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Women’s Work Labor Day Special!

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Today we listened to music in honor of the Republican National Convention. Music began with various tunes from Afghanistan including music of the Pashai (Le Chante du Monde), songs from the Shams Ensemble (Harmonia Mundi), Tribal music (Traditional Crossroads). This was followed by music from Iraq, including rythmic Muqams (Unesco), Rashid al-Qundarji (Al Sur), Amir El Saffir (own label), Rahim Alhaj (Smithsonian). This was followed by music from Iran, including music from Boushehr (Mahoor), Dutar music from Khorassan (Ocora), music from the Bakhtiari (Cassette), and music from Mazandaran (Mahoor).
We also heard songs from Dick Gaughan (Appleseed), Andy Irvine (Appleseed), and the Clash (Epic)

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It was a gunfightin’, head-thumpin’, hard-drinkin’,
heart-breakin’, tractor-trailer-slingin’, Red-bashin’,
bad-choice-makin’, ripped-from-today’s-headlines-takin’ edition of
Good’n‘Country, as Radio Rumpus Room’s Ron and Jean sat in for the
Minnesota State Fair visitin’ Ken Hippler.

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Reviewing recent visits from musicians Sharon Jones Cheikh Lo with a little bit of a Labor and American/African spin ; including info on the opportunities for expression over the next week with the RNC in town.

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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 jazz, weird electronic music, and movie soundtracks. Included in the middle of the show was a special mix straight from the TurnTableTerrorist at Echo Beach on WLUW-FM, Chicago.

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