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Saturday, November 7, 2009
Yale Evelev - Luaka Bop Turns 21
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Luaka Bop - the visionary record label that introduced many of us to Brazilian Tropicalia, alt.latin music, South Indian soundtrack music, Okinawan roots rock and lots more - is often thought of as David Byrne's label. But an even more powerful force behind the operation is Byrne's partner Yale Evelev.
Yale has dedicated his life to exploring music off-the-beaten path and bringing it to larger audiences. Prior to joining Luaka he spent several years with the avant-garde-y New Music Distribution Service - a great friend to adventurous college freeform DJs of the 1980. He also ran his own adventurous label, Icon, and produced the New Music America festival's memorable New York manifestation in 1989.
Luaka has finally reached drinking age and where better to celebrate than in swinging Jersey City? Yale comes by to play and talk about some favorite releases from years gone by, and new things as well.
This Week's Playlist:(* = new)
Mark of the Beast
/ The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience
Originally issued only on 45 in 1973 while Tosh was still with the Wailers, this song was banned at the time of release by Jamaican radio due to its critical tone.
Sat. 11/7/09 6:26pm
I remember NMDS! Didn't Carla Bley live in the back? That was back in the days when it took a little shoe leather to get recordings!
Sat. 11/7/09 6:46pm
i remember NMDS too! never got to visit them but ordered a buncha records from them (INCLUDING Carla Bley!)
Sat. 11/7/09 6:59pm
Andy In Berlin:
I used to listen to Yale's show on WBAI and I actually went to France in 1981 to buy a record that he played (not quite as simple as that, but...). Empire Central Africa on Ocora. So great.