10/28/2013 Pam Without Boundaries

 

We heard a lot about musical connections, incredible music in all genres and what it means to be a working musician of color today from Vernon Reid in our interview from 11:15 to about 11:40am. What a great opportunity to talk with one of the best guitarists in popular music. Living Colour is on tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album "Vivid," and each show runs through the album and incorporates musical surprises. They opened the show in Minneapolis with a Robert Johnson number. They closed another recent first set with Lou Reed. Vernon had wonderful words to say about Reed and a mentor of his, Ronald Shannon Jackson. There was no doubt that everyone in the Minneapolis audience was there to see Vernon Reid and to keep up with his work not only with Living Colour but also jazz, electronic music and solo guitar, follow him on Twitter: @vurnt22.  

Playlist Tracks: 
Shudder to Think - Battle-Soaked (Theme to PWB)
Album: "High Art" (soundtrack); Label: Velvel
Lou Reed - New York Telephone Conversation
Album: Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed; Label: RCA
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
Album: Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed; Label: RCA
Gipsy Kings - Como L'Agua
Album: Savor Flamenco; Label: Knitting Factory
William Onyeabor - Body & Soul
Album: Who is William Onyeabor?; Label: Luaka Bop
The Minor Alps - Buried Plans
Album: Get There; Label: Barsuk
Living Colour - Cult of Personality
Album: Vivid; Label: Epic
Nite-Liters - Afro Strut
Album: Flying Funk; Label: Bluebird Jazz
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun
Album: Flying Funk; Label: Bluebird Jazz
Hot Tuna - Children of Zion
Album: Steady As She Goes; Label: Red House
Femi Kuti - Politics Na Big Business
Album: No Place For My Dream; Label: Knitting Factory
Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring
Album: Let Freedom Ring; Label: Yep Roc
Vernon Reid & Masque - Flatbush & Church Revisited
Album: Other True Self; Label: Favored Nations
The Yohimbe Brothers - The Big Pill
Album: Front End Lifter; Label: Ropeadope
Uppers International - Aja Wondo
Album: Afrobeat Airways #2: Return Flight to Ghana; Label: Analog Africa
Living Colour - Which Way to America?
Album: Vivid; Label: Epic
The Roe Family Singers - Knoxville Girl
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
The Roe Family Singers - Look Up, Look Down
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
The Roe Family Singers - (#3)
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
Air Date: 
October 28, 2013

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