Music

The aroma of hot grease in the air means its opening day at the Minnesota State Fair, and the Rockhouse celebrates with songs about sideshows, merry-go-rounds and the midway. Also — a tribute to the late great record man, Jerry Wexler, new music from Irma Thomas and a tear it up set of soul covers from Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band recorded in 1968!!

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Tonight Joe Strummer is featured. He would have been 56 today!

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Remember when music came on 12 grooved black vinyl discs instead of long strings of 1’s and 0’s? We hark back (hark???) to 1980 with a complete album from Norrlåtar…Mikael Segerström, Hans Alatalo, Jan Olofsson and Hans Sandin. With Danish fiddler Kristain Bugge doint the introductory honors.

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An opening set of Latin tunes of the Caribbean region then the greater South American continent. Closing with a lesson from Fela Kuti.

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Check out the voice on the archives for this show, the attack of the dreaded summer cold for our host. Play list for this week.

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