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February 21, 2009: From Lambs to Elephants
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|Big Guitars from Texas||Ride of the Ruthless|
|Cedric Im Brooks||Lambs Bread Collie||Cedric Brooks has been playing sax in Jamaica and around for years; he joined the Skatalites after Roland Alphonso died. The band on his new solo album, on Honest Jons, is Cedric Im Brooks & the Light of Saba (2003)|
|Jackie Mittoo||Dr. Ring Ding||From "Last Train to Skaville" on Soul Jazz Records (2003)|
|Cedric Im Brooks||Sound|
|The Skatalites||Guns of Navarone||From "Hi Bop Ska"-- their amazing 30th Anniversary Album-- with Monty Alexander, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Toots Hibbert, Prince Buster and others helping out|
|Akoya Afrobeat||Je Je L'Aiye||Featuring Cedric Brooks as a guest on this tune; they played live on Rob's show a few weeks ago. The band includes-- as they say on their website-- "members from Panama, Ghana, Benin, South Africa, Japan and the US, this 13-piece ensemble embraces unity and positive vibrations." Find out more at akoyamusic.com|
|Fiji||Indigenous Life||Jawaiian music from the South Pacific; Fiji is George Veikoso|
|Cyril Pahinui||Hawaiian Cowboy||The original is copyright 1936 although you can see Sol K Bright do it on YouTube from 1986! Cyril does this at a faster tempo in his duet album with Bob Brozman but this laid back instrumental version is so sharp.|
|Brudda Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)||Panini Pua Kea||Aside from his sweet voice and ukelele band, Brudda Iz was also a Hawaiian nationalist-- speaking and singing for the rights of the native peoples of the South Pacific and standing up to the colonialists. Yeh, the USA!|
|A.P. Sharpe his Honolulu Hawaiians||Ukelele Lady||From "Steeling Round the World: Hawaiian Style" (Harlequin, 2203)-- as Hawaiian steel guitar. I know this song from a cover by Jim Kweskin Jug Band|
|Professor Longhair||Mardi Gras in New Orleans||Guitar by Snooks Eaglin, who died this week. RIP/Laissez Le Bon Ton Roulez!|
|Snooks Eaglin||Fly Right Baby||From "Country Boy in New Orleans" on Arhoolie, recorded in 1955 & released on CD in 1991|
|The Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/ Dr. John||It's All Over Now||Vinyl allows me to play the wrong speed if I want! From 1987 "Voodoo" album on CBS Records|
|Wild Magnolias||Ho Na Nae||That's Snooks again, playing a mean guitar|
|Robert Munro||Brisas Del Zulia||Acoustic music from Trinidad carnival|
|Rude Girls||Kaka Lala||More Trinidad, from Carnival 95. Follow the instructions!|
|Mario Vickram Sen & Tiffany Sen||Clear As A Bell||Find out more about "Gypsychology" at innergypsy.com|
|Taraf de Haidouks||Cacuria Dances||Authentic Gypsy music, on Nonesuch: "Band of Gypsies" (2001)|
|War||Lowrider||Yes, this is the theme music to the George Lopez show. Chicano music from the boys who gave us "Cisco Kid" and more.|
|Los Madrugadores||La Parranda||Corrido about carousing|
|Joe Cuba||Quinto Sabroso||Born Jose Calderon in Spanish Harlem, Joe Cuba was the Boogaloo King for decades. Fania just reissued this album. Bang Bang.|
|Joe Cuba||Joe Cuba's Latin Hustle||How about one more?! The guy just died; it's the least we can do. Try & stand still.|
|Cachao||Camina Juan Pescao||Soulful classical jazz bass from one of the best. Check out "La Leyenda" on Universal, 2008.|
|Cachaito||A Gozar El Tumbao|
|Cachaito||Cachaito in Laboratory|
|Los Zafiros||Un Nombre de Mujer||Cuban do-wop from the 1960, with Cachaito on bass & Manuel Galban on guitar; from "Bossa Cubana" on Nonesuch (1999)|
|Manuel Guajiro Mirabal||Dombe Dombe||Ruben Gonzalez on piano, Cchaito on bass & Guajiro on trumpet|
|Afro-Cuban All Stars||Fiesta de la Rumba||This is from their "A Toda Cuba" le Gusta" CD on World Circuit (1997)|
|Master Musicians of Jajouka with Bachir Attar||If the Moon Loves You|
|Otha Turner the Afrossippi Allstars||Bounce Ball||The is fife & drum music from north Mississippi-- with an amazingly African flavor that we all thought was lost in the new world.|
|John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars||Some Other Blues/Like Sonny/The Drum Thing||A segment from "Full Moon Light"-- recorded live in New Orleans, 9/20/04. Dig those horns.|
|Henry Butler||Tee-Nah-Nah||Okay, a little more mardi gras! As cool as this number is, it doesn't do justice to Henry Butler, a fine New Orleans jazz/blues piano player|
|Beau Joque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers||Damballah||Rockin' zydeco for y'all|
|Thai Elephant Orchestra||Phong's Solo||An amazing feat, produced by Dave Solider & Richard Lair. Working with skeptical Thaii mahouts (trainers) they taught these intelligent rhythmic animals to play! And this is volume 2, on Mulatta Records.|
|Thai Elephant Orchestra||Floating Down the Pin River||Sorry that I ran out of time. Isn't this great stuff?!|
Sat. 2/21/09 6:14pm
Augie Meyers, Baby!
Sat. 2/21/09 6:14pm
Sat. 2/21/09 6:32pm
I realize that Mardi Gras/Carnival looms-- and we will do our tribute-- but first let's bop around the world a bit to get the groove going. Waddya think?
Sat. 2/21/09 6:38pm
Angela, Terry, Kim, Caryn & Chip:
Ready for the Mardi Gras set! Fat Tuesday comin' up.
Sat. 2/21/09 7:00pm
mom of sammy skyrog:
Leonard Cohen (when it fits)
Sat. 2/21/09 7:07pm
Hehe, that sounded pretty good at the wrong speed :)
Sat. 2/21/09 7:11pm
Now your talking
Sat. 2/21/09 7:43pm
Go George LopeZ!
Sat. 2/21/09 7:52pm
Susan and Tony:
Don't forget the elephant orchestra from Thailand!
Sat. 2/21/09 7:57pm
Thanks for the Joe Cuba. Ah, beep beep!
Sat. 2/21/09 8:03pm
Saw War a couple years ago at the BAM R&B Festival--we made them jam on Me & Baby Brother for half an hour as the encore!
Sat. 2/21/09 8:05pm
I've been listening to Cachaito & friends all week and I am psyched to play this stuff. Enjoy.
Sat. 2/21/09 8:22pm
i have to walk home now, so i sadly have to stop listening. thanks for the great show steve!
Sat. 2/21/09 8:40pm
This SInclair is fantastic, thanks, i need another puff.
Sat. 2/21/09 8:52pm
the 2nd st fans:
Bon temps roullette!
Sat. 2/21/09 9:03pm
Susan, yet again:
Elephants rule! I'm adding it to my new tape extravaganza, In Your Sleep with The Psychedelic Egg...
Sun. 2/22/09 10:57am
This was a fun show.
Tue. 3/24/09 2:52pm
Love the Mario & Tiffany Sen track. I think they actually perform as "Inner Gypsy".
Mon. 6/6/11 1:08pm
Mario Vickram Sen:
Thanks for the comment, Lew. Yes we do perform as "Inner Gypsy," and if anyone is interested you can hear the album, "Gypsychology" streaming free on our website: InnerGypsy(dot)com. We are presently working very hard on a follow up called (possibly) Gypsy Moth (and other things with wings) which should be out next year.
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