“Call Me Big Quarters” You ever reminisce to the days when all you had was a seven digit number and a couple of quarters to call that special someone. On this episode of Radio Pocho we bring you some telephone jams from The Boys, New Edition, Blondie, Timbiriche, El Gran Combo, La Sonora Dinamita, Jorge Ben and plenty plenty more….
Joining us in the studio this evening is Big Quarters, Twin Cities hip hop duo made up of Medium Zach and Brandon Allday. We get a chance to hear some old BQ that was never released as well as cuts that will be featured on their next album “Party Like A Young Commie”. Both Zach and Brandon have produced beats and remixes that you’ll hear on tonight’s episode with songs by Brother Ali, Slug of Atmosphere, Low, and Mankwe Ndosi.
Lastly find out about Radio Pocho’s next edition of Saturday Love at Ginger Hop Restaurant.
Sophia Shorai concert with Tanner Taylor
Produced by Daniel Zamzow
Sophia Shorai was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Minneapolis. A classically trained pianist, she began exploring jazz in her early teens, learning vocalese from her trumpet-playing father. Sophia performs regularly at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and in other venues across the Twin Cities. In addition to singing, she has done voice work for national television commercials, as well as television and motion pictures. This concert was recorded April 28, at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis. With Tanner Taylor on keyboard.
Willie Gray & The Gossamer Sisters were our guests for the entire show. They played numerous cool songs and joked around with us, all live in the studio. The band consists of Nate Westgor of Willie’s American Guitars, Mary Rancone, and Deb Brown. As usual, the talented and lovely Angie Pykonen sat in with me on the show.
If you’d like to hear the show, click “MORE” below to link to the playlist and archives. Music starts around 03:45 into the archive, just after the news.
AMPERS is the network of community radio stations throughout greater Minnesota. Tonight’s edition of MinneCulture features:
KQAL/Culture Clique KQAL’s Teri Tenseth and Winona Daily News reporter Jerome Christenson interview Heather Rogers, author of “The Hidden Life of Garbage.” This segment was part of an environmental series produced by KQAL on reducing waste.
KBEM/Minnesota Music Moments
Produced by Maryann Sullivan
This weekly series by Maryann Sullivan features local Twin Cities jazz artists. Tonight we hear segments on vocalist Arne Fogel, bassist Brian Roessler, Davina & the Vagabonds, and accordion player Patrick Harrison.