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August 17, 2007 Favoriting
Now you belong to the ages, Max Roach
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Favoriting Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Favoriting Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo Wax 1990)


The Smoke That
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Max + Dizzy
(A&M 1989)
Max Roach & Clifford Brown  I Get a Kick Out of You   Favoriting Daahoud
(Mainstream 1954)

Talkover Music:
Augustus Pablo 
Drums to the King   Favoriting Blowing With the Wind
(Shanachie )

Charlie Parker et al. 

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The Greatest Jazz
Concert Everl

(Prestige 1953)
Duke Ellington  A Little Max   Favoriting Money Jungle
(Blue Note 1962)

Talkover Music:
Michael White 
Crescent City Serenade   Favoriting Crescent City Serenade
(Antilles 1990)

Max Roach 

Cliff Walk
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Newport Rebels
(Candid 1960)

All Africa   Favoriting We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
(Candid 1960)

Talkover Music:
Oliver Sain 
Night Time   Favoriting St. Louis Breakdown:
The Best of Oliver Sain
(early 1970s AVI)

Max Roach & Archie Shepp 

Suid Afrika '76
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(Uniteledis 1976)

Talkover Music:
Sai-So (Strobe's Satori Beats)   Favoriting Sai-So
(Sony 1999)

Max Roach featuring Anthony Braxton 

Spirit Possession
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Birth and Rebirth
(Black Saint 1978)

Brother Ah
Love Piece (excerpt)
[Sorry, I couldn't fit the entire performance on this program. Click here to hear the whole blazing thing in all its majesty.]   Favoriting
Sound Awareness
(Strata-East 1972)
Max Roach 

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Originally aired, on WFMU, March 4, 1988
Music played during the interview
Babby Dodds
Max Roach
Max Roach
Africa Djolé
Buddy Rich & Max Roach
Max Roach
Max Roach 

Shimmy Beat and Press Roll
The Drum Also Waltzes
Figure Eights
Papa Jo (part of Triptych)
Ode From Black Picture Show   Favoriting

Talking and Drum Solos (Folkways, 1946)
Deeds, Not Words (Riverside, 1958)
Drums Unlimited (Atlantic, 1966)
Kaloum (FMP, 1980)
Rich vs. Roach (Mercury, 1957)
The Long March (Hat Hut, 1979)
Pictures in a Frame (Soul Note, 1979)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Favoriting I Feel Good
(Pictures in a Frame 1979)

Listener comments!

  9:11am Parq:

Doug, you're just the guy to be feting the life and work of Max Roach. I'm looking forward to hearing what you put on the table.
  9:16am Nello:

  9:21am Paul Sherratt:

It may be best to avoid " Two Bugs & A Roach " ... well on this week's programme at least !
  10:29am mike:

Thanks very much for this Doug....very comforting to hear the man's tunes celebrated.
  10:30am Hugo:

Beautiful to hear Max in a duo setting, too. He could pretty much do any format, coudn't he? I got the one he did with Anthony Braxton which might be a interesting choice if you want to explore further that side of his many talents. High time to give the Drummer some, right?
  10:31am Doug:

Hugo, you read my mind. Max with Braxton is cued up on turntable #1!
  10:47am north guinea hills:

holy smith! that braxton/roach duo was insane! love the braxton.
  10:48am jeffrey:

Brother Ah !!!!!!! the antidote to the amorality of the Republican Party. AHHHHHHHH YES!! RIP Max. A love supreme.
  10:48am Hugo:

We ain't nothing but good readers!

And now: Say aah Brother! I had to get that one thanks to you. You read me there!
  10:52am Evelyn:

This is an absolutely beautiful and powerful piece. Thank you so much for playing it. Only you, only on WFMU am I likely to have been blessed with this LOVE PIECE.
  10:57am Jason Das:

Thanks so much for this, Doug. If he had to go, I guess I'm glad it was on a Thursday ... just in time for you to put the show together, but while the feeling is still raw with all of us who loved Max.

After this, back to WKCR, which I think is all Max til next Wedneday or so.
  10:57am Doug:

Evelyn, I wish I could play it every week. Sorry I could only fit an excerpt from it on today's show. To hear the whole thing, check it out on the archive from my show on May 4, 2007:
  11:22am Julie:

I can't hear this interview. Is it just me or is this very muffled?
  11:29am Doug:

So sorry about the condition. This cassette is in pretty bad shape.
  11:29am north guinea hills:

thanks for the interview!
  11:34am Sean:

You should transfer that interview to something more durable or an electronic format. Maybe a sound engineer could clean it up, too.
  11:38am Doug:

I burned it onto a CD this morning, but didn't have time to do any remedial services. Of course, I shoulda done this years ago, but...
  11:40am Sean:

Well, you think on some level that guys like Max Roach are going to be around forever and then one day, suddenly, they're not.
  11:53am Marc:

Bless you Bruddah!
  11:58am Hugo:

Thanks for the interview! Came through quite well on these speakers at least. Can't avoid the inevitable tape hiss, but that just adds to the historical significance of this document.
  12:00pm Evelyn:

Thanks for the follow up info. Great show.
  12:02pm Cort:

This sounded fine on my headphones here at work. Fascinating. Thanks for airing this!
  12:06pm Paul Sherratt:

The interview sounded just perfect
  2:35pm Bob DuCharme:

Great to see the archive version posted so quickly--if I have a busy Friday morning and want to listen to the show uninterrupted (and be able to hit pause when I am interrupted), I'll wait to listen, and it's great that the wait is so short.
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