Today, we heard some tracks from the new release by Bill Kirchen of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen plus the usual mix of roots, americana, and miscellaneous material…..including birthday sets for Taj Mahal and Jesse Winchester.
Click the “more” button below to view the playlist and to link into the archive.
Starts with heavy soul featuring Willie West The High-Society Brothers, Eccentric Gospel Funk, Kings Go Forth, Ray Lugo Roxie Ray, and Nostalgia 77 Alice Russell. Then a NOLA set featuring new Trombone Shorty Galactic. Later is brand new jazz; outernational reggae from Finland, Scotland England; and hip-hop feat Tru Ruts Family among others…
The Maltese Goddess, from ZBS. Detectives in the 1930s, with voodoo, goddess worshipers,a snake cult, and an ancient statue from Malta. Recorded in binaural 3D sound, so listen on headphones.
And Vigilante from Jeff Green. A local newscaster finds criminals behaving strangely at crime scenes.
The first 45 minutes are dedicated to songs that have to do with immigrants and emigration; it will include the “corrido”, issued just a few days ago, “Estado de Vergüenza” (State of Shame), about Arizona’s Law SB 1070. The rest of the program will be dedicated to songs from the Spanish Civil War. The last 8 minutes present a chronicle by the Mexican writer Juan Villoro read by the author himself.