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Saturday, July 5, 2008 Options
Concert Previews + Americana

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This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Pharaoh's Daughter: Niggun Options / Daddy's Pockets

Mali Music: Niger Options / Mali Music / Astralwerks

Goran Bregovic: Ne Siam Kurve Tuke Sijam Prostitutke Options / Karmen with a Happy End / Mercury
With the Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

Gazsa Ensemble: Slow men's dance, pillow-dance and fast csardas from Mezoseg, Transylvania Options / Music and Dances from the Carpathians / Hungaria Records
Live recordings from 2004 US tour

Slavic Soul Party: Opa Copa Options / Teknochek Collision / Barbes

Boban Markovic: Mesecina Options / Live in Belgrade / Piranha

Golem: The Rent Options / Fresh Off Boat / JDub

Nation Beat: Ver is Hot Options / Legends of the Preacher / Modiba / *
With the Klezmatics

Peret: Voy, Voy Options / Various Artists: Vaya Rumba / Music Club
Taken from perhaps the only US-distributed compliation of Rumba Catalan from Spain. The beloved Peret is one of the originators of this style; this track was originally released in 1965.

Jovino Santos Neto: Vermeio Agrest Lampiao Options / Alma do Nordeste / Adventure-Music

Sounds of Taraab: Mapenzi Matamu Options / Zanzibar, New York

Malika Zarra: Pouvoir Options / On the Ebony Road

Tcheka: Transason Options / Nu Monda / Lusafrica

Los Cenzontles: Murmullos Options / Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) / Mexican Arts Center

Pistolera: Policia Options
Live on WFMU from Barbes May 2008

Bachelor Sound Machin: Sarna Options

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto: Josefa Matia Options / Various Artists: Colombia, Esta Es Tu Musica / Sony Discos
Originally from their cd Acoplado.

Albita: Medley (Folclor Cubano) Options / Son / Times Square

Johnny Pacheco: Alto Songo Options / A Man & His Music / Fania

Juan Luis Guerra: Fogarate Options / Fogarate / Karen
Featuring Diblo

Getachew Mekurya: Shellela Options / Ethiopiques 14: Negus of Ethiopian Sax / Buda Musique

Dengue Fever: Both Sides Now Options / City of Ghosts Soundtrack / Lakeshore

Ken Boothe: Everything I Own Options / Everything I Own: The Best of Ken Boothe / Sanctuary
This version by Ken Boothe of Bread's hit reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in October 1974

The Latin Souls: Blowin' in the Wind Options
Thanks: Pablo Yglesias, anthologist extraordinaire (Rough Guides etc)

Sparrow and Byron Lee: Try a Little Tenderness Options / Only a Fool / Jamaican Gold

Bogart Brothers: That Will Be the Day Options / Various Artists: Flying Rock / Global Village

Orchestre Super Mazembe: Words of Love Options / Kaivaska / Virgin

Banda Toro: The Night Chicago Died (El Noche Que Murio Chicago) Options / Banda Toro / Fonovisa
One of the early groups in the Mexcian banda / techno-banda boom of the early nineties.

Skandalous All-Stars: Take the Skinheads Bowling Options / Punk Steady / Shanachie
Originally by Camper Van Beethoven.

Angela Kalule: Me and Bobby McGee Options / Last King of Scotland OST / Rounder

Maloko: In the Midnight Hour Options / Soul on Fire / African Music Gallery
Led by Vincent Nguini, originally from Cameroon. He's played with Manu Dibango and others. This track features the great Syran Mbenza on guitar.

Ching-Dong Tsusinsha: Black Magic Woman Options / Osaka Style / Off Note

Haruomi Hosono: Fujiyama Mama Options / Paraiso / Alfa
YMO bassist and brilliant musical visionary. Paraiso was the third LP in his 1970s (pre-YMO) "Exotica Trilogy". There's recent a clip of Hosono performing this song here:

Yat-Kha: Ramblin' Man Options / Re-Covers / World Village
Hank Williams' 1953 b-side to Take These Chains from My Heart.

Dedication Group: I Will Always Love You Options / Music Dedikasi / Gema Nada Pertiwi

Jonas Andersson: Diana Options / Lug Lae Kidteung (?) / MMG
From "Young Swedish guy goes to Thailand and masters the quintissential Thai lukthung way of singing. Becomes a star, and is acknowledged not just as some novelty blue eyed blond haired lukthung singer, but the equal of most top Thai male singers. Strange but true." (Note from Rob W: CD title listed here may be incorrect; I have this song on an unlabeled dub.)

Listener comments!

  Sat. 7/5/08 6:48pm yura:

mesecina=moon light :D
  Sat. 7/5/08 6:52pm yura:

cool playlist! greetings from Croatia!
  Sat. 7/5/08 6:56pm Scott - London UK:

Woah, great selection! Awesome to hear some Balkan magic on public radio. Love it!
  Sat. 7/5/08 7:41pm Your DJ:

Thanks all for your comments and thanks Yura for the translation!
  Sat. 7/5/08 7:57pm michael from doerentrup:

this piece of music is fantastic!!!!!
  Sat. 7/5/08 8:18pm Julian:

Can we play?
Next up: Maloko's 'Midnight Hour'
This week's Misora Hibari track: Take the A Train
  Sat. 7/5/08 8:19pm Your DJ:

Working on it, Julian...
  Sat. 7/5/08 8:21pm julian:

ah, but with this, you trump me every time!
  Sat. 7/5/08 8:30pm ?:

arigatou gozaimashita!
  Sat. 7/5/08 8:43pm alan t.:

Yee ha!
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