The Echo Chamber is 3 hours of the best in dub, reggae, downbeat club, and percussion heavy world music. Another program with tons of new music… On the list of new things: Alambic Conspiracy, AfreekanXpress, RMCdub, Groundation, Public Property, Toy, Dubline, HiGhMas,and Della Grant (with the Twinkle Brothers). Also tonight: a Springline Records set that included Hassle, Creation Rockers, and Tilly Roots (aka Telford Nelson). Finally, great stuff from the vaults from King Tubby, Yabby You, I-Roy, and Derrick Morgan.
Anne Manx and the Empress Blair Project, from the Radio Repertory Company of America. Anne Manx has to keep the Empress alive for two months until she can assume rule of her planet. But nothing is ever that easy.
Inspired by the State Fair appearance of the hugely talented Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, some sounds of New Orleans:
Rebirth Brass Band: Tornado Special (Take It to the Street; Rounder)
Mahogany Brass Band: St. James Infirmary (Best of the Brass Bands; Sound of New Orleans)
Original Pinstripe Brass Band: Last Chance to Dance (Your Last Chance to Dance; Orleans)