4/27/2011 Echo Chamber

 

Tonight the Echo Chamber presented the annual "Word Beat I Powa" dub poetry, beat poetry, and spoken word special to celebrate National Poetry Month. Of course, it was dub poetry that set the foundation of the show, featuring poets Oku Onoura, Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze, Jazzmin Tutum, Kaysha Lee & Ras Takura, Malachi Smith, Glenville Bryan, Lady Dawn, and of course, the incomparable Linton Kwesi Johnson. Another fun piece of dub poetry was the excellent track "Dilly Dally" from Everton Sylvester and the Brooklyn Funk Essentials. But there was much more than dub poetry... From the beat camp we had poems and fragments from Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and from the hip-hop side of the house we had poems from Tommy Lee Soul, El Guante, and e.g. bailey (with his excellent "American Afrikan"). Other voices included: LXR featuring Omar Ben Hassan, Brain Damage featuring Black Sifichi and Suzanne Thoma, JEN, CoolHipNoise featuring the Last Poets, Lee Scratch Perry, Parliament, and the DJs U-Roy, Big Youth, Sir Lord Comic, and Judge Dread. DJ Baby Swiss even mixed a comedy routines from Stiller & Meara on top of The Herbalizer Band and The Slackers. A great night of spoken word fun...


Playlist Tracks: 
Mutabaruka - Dis Poem (acappella)
Album: The Ultimate Collection; Label: Shanachie
Tommy Lee Soul - I Write for You
Album: live performance; Label: unreleased 1965
Jazzmin Tutum Madtone - Dis Ya Time
Album: TBD; Label: direct from artist
Jean Binta Breeze - Aid Travels with a Bomb
Album: Word Sound 'ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Sonny's Lettah (acappella)
Album: live performance; Label: unreleased
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Sonny's Lettah
Album: Indepeendant Intavenshan; Label: Island
Kaysha Lee Ras Takura - Take Me From Disgrace
Album: cd single; Label: Life Felt Music Group
Malachi Smith - Driver (for mama)
Album: Luv Dub Fever; Label: self release
Glenville Bryan - Blood Shout
Album: Word Sound 'ave Power; Label: Heartbeat
Linton Kwesi Johnson/Dennis Bovell - Dubbin Di Diaspora
Album: LKJ in Dub vol. 3; Label: LKJ Records
Ian Bederman Project - The 3rd Day
Album: Off Harvest; Label: Sintez Records
El Guante - Fortune (acappella)
Album: live performance; Label: unreleased
Lady Dawn - Rise Up
Album: cd single; Label: CVR Promotions
e.g. bailey - American Afrikan (Space Station One mix)
Album: American Afrikan; Label: Tru Ruts/Speakeasy
LXR feat. Omar Ben Hassan - Human Being 4umans
Album: Far Away in Time 2; Label: Echo Beach
Sardinia Bass Legalize - Spring Is Coming (Peak Rmx)
Album: Timeless EP; Label: aquietbump
Intended Immigration - Promenade a la Mer (Jet Set Chill Mix)
Album: Sneak Peek Passport; Label: Wooden Hat
Wordsound feat. Oku Onoura - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Album: The Red Shift; Label: Wordsound
Brain Damage - Sterile (feat. Black Sifichi)
Album: Spoken Dub Manifesto vol. 2; Label: Jarring Effects
Brain Damage - Metroconversation (feat. Suzanne Thoma
Album: Spoken Dub Manifesto vol. 2; Label: Jarring Effects
JEN - Inside Out
Album: Mellow Dramas single; Label: self release
Material (feat. William S. Burroughs) - The End of Words
Album: Seven Souls; Label: Meta
Paul Haig - Black Veil Gold
Album: Cinematique; Label: Les Temps Modernes
Paul Haig - City of Fun
Album: Cinematique; Label: Les Temps Modernes
Jack Kerouac - The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino/Word Beat
Jack Kerouac - Dave Brubeck
Album: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Label: Rhino/Word Beat
Jazzmin Tutum Dubspeed Killa - Goodbye to the City
Album: Phazz Forvert presents Dub Be Good to Me; Label: Phazz-a-Delic
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Dilly Dally
Album: Cool and Steady and Easy; Label: RCA
Big Youth - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Album: Natty Dread Universal; Label: Blood Fire
Love Trio feat. U-Roy - Flight in Dub
Album: Love Trio feat. U-Roy; Label: nublu
CoolHipNoise feat. the Last Poets - C'mon Family
Album: Select Cuts Showcase More; Label: Select Cuts
CoolHipNoise feat. the Last Poets - C'mon Family (instrumental)
Album: Select Cuts Showcase More; Label: Select Cuts
Herbalizer Band - Amores Bongo
Album: Session 1 2; Label: K7
(mix) Stiller Meara - Wrong Number
Album: Presenting: America's New Comedy Sensations; Label: Laugh.com
(mix) Stiller Meara - The Whale (excerpt)
Album: Presenting: America's New Comedy Sensations; Label: Laugh.com
(mix) The Slackers - Ain't No Sunshine
Album: The Great Rocksteady Swindle; Label: Hellcat
Denzel Washington Wesley Snipes - Pop Top 40
Album: sdtk. Mo'Better Blues; Label: Columbia
Parliament - Mr. Wiggles
Album: Tear the Roof Off anthology; Label: Casablanca
Karl Walker - But Officer
Album: Trojan Battlefield v.a.; Label: Trojan
Sir Lord Comic - The Great Wuga Wuga
Album: More Intensified! Original Ska 1963-67 v.a.; Label: Mango
*Of Montreal - Flunkt Sass vs. the Root Flume
Album: Thecontrollersphere; Label: Polyvinyl
Lee Scratch Perry - Scary Politicians
Album: Revelation; Label: Megawave
Judge Dread - Bring Back the Skins
Album: Ska'd for Life - by order of...; Label: Magnum America
U-Roy the Melodians - Version Galore
Album: (U-Roy) Version Galore anthology; Label: Trojan
Big Youth feat. U-Roy - Battle of the Giants pt. 1
Album: Reggae Phenomenon; Label: Blood Fire
Big Youth feat. U-Roy - Battle of the Giants pt. 2
Album: Reggae Phenomenon; Label: Blood Fire
Prince Far-I the Arabs - (most of) Homeward Bound
Album: Cry Tuff Dub Encounter chapter 3; Label: Daddy Kool
Program: 
Air Date: 
April 27, 2011

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