnevilles, The Intrepids and so many more…

This program presents “sones jarochos” and “sones huastecos”, from México; music from Haiti; Barbarito Torres, from Cuba; and Alfredo Zitarrosa, from Uruguay. The literature segment presents a short story by the Venezuelan Alberto Barrera Tyszka.

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DeAnna Pursai discusses her businesses: Angels on Stage and the College of Adaptive Arts

Guest host Lydia Howell. Her regular show is CATALYST:politics & culture on THursdays 8 AM

On today’s show: warm sounds from Hindi Zahra (Morocco/Paris), Sam Mangwana (Congo), Mighty Diamonds (Kingston), Kamatana (Kenya) and Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana/NYC) along with a steel drum-fueled Trinidadian mix with Black Truth Rhythm Band, Steel an’ Skin and the Esso Trinidad Steelband’s cover of a Jackson Five song produced by Van Dyke Parks…

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Minneapolist activist MEL REEVES talks about why MArtin luthe kind jr REMAINS RELEVENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

1/12 in a nutshell…
I just can’t do my customary 3rd/2nd/1st-hr. recap this week, ‘cuz THEE BIGG highlight this week was in the Opening Oldies Hour (the Ooh) when we played Name That Ska! What Was That Ska Named?, I hear you asking… well how ‘bout Shirley… that’s right, Shirley! …and Maureen, Zella, Lulu and Isabell, to boot. Heck, even Tom, Dick & Harry make an appearance. Between ‘em, they’ve got the whole world doing the Ska! And who better to clear out the room at the end of the hour than Baby Face Nelson? Accompanied by Prince Buster, of course… and good thing, too, ‘cuz here comes Sherwood with Reptilicus, no, Birthe Wilke in tow… and also dropping a choice selection from the longest-titled album in the HISTORY of… Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. Alas, Sherwood must then break the news that one of his favorite bands, Tokyo Jihen (or Tokyo Incidents or Incidents Tokyo, take your pick) are splitting. Last gig’s gonna be right on Leap Day, and in 16 years, they’ll be marking the 4th anniversary of the breakup… unless they’ve put it back together before then (hey, hope springs eternal!) Anyway, you’ll hear a track from (the forthcoming?) Color Bars 5-track mini. Mutant Frogs did the 4@4, a band called Akatz had the Lollipop, and a companion piece (involving a Butterfly) was provided by someone named Annamarie. No last name given, which was odd for 1964! Si & The Dualers warned us about Jack Frost, and Gina Gina took skiing lessons again. At least she won’t have to worry about the fake snow melting!

Join us for a festival of Romeras and Caracoles!

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