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.
This has been an exciting Songs of Praise broadcast of this Communion Sunday. I had a very special guest in the studio in the person of Natalie Johnson-Lee who is a candidate for the fifth ward council seat in Minneapolis. I enjoyed all of the Happy Birthday wishes I recieved during the show from devowed listeners.
Karl plays some honky tonkin’ Cajun with some rockin’ Zydeco. Just tiny bit of Swamp Pop today. Early on we do a bunch of Steve Riley in the Mamou Playboys, Racines and High Performance to celebrate the boys coming to town last week.
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)
-Dakota Dave Hull / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Spike Jones / Cocktails For Two / Dinner Music for People Who aren’t Very Hungry / Rhino
-Sorry Muthas / Mobile Line / Greatest Hits Vol. 3 / Wampus Cat
-Sorry Muthas / Nothin” In Ramblin” / Greatest Hits Vol. 3 / Wampus Cat
-Beverly Smith and Carl Jones / Blue Eyed Boy / Moving Lightly Through This World / Dittyville
-Beverly Smith and Carl Jones / Going to the West / Moving Lightly Through This World / Dittyville
-The Weavers / Stewball / At Carnegie Hall Vol. 2 / Vanguard