Roots

Eric plays lots of Louisiana Christmas music (sorry). Some great, some good, some so ridiculously tacky it's good, but all fun. And it's the annual airing of Hansa Ortego's masterpiece "La Veille De Christmas Sur Le Grand Bayou (Christmas Eve on the Big Bayou)" – both the French and English versions.

Brian Drake of the April Fools stopped in. I played new music by Chuck Prophet, Dead Man Winter, The Rolling Stones, Mother Banjo, Blue Rodeo.  Other tunes included Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, Calexico, Curtiss A, John Wesley Harding, Jamestown Revival, Alvin Lee, and many others.

A continuing tribute to the recently departed Leonard Cohen opens today's program. A Yoko Ono track, followed by a couple new local MN./Cuban music releases; Charanga Tropical & Malamanya – in a tribute to the deceased Cuban leader – Fidel Castro.  Then a track from Haiti's Lakou Muzik – who just took an award for their debut effort "Wa Di Yo".  For the balance of the program Doug goes back to the Amnesty International tribute – Chimes of Freedom – a four CD set of interpretations of the songs of Bob Dylan – Nobel Prize for Literature winner ~ !  Bravo !!

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