Music

DeeDee Bridgewater/Bad Spirits Bani/Red Earth/Decca

Chiwonoso/Nerudo/Rebel Woman/Cumbancha

Hugh Masekela/ Sonnyboy/phola/4Q

Hugh Masekela/Malungelo/Phola/4Q

Virginia Rodriguez/Negumo de nolte/

Shangoya/ Red Pants Jam/The collection/Mouthpiece Record

No child’s soldier/enfants soldats/

Nuttea/femmes with Berres Hammond/Urban Voodoo/

Neg Marron/ Les mots qu’il faut/Heritage/Sony

Alpha Blondy/Sweet Fanta Diallo/Paris Bercy/Shanachie

Lucky Dube/Live /Prisoner/ Shanachie

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Science fiction author Michael Rubens talks about his new book, The Sheriff of Yrnameer. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, said it will no doubt be compared (favorably) with both Hitchhiker’s and Discworld. . . . There’s the standard stuff, the stuff you’d expect in a top-tier genre novel—the richly textured universe; the hapless, oft-misbehaving protagonists; the perpetually amusing adversaries—but Rubens’s sense of humor (which tends toward the absurd) seems more biting and incisive than that of others. . . .

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-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Guthrie, Woody / Hard Travelin’ / Columbia River Collection / Rounder
-Tampa Red / Travel On / The Bluebird Recordings / Bluebird
-Moore, Rosie Mae / Stranger Blues / Mississippi Girls (1928-1931) / Story of The Blues
-Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Weary Traveler / 1933-1934 / Classics
-Memphis Jug Band / You May Leave But This Will Bring You Back / Ruckus Juice and Chitlins / Yazoo
-Kokomo Arnold / Traveling Rambler Blues / Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1935-1936) / Document

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Highlights this week_
listen for a tribute to The Lost 2 Tone Era with relatively obscure-but-worthy early-‘80s UK ska from bands entirely independent of the 2Tone record label, or Chrysalis, for that matter. Manila’s finest, Put3Ska contribute this week’s Lollipop Of The Week. And that’s just Hour 3! In hour 2, Sherwood B. Funn drops the needle on a longie from Breaking The Sound Barrier vol. 1 – Percussion and the 1st hour’s oldies set is the typically spectacular mix of vocal and inSKAmental selections that Capt. 2much Freetime is known across the galaxy for… ;-)

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From the ancient to the modern, from cowhorn to dance band, from Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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