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1/20 in a nutshell…
Entering the studio just prior to airtime, an incessant bell was imploring anybody who was forced to listen to answer the phone that no-one was trying to call in on, or alternately let people in who weren’t standing outside the building. If I were that bell I would have SHUT UP already, but I wasn’t… so I led the oldies set off (after Rocket Ship) with Roland Alphonso’s If I Were A Bell, naturally. Roland or no Roland, that bell was still going strong during The Takeaway. We had a bumper-crop of 1/20 birthday boys to celebrate, from Juan Tizol to Esquivel to Ray Anthony to Jean-Jacques Perrey! Lo-o-o-ong cuts (7:min.+) defined the 4(+1)@(a wee bit past)4, and GotchaSKAvered pumped out, to our knowledge, the only instrumental Jamaica Ska out there. The Byron Lee hit was covered by the West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. Now swing your arms…

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Psych, crackle and power pop! Liberty Finch & DJ Izzy heat up the airwaves on this edition of Wednesday Night Free Form.

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Shades of Gray, Part 1 (Jonathan Mitchell)

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Thanks to Ray Barnard for stopping in today. We played tracks from his new CD: Ray Barnard & The Reverberation “Tinted Windows of the Soul”. They’re having a CD release party Saturday at Lee’s Liquor Lounge.

Other new music included an advance copy of Wanda Jackson’s latest, Hot Club of Cowtown, Jonathan Byrd, and The Boys N’ the Barrels.

Click “more” below to review the playlist and the link to listen to the show. The music starts aroung 2 minutes and 45 seconds into the archive.

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é verdade mix
with Brad Wrolstad

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Tonight The Echo Chamber commemorated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. — featuring much of the “I Have A Dream” speech; the “Xterminator presents MLK Dub” album; and many tracks fitting the theme. One new track debuted tonight was “Dis Ya Time” from Jazz’min Tutum, with her dub poetry layered on top of Madtone’s “Calling Live On Channel” tune. Another debut tonight for Kaysha Lee & Ras Takura with “Take Me from Disgrace”. Also tonight, new material from Dr. King Cobra, Macumbadub, Mikus, Savage Aural Hotbed, Oxodo, and Purdy.

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