12/29/2008 Good Noise

 

New releases highlighted this week (noted by an asterisk * in the playlist) include Lila Downs' Shake Away, Heiruspecs' self-titled CD and the Soundtrack to the movie Cadillac Records featuring performances by singers turned actors Mos Def Beyonce and actor turned singer, Jeffrey Wright. The vinyl feature was the Temptations' Wings of Love. Also, a musical goodbye to former major league baseball pitcher Dock Ellis who died a few weeks ago. Chuck Brodsky's Dock Ellis' No-No is a fun song. I recommend reading Donald Hall's book, Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball to get a unique viewpoint on an interesting athlete and social observer of his times 1960's thru 80's.

Playlist Tracks: 
John Gorka - Good nOise Theme
Album: ; Label:
Marty Robbins - Devil Woman
Album: The Essential; Label: Columbia
Marty Robbins - Carmen
Album: The Essential; Label: Columbia
* Lila Downs - Little Man
Album: Shake Away; Label: EMI
Harmonettes - Can't Go Halfway
Album: Belize Boil Up; Label: Nb 006
* Lila Downs - Tierra de Luz
Album: Shake Away; Label: EMI
Lord Rhaburn - Don't Fight It
Album: Belize Boil Up; Label: Nb 006
Amadou Miriam - Mali Denou
Album: Wati; Label: Circular Moves
Femi Kuti - Live for Today
Album: Femi Kuti; Label: Tabu
A Kidjo w/C Santana J Groban - Pearls
Album: Djin Djin; Label: Razor Tie
Temptations - Sweet Gypsy Jane
Album: Wings of Love; Label: Gordy
Temptations - Sweetness in the Dark
Album: Wings of Love; Label: Gordy
7:00 hour -
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James Hunter - Hard Way
Album: Hard Way; Label: Hear
* Mos Def - Nadine
Album: Soundtrack-Cadillac Records; Label: Music World
Heiruspecs - Memory
Album: Small Steps; Label:
* Heiruspecs - Lenses
Album: Heiruspecs; Label: self
Buffy Ste-Marie - Los Pescadores
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* Blackie the Rodeo Kings - Stoned
Album: Swinging from the Chains of Love; Label: High Romance
Abi Tapia - How it All Started
Album: The Beauty in the Rain; Label: Moon House
Chuck Brodsky - Dock Ellis' No-No
Album: Baseball Ballads; Label: self
Brook Benton - A House is Not a Home
Album: Best of:; Label: Mercury
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia
Album: Rainy Night in Georgia; Label: Classic Soul
Brook Benton - It's Just a Matter of Time
Album: Best of:; Label: Mercury
Brook Benton - Endlessly
Album: Rainy Night in Georgia; Label: Classic Soul
Sam Cooke - Venus
Album: Hits of the 1950's; Label: BMG
Sam Cooke - Cry
Album: Hits of the 1950's; Label: BMG
8:00 Hour -
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Sergio Mendes Fergie - The Look of Love
Album: Encanto; Label: Concord
Tania Maria - Sem Compromisso
Album: Via Brasil; Label: Confluences
Yerba Buena - Tu Case, Mi Casa
Album: President Alien; Label: Razor Tie
Mahotella Queens - Umoya (Sound)
Album: Putting on the Light; Label: Gallo
Yerba Buena - Sugar Daddy
Album: Island Life; Label: Razor Tie
Sierra Leone Refuge All-Stars - Weapon Conflict
Album: Living Like a Refuge; Label: Anti
Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Aprenda A Querer
Album: Un Gran Dia En El Barrio; Label: Rope-a-Dope
Lura - Festa Di Nha Kumpadri
Album: M'bem di fora; Label: Times Square
* Jeffrey Wright - I'm A Man
Album: Soundtrack- Cadillac Records; Label: Music World
Michael Franti Spearhead - Oh My God
Album: Stay Human; Label: Boo-Boo Wax
* Lila Downs - Minimum Wage
Album: Shake Away; Label: EMI
Leonard Cohen - Democracy is Coming
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Air Date: 
December 29, 2008