Roots

Saluting the legendary trumpeter and racial justice hero Bra Hugh Masekela (April 4 1939-January 23 2018) with live tracks with his band at The Market Theatre and by artists who performed at the concert series he produced in Zaire 1974. Plus a few topical numbers for our fractured and fractious times. 

 

New Bernard Allison Johnny Tucker, Drive By Truckers, Mick Kolassa, Victor Wainwright.  Plus, tunes by Willie Murphy, Jon Rodine, The Blasters, Jon Cleary, Leon Redbone, Spin Doctors, The Gourds, Yardbirds, Otis Redding, North Mississippi All-Stars, Big Joe Turner and a lot more.  Rock on.

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Opening today's program with music out of the Charleston, S.C. area by a fresh group with the name of 'Ranky Tanky'.  Then I feature a variety of songs from Buffy Ste.-Marie and Harry Manx, before returning to Fode' Bangoura who was featured on last week's program before his appearance with dancers at The Cedar.  Staying on in Africa you can hear a couple takes from Zimbabwean giant, Oliver Mtukudzi.  A couple big name Afro-beat stars out of Nigeria are featured before an extended tribute set to the recently departed South African jazz giant, Hugh Masekela !

 Back-to-back on the playlist after the half, you'll find The Skatalites' "Passing Through" next to a 60 Channels tune sampling a guy's voice as he says "S'me y'know, just pass'n through."  Absolutely unplanned, I kid you not! Highlights also include the EC debuts of The Titanians, The Spy From Cairo, and Templo, plus new circa-2018 Bogtrotter, and a Drastics dub release we completely slept on throughout 2017… how's that even possible?  You're going to be hearing more of "Noir Dub" in coming weeks, guaranteed! 'Til next time, na-na hey-hey… m-m-mmmmah!

Conversations with Ruthie Foster & Amy Helm!

*New Releases

**Womenfolk Theme Song

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