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
Tonight Dr. StrangeDub and DJ Baby Swiss parked themselves at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual Echo Beach end of summer special. It was very different kind of Echo Chamber, as we ventured into some twangy, instrumental surf rock, cool old school RB, a variety of lounge sounds, world sounds, swanky tropical jazz, weird electronic music, and movie soundtracks. But don’t think for a minute that the dub doctors completely forgot our ska, dub and reggae foundation. Some deep Nyabinghi meditation followed the martinis and kali…as the waves came crashing down on the sands of Echo Beach.
Had a couple of interviews this show so things were pretty hopping in the studio. Sweet Mama J Joined me and we talked to Joe Ely about his appearance Sept. 9th at the Cabooze then talked to local funksters NAGA about a CD release party at the historic Uptown Bar in Minneapolis. So below is only a partial list. Too much going on for only one pair of hands to handle.