Roots

Cactus Blossoms stopped by with their new release recorded live at the Turf Club. Music by Taj Mahal, Harmonica Fats, Liquor Pigs, Pokey Lafarge, Texas Tornadoes, Nina Simone, Steve Earle, and much more. Click “Episode Details” to check out the playlist and link into the archive.

Extra special guest poet, J. Otis Powell does his poet-ing in-studio ! Featuring pre-recorded pieces, straight up-no chaser poems, and live words affixed to a James Carter classic on top of that! All in anticipation of his performance next weekend, December 13 & 14 at Pangea World Theater, Lake & Lyndale. The show today ends with two tracks from Malamanya, in concert Friday night at the Cedar Cultural Center, Dec. 6 !

Music Host: David Cummings
News Host: Robert Easley
Producer: Mike Fischbein
Engineer: Mike Stapp

Lots of great new music…but the first order of business was a tribute to the great singer Junior Murvin, who passed away suddenly on December 2nd. First up on the new music list was the very cool album “44” from the Gentleman’s Dub Club. This was followed by the sublime “Reasonin’ in Dub” from *Rod Anton & the Ligerians. Then came the “Frastimus in Dub” release ( on LibreCommeLair) from Sardinia’s Malasorti, and the “Fresh Start EP” from Bryan Art. Also had the pleasure of airing an advance demo of “Poet as an Acrobat” from Kevin Purdy, and the new single “Strictly Roots” from Do I Do. More new music on the fresh compilations “Explorations in Dub” (on Dubophonic) and “Penthouse Records – 25 Years” (Penthouse/VP). Rounding things out with Jah Wobble, Alborosie, Jaqee, Karma Dub, Grant Phabao & Horace Andy, UB40, Rico, Easy Star All Stars, Roni Size, Dub Trio, Alpha Steppa, Boom One Sound System, and more…

See Play List Below

Interview with Vienna Teng and an in-studio visit from Jillian Rae!

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