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Favoriting June 20, 2009: On the Corner
Kenny Wessel couldn't make it today but he is playing--along with "On the Corner" alumni Badal Roy & Michael Henderson-- at the River to River fest on Wednesday, July 8, at Rockefeller Park. A free outdoor concert, commemorating the amazing 1972 Miles Davis sessions.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  Guitar Army   Favoriting Thrash Twang and Thunder  Rykodisc  I've been using this collection of tunes, from a bunch of Austin twangers, as my intro for more than 20 years  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Miles Davis  New York Girl   Favoriting On the Corner  Legacy  From "On the Corner"-- the Miles' controversial 1972 album  0:04:50 (Pop-up)
Miles Davis  Thinkin' One Thing And Doin' Another   Favoriting On the Corner  Legacy  The music just flows together; this tune and the one before are actually part of a longer "suite" of 20 minutes or so-- broken up to make the album more marketable. It's all one piece on the 6-CD box of the "On the Corner" sessions released on Legacy two years ago.  0:10:30 (Pop-up)
Miles Davis  Black Satin   Favoriting On the Corner  Legacy  Some say this is the only "melodic" piece from the session; listen to Badal on tabla, opening and closing the song!  0:12:51 (Pop-up)
Badal Roy  Roy's Glen   Favoriting One in the Pocket  Nomad  Badal put out a great album, with Steve Gorn, Glen Velez and others, a few years ago: "One in the Pocket" on Nomad  0:18:16 (Pop-up)
Badal Roy  Madol   Favoriting One in the Pocket  Nomad  Another from "One in the Pocket" with Amit Chatterjee on electric guitar and Duofel on guitar  0:20:33 (Pop-up)
Badal Roy  Rinpoche's Rag   Favoriting One in the Pocket  Nomad  Mostly bed/talkover music.  0:29:53 (Pop-up)
Badal Roy/Kenny Wessel/Stomu Takeishi  Testimony   Favoriting Daybreak  Alankar  In 1998, Badal, Kenny & Stomu put out a CD of original music-- "Daybreak"-- with help from Tim Ries on flute.  0:31:29 (Pop-up)
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time  La Capella   Favoriting Tone Dialing  Verve  Badal & Kenny were members of Prime Time-- Ornette's band in the 90s-- and they can be heard on the one album that got issued: "Tone Dialing" on Verve  0:37:35 (Pop-up)
World Saxophone Quartet  Dou Dou N'Daiye Rose   Favoriting Four Now  Justin Time  Four American sax players plus three African drummers collaborate on "Four Now" (Justin Time, 1996)  0:46:50 (Pop-up)
Victor Olaiya's All Stars Soul International  Let Yourself Go/There Was a Time   Favoriting Highlife  Vampisoul  Listed as separate tracks, they are obviously a blend. Recorded in 1970, this amazing Highlife album was just issued on CD by Vampisoul  0:55:30 (Pop-up)
Fred Fisher Atalobhor and his Ogiza Dance Band  Kisiana   Favoriting African Carnival  Vampisoul  Another Vampisoul CD of Nigerian music from the 70s: "African Carnival"  1:02:43 (Pop-up)
Rail Band  Mariba Yassa   Favoriting Le Rail Band Featuring Mory Kante  Stern Music  A 1975 Mory Kante tune,from the house band of the Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako, the train station. Stern Music just issued the 3rd volume in the Rail Band collection  1:08:51 (Pop-up)
Bela Fleck & Vusi Mahlasela  Thula Mama   Favoriting Throw Down Your Heart  Rounder  When Bela Fleck went to Africa-- ostensibly in search of the roots of the banjo-- he ended up jamming with some of the best players around. This South Africa guitarist is one of them. From "Throw Down Your Heart" (Rounder, 2009)-- both a CD and a movie.  1:13:50 (Pop-up)
J.P. Ndagu  Mokolo Bafuti Sanza   Favoriting the world is shaking: cubanismo from the congo 1954-55  Honest Jon's Records  From "The World is Shaking" Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-1955" (Honest Jons Records, 2009)  1:21:01 (Pop-up)
Wadadli Experience  We See Jah   Favoriting Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979  Strut  Not Latin but from the Americas, Antigua in this case. From "Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Sould & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979" (Strut, 2008)  1:23:52 (Pop-up)
Chicha Libre  Un Shipibo En Espana   Favoriting Chica Libre: Sonido Amazonico  Barbes Records  Can't resist that "Sonido Amazonico" sound!  1:29:45 (Pop-up)
Greg Ribot  Sambalyla   Favoriting Lengua sin Palabras  Self Released  Greg's new CD-- "Lengua sin Palabras"-- has Greg on flutes and horns with help from Curtis Foulkes, Francisco Navarro, Andy Eulau and (not on this cut) brother Mark  1:32:52 (Pop-up)
Los Silvertones  Tamborito Swing   Favoriting Panama!2 Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77  Soundway  Soundway just put out a collection of Latin/=, Cumbia and Calypso Funk from Panama, also from the 60s & 70s  1:37:14 (Pop-up)
Mexican Institute of Sound featuring Saul Hernandez  Arbolea de la Barranca   Favoriting Rudi y Cursi Soundtrack  Nacionale  From the soundtrack to "Rudi & Cursi"  1:41:14 (Pop-up)
Za!  Derens y Los Engmas del Hamma   Favoriting Macumba y Muerte  Acualera  The CD is called "Macumba y Muerte" and there are no notes, only pages of collage cut-ups of Hollywood. From Barcelona, I'm told.  1:44:19 (Pop-up)
Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada  Tres Ratas   Favoriting Coconut Rock  ESL  When I was in Austin last summer, the buzz was strong for Grupo Fantasma; this CD is a collaboration between members of Grupo F and Antibalas: "Coconut Rock" (ESL, 2009)  1:50:12 (Pop-up)
Prez Prado  St. James Infirmary   Favoriting Six All Time Greats (vinyl)/ Voodoo Suite (CD)  Bear Family  The scratchy vinyl album is called "Six All Time Greats" but the CD is more marketably called "Voodoo Suite" (Bear Family, 1990). And, sadly, the record skipped and we had to switch to CD.  1:53:49 (Pop-up)
Kermit Ruffin  Kermit's Second Line   Favoriting Kermit's Second Line  Justice Records/Fontana  Kermit was teenager when he helped found the Rebirth Brass Band; now he is a New Orleans character: trumpeter and bbq chef. Cool dude.  2:06:14 (Pop-up)
Clyde Kerr  Sylvia's Kitchen   Favoriting This is Now: The St. Agnes Sessions  Jazz Foundation Of America  Clyde has been around for decades, a New Orleans trumpet stalwart. Now he finally puts out his own album-- "This is Now: The St. Agnes Sessions"-- and it swings.  2:08:56 (Pop-up)
Billy Hector Band  Traveler   Favoriting Traveler  Ghetto Surf  This Jersey bluesman comes out of the Asbury Park scene and still plays a mean guitar. See him live if you can. This is the title cut to his new CD; check out billyhector.com  2:21:35 (Pop-up)
Damn Glad  Not for Nothing   Favoriting Not for Nothing  Multidimensions Music Cartel  Gritty R&R from Jersey City guys  2:24:41 (Pop-up)
Jamaladeen Tacuma  Tacuma Song   Favoriting Show Stopper  Gramavision  He looks like Grace Jones on the cover of his "Show Stopper" CD but he can play bass. This song was written by Ornette Coleman!  2:27:57 (Pop-up)
Victor Herrero  A La Flor del Berro   Favoriting Anacoreta  BO'Weavil  Spanish guitar, that's all I know  2:31:38 (Pop-up)
Scotty  Draw Your Breaks   Favoriting The Harder They Come (soundtrack)  Mango  Wow. They don't make reggae like they useta. From the "Harder they Come" sidetrack.  2:38:44 (Pop-up)
David Rudder  One Love   Favoriting Charlie's Roots  Sire  In 1987, David Rudder put out this "Charlie's Roots" album and it sounds pretty good today!  2:41:44 (Pop-up)
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited  Shumba   Favoriting Gwindingwi Rine Shumba  Water Music  Another re-issue: "Gwindingwi Rine Shumba" now on CD, from late 70s. Thanks to Water Music.  2:45:41 (Pop-up)
Young-Holt Trio  Wack Wack   Favoriting Wack Wack  Brunswick  Need I say more?  2:50:44 (Pop-up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  Bye Bye Blackbird   Favoriting Does Your House Have Lions: The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology  Rhino Atlantic  This is a good way to end the evening; let's do this again some time. Email me at stevek@wfmu.org if you want to know when I am on again.  2:53:27 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


just got in steve glad youre fillin in. one of the great tasty fmu dja of all time . get on board everyone.
steve krinsky:

Hi Mike, hi everyone else out there. Amazing music here, hope you like it as much as I do. We'll travel to other continents shortly! Let us know you are out there.

love the hand drummers. seen shakti oregon baba olitungi many moon ago.
texas scott:

very nice show-show,mr.krinsky.
enjoying your curatin'.

i knew it was only a matter of time for texas tee to chime in.

Great stuff Steve! Free JC gig:DJ Derajja, spinning Hot Arabic, Middle Eastern, Rai, Bhangra, Bollywood with Birnur Bellydance, this Thur, June 25th 11:30AM-1PM in Jersey City at Journal Square PATH Fountain Plaza opposite Boulevard Drinks/Lowe's Theater. Bryan Beninghove, soprano/tenor jammin, w/both! Produced by BrightMoment, Jersey ~ city Hoboken Bellydance Meetup & Journal Square Restoration, Corp's Free Music every Wed/Friday through the summer.
For more info:
texas scott:


sounds like a happenin',brightymcmoment!

got my african log drum on my lap and making the attempt to groove.
texas scott:

groove on,broman.
bongos here.

did i hear belly dancers are coming over. doors open come rite up.

If you're in JC every Sat nite at Egyptian cafe, Journal Square Cafe, free, @ midnite. June 28th, 4-10PM largest Hafla (party) ever in US appearing on one day with 40+ dancers performing that day, live Turkish band and DJ Derajja. As Rahsaan said, "Bright Moments RIGHT NOW"!

steve this show is a keeper as are many many fmu offerings. were the lucky ones
texas scott:

lucky ones?,miketp?
i think not.
we choose WFMU.
we are the wise ones.

excellent choice,grasshopper

Steve, Along with great music, thanks for the mention of the Embankment and the embankment.org site and also the Powerhouse District, formerly WALDO. The developer who tried to demolish the Embankment got derailed recently too! Like you said we got things goin on in Jersey City as well.
steve krinsky:

Wow, homies! I'm having a blast here, playing cool music and getting to explore the station's collection (plus my own) and sharing it as well. How good is that! Keep those cards & letters coming.

Great show, as usual. Hope you can find your dancing shoes?

hey t scott right you are just think of all the folks listening to balo ney on the radio.
texas scott:

balo ney has it's fans but,i don't count myself as one of them.WFMU has filled my music-longing days for days never-ending....what a difference!
steve,great show from a new fan.

Nacirema need to drop the balo ney and groove on the real stuff.

Just tuned in... see you played some Billy Hector - He'll be in my neck of the woods (Sparta NJ) this summer for a free performance at the park.

Steve, only bellydancers every sat @ midnite at Journal Square Cafe, not live band. Live Turkish band is June 28 with over 40+ dancers. Also, mention istanbulive.org for full schedule on festival next weekend including free summerstage in nyc.

brakes are drawn. tyhanks buddy

bright moments is that a tune by roland kirk?

Good catch miketp ;-)

Now THAT"S Rahsaan doing it all! Thanks for a terrific show and look to catch you soon and always on the fmu archives.
Kenny Wessel:

Thanks Steve for the great show and for the segment on "On the Corner". Sorry I couldn't be at WFMU last Saturday! We'll be playing at the River to River Festival on July 8 from 7-9 pm. Really looking forward to the concert. Its a great band - for more info you can check www.rivertorivernyc.com or www.kenwessel.com See you - Thanks for the great music! Kenny
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