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A nice slow-burning stack of jazz, blues, soul records featuring The Three Sounds, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, John Mayall, June Gardner, Bobby Rush, and a whole heap of others…

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The first hour of this program presents music from Argentina, Cuba and Haiti, as well as a critical/musical approximation to María Magdalena. The music and literature segments of the second hour are dedicated to the 100th anniversary of José María Arguedas, the Peruvian writer and anthropologist (1911-1969).

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Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Guests: Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, Kelly Lewis,Heidi Barton Stink, Mark Hooker, Kara Greshwalk

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This week we celebrated the anniversary of the birth of the human jukebox, Snooks Eaglin. Also, new music from Kelley Hunt and obscure recordings of Percy Sledge. On ouir countdown of the best soul/rb albums of the seventies, we reviewed the #48 selection, as ranked by Mojo Magazine, Miss Sara Brother Tad: 24-Carat Black, Esther Phillips and Millie Jackson, respectively.

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1/20 in a nutshell…
Entering the studio just prior to airtime, an incessant bell was imploring anybody who was forced to listen to answer the phone that no-one was trying to call in on, or alternately let people in who weren’t standing outside the building. If I were that bell I would have SHUT UP already, but I wasn’t… so I led the oldies set off (after Rocket Ship) with Roland Alphonso’s If I Were A Bell, naturally. Roland or no Roland, that bell was still going strong during The Takeaway. We had a bumper-crop of 1/20 birthday boys to celebrate, from Juan Tizol to Esquivel to Ray Anthony to Jean-Jacques Perrey! Lo-o-o-ong cuts (7:min.+) defined the 4(+1)@(a wee bit past)4, and GotchaSKAvered pumped out, to our knowledge, the only instrumental Jamaica Ska out there. The Byron Lee hit was covered by the West Side Symphony Steel Orchestra. Now swing your arms…

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