Roots

Today we took a trip up the Gypsy or Rom Road. We began in Rajastan India with music for Morcheng or Jews Harp (World Music Library), followed by another tune from Rajastan by the group Maharaja from the soundtrack to Gypsy Caravan (World Village), we heard from Transylvanian fiddler, Neti Sandor (Artisjus), Gypsies of Hungary (Fonti Musicali), Musicians of the Nile from Egypt (Realworld), Flamenco great, Carmen Linares (Ethnic), Taraf de Haidouks of Romania (Nonesuch), we also heard a few tracks from Khamoro, the World Roma Festival from Prague (Radio Servis), and Vera Bila from the Czech Gypsy tradition (Tinder), French Manouche guitarist, Moreno (Al Sur), Hungarian Cimbalom wizard, Kalman Balogh and his Gypsy Cimbalom Band live in Germany (Traditional Crossroads), and the Kocani Orkestar from Macedonia (Ryko), We also heard music from local musicians, Norah Rendell and Brian Miller (Own label), Laura Mackenzie (own label), Daithi Sproule (live recording), Dick Hensold (Ten Thousand Lakes), and also music from Ralph Stanley (Columbia), and Paddy Keenan with Tommy O’Sullivan (Hot Conya Records).

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Tribute to Hank Thompson (1925-2007)

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Radio Antilles PLAYLIST 11/16/07

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Hull, Dakota Dave : New Shirt
Van Ronk, Dave : Jivin’ Man Blues
New Lost City Ramblers : Free Little Bird
Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack : Rake and Ramblin’ Boy
Keenan, Paddy : The Lost and Found / The Hag at the Churn / The Wind Off the Lake
Hauulea Entertainers : Railroad Blues
Delmore Brothers : Blue Railroad Train
Alabama Sheiks : Travelin’ Railroad Man
Belleville a Cappella Choir : The Gospel Train

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From Gomo Park to Roots Ista Posse, from Dubcall to Muflon Dub Sound System, tonight’s show was stuffed with excellent new dubs… Starting out the show, and hit twice more later in the show, was the featured new EP Mutan Records vs. Robots (on Mutan:http://www.mutan.de).

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