Performance poet J. Otis Powell! phones in to talk about the re-release of his spoken word CD Theology: Love and Revolution.
Also in this show, Peter Hessler talks about his book Country Driving: A Journey through China from Farm to Factory. Peter Hessler is also the author of the Kiriyama Book Prize-winning River Town, which explored China’s changing sense of geography, and Oracle Bones , a National Book Award finalist that examines the role of history in contemporary China. Country Driving, exploring the impact of the automobile and the improved road system in China, completes the trilogy.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shrit / Arabica / 3.58
-Holiday, Billie / I Loves You Porgy / Complete Decca Recordings / MCA / 2.58
-Armstrong, Louis his Orchestra / Coal Cart Blues / Complete Decca Sessions / MCA / 2.56
-Hutchison, Frank / West Virginia Rag / Complete Recorded Works / Document / 2.57
-Kessinger Brothers / West Virginia Special / Complete Recordings, Vol. 2 (1929) / Document / 3.02
-Chesnut, Ted / He’s Only a Miner Killed in the Ground / Kentucky Mountain Music / Yazoo / 2.33
Tax Day on the Rockhouse. While you’re busy looking for an envelope and stamp to send in your 1040 Form, we’ll spin the good stuff. We’ll celebrate Fashion Week, happening now in the Twin Cities. Speaking of fashion, Hotpants in the house for the second half of the show. Their fabulous 45s will make us all feel like super models. Are you ready for your close-up?
Tonight’s Evening News… a Voodoo Man, an Earth Man and Sam the Fisherman re-enter atmosphere in a Ball of Fire and land in Ska Town_ and that’s all before the first bumper break! Later on, Palemina and The Trojans Keep On Running and Little Tempo Shakes It Up, Baby! Seeing all this, the exhausted Miceteeth Sleep On Steps. The Skatalites’ 8+-min. live Fidel Castro goes out to TC’s new rocksteady outfit The Dropsteppers.
Sherwood B. Funn’s Voovie Doo Lounge orbits on a trajectory from which Riz Ortolani, Earl Bostic, Kev Hopper and Duke Ellington can be heard before the online archive cuts off at 1hr47min. interrupting Alec Wilder (oops! sorry!). If you recorded the whole show, we have a politically-inspired 4(+1)-in-a-Row before rerunning Marty Gold’s instrumental Lollipop on the LOTW. We cross Moon River on our way to a safe landing to let you off at 5:am. Bon voyage!