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Saturday, February 19, 2005 Options
Globetrotting Guitarist Bob Brozman Live!

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Tireless globetrotting guitar-collaborationist Bob Brozman stops by for an extremely animated session of steel and slide guitar show-and-tell - with the help of several of his prized instruments.

Bob Brozman is a steel and slide guitar missionary, with a particular passion for the National Steel Guitar - so much so he wrote a book about it. Originally into country blues and American roots music, one of Bob's early gigs was with R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders. Then he was floored by Hawaiian music and produced several LP compilations of 78-era Hawaiian recordings (now available on cd, on Rounder Records and Arhoolie/Folklyric) as well as helping to re-launch the career of seminal artist Tau Moe. Bob’s 1989 collaboration with Tau Moe and family, Remembering the Songs of Our Youth (Rounder) is also still in print.

These days Bob is making a career of musical globetrotting and collaboration -- travelling the world to perform and record with other musical individualists such as Takashi Hirayasu in Okinawa, Rene Lacaille in Île de la Réunion, and Debhashish Bhattachariya in India.  The resultant cds, all lovely recordings with excellent descriptive notes, have been released by Riverboat/World Music Network and are widely available in the US.

Currently Bob is collaborating with string bands in Papua New Guinea with a cd release expected this spring. His latest solo cd is Blues Reflex.

The guitars themselves are works of art. Bob will bring five to WFMU – two different shiny silver beautifully engraved National Resophonic Steel Guitars including the Baritone Tricone he helped design; a honey-hued koa wood Kona Hawaiian guitar, a gorgeous Hindustani slide guitar (with sympathetic strings) that he’s just started playing, as well as the versatile ukelele-esque Bolivian charango
. 

See and learn more about the guitars Bob brought with him to WFMU, and others in his arsenal (you can even find out how to get ahold of one): http://www.bobbrozman.com/instruments.html

Besides info about the guitars, and bio / cd / tour info, Bob Brozman’s website features a range of additional resources for guitarists including live sound hints, tips for traveling with guitars, and even a few on-line lessons!  http://www.bobbrozman.com.

Special thanks to Haley Robertson for making this show happen!

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

Bob Brozman and Rene Lacaille: Fraka Options / Dig Dig / World Music Network (0:00:00 )

Alain Peters: Ti Cabart Options / Paraboler / Takamba (0:10:11 )

Davey Graham & Holly: Nadu Silma Options / Godington Boundry / President / * (0:15:40 )
New reissue of 1970 LP

Masters of Persian Music: Tasnif-e-Rast Options / Faryad / World Village / * (0:16:15 )

Lobi Traore: A Magni Options / Mali Blue / World Village / * (0:47:03 )

 
Bob Brozman performs live: (Listen to this set: )

Bob Brozman: Bob talks, plays, demonstrates (Part 1) Options / in the studio at WFMU (0:30:24 )

Bob Brozman and Tau Moe Family: Mai Kai No Kauai Options / Remembering the Songs of Our Youth (Ho'omana'o I Na Mele O Ka Wa U'i) / Rounder (1:02:54 )

Bob Brozman: Bob talks, plays, demonstrates (Part 2) Options / in the studio at WFMU (1:05:05 )

Bob Brozman and Rene Lacaille: 5 O. P. Options / Dig Dig / World Music Network (1:21:23 )

Bob Brozman: Bob talks, plays, demonstrates (Part 3) Options / in the studio at WFMU (1:25:44 )

Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu: Umaku Kamade Options / Jin Jin Firefly / World Music Network (1:31:25 )

Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu: Chim Don Don Options / Nankuru Naisa / World Music Network (1:35:12 )

Bob Brozman: Bob talks, plays, demonstrates (Part 4) Options / in the studio at WFMU (1:38:59 )

Bob Brozman and Debashish Bhattacharya: Bahu Dur Dur Options / Mahima / World Music Network (1:50:15 )
Vocals by Sutapa Bhattacharya

Bob Brozman and Djeli Moussa Diawara: Nkaminyo Yelena Ma Options / Ocean Blues / Cobalt (1:56:12 )

Bob Brozman and Debashish Bhattacharya: Bana Mali Options / Mahima / World Music Network (2:04:56 )
This uses the same West African melody as the previous song

Bob Brozman: Bob talks, plays, demonstrates (Part 5) Options / WFMU's studios in Jersey City, NJin the studio at WFMU (2:07:51 )

Bob Brozman: More Room at the Edge Options / Blues Reflex / The Running Man / * (2:22:22 )

Kemuli String Band: My Father, My Heart Options / Various Artists: Bosavi - Rainforest Music of Papua New Guinea / Smithsonian Folkways (2:29:36 )
Recorded in Papua New Guinea by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld

Gasali Mates II String Band: Really Hungry! Options / Various Artists: Bosavi - Rainforest Music of Papua New Guinea / Smithsonian Folkways (2:33:10 )
Recorded in Papua New Guinea by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld

Mme. Riviere's Hawaiians: Paahana Options / Various Artists: Vintage Hawaiian Music - The Great Singers 1928-1934 / Rounder (2:38:31 )
Compiled from Bob Brozman's collection of 78s

Sol K Bright's Hollywaiians: La Rosita Options / Various Artists: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics / Arhoolie (2:44:43 )
Compiled from Bob Brozman's collection of 78s

Charlie Wilson: Palolo Options / Various Artists: Vintage Hawaiian Music - Steel Guitar Masters 1928-1934 / Rounder (2:48:23 )
Compiled from Bob Brozman's collection of 78s

Sol Hoopii's Quartet: Hula Girl Options / Various Artists: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics / Arhoolie (2:48:55 )
Compiled from Bob Brozman's collection of 78s

Spokes Mashiyane and France Pilane: Take It! Options / Various Artists: Jazz and Hot Dance in South Africa / Harlequin (2:53:00 )

Kroke: Time Options / The Sounds of the Vanishing World / Oriente
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